Business Planning

New EquityNet Messaging System

Entrepreneurs and investors can now send and receive messages through EquityNet. The new messaging system enables entrepreneurs to: • Message thousands of investors and supporters in EquityNet • Send messages before or after you share your plan • Control whether or not you receive an email notice of new messages • Manage your history with each investor with specific history pages The new messaging system enables investors to: • Message over 1,000 businesses in EquityNet for free • Control if entrepreneurs receive their contact information • Control whether or not they receive an email notice of new messages • Manage their history with each entrepreneur with business specific history pages as shown below: This is a preview of New EquityNet Messaging System.

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New EquityNet Business Plan Software

We’ve released a completely re-designed business plan software system in all EquityNet entrepreneur accounts. In this new software release we made the following enhancements for you: • Streamlined 10-step process for creating and refining a business plan • Fewer questions and improved design for faster time-to-completion • New Business Plan Analysis™ reports with expanded analytics and peer benchmarking • Ability to export the business plan to Microsoft Word or PDF Log in to your account now to view the new business plan software.

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The New Financial Matchmakers

Originally Published: January 31, 2011 by Bob Rice The rise of private market networks is changing the capital markets and opening up new opportunities for business leaders and innovators.

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The Business Plan Problem

Traditional business plans have little value as a fundraising tool according to new research from the University of Maryland. The study finds that, although the planning process is important to business success, the business plan itself is an inefficient means of communication between an entrepreneur and an investor.

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Resources for Investors

PWC MoneyTree MoneyTree offers a quarterly study of venture capital investment activity in the United States. This industry-endorsed research is a definitive source of information on emerging companies that receive financing and the venture capital firms that provide it.

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