Yesterday we shared a little bit of our strategy for selecting top-notch speakers. One of the topics that has been at the top of our list has been: business growth through investments and loans. (You know: how to get money to grow your business.)
We have had the fortune of knowing John Scrofano, CEO of Garmentory and Serial Entrepreneur, for the last 10 years when we were all running busy little start-ups in Seattle. We have watched John build businesses, many of them funded by investment capital. And, we’ve invited him to share his strategies with us at Be Sage Conference this November.
John is a serial entrepreneur, economics junkie, and leadership enthusiast. He’s run/raised businesses that were bootstrapped, angel funded, debt financed, and venture capital funded. He’s currently the CEO of Garmentory, the online destination for the world’s best young luxury boutiques.
Prior he founded and sold OneWed, the 5th largest wedding planning platform at the time, garnering more traffic than Martha Stewart Weddings and Brides.com. John graduated with degrees in finance and entrepreneurship from Indiana University. He’s intensely curious and loves to build things. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two small (absolutely crazy) children.
What you’ll learn from John…
Entering the OPM Den
Growing Your Business with Other People’s Money
Shark Tank, Silicon Valley, The Startup Podcast, CNBC Titans – it’s super sexy to be an entrepreneur right now. It’s even sexier to raise money and grow, grow, grow.
Ready for a flight of OPM? We’ll sample everything from debt financing, angel investments, and venture capital. We will crawl inside the minds of investors to look at your business the way they do. We’ll ask (and answer) the questions they have. We’ll do a short assessment of your business and its “fundability.” We’ll go deep to see the pain and pleasures that come with financing. And we’ll find out if, and what kind of OPM is right for you.
You’ll get the most out of this talk, if you come with two things:
1) An answer to: “What do I want my business to look like in 5 years?”
2) A copy of your P&L for the past three years. Now you know it’s serious.
If you are interested in a mini case study on your business during the presentation, let Sage Wedding Pros know.
We’ll see you in Mexico! You can register for Be Sage Conference here.