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You’ve decided to launch a business, but before you hurtle blindly into the breach, you need a bulletproof plan and a perfect pitch deck to persuade your co-founders, investors, partners, and employees to follow you into the unknown. In the third episode of The Closed Session, Tom and Vivek talk through the key elements of a coherent, convincing business plan for your new venture. Get it right, and you can dramatically increase your velocity and odds of success.

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