There is a myth that you, as a business owner or someone engaging in a project requiring investment, are only a success if you are a big risk-taker, ready to gamble everything on ultimate success. My experience is that you will probably be more optimistic and more energised than the general population and you may even take higher risks.
But you still want those risks to be sensible because if the business fails or hits a rocky period it is not just your livelihood that is at stake.
Ultimately, unless you have raised investment before, there is likely to be a lot you probably do not know about how it works. This talk looks at some of the the key questions on investment, such as:
What key issues to be aware about – before reaching out to investors? This will allow you to avoid key mistakes that people often make.
How do you maintain control of your business or a major investment- at least in the beginning stages? This will protect you from shareholders that may not have your best interests at heart.
What is it that you need in order to properly put it all in writing? This should allow you to understand the specifics of that investment so that you get clear and binding agreements and documents.
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Wayne's talk is hopefully going to inspire people to take action on the journey. He will also be giving plenty of content to help people interested in R2R.