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Hubudub Ltd.

  

MyStory App

  

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Roses Forever

  

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Equity and dividend.

  

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Igor Acet Services

  

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Structural Steel and Misc. Steel Fabrication and Erection

  

PURR-fect Harmony Licensing to Global Pet Product Company

  

Evotrux - "Airbnb for Freight"

  

EMPOWER WITH PRIME

  

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Investor or partner

  

FIN Tech ecommerce app seeking strategic partners.

  

Kisik Construction Inc.

  

Biomass Energy Farm

  

EDO JAPAN FRANCHISE Start Up Business

  

Help our 30 yr SOUP BAR EXPAND! Help us Re-Brand!

  

Equity in Clean Tech Company

  

CBD Hemp Extraction, Investment Opportunity

  

Rapid Stor - Marketplace for Storage Spaces

  

Tomorrow's house Today

  

Genecos

  

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Vertical Farming

  

Health Canada Medical Cannabis Licensed Production Facility

  

CBD Hemp Cultivation and Processing

  

Solecraft | High End Shoe Artisans | 70-90% margins

  

Equity offer for up to 30% of a rapidly expanding worldwide adventure travel company

  

HR Headlight Restoration - Expansion Funds - High Returns

  

Online E-Commerce Opportunity

  

Multipurpose event venue catering specifically to Esports & gaming enthusiasts.

  

ArchFixer

  

 

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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 > Alberta

Managing director of Alberta energy company.

$0 to $3,000,000

Canada > Ontario

Early 30's. Extensive experience worldwide in different industries.

$1,000 to $25,000

Canada > Ontario

Have bought and sold several businesses in the manufacturing and service sectors. Formerly a Chartered accountant. I am acting as a private investor and would prefer to take an active role in any business investment.

$100,000 to $500,000

Canada > Ontario

I have bootstrapped multiple online businesses to 6 figures in revenue within the first year, with a minimum of 50% growth year over year. I am very well versed in e-commerce and online marketing.

$0 to $1,000,000

Canada > Ontario

I am seeking to invest in and work with a purpose-driven, leading edge, entrepreneurial organization that truly has or wants to create a best-in-class culture. A company that has or aspires to create a compelling value proposition, and values innovation enough to realize that the status quo is simply not acceptable. I have led both Sales and Marketing teams over the span of my 25+ career in Corporate life, and while I am still employed, I want to create an alternate plan to transition into entrepreneurial life.

$25,000 to $250,000

Canada > Alberta

I am 64, married, in central Alberta. I have owned small construction and a retail cabinet sales dealership. I have a Canadian home builders Residential Construction certificate. I have managed non profit hospitality facilities. I currently work in government as an elected official. I have a masters degree. Investments currently include residential rental properties. I do not expect to be involved in daily management but I certainly will review and set management policy and practices. I am an individual investor.

$25,000 to $200,000

Canada > Ontario

We are able to raise anywhere from $200,000 up to $100,000,000

$200,000 to $100,000,000

Canada > Ontario

Looking for real estate investments.

$5,000 to $50,000