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The How to Raise Money podcast is for anyone who wants to raise other people’s money for business & property venture. If you need money for your business or property proposals - this is the podcast for you!
Join Ray (business owner, property investor, angel finance expert & solicitor) and Nigel (business owner, property investor, digital marketer & accountant) as they show you how to successfully raise money.

How to Raise Money Podcast Ray McLennan & Nigel T Best

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The How to Raise Money podcast is for anyone who wants to raise other people’s money for business & property venture. If you need money for your business or property proposals - this is the podcast for you!
Join Ray (business owner, property investor, angel finance expert & solicitor) and Nigel (business owner, property investor, digital marketer & accountant) as they show you how to successfully raise money.

    #068 - A peek behind the scenes...

    #068 - A peek behind the scenes...

    How do Ray and Nigel plan, record and produce their podcast?

    What do they discuss?

    What are they doing back there?



    Apologies the audio is less than perfect on this one but we hope you still enjoy it!

    • 32 min
    #067 - Dragons Den is it the end when the deal collapses?

    #067 - Dragons Den is it the end when the deal collapses?

    Dragons Den/Shark Tank (style) exposure and how you can make that work for you.



    In the past the theory was it took 7 touch points before a person would buy. New research says that may be up to 33 touches!!

    And that it may take up to two years for 80% of people to make the decision to buy - with fewer than 15% willing to buy in the first 30 days.

    What does this mean for you?

    Get on Dragons Den?!

    Possibly. But as that is unlikely, you need to take control of your digital footprint. Remember that people will check you out online so what are you going to put out?

    Here is our guide to what might help you:

    1. Create a video - a short 3 minute pitch to “whom it may concern”. This is your own Dragons Den style pitch. Why? Because this will be viewed by people checking you out! 

    2. What does your digital footprint say about you? Why is this important? It should reflect you in whatever light you want - professional, investible?  

    3. Make sure you have consistent info about you across

    Google 

    Website

    Blogger

    Twitter

    YouTube

    LinkedIn 

    Facebook 

    Apple via podcasts 

    Instagram

    Pinterest 

    Amazon

    And what about writing a book? 

    Talking of books...for those of you who struggle to feel comfortable going on social media, we have a book recommendation (given to Nigel by Joanne O’Connor!) The book is called 'Alter Ego'  CLICK HERE to get the book - https://amzn.to/2YTGysH 

    To summarise - create your own Dragons Den/Shark Tank pitch based around the following formula:

    1. Short 3 minute video with subtitles 

    2. Say Who this is for and Who this is not for

    3. Say What it is in one or two sentences

    4. Explain Why this is for them

    5. Briefly give the How (this will work)

    6. State clearly When action should be taken

    7. Go through the objections by saying 'if you are thinking "What if"'

    Thank you for listening and remember if you wish to be a guest then get in touch!

    To contact Ray you can message him on Twitter @Ray_McLennann

    • 35 min
    #066 Scared of Raising Money? How a risk-averse Art Teacher overcame her fears, borrowed for property, replaced her salary & left her job!

    #066 Scared of Raising Money? How a risk-averse Art Teacher overcame her fears, borrowed for property, replaced her salary & left her job!

    On the HTRM podcast we often talk about 'big' deals and 'big' money but what if you believe a few £000 is 'big'? Does the scale, size and risk of raising money scare you? Put you off raising money? Hold you back from what you want to do? Keep you locked in a job you no longer love?

    If that feels like it could be you then today's episode is perfect for you. 

    Whatever the level of raising money you attempt, it can always feel scary - like you're risking everything and you could lose it all. 

    That's why we have Joanne O'Connor, a disillusioned Art teacher, on the podcast.

    Joanne is a great example of how to overcome those mental hurdles when you want to do something more but the fear of money and risk might be holding you back.

    This is a lesson(!) in trust and faith in a process that is well known and well-worn (Property). Because when you begin to doubt, worry and fret, you need something to hold on to and the process may just be what you need.

    Joanne talks about money she didn't know she had, asking family, borrowing money, massive learning curves and trusting in herself.

    It sounds easy on training courses but the reality is sometimes a lot scarier.

    So if you are thinking of raising money, listen in and be inspired. It may just be the nudge you need to get going.

    To contact Joanne - her Facebook Group is:

    https://www.facebook.com/TESletsworktogether/ 

    or look for her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JROConn

    Remember to share the love (and this podcast) with friends, subscribe and review us - you could be our next guest

    Anyway got to go and see where Ray is with that cup of tea........

    • 52 min
    #065 The Money Raising Power of Listening!

    #065 The Money Raising Power of Listening!

    Today we have a special interview for you!

    Ray met up with Thor Holt, the Entrepreneur in Residence at MIT in Boston.

    Thor specialises in helping deliver client pitches for money...nice!

    So get your pen and paper ready to take some notes!



    To get in touch with Ray you can message him on Twitter @ray_mclennan or Nigel at nigel@nigeltbest.com

    • 35 min
    #064 - Which comes first - Money or the deal?

    #064 - Which comes first - Money or the deal?

    Chicken or egg? 

    Money or deal?

    Which comes first?

    It's a real dilemma for many people and we are going to give you the HTRM answer!

    As ever, we are very grateful that you have taken the time to listen to us today and we'd love you to share the podcast with friends (and strangers!!) and of course if you review us then we will give you a shout out...fame at last!!

    @ray_mclennan for Ray on Twitter access the online HTRM application here https://m.me/businessprofitclub?ref=w6046334

    and try Nigel's Rock Paper Scissors challenge at https://m.me/businessprofitclub?ref=w7842812 

    • 24 min
    #063 HTRM 7 Steps to Pitching - What We've Learned From 000s of Pitches For Money

    #063 HTRM 7 Steps to Pitching - What We've Learned From 000s of Pitches For Money

    A good product, a good idea or a good offer may get the attention of an investor BUT at the end of the day an investor will invest in a team and in a team of people they trust

    The 7 Steps to a Good Pitch – what we’ve learned from 000s of pitches over many, many years.

    The 7 Steps:

    1. Be authentic. You can’t fake it

    2. Be scalable

    3. Have a team that can answer technical and financial questions

    4. Be a problem solver

    5. Show the unique difference between you and your competitors

    6. Demonstrate the Marketing plan

    7. Explain the team



    The link to the application to raise or invest is here via our chatbot: https://m.me/businessprofitclub?ref=w6046334

    Contact Ray on @ray_mclennan

    • 37 min

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