An overview of the critical factors for success in raising venture capital.
Writing a Compelling Executive Summary
A summary of the key elements of an effective executive summary, including a list of typical mistakes.
Perfecting Your Pitch
A guide to crafting your investor presentation, including a detailed framework and tips on effective pitching.
Getting to Wow!
Throw out your elevator pitch and craft a Wow! statement instead. Here’s how to distill the essence of your value proposition into something clear, credible, and compelling, including ten tips on improving your communications.
The Art of the Start (Book)
The definitive guide to starting a new venture. Guy Kawasaki gives entrepreneurs the inside track on what to do, and what not to do, when you are starting, funding, and building a new company. Buy it.
Tips and techniques for making money in the new economy, by Bill Reichert.
Top Ten Lessons from the U.S. Navy
What entrepreneurs and executives can learn about management from the people who run a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, by Bill Reichert.
Small is Beautiful (Slides. PDF)
New Opportunities and Challenges For Entrepreneurs and Investors, by Bill Reichert.
“The Art of the Start” 2006 Conference
The presentation slides from the conference.
Top Ten Lies of Entrepreneurs (Slides. PDF)
It’s good to be an enthusiastic entrepreneur, but avoid using these “lies” when pitching your company.
Top Ten Lies of Venture Capitalists (Slides. PDF)
A tool for understanding what venture capitalists really mean when they use these phrases.