If you have a great business idea but you need to raise money to invest in it, the traditional banks are often too risk averse so you have to turn to the strange world of venture capital finance and that means dealing with people who make the Dragons Den entrepreneurs look nice, kind and generous!
You need a proper business plan and strategy.
f you are going to get involved in venture capital, you should take professional advice. Advice now could a) get you the money and b) save you a fortune in the future.
But even before you take professional advice - and start incurring fees - you need to be sure that you have a winner so it is best to do your homework.
Simpleology - one of my favourite training companies - have issued the Business Plan Writing For Venture Capital Cashmap.
Cashmaps are how to guides issued in the form of process maps so you can see the action steps needed and the major decisions and how they affect what you do. Cashmaps come in two forms - the strategy cashmap which is free (and give the top level view) and the action cashmaps which you can buy on a special one time offer.
Free Business Plan Writing For Venture Capital Strategy Cashmap
The Centre Of Any Business - the Irresistible Offer
I recommend you read the book, The Irresistible Offer as it will help you to communicate what your exciting product idea is all about. This is a best selling marketing book from Mark Joyner, founder of Simpleology.
The offer is at the every centre of business and the venture capitalists are going to want to be very clear on why anyone should buy your innovation or invention.