3. There is loads of help out there - Other start ups - Innovation Centre - BEN - SETSquared - Financial Advisors - Random people - Audiobooks ;)
3 and a bit. Business plans are all lies “You and I both know that you don’t know when your product will ship, who will buy it and how much they will pay, but you can’t state that in the business plan. So write it as if you know exactly what the future holds…” Guy Kawasaki. The Art of the Start. 2004. PORTFOLIO.
4.Team Neil Chapman CTO, Co-‐founder Orange, Aepona, BSkyBRob Shreeve Mark McCallumNon-‐Executive Director Random House, Pearson,One Alfred Place, Bertelsmann, PublishingVirgin Publishing, EU Smart consultantDavid Sykes Laura KalbagNon-‐Executive Director Design and User ExperienceOperations and Finance Freelance DesignerBusiness Mentor, Fundraising
5. Tell everyone about your idea in as much detail as they allow you
Raising money takes more than twice as long as you think it will & then add some.
Ups and Downs- plans change often- take whatever you can get- its not all good fun - The 3 D’s