Here is an opportunity to get "fair and honest" feedback about your business, rather than a bollocking.
It's no wonder luring an investor to pour cash into your business is such a tantalising prospect, when you read about people like this securing millions of dollars. But what if you don't have the confidence to do the talking?
If that is your goal, we have spotted an opportunity to get a bit of coaching - a "Dragons Den without the Dragons" event being run in Sydney next month on May 28.
For anyone that's watched the TV show, Dragons' Den gives business owners the opportunity to pitch their idea to a panel of high profile investors - and it's not too uncommon for this to end in a barrage of criticism of the business idea.
This event, we assume, will be a little tamer. The organisers are promising "positive and constructive advice" and "fair and honest feedback". The aim? For participants to "attract more money, better money and funding that will be a powerful influence on your business."
There are places for nine businesses at the event, and last time we checked, eight spots were left. Each presenter gets seven minutes to make their presentation.
The people reviewing your presentation are:
- Dale McCarthy - has "invested sweat and/or capital into" Lust have it!, Production Party, Little Rascals, SKUVantage
- Justus Hammer - Spreets.com.au
- Alexander Gold - Staltec Energy Limited
The event is part of Sydney Business Month which is being held in May and includes workshops on topics including business strategy, social media and cash flow, as well as "pitch your business" events like the one above.
[Main article image: publicity photo for Dragon's Den TV show]