How to Get Great Shareholders in Your Company

shareholders

If you have ever received multiple rounds of outside investment into your business, you will have realized that not all investors are equal. Some shareholders are supportive partners who have good advice, and go out of their way to make introductions and help your business. Others are always hassling you, and force you to waste your time dealing with them and justifying your business decisions, rather than letting you run […]

Getting a Yes in your Investor Presentation

When I first started work as a management consultant (yes, I have a sordid past), I was taught how to give good presentations. One very important rule they hammered home was the importance of making sure that the first few slides in your presentation were completely factual statements that nobody could disagree with. For instance, you wouldn’t say “Client is 50% underweight in the big box retailer market”. You would […]