I am reading a brilliant book called The Beermat Entrepreneur by Mike Southon & Chris West. It was recommended to me by Chris Ingram as a must-read. Anyone who is starting their own business should swot up. I guess I am a ‘social’ entrepreneur so it does apply to me.
My beermat plan should have 3 things on it:
- Elevator Pitch. I don’t remember what I said in the Elevator to Deborah Meaden, but it was certainly longer than 2 sentences… needs some work.
- Mentor. I need to find a mentor with years of experience who gets the idea, gives us good advice and can connect us to high value donors. This is very high up on our to-do list.
- Our first High Value Donor. We need one person to believe in and endorse this project and give us financial backing. If you have any suggestions of who we should pitch to send us an email.
Next week we have our Trustee Meeting to sign off the Business Plan and the Financials.
It is going to be a very long meeting.