Seed Stage Entrepreneurs Hiring Consultants to Raise Money

14 Sep

LodRose:

Increasing chances for success.

Originally posted on David Cummings on Startups:

Just this week I’ve encountered two separate consultants that help seed stage entrepreneurs raise money. Of course, I’m very suspect when someone tells me they help entrepreneurs with little-to-no revenue raise money from investors. In each case I asked if they were a broker-dealer that gets a placement fee and they said ‘no’, it’s an hourly rate or project fee to consult.

Preparing a longish pitchbook (e.g. a business plan) with comprehensive financial models requires a tremendous amount of imagination for a startup with a couple paying customers. Financial models can be built to paint any desired picture, especially when there’s almost no historical data to draw from. As an investor, I’d prefer to see the entrepreneurs spend the $25,000 validating the market or signing 10 more customers, instead of hiring a fundraising consultant. Intellectually, I understand that an entrepreneur who’s struggled raising money would resort to getting help from someone…

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Approvals Windows 8 tablet app

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Originally posted on OrganicAX:

This is a quick overview of the Windows 8 table app for approvals that can be used with Dynamics AX 2012. This is one way to allow a mobile workforce respond to notifications from workflow.

There are other ways for employees to get access to these notifications. For example in the AX Windows Client, on the role center, via email. Email approval can be done via any email client. This was a feature introduced around the Dynamics AX 2012 R2 timeframe.

Cheers

Lachlan

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Growing up, old & beyond with Papa’s Love

15 Jun

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Pardon if I go extra mushy today. I realize my gift of freakingly accurate rememberance is somehow compromised lately due to either old age, new ideas, taking in fresh concepts, details of new experiences and processing them to make sense on future dealings ( i.e Expanding Muiltiverse).

The need to document the lessons learned and awesomest memories, especially those from my father, who we physically lost last 2008) seem imminent so I will need to go back and forth to this post for updates and stories behind those lessons.

Lessons Learned from Papa:

Reconciling the JOMO (Joy Of Missing Out) with YOLO
Silence when Sober
Alcohol helps dillute the Pain
The  rationale of discipline by the Belt
Enjoying Photography
Formal Outside, Kooky Inside
Chilling Out
Sense of Entitlement – A legit sense of spoiling as a reward or punishment
Freedom and Limits
Religion and Spirituality

Just reaffirming how I love and truly miss Papa – while I’m having tons fun now, can’t wait for the day we’ll get to catch up again IN PERSON.

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To All the Fathers out there, Biological or Functional (The Single Moms, The Breadwinners, The Decision Makers), hats off to you all :-)

You’re Not a “Plan B” Kind of Girl

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LodRose:

Never settle.

Originally posted on The Messy Life:

DeathtoStock_Spring7You deserve better than someone who is afraid to commit to you. It may seem like enough for now. You’re just taking things slow. Oh, how I know those little phrases of “one day” and we just need time.

You believe them.
And I’ve believed them.

But you’re not a plan B kind of girl.

You need to know that you’re not the invisible one standing in the back who gets chosen last.

You’re the girl who the team captain will be frantically hoping doesn’t get picked by someone else before he gets a turn. You’re a first-pick kind of girl. And no one worth having sits back and lets those girls wait around.

‘Cause every good man knows that the good ones get gone fast.

He should be jumping out of his skin in anticipation to call out your name and say “I pick you.”

“But he’s…

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Insisting to put the Make Up On

3 May

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This is quiet time for me these days. No wonder I dread it so.

I wonder when I would be able to genuinely smile again.

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

8 Jan

Originally posted on Bucket List Publications:

I read this post this morning and loved it! I don’t often share the work of others on the blog but this post was definitely “share-worthy”. Creating a bucket list lifestyle encompasses treating yourself right and learning from your mistakes. This post is a great reflection of those lessons.

Is there one of these that you do often? Are there several? Let’s let the good things catch up. 

Written by  Marc and Angel

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

When you stop chasing the wrong things you give
the right things a chance to catch you.

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The best web and mobile fonts of 2013 are …

7 Jan

26 amazing startups you need to watch in 2014

2 Jan

Quit Your Job, Now: New Observer Columnist Shares Six Reasons You Gotta Go

10 Oct

And this is why the act of quitting jobs is a joyous activity.

Nestlé chairman says water is not a human right

23 Apr

LodRose:

Hi folks!
Apologies for the long silence. Just busy is all. I just can’t get over this so thought to share.
Posting something really personal soon.
ChooseDay!

Originally posted on Keithpp's Blog:

In a candid interview for the documentary We Feed the World, Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck makes the astonishing claim that water isn’t a human right. He attacks the idea that nature is good, and says it is a great achievement that humans are now able to resist nature’s dominance. He attacks organic agriculture and says genetic modification is better.

Nestlé is the world’s biggest bottler of water. Brabeck claims – correctly – that water is the most important raw material in the world. However he then goes on to say that privatisation is the best way to ensure fair distribution. He claims that the idea that water is a human right comes from “extremist” NGOs. Water is a foodstuff like any other, and should have a market value.

He believes that the ultimate social responsibility of any Chairman is to make as much profit as possible, so that people…

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