The Fine Line Between Scaling Up . . .or Not (Part 3)

By Robert Steven Kramarz / August 29, 2018

Have you seen the movie Grand Canyon, starring Danny Glover, Kevin Kline, Steve Martin plus a host of great supporting cast members? It is a movie with a clear message: there is a fine line between rich/poor, love/hate, marriage/divorce, success/failure. I thought about the movie as I wrote this final post about scaling up, because […]

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The Master Funding Equation – A Winning Team (Part 6)

By Robert Steven Kramarz / August 20, 2018

The Master Funding Equation – A Winning Team (Part 6) We’ve been looking at the Master Funding Equation (MFE) for some time now. Most recently we spent a lot of time on the five questions investors ask about a winning business strategy, including whether your business will scale or not. Now, we are ready to […]

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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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What do You Really Sell?

By Robert Steven Kramarz / July 5, 2018

What Do You Really Sell? The Master Funding Equation #5: A Winning Business Strategy (Part II) Last post I introduced the concept of a winning business strategy as a key part of the Master Funding Equation. Part of a winning business strategy is a succinct, clear, believable business model. I left you with five questions […]

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Only The Top 5% Listen Their Way to Funding: The Master Funding Equation 3

By Robert Steven Kramarz / June 25, 2018

Only The Top 5% Listen Their Way to Funding: The Master Funding Equation (Part 3) Want to have a breakthrough in funding? Then you undoubtedly need to have a breakthrough is listening. In fact, you need to become the superhero of listening. A year ago in this blog, I wrote twice about the importance of […]

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Deepening Investor Trust In You: The Master Funding Equation (Part 2)

By Robert Steven Kramarz / June 13, 2018

Deepening Investor Trust In You: The Master Funding Equation (Part 2) Last week we discussed the primary importance of developing initial trust with investors. No trust?  No space to hear about your business idea, your team, your offer. No funding. So I re-wrote the Master Funding Equation to put trust at the forefront: a Trustworthy […]

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Be The Entrepreneur They Trust – The Master Funding Equation

By Robert Steven Kramarz / June 8, 2018

Be The Entrepreneur They Trust – The Master Funding Equation Last week I introduced you to my Master Funding Equation (MFE). In case you missed it, the MFE looks like this: A Viral Vision Statement/Elevator Pitch + A Powerful Pitch Method + The Correct Pitch Content + A Winning Business Strategy + A Trustworthy CEO […]

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How to Pitch to Investors – Survey Says It's The #1 Topic

By Robert Steven Kramarz / March 27, 2018

How to Pitch to Investors: Survey Says It’s The #1 Topic I’d like to thank everyone who responded to our recent reader survey about what’s most important to you, our readers, with respect to starting, growing and funding your companies. The number one thread throughout the survey responses is that readers were most interested in […]

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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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