Wed. Sep 22nd, 2021

It’s a terrible feeling to know that potential investors declined your ideas. You worked hard on your presentation. You also researched thoroughly so you could have a presentation to be proud of. Despite your effort, you still ended up with rejection. It’s painful since the decision also seems to reject you as a person. Instead of dwelling on the pain of getting rejected, you have to work hard to ensure it won’t happen again. These are some tips to help you overcome the pain of rejection.

Research more

Your ideas aren’t terrible. They just didn’t get polished. If you can find a way to improve them, the next potential investor might accept your ideas. Look for statistics or research to back your claim. It would help if you showed that your ideas didn’t come out of anywhere. Further research also allows you to feel more confident when answering questions. You won’t pause for several seconds since you already know what to say. 

Be optimistic 

Finding investors isn’t only about looking for people to give you money. It’s also about having the right partner in your endeavour. You can’t proceed with your plans if you have a terrible partner. If your ideas get rejected, it means that you might not work well with the investor. It can be a positive thing if you eventually find the perfect person to partner with. Be hopeful and think that you will soon get what you deserve.

Talk to your employees 

You might be the person who presented the business idea, but it wasn’t only your idea. It was a result of the collective efforts of everyone in the team. It’s time for you to assess what happened and determine what went wrong. You don’t have to pass the blame around, but you can talk about how you can improve in the future. You can also figure out what the investor didn’t like, and if you have to make changes. Finding someone who can relate to what you feel will make things better. 

Keep asking potential investors to meet up 

Just because one person rejected you doesn’t mean everyone else will do the same. You have to keep looking for potential investors. Try to make an appointment with them and invite them to listen to your ideas. 

Improve the meeting room

You also failed during your presentation because the meeting room wasn’t conducive to success. You can rearrange the room and add things to make it look more professional. You can also invest in a projector mount to help you with your presentation. Everything will move smoothly when you have the right equipment. 

Rejection is a part of the process. Even the most successful businesses today experienced rejection before. They didn’t become as big as they are now if without failures experienced over the years. Don’t worry if you feel like everything isn’t going according to plan. You have to be patient and keep waiting for the right investor to come along.

By Sohel Ather

Sohel Ather is Guest blogger; He focuses on actionable and unique ideas that can be used to grow your business and make a real difference for your customers.

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