Being in the proven demand stage means that you have a product in-market, and are generating revenue from customers. It may also mean that you have your pitch deck nailed and you’ve raised venture capital. If you have not yet raised capital, it’s time to start thinking about your options so you can grow your business! Scroll down to learn how IFundWomen can support you as you grow and scale.
STAGE 1: IDEATION STAGE 2: PRE-REVENUE STAGE 3: PROVEN DEMAND
Based on your stage, we suggest the following next steps. Click the links below to get started.
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A good business plan guides you through each stage of starting and managing your business.
To start working on your business plan, fill in the “My Startup Canvas” tab of the IFundWomen Method Playbook.
Creating your business plan is complex, but its crucial to get it right! Work with a coach 1:1 to help you brainstorm on your business model, your target customers, your marketing strategy, and your value proposition.
Grants are debt-free capital given by an institution to businesses or individuals they want to support. IFundWomen partners with brands like Visa, American Express, and Unilever to secure dozens of grant programs a year for our members.
Fill in the “Grant Planner” tab of our IFundWomen Method Playbook to help you keep track of your information for your IFundWomen grant applications.
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Need outside capital to accelerate your growth? Here are some options:
If you're crowdfunding, fill in the “Network Mapping” tab of our IFundWomen Method Playbook to keep track of your contacts. Watch our Network = net worth workshop from our Founder & CEO, Karen Cahn, in the IFundWomen Workshop Library. (Note: You will need any paid IFundWomen plan to access our Workshop Library).
If you're raising venture capital or angel funding, use the IFundWomen Angel/Seed Network Map to map your investor pipeline and track your fundraise like a sales process.
Funding is important for the long-term viability of your business! Work with a coach 1:1 to help you formulate your capital plan.
Learn about a wide variety of important business topics in our upcoming workshops.
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