What’s better than a cash injection? How about a skills injection? I can testify that hiring an experienced industry exec has had far more impact on my business than a pile of cash would have. It’s telling that a common use of cash raised by businesses is to hire talented people.
Rather than spending your time pitching for cash, giving away equity and paying headhunters, why not skip straight to pitching for talent? That’s exactly what Pitching For Management facilitates.
P4M helps ambitious companies find key people who will help their management teams achieve exceptional growth. And that’s not something they hope to do – they’re already doing it. Recently, a fast growing cosmetics company pitched at one of their events and got paired up with the former Head of Revlon UK. A mobile payments company just snapped up the former Head of Brands at Visa Europe.
Here’s how it works – P4M host a series of 50 events across the UK where you can pitch your business to an audience of experienced, talented business professionals who thrive on the buzz of working within an entrepreneurial environment. Because these are successful people who love taking on new challenges, a chunky salary and share options aren’t the first things on their mind when they’re looking at the opportunity.
If you like them, and they like you, then it can lead just about anywhere – an executive role, mentoring, or part-time involvement. There are already a number of success stories on the P4M website, and I strongly suspect there will be plenty more to come. Of course, all this good stuff doesn’t come for free, but it’s very affordable – pitching at an event will cost you £175 in London or £125 outside of the capital.
UPDATE: Modwenna has been in touch and offered a discount to readers of this blog. The first 10 to mention the KashFlow blog can book a pitching slot for just £99, or two for £150.