5 Questions to Ask Before Looking for Venture Capital

In my role as a mentor, I am often asked about how to get venture capital funding for a new startup or business. It’s a great question and a very important one. I have these conversations often enough that I thought I would jot down my thoughts. I’ve come up with a set of questions that I walk through to help people decide if they are ready and what kind of business financing they may need.

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Customer Service is the Oil in our Machine

Just yesterday my team forwarded me a very nice compliment from one of our customers. They were struggling with a technical issue and called our support team for help. To our customer’s delight, we were quickly able to get them back up and running.

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Tipping the Scales on Work/Life Balance

An article in Forbes Magazine caught my eye with this statistic, “94% of working professionals reported working more than 50 hours per week and nearly half said they worked more than 65 hours per week in a Harvard Business School survey.” That’s a lot of hours. Sadly, I have been guilty of that.

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The Value of Mentorship in the Season of Giving

I have a lot of energy that I draw in many different ways. But, one way that might surprise you is that I get energy by giving my energy away. I have been mentoring young people for quite a number of years and I always get back more than I give. I really enjoy helping the younger generation navigate through new challenges as they start their careers.

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