Touched by an Angel or Stung by the Devil?
This week's PC Expo brought out the best the computer world has to offer for the future of small business, including a strategic effort for start-up entrepreneurs to seek venture capital funding.
A two-day seminar called 'Touched by an Angel' put start-ups at the mercy of 'angels' or so-called investors. Entrepreneurs were given four minutes to plead their case, but most of the time, every one was shot down. Why?
Experts attending the seminar picked on this point and that point. For example, they stressed the need for presenters to rid themselves of clichés that only serve to bog down their presentations.
Entepreneurs need to adjust their expectations to take into consideration a market in which technology or dot.com start-ups are proving riskier and riskier. Experts say that entrepreneurs should seek funding sources and amounts only for businesses that are truly different or unique.
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Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.