I was reading The Entrepreneur’s Manual by Richard White and came across this information I thought was unique and worth sharing with you all.

Below are different kinds of business models and what aspects of business venture capitalists stress on and how much. The book was obviously written before the Internet era and does not include numbers for online business models. It makes the information pretty outdated but I thought it was interesting regardless.

Local Retail Sales or Retail Service

  • Management Team – 30-50% of importance
  • Location – 40-50% of importance
  • Products / Services – 5-10% of importance
  • Marketing / Finance Plans – 1-5% of importance

Nationwide Industrial Business

  • Management Team – 60-90% of importance
  • Key Employees – 10-30% of importance
  • Industry – 10-20% of importance
  • The Service – 10-15% of importance
  • Marketing / Finance Plans – 1-5% of importance

Manufacturing

  • Management Team – 50-60% of importance
  • Industry – 20-30% of importance
  • Product – 10-20% of importance
  • Marketing / Finance Plans – 5-10% of importance