More Lessons From Dragons’ Den

Well it was week 3 of the 2009 series of Dragons’ Den and as always there was the usual range of diverse ideas.  So what can we learn from this week’s pitches?

  1. When it comes to seeking finance from an investor you need to be able to demonstrate that there is a sufficiently large market to take the product or service to.
  2. You need to be able to hold your nerve under intense scrutiny and not panic even though it is tough.
  3. You presentation does not always need to be super slick.  It is whether it gets you the result that you desire that counts.
  4. Know your boundaries when it comes to a negotiation as it makes decisions easier.
  5. Working with an experienced and successful business person can really be the catalyst to success.

What lessons would you add from your observations?  Why not leave a comment with your thoughts.

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 8,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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