what do investors look for in a business pitch

What do investors look for in a business pitch?

We know that preparing to pitch to potential investors can make your head spin, so here are seven tips to help you start things off more confidently: Know your numbers. You don’t have to know everything in detail, but you should familiarize yourself with the basics: things like yearly sales, cash flow projection and net worth. Be able to explain your business. Prepare to describe…

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Reviewing your year in entrepreneurship

Another year is drawing to a close, and whether this means a busy or slow time for your small business, it’s important to look back at your year and plan for what’s coming next. 7 ways to wind down your year in entrepreneurship Streamline your contacts list – remove old contacts and duplicate records, and update current contacts in your professional networks. Update your productivity…

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How to estimate your small business’ sales

Estimating sales is an important step to determining the overall achievability of your business idea. The better your sales forecast, the better able you’ll be to make that critical “Go, no go or grow?” business decision. Estimating sales allows you to organize market and financial data in a way that helps you determine what your profit might be. Profit, as you probably already know, is…

Tips for building a strong team in your business

Tips for building a strong team in your business

Starting a new small business can involve building a team of capable people who complement your strengths and skillset. At GoForth, our original team shared several core philosophies, the most important of which was a commitment to launch and build the leading small business training company in Canada. We’ve had our core team members in place since day one, evolving from a team of strangers…