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4 Expert Tips to Create the Perfect Investor Pitch for Your New Business

When it comes to pitching, the odds often seem stacked against startups. Investors reportedly look at pitch decks for only 3 minutes and 44 seconds, and for every 1,000 pitches an investor hears, they only fund 100 companies. But investors aren’t in short supply, so there has to be another reason why the window of opportunity is so slim. What if the problem is how founders are telling their startup story?



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Think back to when you were a kid. What were the stories that engaged you most? Had you sat upright on your bed, wide eyed, and pleading for your parents to keep reading? Probably the ones that had a strong main character, a detailed background, and were just short enough to get your full attention. In many ways, the best investor pitches have the same traits. 

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How to create an online payment event through Facebook?

COVID-19 has completely transformed the way we interact with our community due to the safe distance measures that we must respect to mitigate the spread of SASRCov2 . This has meant that actors, brands and content creators use social networks to keep in touch with their consumers. According to the most recent Global Report on the State of Small Businesses , in Mexico, 35% of businesses that are closed are establishing an online presence.



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However, this activity is not enough to maintain cash flow in business. Given this, Facebook launched online payment events in 20 countries, a tool that allows page owners to create and organize an event , set a price, promote it, collect payment from interested people and broadcast it live. Everything from one place. This tool like this can help, for example, those businesses that offer live entertainment or classes, digitize their offer, expand their

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Arizona’s Morrison Consulting and Mode Effect Merge to Create a Full-Service Ecommerce Consulting and Management Agency

PHOENIX, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Morrison Consulting, LLC, a Scottsdale-based e-consultancy firm founded in 2005 by John Morrison, and Mode Effect, LLC, a Phoenix-based WordPress and WooCommerce development firm founded in 2010 by Cody Landefeld, announce their merger. The merger joins two established Arizona companies to create a full-service ecommerce consulting, development and management agency.

“Mode Effect and Morrison Consulting have been working together as partners for three years on several projects and already had unified goals,” said Morrison, Chief Executive Officer of the newly merged company. “It was a natural extension of our existing business relationship to merge our teams to make the best use of our resources and experience for continued growth. Our ability to move, pivot, acquire and invest grow much deeper as a unified company.”

Prior to the merger, Morrison had joined Mode Effect as a partner to help Mode

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Akerna and Dutchie Integrate to Create Optimized Online Ordering Experience for Cannabis Consumers, Patients, and Businesses

DENVER, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Akerna (Nasdaq: KERN), an enterprise software, leading compliance technology provider, and developer of the cannabis industry’s first seed-to-sale enterprise resource planning (ERP) software technology (MJ Platform®), today announced an enhanced integration with Dutchie, the world’s largest and fastest-growing e-commerce solution for cannabis, to provide an optimized experience for cannabis consumers, patients, and business operators.

The integration expands safe online access to cannabis for consumers and patients, particularly at a time where the public health and safety concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic have accelerated the need for online e-commerce solutions across every industry, including cannabis.

“We are incredibly excited about this enhanced integration with an industry leader like Dutchie, which will allow us to deliver a more streamlined, modern online experience to help expand access to cannabis in a safe, compliant manner,” said Nina Simosko, chief commercial officer at Akerna. “We believe the collaboration

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Tools and Strategies to Create a Strong Business Plan

Business plans have certainly changed throughout the years. Not too long ago, a business plan required you to spend hours doing market research and slowly plotting out your business trajectory. You would have to take data from several sources and do your own legwork. Now you don’t necessarily have to do all that work to put together a business plan. In fact, many entrepreneurs entirely dispense with the idea of a business plan, while others prioritize flexibility and the ability to pivot instead of sticking to a script.

Regardless of how you intend to create your business plan, having one – or at least a rough sketch – is an essential step toward success. Business plans are a road map for how the business should grow and develop over time. A business needs to have a clear-cut direction; otherwise, it becomes impossible to make decisions that lead the company to

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Virtual Job Fairs, Networking Create Opportunities for Business Students

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact daily life, UCF College of Business students are taking advantage of the opportunity to engage with employers and student organizations from thousands of miles away. For international students such as Maria Pacheco, the pandemic opened the door to building virtual connections with peers and professionals who would have been inaccessible during a normal semester.

“Even being across the world in Ecuador, attending a virtual networking event was a great chance to learn something new,” Pacheco says. “After learning about all these virtual events, I found networking simple and advantageous. In the business world, it is extremely important to build connections and I was able to do just that.”

What started as a networking obstacle has become a new means to connect with students, employers and campus partners all over the world.

While career fairs and in-person interviews are no longer an option, faculty

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New USDA rural development grants create, save jobs in Eastern Panhandle | West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The state director for West Virginia with the U.S. Department of Rural Development office had some good economic news Monday when he announced $66,905 in grant funding that will benefit the Eastern Panhandle.

Two nonprofit organizations will use the rural business development money to create at least six jobs and also save a position, Kris Warner said.

“This is a good day, and I’m happy because the businesses and community will both benefit from these grants,” he said in a telephone interview.

“We are always pleased to help West Virginia communities grow through business development. We are doubly excited when that business development leads to creating and saving jobs.”

Warner announced the funding during a presentation at Matthews Foundry, a 19th-century stone building in Martinsburg’s historic industrial core.

Civil-Military Innovation Institute received $47,500 to provide technical assistance and business consulting services to small businesses. It is a

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Wichita plans more aid for small business, create land bank

After years of trying to hit home runs with its economic development efforts, Wichita City Hall is aiming for smaller plays.

The City Council last week previewed a plan that will make city economic development aid available to more and smaller businesses, along with revisions to sales tax policy to fund a “land bank” to help put abandoned homes and businesses back into productive use.

For years, the city has relied on development “matrix” to evaluate tax breaks for businesses.

The matrix essentially consists of data collected from developers and businesses to determine how their projects would benefit the city — and whether those benefits are sufficient to justify public investment in private for-profit ventures.

Under the current matrix, size matters.

The biggest tax breaks and other financial aid went to big companies that could claim to be making millions of dollars worth of new investment and creating high-paying jobs

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Joe Biden’s plan would create 7 million more jobs than Trump: Moody’s

  • An economic forecast from Moody’s indicated that a Biden presidency would create 7 million more jobs compared to a second Trump term.
  • “The Moody’s analysis tells us the Biden plan would result in more jobs, a stronger economy, and higher incomes for the middle class,” economics expert Michael Linden said.
  • Household incomes would also rise nearly $5,000 under Biden, but stay unchanged if Trump is reelected to another term.
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s economic agenda would lead to 7 million more jobs created compared to President Donald Trump’s, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics, a research firm.

The study, conducted by Mark Zandi and Bernard Yaros, evaluated the economy’s trajectory under four different scenarios. But it found that a Democratic sweep where Biden is elected and Democrats recapture the Senate would lead to a significant increase in federal spending. They

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‘Pandemic entrepreneurs’ create a surge of new businesses

Another potential boost to entrepreneurship: surging home prices. While the Great Recession left many out of work and underwater on their homes, housing prices have been increasing at record rates during the pandemic. Today’s would-be entrepreneurs have a better opportunity to borrow against their equity for startup cash, or use it as a safety net if things go wrong.

“It’s an inherently risky decision to start a new business, and when your big insurance policy, your home, lost its value, you are even less likely to take that risk,” Fikri said. “But if it’s preserved, and you feel like you can fall back on it, then hey, maybe now is the time.”

Home equity may be a more important factor in boosting business creation nationwide than in Philadelphia: About half of all homes in the city are owner-occupied, compared to nearly two-thirds nationally.

There’s also the fact that the pandemic’s

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