Whether you’re at the onset, midway or close to completing your online fundraising for your new business venture, it’s never too early to embrace the basics of public relations to understand how you can set yourself up for initial and ongoing success.
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As with anything, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. Let’s take a broader look at videography and storytelling first. You have the most amazing business opportunity, but if you share it poorly, it will be viewed poorly. Taking the time to follow the steps and doing quality at each step will pay off handsomely with investors. Give yourself four to six weeks to do a video, whether going professional or trying to do it yourself.
When companies hear about the prospect of investment crowdfunding - raising equity or debt from many people typically in smaller amounts with the intent to receive a return on investment, they say "this is great, but what's the catch?"
Zach Robins of MNvest shares what it takes to "Fund A Fundraise."
In the flurry of start-up mode, you’re consumed with building relationships and cultivating your network. Being intentional about adding those contacts and brand ambassadors to your email list is one of the best ways to ensure those relationships continue to grow and thrive.
Your email list is a tremendous asset. It will serve as your lifeline for communications when you’re ready to launch your business and share your unique value proposition with the world.