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5 Things To Get Right When Selling Your Startup - by Dan Martell.01

5 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Selling Their Business

By | Financial, Startups, Strategy | 2 Comments

Alright, I need to correct something.

At the 34 second mark of this video… I lied.

I was sharing about the past 10 years in business and I said “I started and scaled 10 companies…”

Now, hopefully we both know that isn’t true (or possible).

The real number is 3, not 10… but still, 3 startups from scratch, scaled to multi-million dollar companies – and exited – not bad, right? Read More

The 3 Things A Business Must Do To Be Successful - by Dan Martell

3 Things A Business Must Do To Be Successful

By | Financial, Marketing, Startups, Strategy | 4 Comments

The other week I had the privilege of having Greg Crabtree, the author of Simple Numbers, over to my house for dinner.

What I love about Greg is how he simplifies everything down to its core essence…

… or a farm analogy 🙂

I absolutely love the way he teaches and tells stories.

He’s from Huntsville, Alabama and grew up on a chicken farm.

Actually, one of my favourite analogies he mentioned was… Read More

You Can Only Keep What You Give Away by Dan Martell

You Can Only Keep What You Give Away

By | Community, Financial, Leadership | 19 Comments

I’m about to challenge you in a really BIG way, .

There’s even a chance it’ll make you feel slightly uncomfortable…

Maybe even have you reaching for the tiny X in the corner of your browser.

But that’s perfectly alright…

Cause as an entrepreneur committed to your growth and success, it’s a message you absolutely have to hear.

There’s just no escaping it.

It’s the topic of GIVING.
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Dan Martell - How To Raise Venture Capital

How To Raise Venture Capital For Your Startup

By | Financial, Startups, Strategy, Upcoming Events | 9 Comments

In last weeks video I shared a story of a friend who had a hard time raising his round of funding… that prompted a bunch of replies and questions on my framework.

Exclusive Training: Download an in-depth training webinar that goes over my complete step-by-step fundraising process.

So this week I shot a quick video on the 5 strategies to help you raise your round quickly.

  1. Research Investors for Fit
  2. Pre-Marketing Hustle
  3. Your Product is Your Pitch Deck
  4. Running The Process
  5. Sprinting Across The Close

I share a story of my first investor call, how crazy our expectations were regarding our valuation, and how we recovered from that failed conversation.

If you’re feeling scared, overwhelmed or confused, trust me – I know what you’re going through…

… watch this video to learn how to reduce the pain and increase your probability of closing a great round of funding:

In the video, I also share one of my BEST tips for getting introductions to investors… do it this way, and you’ll have 99% chance of getting a meeting.

Also, here’s one of my favourite quotes when it comes to meeting investors…

“Investors don’t want to meet you, they want to be introduced to you.” (click to tweet)

Please leave a comment below with your biggest takeaway from the video above… what strategy made the most sense for you? Got any great fundraising stories? Lets hear them below… I’ll share more if you go first!

With gratitude,

– Dan

Dan Martell - How To Sell Your Company

How to Sell Your Startup for More Than It’s Worth

By | Financial, Startups, Strategy | 14 Comments

So here’s the deal.

(See what I did there?)

At some point, if you start a company – you’re going to think about selling it…

… or maybe you don’t plan on selling it, but one day someone may show up and offer to buy it – that’s what happened to me.

Regardless, I want to help you make that process way easier so you can optimize the outcome and reduce the amount of time involved.
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Clarity: From a Birthday Wish to $1.6M in Funding!

By | Financial, Personal, Startups | 30 Comments

Almost a year ago I asked for a favor – a birthday wish – that everyone entrepreneur I know donate 1 hour of their time giving advice to another entrepreneur over the phone. That was the seed that has now grown into Clarity.

Since then we’ve

  • Retooled the product and launched publicly in May
  • Completed over 12,000 calls
  • Connected entrepreneurs from across 47 countries
  • Signed up over 7500+ experts & advisors

And today things continue to grow!

Today I’m super excited to annouce that Clarity has raise $1.6M in a round of funding from some of the best investors from Silicon Valley & across Canada.

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