Near death experiences have a tendency to change people, and this is just such a case with Elinor Stutz . A while back, she broke her neck. During this process, she was forced to deal with a part of her life that she became unsatisfied with. This part had to do with giving back to the community as much as she felt like she had gained from it. She decided to pursue a path in helping teach people the skill of selling themselves and the pursuit of a job, a skill that has become quite valuable as the job market has taken a tip over the last couple of years. We have her on for some advice, coming straight from her book, Hired!
In startups, it is very rare for 40 page business plan to NOT be a huge waste of time; however, your elevator pitch, which is your 30 second business plan, might be one of the most crucial parts of your business’ early life. Jim can turn one of those monstrous 40 page business plans into one that is a single page in length. This helps you as it gives any potential investors a very simple layout for what your business is and how it plans to make money. Jim is with us to to talk little about his book, how to grow a speaking career, how to make your business plan the most succinct expression of thoughts possible.