Laurie hits it on the head - most angels don't even need a business plan anymore - a kick butt pitch deck is much more relevant for closing investors BUT business plans are critical for the founder to understand and anticipate the challenges. So a BP is a great strategic document for internal use and is no longer as relevant for engaging investors.
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Firstly - you are right to have identified its a process....
Follow the relevant steps and do your homework and you should be able to get the funding you need. Its in your control but there are rarely short cuts...
Top level I'd tackle as follows:
1) Talk to as many would be customers of the business as possible - perhaps a survey via surveymonkey or via email
2) If you don't know how to engage with would be customers - find a forum with them involved, get involved and pick their brains i.e validate your concept and gain some data / proof of demand
3) Develop executive summary, pitch deck
4) Determine the thought leaders in your industry in your local market
5) Ask them for their advice and engage (don't initially mention money...)
6) Establish an advisory board of the people with real experience who you've established a relationship with
7) Ask them to connect you with people in their network
8) Pitch! See what works and what doesn't. Refine. Pitch! Then rinse and repeat!
Perhaps the best method of finding the ideal investor is to not go out there looking for money but look for a match in terms of vision, goals and motivations between yourself and your potential investors.
Believe it or not - you'll get the cash when you are ready.
I created a report which could help. Drop by if you think it might be useful.
Steps for starting a new business:
1) Decide where there is a demand
2) Validate the demand with potential / would be customers
3) Understand their specific needs and why the current products / services do not meet their key needs
4) Determine what the offer needs to be to meet these unfulfilled needs
5) Work out how to provide for the price range the customers are prepared to pay
6) Test it!
7) Start small and prove
8) Get funding after gaining proof (or self fund)
9) Make your offer to the customers
10) Increase production capability to meet increased demand
Any questions - just ask.
My Concern with this pitch is you started out by saying trends change....then went on to say you are focused on the latest trend - This says to me (as a potential investor) - my investment will be valuable during the shimmer trend - after that, my cash is at risk.
Would suggest you take it up a level such as..."We are focused on delivering the latest trends to X, for Y to Z". "Our business will always deliver the latest and therefore we are always gaining the benefit of providing the products which are in the hottest demand.etc."
See the diference?
Any questions let me know.