D & J Marketing Ltd are a local internet marketing company based in Torquay, Devon with links all over the world. We are a husband and wife team (Debbie & Jon), who together have amassed an enormous amount of knowledge over the last 12 years, marketing products and services both online and offline.
We not only help local businesses like yours to improve their online presence but we also run our own online businesses so we don’t just talk the talk, we actually walk the walk!
Marketing online can be a huge minefield, but an extremely pleasurable one, with no end to the wonderful possibilities to give solutions to businesses across Torquay, Devon and the UK.
Many businesses are struggling in the wake of the recent crisis and we are passionate about getting them back to a place where they are not just surviving but thriving!
One of our favourite quotes is from Einstein and it can be true of many businesses.
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
Of course not. Nobody can make that guarantee (and if somebody ever makes that guarantee, it’s a good idea to run away quickly). A good plan is essential, but a plan alone will not get funded. Although we will do our best to help you prepare, we have no control over how well you present yourselves to investors, or how well you answer their questions. We can coach and we can mentor, but at the end of the day, it’s your business and you must close the deal.
We can sometimes make informal introductions to potential investors or other intermediaries. In general, only brokers licensed with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) can legally arrange financing (see Beware of Finders in our Blog). Please seek legal counsel and make sure that any “finder” you talk to is properly licensed with FINRA before you hire them. Failing to do so may expose you and your company to significant liability.
If you run a business, then it’s probably safe to say yes. In fact, you may require more than one business plan: one for raising capital and one for running your business. The former is a compact, easily digested strategic document that is designed to persuade potential investors to pick up the phone and invite you to their offices for an initial meeting. The latter is a more detailed document serving as a day-to-day roadmap, detailing the tactics supporting your overall strategy. The former needs to be an attractive document that sells; the latter can be a collection of spreadsheets, lists, research summaries, and other documents stuffed in a binder that you refer to and update on a regular basis. We specialize in preparing the capital-raising business plan, but many of the by-products are suitable for use in the operating business plan.