Month: June 2017

You don't have to be a big company to have the next big idea

Hip Hop To Healthy Living – A Marine’s Journey

A former Marine’s venture combines healthy living and hip hop to “raise awareness using Hip Hop culture to restore health and wellness to the world..”   Sweat N Swag’s vision includes becoming “…the most recognized and respected plant-based Hip Hop dance company nationally and internationally by creating life-changing programs and helping people get their swag back.”…
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June 23, 2017 0

Answering The Questions – Getting The Deal

In 2015 “….CEO JD Claridge and board member Charles Manning of xCraft stepped into the Tank seeking $500,000 for 20% equity…” What they walked out with was $1.5 million for 25% share.   Even more remarkable, is what xCraft was able to accomplish in the Q and A portion of their pitch.   By the end of the…
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June 19, 2017 0

10 Secrets to a Stellar Business Presentation

Know your NUMBERS This is one of the most important pieces to a business presentation, and what makes a business presentation different from all other presentations.  Know your numbers forwards and backwards –price point, margins, cost per unit, revenue projections, target market numbers, etc… Investors will want to see all these numbers and then some…
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June 18, 2017 0

Make sure you are on the money when it counts

When giving a pitch where there are stakes at hand (money, connections, etc…) make sure your pitch is its best through practice and feedback. 1 Million Cups Virginia Beach is the best place to fine tune your pitch. 1MCVB is shark tank without the bite; present your pitch in front of an audience of local…
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June 18, 2017 0

Getting It Right Takes Practice and Experience

Getting it right is a balanced mixture of a good – great idea, practice, experience, and personality.  WineRx pitches “Drop It ” –   can you spot what they did well and what they could have done differently?   Looking forward to your comments. SBA InnovateHer Regional competition held at the Old Dominion University Innovation Center Norfolk Drop…
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June 14, 2017 0
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