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Having the right expectations

Our VCs are sharing tips to making a success of your Grow Movement project. Tip: Set the foundations In my opinion, setting the foundation of the expectations is critical right in the beginning of any VC-Client relationship. Having the right expectations moulds the...

Learn from your client

Our VCs are sharing tips to making a success of your Grow Movement project. Tip: Share challenges that you face in your work I'd encourage VCs to share challenges they are experiencing in their work. You never know - your client may be able to help, their experience...

Consider the challenging circumstances

Our VCs are sharing tips to making a success of your Grow Movement project. Tip: Think creatively The entrepreneurs that I've worked with have all had unique circumstances to deal with in making their business a success, but they have proven themselves to be flexible,...

Separate personal and business finances

Our VCs are sharing tips to making a success of your Grow Movement project. Tip: Encourage your clients to separate business and personal finances If your client doesn't already have separate finances, encourage them to set up a business account and unpick their...

Making your project a success

Our VCs are sharing tips to making a success of your Grow Movement project. Tip: Don't rush Don't rush into solving problems. Help your clients one step at a time and at the pace that they feel comfortable with. Aernout Verhallen Aernout has been working with Margret...

Be practical

Our VCs are sharing tips to making a success of your Grow Movement project. Tip: Don't always rely on frameworks If you come from a Corporate or Consulting background, it is natural to try and use frameworks to solve business problems. Sometimes the entrepreneurs are...

What does it take to be a great VC?

Our VCs are sharing tips to making a success of your Grow Movement project. Tip: Have some fun Being a great VC requires great commitment, patience and time management skills. Most of all though, it should be fun! Alice Darko Alice describes her work with Grow...

Listen to your client

Our VCs are sharing tips to making a success of your Grow Movement project. Tip: Ask questions and generate discussion Make the sessions interactive and ensure that you are not the main person talking. Ask questions and encourage the entrepreneur to anticipate next...

What does your client need to focus on?

Our VCs are sharing tips to making a success of your Grow Movement project. Tip: Pick a relevant topic Consider which topic your client most needs help with in their particular stage of business. In start-ups, often the business model and marketing are most important....

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