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Raising Capital – aka “Meet the Parents”

By Robert Steven Kramarz / November 30, 2018

I’m sure you’re familiar with the old saying “you never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Probably you can recall a time in your life when you tried  hard to make a great first impression, but the more you tried the worse things went. Perhaps you’ve seen “Meet the Parents,” starring Robert […]

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Jedi Mind Tricks for Investors by Intelliversity

Jedi Mind Tricks to Win Investors

By Robert Steven Kramarz / November 16, 2018

We’ve devoted plenty of time on this blog to look carefully at the idea of developing and deepening investor trust. I encourage you to continue to review these posts and to apply the principles I’ve shared because they work. For those who haven’t spent much time reading my posts on trust, please do yourself a […]

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X Marks the Scaling Up Spot – 7 Part Strategy (Part 4)

By Robert Steven Kramarz / August 13, 2018

X Marks the Scaling Up Spot – 7 Part Strategy (Part 3) In my last post, I introduced you to some of the work Verne Harnish has done in analyzing thousands of companies that have successfully mastered scaling up. If you haven’t yet read that post, please do before reading this post — you’ll need […]

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How Will You Scale Your Business (Or Not)?

By Robert Steven Kramarz / July 23, 2018

How Will You Scale Your Business (Or Not)? Part 1 We took a brief foray back into the world of the elevator pitch in my last post, in order to celebrate our contest winners as well as to recognize each of you who took the time to craft pitches. So let’s re-set our ongoing context before […]

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Be the Pitch King or Queen – The Master Funding Equation

By Robert Steven Kramarz / June 5, 2018

Being the Pitch King or Queen – The Master Funding Equation We’ve been on this journey together for quite some time now. I continue to be inspired by the entrepreneurs like you who find a way to buck the odds and get the funding needed to turn your visions into reality. As I’ve looked back […]

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The Perfect Pitch Contest – Do You Have A Winning One?

By Robert Steven Kramarz / May 19, 2018

The Perfect Pitch Contest – Do You Have A Winning One? Let’s have a contest to see who can create the most compelling Perfect Pitch using the method below. The perfect pitch can open doors to hundreds of thousands if not millions in funding. Here is how the contest works. You do your pitch using […]

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Entrepreneurs Boot Camp Interview #12 – A Female CEO's View From the Trenches

By Robert Steven Kramarz / May 8, 2018

Entrepreneurs Boot Camp Interview #12 – A Female CEO’s View From the Trenches If you’ve ever done a major home improvement project (or seen them done on TV) you know that in the midst of the project everything is a mess and looks far worse than it did before you started.  A surgeon could tell […]

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Entrepreneur'$ Boot Camp Interview 11 – Tested Funding Tip #2

By Robert Steven Kramarz / April 25, 2018

Entrepreneur’$ Boot Camp Interview 11 – Tested Funding Tip #2 Every once in a while I meet an entrepreneur who doesn’t mince words; doesn’t tell me what he or she thinks I want to hear, and doesn’t try to get me to drink his Kool-Aid. I appreciate those meetings because I can’t help people succeed unless […]

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The Neglected 97%: Entrepreneurs Boot Camp Interview #10 – The One Thing in Your Way

By Robert Steven Kramarz / March 12, 2018

The Neglected 97%: Entrepreneurs Boot Camp Interview #10 – The One Thing in Your Way For some time now I’ve been presenting you with insights from visionary CEO’s of companies that have gone through vetting processes as a part of their fundraising efforts. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about these people and the issues they’ve […]

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The Neglected 97%: Entrepreneurs Boot Camp Interview #9 – Are You Wasting Investor Contacts

By Robert Steven Kramarz / March 5, 2018

Entrepreneurs Boot Camp Interview #9 – Are You Wasting Investor Contacts In my last post, we explored the importance of gaining multiple perspectives when you are establishing a new business venture. Actually, new perspectives can be helpful at any stage in the business cycle. But at the early stage, before you set out to raise […]

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