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About This Show
Join us bi-monthly for Reach the Summit, a show dedicated to helping you reach your business goals. Mike Bowers and Amy Schmittauer will interview a new business expert every episode specializing in anything from marketing, sales, customer service, social media and much more. No matter what size or stage your business is in, we want to help you. Learn more about us at OhioGrowthSummit.com.
Most Recent Episode
Rick Coplin on Perfect Pitching
Jun 25 14
Today, we officially wrap up the 10th Ohio Growth Summit by talking with breakout presenter Rick Coplin. Rick’s well-received interactive session was on “Pitching Your Business to Investors, Bankers, Partners and Employees.”
Over his successful career, Rick has helped to build and sell a start-up company, directed technology programs in a major financial institution and consulted with companies throughout the United States in the areas of technology, finance, marketing and operations. Currently, he is Vice President of Community Partner Ventures with TechColumbus, working alongside entrepreneurs who are building start-up companies. In this role he finds, supports, mentors, coaches, incubates, and funds high-growth potential companies in Central Ohio.
If you missed Rick’s session or want additional insights, you can buy his recently released e-book, “Pitch Your Best!” He’ll be releasing another book later this year titled, “Nail Your Pitch!”
Rick has taken part in nearly every Ohio Growth Summit and said this year’s topped them all. In addition to the variety of presentations, Rick noted the excellent networking opportunities. “I made a lot of connections and that’s the best part of Ohio Growth Summit,” he said.
In this 25-minute episode, Rick discusses:
The one group of people besides investors, lenders, partners and employees you need to pitch.
The most important aspect of pitching.
How much time you should spend preparing and practicing your pitch.
The general pitching process from initial conversation to closing the deal.
You can learn more from Rick on his blog, on Twitter and by buying his e-book, "Pitch Your Best!"