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TIPS for Success

posted on July 6, 2023
BE PREPARED: Here are some sample questions you may be asked by a Capital provider that you need to be able to answer:
  • How do you plan to use the capital?
  • Who are your top 3 competitors? 
  • What's the company's Unique Value Proposition – what makes your company great?
  • How big is the opportunity - what's the market opportunity – locally, regionally, nationally etc…?
  • Do you have a pitch deck?  Or at least a one-pager or teaser?
  • What are your top 3 risks right now?  Can you discuss your plan to address them (the mitigants)?  To be clear, you don't need to solve everything; however, you better be able to address the big ones.
  • Can you provide us with your capitalization table?
  • Do you have any other debt against the company?
  • Do you have any other investors? (Please describe who they are and where they reside)
  • What will happen to the company if you do not get the capital you are seeking?