An investment pitch is a personal interaction, and a potential investor will be looking at you as much as at your idea. But too many budding entrepreneurs focus on themselves (the right clothes, the right hair, the right tone of voice) at the expense of preparing their business idea.
Anglia Ruskin University has discovered that individuals with a high level of self-control are more likely to get a business launched than those with lower levels of responsibility.
Half of UK adults claim a lack of funding is preventing them from getting business ideas up and running, according to Virgin Startup.
Building a business is like getting pregnant and falling in love even if it’s an ugly baby. At least, that’s what Sofia Fenichell, CEO and founder of Wonder Place said at the First Women Summit. Becoming an entrepreneur is all about having the confidence to transform ideas and let go when you know it’s a sinking ship, something which the panel agreed on.
On the remote Fiji island of Vorovoro few job opportunities exist, but chief Tui Mali has constantly foretold that “one day the world will come”. And now, the island dependant on fishing and farming and where poverty is high is about to become an unlikely start-up hub.