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The Business Plan

April 5, 2019
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April 5, 2019
Episode 3
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You’ve decided to launch a business, but before you hurtle blindly into the breach, you need a bulletproof plan and a perfect pitch deck to persuade your co-founders, investors, partners, and employees to follow you into the unknown.

In the third episode of The Closed Session, Tom and Vivek talk through the key elements of a coherent, convincing business plan for your new venture. Get it right, and you can dramatically increase your velocity and odds of success.

Tune in here or on the Apple Podcast app to find out more!

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