Browsing Archive: April, 2013

Business Networking for Entrepreneurs - Make Connections - Not Deals

Posted by Marcus Shane on Thursday, April 4, 2013, In : Business Networking 
So you're an entrepreneur and you hate networking....

Get over it.

Great video by Kauffman Foundation on how to go about creating a network of influence that will help your start-up flourish.


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The 5 Critical Steps to Funding Business Growth

Posted by Marcus Shane on Thursday, April 4, 2013, In : Funding Business Growth 

Often raising funding is a life or death issue for businesses seeking to grow. Even the most successful businesses get to a point where they need to raise capital in order to move to the next level.



If you want to...

·         grow locally or internationally,

·         prepare for a major marketing push,

·         access funding via grants, debt or raising capital,

·         a step by step process to raising the funding you need.

This session will provide you with 5 concrete things you nee...

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Business Planning HQ Customer Grid Tential Raises $1m in Equity Funding

Posted by Marcus Shane on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, In : Raising Capital 

Roda Group, the venture capital investor that’s the largest shareholder in the biofuel companySolazyme Inc. (SZYM), is backing a startup using advanced production techniques to improve storage performance of standard lead-acid batteries.

Gridtential Energy Inc. received a $1 million seed investment from Roda, the San Jose, California-based battery company said today in an e-mailed statement. It will use the money to develop and test a prototype product by next year, with the goal of starting...

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About Me

Marcus Tarrant Marcus Tarrant is a leading or management consultant, entrepreneur and thought leader. He has worked for leading consulting firms including Deloitte Consulting, leading major strategy development and business planning initiatives. Business Planning HQ was developed to bring the advantages gained by employing a consultant, without the associated cost. We have developed the “Question Led Approach” to simplify the process of creating a high quality business plan. Our clients agree with our claims that we have reduced their planning times from over 1 week, to less than 4 hours.