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Auxilia Seed Funding


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New Mobile App for Planning Events


Secured Bond against assets and trade receivables


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100k for 25% of company


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Retired horses for veterans and first responders with PTSD


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Short term real estate investment with guaranteed return


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Capital required to keep up with growth demands




Real Estate 2-3 yr 60%+ ROI...Multiple opportunities per week


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Canadian Investment Network

Business Plan Tips

What Investors Are Looking For In A Plan

Investors, whether angels or VC's, are looking for the same things when reading a business plan. They want to know how big the opportunity is, whether this is the right team to exploit the opportunity, who the competition is, what the risks are, and why they can expect this team to implement successfully. Your job in writing the business plan is to address these questions convincingly and clearly.

Emphasize Your Real Strengths

Highlight what your team brings to the table. If your business hinges on a particular competency (for example, understanding the procurement process), your plan will be more persuasive if one of your team members knows something about it and that is brought out in your plan. Rather than including generic resumes of team members, tailor the resumes to draw out the experience each member has that will make him or her a valuable contributor.

Get To The Point And Make It Clear And Comprehensive

Investors see many business plans. A 20-page plan which clearly lays out your business is far more likely to be read than a 100 page plan. Today, some entrepreneurs are using a 15 slide Powerpoint presentation. If your text is short and punchy, you won't need to repeat yourself, because the reader won't be bogged down keeping ten chapters in their head. Reading the same thing over and over, even if it's in different words, can get really tiring. The more you use brevity and give each concept a single home in your document, the more people will want to read it.

Write In Plain English

If you can't explain your idea in English, either you don't understand what you're talking about (What is a transaction enabled atomic journaling database server, anyway?) or you haven't simplified the idea enough. Think, revise, and try again.

Get Rid Of The Hype

Yes, we know you will be the "premier insert product category here of the Internet, achieving 99% market penetration with 60% customer retention in 3 months". Your product will reach "new heights in customer experience through the use of personalization and one-to-one profiling and customization". It will be "user friendly" because you will be creating a truly "ecstatic customer experience". It is a "quantum leap forward" in the marketplace for product category here. Um, yeah. Believe me, we've read it before. About a dozen times today, in fact. (And by the way, the phrase "quantum leap" really doesn't mean anything.) Stick to a tight, simple explanation of your idea. Convince your reader you'll be the best because your idea is the best, not because you can string a dozen buzzwords together.

Use Quantifiable Information

In each section, back up your assertions with solid facts. Even if you are a new venture and cannot give specific figures on the performance of your business, quote figures for the industry or your competitors. These real figures carry more weight than your assumed projections and give more reality to your plan.

Choose A Huge Market

Especially in the internet world, investors are looking more at the market than at the detailed specifics of your financials. Choose a market that is big enough to be an obvious good opportunity. A business which targets teenage girls who listen to music and has a reasonable chance of capturing 90% of the girls that are online is a huge opportunity. A business which targets net-savvy SAAB mechanics who need prosthetic limbs is not.

Canadian Investors

Canada > Ontario

I am currently a small business owner in the home improvement/renovation space. My background is in advertising, marketing and sales and I have grown my current business from the ground up to over $3.5 million in sales. I am looking to invest in people rather than products/services, so the space of the opportunity is less important to me than the person/people running the business. I am open to discussing various scenarios in terms of involvement and passive vs. active investments. I am an individual looking for investments through my holding company.

$10,000 to $100,000

Canada > British Columbia

I am 39 years old. Currently live in British Columbia, Canada. I am presently the president of two different renewable energy companies. One of the company has a valuation of 5 million + and the other company a valuation of 30 million +. I am a major shareholder and one of the founding partners in both of these companies. As an investor I see myself as an advisor or silent partner if the right opportunity presents itself. I would be an individual investor but have business partners that may be interested in investing as well.

$5,000 to $500,000

Canada > Quebec

Individual investor. Marketing consultant with 30 years experience seeking for advisory involvement.

$1,000 to $100,000

Canada > Ontario

40 year old seasoned entrepreneur in Toronto, educated in Mcgill University, with extensive experience building home grown retail brands. I am interested in investing in companies producing unique Fast Moving Consumer Goods (packaged foods, drinks, etc) which have solid differentiators from competitors a clear path forward to sell through retail channels, and & strong management team. More than happy to share my experience and learn with the right team

$1,000 to $50,000

Canada > Ontario

I started a company from an idea and built it into a 100 million dollar company in 17years. I acquired businesses as well as opened greenfield sites. I then sold to a large US corporation. I have then started a finance company , as well as a used car finance company, sold both. Currently involved in a telecom business. Looking to invest in the right person and business, more of a mentor, strategic planing and M and A help.

$25,000 to $10,000,000

Canada > Ontario

Business & communications management background with minors in psychology and economics. Looking to help new businesses grow, and contribute to a developing Canadian economy.

$1 to $50,000

Canada > Ontario

I am looking for an ecommerce based / online business. I am engineer /Project Manager by profession. I am an individual investor

$1,000 to $30,000

Canada > Ontario

Professional Engineer (Civil) working in Ottawa, with a land development background. Current role is a Project Manager overseeing $1MIL and up construction projects. Born and raised in Ottawa, but spend 5 years out west in Calgary. Very interested helping new companies get their feet off the ground and navigating through start-up phase. I really enjoy the challenges and hurdles of new businesses, and helping them grow.

$1,000 to $20,000