Angel Investors: The Structuring Argument

Like most arguments, there are also two sides for the structuring dynamic. There are those who advocate for structure and there are those who say it does not matter. Angels who subscribe to the structure logic agree that they investors should pay “close attention” to how the deal is structures, while those who do not […]

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Angel Investors: The Art of Valuing

“Valuation is what you are willing to exchange for something else you want.” This section touches on the value of an investment. While dollar figures are important in determining value, there is another factor that comes into play. According to “Winning Angels,” the “return” on an investment can also include other perks, besides money; for […]

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Angel Investors: The Art of Evaluating

In the section on Evaluating, in the book “Winning Angels,” authors David Amis and Howard Stevenson tell us there are things to look out for when weeding out the not-so-good investment opportunities. Angel investors have to stay ahead of the game when it comes to choosing the right idea to invest in. Notably, the single […]

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Angel Investors: The Art of Sourcing

(https://www.investopedia.com/terms/a/angelinvestor.asp Being an angel investor is risky business. Angel investors use their own personal capital to fund new business ventures. Determining the right fit is a tedious process which requires a lot of field research. The book “Winning Angels,” written by David Amis and Howard Stevenson, provides great detail on how angel investors should take […]

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Engaging Professional Marketing Services

Aspiring and veteran entrepreneurs, alike, can easily become overwhelmed when planning a marketing strategy for a new or existing business venture. No one likes to be referred to as wet behind the ears, and no one likes to admit they cannot reasonably handle all of the responsibilities of owning a business. But, sometimes, we must […]

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11 Questions with Tosca Reno, Creator of the Eat Clean Diet Revolution

April 14, 2019 Back when Tosca Reno was a depressed, overweight, and out of shape housewife, in a bad first marriage, she never thought she could be like the fit women she saw on the covers of today’s fitness magazines. Then, she met a man who issued a challenge that would change her career path, […]

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Greatest Marketing Campaigns – Magazine Advertisements

Nike – “The Sneaker Makes the Man” Nike has found a lot of success with their various ad campaigns. This particular advertisement is not exception. The slogan brings about an emotional response of necessity. To be the best, one must have these sneakers. The objective of the ad is to sell more shoes to men, […]

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Greatest Marketing Campaigns – Newsprint Advertisements

Pepsi’s “Devil Shake” Devil Shake was introduced on the market in the 1960s. While Pepsi was in a well-known feud with Coca-Cola, Royal Crown, and Moxie, it was also in a lesser-known feud with Yoo-Hoo Beverage Corporation. Pepsi wanted to cash in on the chocolate drink phenomenon and so it began. Unfortunately, the drink died […]

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Greatest Marketing Campaigns – Outdoor Advertisements

ENT 610 – Entrepreneurial Marketing Strategies The Trump Billboard – Airoutdoor, West Yorkshire When I first saw this billboard, I will admit it made me chuckle a bit. It is clear that the advertising team behind this public announcement understands two things, Donald Trump is a successful entrepreneur, and, to make money, you have to […]

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Greatest Marketing Campaigns – Television Advertisements

ENT 610 – Entrepreneurial Marketing Strategies The “Sugar Bites” Campaign – Contra Costa County, CA The Contra Costa County Health Department set out to educate its residents on the unhealthy side effects of sugar consumption with its “Sugar Bites” television commercial. The emotional response evoked by this ad is one of fear. No one wants […]