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August 19, 2019 @ 11:15 pm

When and How to Approach Investors

BUSINESS PULSE 011: Approaching Investors

 This week, Attorney Michael Brette, Founder of Small Cap Equity Advisors and author of Raising Capital for Your Business, discusses how entrepreneurs can find investors for their business and the materials they should send when pitching to investors. We learn about the importance of identifying the type of business you have and how it impacts the type of investors you should approach. 

He discusses the difference between a true startup and a seasoned business and why this difference matters to investors. He explains why business owners should avoid purchasing angel investor lists and the steps you should take before approaching investors. He also explains what materials you should send investors when trying to raise capital and why they want to know about your competition before investing in your offer. 

“Before you go out and try to contact investors, figure out where you are in the lifecycle of your business.” - Attorney Michael Brette

 

This week on Business Pulse Talk Radio:

  • What the SEC considers as a "pre-existing relationship"
  • Why advertising and networking are critical for finding investors
  • Why you should avoid purchasing angel investor lists
  • The importance of identifying the type of business you’re in
  • Funding platforms you can use to list your offers
  • The importance of building relationships with venture capital firms and why venture capital firms may not be suitable for your company
  • Why you should not send your business plan to potential investors - and what you should send instead
  • How your competition impacts an investor’s decision to invest in your company

 Resources Mentioned: 

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Thanks for tuning into Business Pulse Talk Radio, “The Heartbeat of Business” with your host, Attorney Michael Brette. Connect with Michael on LinkedIn and share your favorite episodes on social media.

 As always, this information is for educational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. As with all issues surrounding raising money, be sure and consult your own attorney, accountant, and or legal advisor before making any final decisions.

Business Pulse Talk Radio is produced by OC Talk Radio - Orange County’s Only Community Radio Station. Giving businesses a voice on the Internet. To hear all our shows, simply visit www.OCTalkRadio.biz. Or tune in to our many podcast channels on iTunes, iHeart, Google Play, Spreaker, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Spotify, Radio Public, TuneIn, Player FM, and many more.

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August 12, 2019 @ 10:17 pm

BUSINESS PULSE 010: Infusing Cannabis in Ultra-Premium Spirits with Luis Cota, CEO of Elite Beverage International

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BUSINESS PULSE 010: Infusing Cannabis in Ultra-Premium Spirits with Luis Cota, CEO of Elite Beverage International 

This week on Business Pulse Radio, we learn what makes Tequila Comisario an ultra-premium, highly awarded adult beverage and why cannabis-infused spirits are a natural evolution for the wine and spirits industry. 

On today’s episode, Attorney Michael Brette, founder of Small Cap Equity Advisors and author of Raising Capital for Your Business, speaks with Luis Cota, President and CEO of Elite Beverage International and owner of the Tequila Comisario brand. We learn what makes Tequila Comisario an ultra-premium beverage and why the wine and spirit industry is considered recession-proof. We learn about the challenges associated with starting a business in this industry and the legal complexities that are involved in developing and distributing spirits. We also learn how the premium spirit market compares to the craft beer market, the current shifts occurring in these markets, and what the future holds for CBD-infused wine and spirit products. 

“CBD and cannabis will be a huge part of how us, as consumers in America, use it.” - Luis Cota 

This week on Business Pulse Talk Radio: 

  • What makes Tequila Comisario unique and ultra-premium
  • Why the wine and spirit industry is considered recession-proof
  • Comparing margins between tequila and vodka
  • The challenges and legal complexities involved in starting a wine and spirit company
  • Comparing the craft beer market with the premium spirits market
  • Infusing cannabis with tequila and the challenges associated with it
  • The market potential for premium, cannabis-infused tequila
  • Luis’s future plans for Tequila Comisario and Elite Beverage International
  • His plans for the continued development and direction for Sensi Wine 

About Luis Cota: 

Luis Cota is the President and CEO of Elite Beverage International, a sales and importing company focused on the wine and spirits industry. They are the owners of premium brands such as Tequila Comisario (the world’s most awarded tequila) and Sensi wine. 

Connect with Luis Cota: 

 An Official Podcast of NetworkNewsWire 

Business Pulse Radio is the official podcast of NetworkNewsWire. NetworkNewsWire the financial news and publishing company for private and public companies. NetworkNewswire is a multi-faceted organization with an extensive team of contributing journalists and writers, helping companies target investors, consumers, journalists, and the general public. NetworkNewsWire provides visibility, recognition, and brand awareness for companies in all industries and demographics through access to network wire services, original content and editorial syndication to over 5,000 news outlets and enhanced press release services. 

For more information, visit the website at www.NetworkNewsWire.com

Business Pulse Talk Radio - All Business, All the Time

Tune in LIVE every Tuesday at 10 A.M PST on www.OCTalkRadio.biz 

Thanks for tuning into Business Pulse Talk Radio, “The Heartbeat of Business” with your host, Attorney Michael Brette. Connect with Michael on LinkedIn and share your favorite episodes on social media. 

As always, this information is for educational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. As with all issues surrounding raising money, be sure and consult your own attorney, accountant, and or legal advisor before making any final decisions. 

Business Pulse Talk Radio is produced by OC Talk Radio - Orange County’s Only Community Radio Station. Giving businesses a voice on the Internet. To hear all our shows, simply visit www.OCTalkRadio.biz. Or tune in to our many podcast channels on iTunes, iHeart, Google Play, Spreaker, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Spotify, Radio Public, TuneIn, Player FM, and many more.

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August 12, 2019 @ 8:38 pm

BUSINESS PULSE 010: Infusing Cannabis in Ultra-Premium Spirits

BUSINESS PULSE 010: Infusing Cannabis in Ultra-Premium Spirits with Luis Cota, CEO of Elite Beverage International 

This week on Business Pulse Radio, we learn what makes Tequila Comisario an ultra-premium, highly awarded adult beverage and why cannabis-infused spirits are a natural evolution for the wine and spirits industry. 

On today’s episode, Attorney Michael Brette, founder of Small Cap Equity Advisors and author of Raising Capital for Your Business, speaks with Luis Cota, President and CEO of Elite Beverage International and owner of the Tequila Comisario brand. We learn what makes Tequila Comisario an ultra-premium beverage and why the wine and spirit industry is considered recession-proof. We learn about the challenges associated with starting a business in this industry and the legal complexities that are involved in developing and distributing spirits. We also learn how the premium spirit market compares to the craft beer market, the current shifts occurring in these markets, and what the future holds for CBD-infused wine and spirit products. 

“CBD and cannabis will be a huge part of how us, as consumers in America, use it.” - Luis Cota 

This week on Business Pulse Talk Radio: 

  • What makes Tequila Comisario unique and ultra-premium
  • Why the wine and spirit industry is considered recession-proof
  • Comparing margins between tequila and vodka
  • The challenges and legal complexities involved in starting a wine and spirit company
  • Comparing the craft beer market with the premium spirits market
  • Infusing cannabis with tequila and the challenges associated with it
  • The market potential for premium, cannabis-infused tequila
  • Luis’s future plans for Tequila Comisario and Elite Beverage International
  • His plans for the continued development and direction for Sensi Wine 

About Luis Cota: 

Luis Cota is the President and CEO of Elite Beverage International, a sales and importing company focused on the wine and spirits industry. They are the owners of premium brands such as Tequila Comisario (the world’s most awarded tequila) and Sensi wine. 

Connect with Luis Cota: 

An Official Podcast of NetworkNewsWire 

Business Pulse Radio is the official podcast of NetworkNewsWire. NetworkNewsWire the financial news and publishing company for private and public companies. NetworkNewswire is a multi-faceted organization with an extensive team of contributing journalists and writers, helping companies target investors, consumers, journalists, and the general public. NetworkNewsWire provides visibility, recognition, and brand awareness for companies in all industries and demographics through access to network wire services, original content and editorial syndication to over 5,000 news outlets and enhanced press release services. 

For more information, visit the website at www.NetworkNewsWire.com

 Business Pulse Talk Radio - All Business, All the Time

Tune in LIVE every Tuesday at 10 A.M PST on www.OCTalkRadio.biz 

Thanks for tuning into Business Pulse Talk Radio, “The Heartbeat of Business” with your host, Attorney Michael Brette. Connect with Michael on LinkedIn and share your favorite episodes on social media. 

As always, this information is for educational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. As with all issues surrounding raising money, be sure and consult your own attorney, accountant, and or legal advisor before making any final decisions. 

Business Pulse Talk Radio is produced by OC Talk Radio - Orange County’s Only Community Radio Station. Giving businesses a voice on the Internet. To hear all our shows, simply visit www.OCTalkRadio.biz. Or tune in to our many podcast channels on iTunes, iHeart, Google Play, Spreaker, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Spotify, Radio Public, TuneIn, Player FM, and many more.

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August 5, 2019 @ 10:33 pm

The Cost of Raising Capital

This week, Attorney Michael Brette, Founder of Small Cap Equity Advisors and author of Raising Capital for Your Business, discusses the true cost of raising capital through equity crowdfunding, private placement, and Regulation A-Plus. We learn about the type of fees you should expect when raising capital with each of these fundraising offers and why it’s critical for entrepreneurs to hire competent SEC council. 

He explains why many entrepreneurs using platforms like Indigogo and Kickstarter often fall short on achieving their fundraising goals and how equity crowdfunding differs from raising capital through Regulation D506(c) private placement. He also explains why entrepreneurs should engage broker-dealers to successfully raise capital. 

“There’s no shortcut in cost, legal fees, expenses or marketing to raise capital.” - Attorney Michael Brette 

This week on Business Pulse Talk Radio: 

  • How to legally raise capital through equity crowdfunding
  • The financial statements you need to successfully raise capital through equity crowdfunding
  • The fees you can expect when raising capital
  • The importance of having competent FCC council when raising capital
  • Using Regulation D506(c) private placement to raise capital
  • What is a Private Placement Memorandum, the cost involved in having an attorney create it, and how it helps investors make informed investing decisions
  • The difference between equity crowdfunding and Reg D506(c) private placement
  • Using a broker-dealer network to raise capital
  • What is Regulation A-Plus, it’s requirements, and how much money entrepreneurs can raise with this type of offer
  • What you need to know to get your Reg. A-Plus offer listed on NASDAQ and the NY Stock Exchange

 Resources Mentioned: 

  • Email mikebrette@gmail.com to request more information and whitepapers on the cost of raising capital for your business 

Business Pulse Talk Radio - All Business, All the Time

Tune in LIVE every Tuesday at 10 A.M PST on www.OCTalkRadio.biz 

Thanks for tuning into Business Pulse Talk Radio, “The Heartbeat of Business” with your host, Attorney Michael Brette. Connect with Michael on LinkedIn and share your favorite episodes on social media. 

As always, this information is for educational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. As with all issues surrounding raising money, be sure and consult your own attorney, accountant, and or legal advisor before making any final decisions. 

Business Pulse Talk Radio is produced by OC Talk Radio - Orange County’s Only Community Radio Station. Giving businesses a voice on the Internet. To hear all our shows, simply visit www.OCTalkRadio.biz. Or tune in to our many podcast channels on iTunes, iHeart, Google Play, Spreaker, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Spotify, Radio Public, TuneIn, Player FM, and many more.

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