"WHAT INVESTORS LOOK FOR IN A BUSINESS PLAN"
Nicole Williams Linked In's Connection Director and Business expert, is known for sharing here tips and tricks on business planing and her well renown guide to the world of successful business plans. Nicole lets us know the importance of a business plan, what investors are looking for in a business plan. A Business Plan is a guide to your new business venture, It lets an investor know how this business will materialize in the next couple of years, and it is also a blueprint on what they can expect from the company as it grows. A business plan should not be no more than 10-15 pages, in order to grab the investors attention. Nicole let us know that we do not need to give a great deal of information, but what we need to focus on is the selling points of a business plan that will keep the investor interested while going over your plan.
Think of it as a story, and the audience is a child. A child wants a story that is interesting and intriguing that will keep their attention throughout the whole story. An investor is just the same, they need to hear numbers,executive summary and learn more about the management team that will be running this business and in charge of their investment. These components are key to any business plan and key to your investors. Focus on what makes your company unique, look for employees that are creditable that have a track record that will be beneficial to your company success. Nicole Williams lets us know that she has seen it all from the small companies to the large companies both good and bad, and in order for any company to land a good investment deal the business plan has to be creditable to draw any investor attention.
“Nicole is the bestselling author of three books, the latest of which, Girl on Top: Your Guide to Turning Dating Rules into Career Success, has been optioned by Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen, the producers behind the Academy Award winning films American Beauty and Milk. Nicole is also Linked In's Career Expert. Nicole's role at Linked In is to help professionals understand how to enhance their careers using the Linked In network. The company she founded, WORKS by Nicole Williams, is the go-to resource for career-minded young women and was named one of Forbes magazine's Top 10 Career Websites for Women. You’ve seen her on TV— as a regular guest on Today, Good Morning America, and CNN—and in print, where her advice has appeared on the pages of ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Marie Claire and the Wall Street Journal.”
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