Hello Stacey, it seems like you have a good sense for business opportunities paired with an impressive background of capitalizing on them.
I looked up your blog and while your Alexa.com stats suggest that you still have a long way to go to appeal to a bigger audience, I believe it’s a great starting point with a lot of potential. Just a few pointers: I think the design of your blog is cute, but I you can do better moving your sweet treats into the spotlight. Uploading how-to videos would be a great way of adding fresh and dynamic content that captures the interest of your audiences, but I understand that this might be part of a more defined rollout later on. For now, I suggest that you work with images, perhaps, you can even employ one of these Flash-based slide shows to add an extra layer of visual appeal to your blog.
I seems like you’re presented with quite a few interesting opportunities. They are certainly worth exploring, but my advice to you is making one step at the time. I know you are anxious to take your ideas to the next level as quickly as possible, but if you spread yourself too thin, they might never reach their full potential. Take a step back and try to evaluate what opportunity can be realized with resources that are available to you. Next, build on that and evaluate how you can maintain, perhaps even increase the interest of sponsors, advertisers, and investors. What’s needed to make this happen?
I think developing a professional business plan will definitely help you clarify your vision, establish priorities and goals and link everything to a timeline based upon which you plan to move forward.
As far as the title of your post is concerned, well, it needs to be more defined. What is it that you need? An active partner or an investor? And what is it that you are offering?
There are few resources available on our website, including a free business planning guide, business plan outlines, and a sample plan. Just go to www.FastVentures.com/global/en/solutions/bp/index.html
If you need anything else, please feel free to PM me.
I hope this helps.
FastVentures8/25/2008 11:17 AM
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