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Infographic: Shark Tank Pitch Tips

By on May 27, 2015

Shark Week is over a month away but Shark Tank seems to be popping up in my life a lot lately. Last month I was excited to learn that the show is doing an open casting call for entrepreneurs in my home state of Maine; for the last few weeks the show is all everyone seems to be talking about; and last week I met with a client who will be appearing on the show to review his business plan and help him prep for his pitch.

Since Shark Tank is all the buzz lately and because I’d love to be able to help some of my fellow Mainers shine on the show (even though I’m only a part-time Mainer now), I decided to make a quick little infographic to share some tips. Check it out and make sure to read to the bottom for an opportunity to get some personalized advice from me, for free :)

Thanks for reading and sharing!

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Will Entrepreneurship Ruin Your Passion?

By on May 26, 2015

We’ve all heard the refrain, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” It’s especially popular in small business and entrepreneurship circles because it encourages people to leave their dreary day jobs behind and exchange

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Your Pitch is as Much About Strategy as it is About Marketing – If You’re Doing it Right

By on May 12, 2015

Today we’re going to talk about your investor pitch…not in the way you might expect, though. I’m not going to tell you what should be in your pitch deck and how to make sure you wow the investors. Obviously, all

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Tips for Pricing Your Products & Services

By on May 5, 2015

Pricing is one of the most frustrating, stress-inducing, and confusing issues for new entrepreneurs to tackle, and it’s also one of the most important pieces of the success puzzle in entrepreneurship, so today we’ll look at a couple of strategies for

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A Note to Aspiring Millennial Entrepreneurs: I’m With You, But Remember That There Are No Participation Trophies in Business

By on April 28, 2015

This week we’re talking about millennials and entrepreneurship. Admittedly, it’s going to be a bit of rant, but I hope you’ll stick with me for a minute here because it seeks to get you thinking honestly about whether you’re ready for

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Understanding Your Business Model – It’s Not the Same as Understanding What You Offer

By on April 21, 2015

Recently I’ve noticed that a surprisingly simple concept trips up a lot of new entrepreneurs as they begin the planning process for their new business: the difference between what your business offers and what your business model is. It’s so simple

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What Travel Taught Me About Entrepreneurship

By on April 14, 2015

As many of you know, I have spent the past 2 years as en entrepreneurial nomad moving to a different country every couple of months and exploring the entrepreneurial ecosystems in each. I’ve interviewed dozens of entrepreneurs, investors, and incubator

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The Startup Pitch Advice, “Tell a Story,” Doesn’t Mean Tell Your Story

By on April 7, 2015

If you follow the general rules of giving good presentations, especially giving a good pitch presentation to an investor, you’ll see the idea of telling a story repeated over and over. Unfortunately, I think a lot of entrepreneurs misunderstand this

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The Truth About Lawsuits for Entrepreneurs

By on March 31, 2015

Before I jump in to this week’s post I want to apologize in advance for the fact that I am going to be a bit of a negative Nancy this week. Why’s that? Because we’re going to talk about the real

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The Difference Between a Cheap Entrepreneur and a Frugal Entrepreneur

By on March 24, 2015

Today we’re going to talk about the difference between being cheap and being frugal as an entrepreneur and how it can affect your business’ success. I often refer to myself as the cheapest person alive. I’m not big into spending