In business, the old adage often still rings true: ‘it’s not what you know; it’s who you know.’ When you’re looking to find people to back you, whether it’s a sponsor for your MBA or funding for your new business venture, relationships matter.
To inspire others to invest in you, you need to show them that you are a valuable and trustworthy investment. Your personal brand is what will get people to buy into you before they buy into your idea.
How then, do you become “backable”?
Remember, you are judged by the company you keep, so surround yourself with a team of talented and experienced professionals. This will show potential investors that you have the expertise and resources to execute your business plan.
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