Course author: John Lynn
Program Starts: April 7, 2022 at 3PM EST
There’s way more to funding your business than walking into a VC’s office and giving a pitch! This course will serve as your PRACTICAL and outside-the-box guide to startup funding so you can get the capital you need for your creative business.
By the end of this course, not only will you understand all the financing options available to you as a creative entrepreneur, you’ll also be able to develop a unique funding strategy for your business that leverages all your strengths as a creative business owner.
You’ll master pitching and negotiation techniques that will allow you to walk into a room of investors with CONFIDENCE. And together, we’ll build decks and presentations that tell your business’s story and highlight the unique creative talent you bring to the table.
Let’s turn the overwhelming maze of numbers, negotiations, and relationships into something you can understand and leverage at any stage in your career as a creative entrepreneur.
This course includes:
- 8 weeks access to course material
- Live sessions with course authors and practitioners
- 8 hours of on-demand video lectures
- Supplementary resources, articles, and downloads
- A private online community to network with peers
- Digital certificate of completion
By the end of this course you will learn:
The role of money in your creative business and what it can and cannot do.
How to develop a strategy for funding. You’ll determine what kinds of funding are available to you based on your unique business model and what stage your business is at, and create a plan for engaging them.
How to create a compelling pitch that convinces investors that your creative idea and your business are a sound investment.
All the sources of capital available to you including VC, individual investors, companies and organizations, grants, crowdfunding, digital currency, and customer financing.
How to approach conversations with potential investors. Develop speaking skills that allow you to pitch with confidence and maintain control of the conversation.
Networking techniques that allow you to maintain connections with potential investors.