Strategic Business Support
Do you want to attract the attention of VCs and Accelerators? Are you applying for European Commission funding? Are you planning to submit a proposal to the #Horizon2020 #SMEInstrument Open Disruptive Innovation Scheme or to an accelerator? Need to identify key partners and contacts that can help your business grow? Do you need English language help editing your CV, business proposal and marketing materials? Do you wish you that you had a sounding board for your project proposal or presentation?
New Markets, New Contacts & Deal Review
Put our experience to work for you. We´ll help you get clear on how your presentation comes across and how you can improve it, giving you a unique international perspective on your business. Broadcast Projects founder, Janet Greco comments, “As a former Expert for the Horizon2020 SME Instrument I´ve evaluated 50+ funding proposals. I can tell you that many of them don´t even pass the threshold standards set by the Commission. Most of these proposals don´t follow the instructions. Many of them fall down on basics. They are either too hard to understand because of language or a simple failure to communicate their idea well. Usually people writing their own proposals are so deeply involved in the project they cannot adequately evaluate how their projects are perceived by evaluators and outsiders.
I know first hand what it´s like to launch a “disruptive” and “innovative” startup in Europe. We didn´t have those fancy words back then. It was just called it “starting your own business” and was sure to be pretty risky. Back in 1991 I was waving floppy disks around and talking about modems. Five years before the world wide web I was obsessed about the Electronic Programme Guides (EPGs) of the future. I had no money for marketing my new online business, so I taught myself the art of lean marketing. What a wild ride. I´m proud that the pan-European TV metadata business I created still exists today and is a complete powerhouse in the field. Still, it was a huge leap into the unknown as an American in Europe. I was 32 years old. I made a huge number of mistakes along the way. I can help you avoid many of these same mistakes.”
Strategic Business Support Services
New Markets, New Contacts – use our worldwide network, built up over many years, to make new connections to grow your broadcast, tech or media industry business.
Proposals – Do you need help preparing a business or funding proposal? Or a review for English language and grammar? Are you unsure of what to charge and what business terms you need to put into the offer? We can help you ensure your documents, including EC and accelerator funding proposals, are convincing and clear.
Deal Review – Have you been offered a deal but are not sure if it´s a good one or not? Learn from our experience in deal-making and we´ll provide you with a view and advice on whether it´s a fit and how to respond, taking into account what´s important to you and helping you decide how to move forward.
Angels, Investors, VCs – Are you getting into a new relationship with a venture capital fund or angel investors? We can help you figure out the best way to handle the negotiations, help you assess whether the deal is the right fit and, if necessary, identify alternatives.
Sounding Board – Difficult issues arising from a specific situation or problem clients can be a huge drain. If you´re not sure how to respond to a specific situation, we can help you figure out how to resolve a seemingly impossible situation.
How We Work
Contact us via this form and describe your project. We offer a fixed price review on the basis of a written proposal, mutually agreed in advance. Our quote will require that you pay as agreed. We´ll then set the process in motion, including email correspondence or Skype video calls one-on-one as required. Please note that we are not a law firm. Our advice and recommendations are based on our years of experience doing business internationally, mainly in Europe and the USA. Although we can assist you to understand a contract or give an opinion, you acknowledge your awareness that we are not licensed attorneys. For legal advice on contracts, you must contact an attorney!