Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Building a powerful elevator pitch - How Steve Jobs' Stole John Sculley From Pepsi During the Early Days of Apple - Find Angel Funding & Venture Capital for Business Startups, Entrepreneurs, & First Time Founders – Episode 2

Building a powerful elevator pitch - How Steve Jobs' Stole John Sculley From Pepsi During the Early Days of Apple

Find Angel Funding & Venture Capital for Business Startups, Entrepreneurs, & First Time Founders – Episode 2


This video is part of my series - Find Angel Funding & Venture Capital for Business Startups, Entrepreneurs, & First Time Founders, learn more by visiting https://bit.ly/3hExYJX


After you pick the business idea you want to explore, it is time to go to work. The next step is for an entrepreneur is to build an elevator pitch. What is an elevator pitch?

An elevator pitch is a short, concise way of describing your business to outsiders who have no idea about you or your business. It is a prepared mini-speech designed to spark interest in potential investors, customers, and employees. A good elevator pitch is succinct, intriguing, and memorable. A great elevator pitch makes your listener want to learn more. An amazing elevator pitch makes your listener drop everything and join you. More on this later.

Imagine you are riding in an elevator with someone for 30-60 seconds. Can you describe your business idea to that person before the elevator ride is over? I recommend you focus on the five W’s plus how. 
-Who you are
-What you are doing
-Why you are doing it and why you should care
-Where you will do this
-When this will happen
-How you are going to do it
  
Perfecting your elevator pitch takes time and will likely change, especially if you have not finalized your business idea. At this stage, I definitely think it is beneficial to leave room for flexibility and pivoting. The earlier you work out the kinks of your business idea the better. Changes down the road typically cost more time, money, and effort. 

I have one more quick suggestion for all of you entrepreneurs out there. It is easy for thoughts to change or even slip away if you keep them in your head. This will not happen if you write them down. Document all your thoughts about your business idea in a journal, or even better on your Smartphone. Then you can revisit your thoughts, and document potential changes or ideas, so you can create the perfect elevator pitch for your billion-dollar idea.   

Would you like a little more convincing about the importance of an elevator pitch? Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, made one of the more famous elevator pitches to John Sculley of Pepsi.

Back in 1983, John Sculley was the president of Pepsi. He was a very highly paid executive sitting atop of one of PepsiCo's most important divisions, and the youngest president in Pepsi's history.

Sculley had dedicated his career to Pepsi, and was widely believed to be a serious contender to become PepsiCo's chairman one day. Sculley constantly turned down offers from other companies. Then Steve Jobs reached him.

Apple was looking for a CEO. Steve Jobs needed someone to run the company while he focused on product development. Although Sculley was intrigued by Apple's rise to become a Fortune 500 company in only six years, he said he was not interested.

Sculley eventually agreed to meet Jobs. Initially, he was taken aback by how young he was. Steve was only 27, but he and Sculley had a lot in common. Both were detail-oriented perfectionists, and both liked to build companies.

However, Sculley was shocked by Apple's headquarters. It looked like the branch office of an insurance company. Completely unimpressive. Sculley also noticed he was the only person wearing a suit, as all the Apple employees were dressed less formally than the maintenance staff at Pepsi.

Jobs told Sculley that Apple was going to be the most important computer company in the world because it was going to put the technological power of corporations into the hands of the individual.

Sculley was impressed with Jobs. Jobs was fascinated by Pepsi's marketing. However, at the end of the meeting, Sculley reiterated that he was not interested in leaving Pepsi. 

Jobs persisted. Eventually, Jobs had one more opportunity to pitch Sculley. During the pitch, Jobs looked Sculley in the eyes and said, "Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water, or do you want a chance to change the world?"

That challenge hit Sculley like a fist in the stomach. That one sentence that haunted him. It gnawed at Sculley. It would not let him sleep. It was so powerful, it finally convinced him to leave Pepsi behind and join Apple. Today, that elevator pitch is considered one of the best elevator pitches in history.


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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

What Kind of Business Should You Start? – How Mark Zuckerberg Pivoted From Rating Hotness to Facebook- Find Angel Funding & Venture Capital for Business Startups, Entrepreneurs, & First Time Founders – Episode 1

What Kind of Business Should You Start? – How Mark Zuckerberg Pivoted From Rating Hotness to Facebook

Find Angel Funding & Venture Capital for Business Startups, Entrepreneurs, & First Time Founders – Episode 1




This video is part of my series - Find Angel Funding & Venture Capital for Business Startups, Entrepreneurs, & First Time Founders, learn more by visiting https://bit.ly/3hExYJX


When it comes to brainstorming startup ideas, new entrepreneurs and even seasoned ones scratch their heads in confusion. Living in the information age, you can scan the current market and see countless new business ideas. With so many options out there, how do you know which one is right for you?

The key here is to start something, anything, because you will see many changes along the way e.g. pivots. Even Facebook did not start as Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg did not start off thinking he was going to create the biggest social network in the world. Instead, it all began with developing “FaceMash,” a program where students from Harvard would connect and rate each other based on their “hotness.” 

To make FaceMash work, Mark breached the privacy of students on campus, which landed him in some hot water with the administration board. He took down the website and apologized. Then he took a different direction and created Facebook the following year.

Remember, your business starts with you. Explore options, talk to people, and see how it goes. It will help you learn what works and what doesn’t, This should open your eyes to the best ideas. Happy hunting!




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Monday, January 4, 2021

Show Me Even More Money, EIDL is back!


  
Borrow money at 3.75% interest with a 30 year amortization for your small business. Jake Jaquint from Cash Is King and I discuss the next round of the Economic Injury Disaster loans, including $10,000 grants for small businesses! 

Take your business to the next level with funding, save 50% by enrolling today, https://register.omegadestiny.com/ren-carlton-special

Are you ready to pitch us for funding? Go for it!  https://register.omegadestiny.com/pitch-for-funding

Are you interested in advising, sponsoring, or investing in our startups? Contact me directly, ren@omegadestiny.com

Contact Jake Jaquint, CEO from Cash Is King, 315-214-5565, www.cashiskingcny.com
 
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Friday, January 1, 2021

Show Me the Money, PPP Round 2 Is Here! Do You Qualify?


Jake Jaquint from Cash Is King and I discuss Round 2 of
the Paycheck Protection Program PPP. The Covid 19 Relief Bill, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 is now enacted. How much can you get? Are you eligible if you received money from PPP the first time? Learn that all that and more!

Take your business to the next level with funding, save 50% by enrolling today, https://register.omegadestiny.com/ren-carlton-special

Are you ready to pitch us for funding? Go for it!  https://register.omegadestiny.com/pitch-for-funding

Are you interested in advising, sponsoring, or investing in our startups? Contact me directly, ren@omegadestiny.com

Contact Jake Jaquint, CEO from Cash Is King, 315-214-5565, www.cashiskingcny.com

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Would You Like to Own a Film Production Company?





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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Would you give Gary $52 million? Vote yes or no in the comments section.



Would you give Gary $52 million? Vote yes or no in the comments section.

Laboratory Turned Manufacturer - Gary Katsnelson and Admix Pharma Laboratories

Visit this link to learn more about this opportunity, https://register.omegadestiny.com/6odal-laboratory-turned-manufacturer

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Legendary NFL Athlete TJ Wright's Hover Bike


Cincinnati Bengals' cornerback and TJ Wright's Hover Bike company.

Horizon Hover is focused on building the next 100 years of transportation. Our forward thinking platform makes travelling 70% safer and more efficient. We make hover bikes, hover cars and augmented reality navigation systems.

Visit this link to learn more about this opportunity, https://register.omegadestiny.com/legendary-nfl-and-nba-athlete-tj-wrights-hover-bike-featured-opportunity-7odtjhb

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Does your business need angel investors? Follow this link for more information, https://register.omegadestiny.com/pitch-for-funding

Disclaimer: This does not constitute an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a recommendation of any security or any other product or service. We are not offering any legal, investment, tax, or medical advice. You are simply requesting additional information about a business opportunity if and when it becomes available in the future.

Omega Accelerator, LLC owns equity in Horizon Aeronautics Inc. Learn more about my investments here, https://rencarlton.blogspot.com/2020/04/how-i-angel-invest-ren-carlton.html