A recent survey has shown a clear disparity between what entrepreneurs and business owners see is important in investment pitches, and what the investors themselves look for. With the popularity of ongoing shows like Dragons’ Den and The Apprentice adding a media portrayal of investment into the mix, it is essential that investors and entrepreneurs can […]
Posted on 7th October 2016 in Dragons Den.
For many entrepreneurs, pitching their business idea is a daunting task, particularly if you haven’t got any experience. So as you can imagine, being thrown in at the deep end and faced with five experienced business people is particularly nerve-racking.
So you have a brilliant business idea and are considering applying to Dragons’ Den? While a great idea will turn the Dragons’ heads, without the foundation of sound business finances and intellectual property (IP) protection, the Dragons will not invest.
Posted on 23rd September 2016 in Dragons Den.
Entrepreneurs often get the attention of the Dragons’ with great products, but ruin their chances of investment with a lack of knowledge about the financial side of the business.
How you market your business can make or break it; and, for many start-ups, a lack of budget for marketing activity can feel like a barrier to success.
In the Dragons’ Den, analysis of the businesses finance is often where most entrepreneurs fail not least because of the numbers that they must remember and of course future projections. But what if they came to the den not only having in depth understanding of the business financials but also of what tax incentives are […]
Time and again on Dragons’ Den the entrepreneurs fall down on the valuation of their business. They stand before the Dragons and ask for too much money for too little equity, and the Dragons always notice.