Bplans Press Releases First eBook for Entrepreneurs Seeking Funding
Bplans Press today announced the release of its first eBook for entrepreneurs, How to Pitch and Get Funded. The author, Caroline Cummings, is a two-time technology entrepreneur. She shares tips and tools she successfully used to help her raise close to $1 million in her previous start-up ventures. The eBook is free to download and can be accessed by visiting http://www.bplans.com/elevator-pitch/ebook/.
Cummings has pitched her former businesses in elevators, parking lots, taxicabs, hotel lobbies, conference rooms, using Skype, and even on stage in front of hundreds of angel investors. In 2009, she pitched her first start-up in 10 minutes at the Angel Oregon business plan competition in Portland, the largest angel investor conference in the Pacific Northwest, and was one of the three companies funded out of over 50 startup companies who submitted for an opportunity to pitch.
Pamela Slim, author of Escape From Cubicle Nation: From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur, commented, "nothing strikes fear in the heart of an entrepreneur like having to pitch investors for the first time. Caroline Cummings breaks down the process of pitching in clear, actionable and effective ways. She has lived the startup journey herself, and knows exactly what she is talking about. I recommend this eBook for anyone who wants to successfully close funding for their startup."
Among other reviewers are, Diane Fraiman, a partner in Voyager Capital, and Rick Turoczy, co-founder of the Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) and Editor of the Silicon Florist.
Bplans Press is a division of Palo Alto Software, makers of LivePlan. LivePlan is a cloud-based business pitching, planning and financial tracking tool. Sabrina Parsons, CEO of Palo Alto Software commented, "We have been supporting entrepreneurs for over twenty years, and we understand the pains and barriers they experience when starting or growing a venture. We started Bplans Press, so we make it a priority to deliver actionable advice and tools to help entrepreneurs and business owners achieve their goals faster and more strategically."
Download How to Pitch and Get Funded eBook: http://www.bplans.com/elevator-pitch/ebook/
About Bplans Press:
Bplans Press is a division of Palo Alto Software, Inc., makers of the #1 selling business planning software in the world, develops and publishes tools, products, and content to help small and midsized businesses pitch, plan, manage, and grow their ventures. LivePlan, the company's flagship product, is a SaaS (software as a service) solution for business planning and financial management. Palo Alto Software has been the market leader in its category for over 15 years, has served well over 2 million entrepreneurs, and has customers in 180 countries. Bplans is a free content site for entrepreneurs and business owners starting, running or growing a business. It was founded in 1988 by business planning expert Tim Berry. Sabrina Parsons has been the company's CEO since 2007. Parsons successfully expanded its service offering into the cloud with LivePlan. Palo Alto Software is a privately-owned corporation based in Eugene, Oregon.