Every proposal is made up of two main parts: the project narrative and the project budget. The budget is important as it shows the grant funder what you will use the funding for. While funders may skim through the proposal, they pay critical attention to the budget.
A grave mistake is to assume that if you get a 60-minute meeting, you get 60-minutes worth of attention. The typical attention span in a business meeting is 15 minutes. To be a successful entrepreneur, you must learn how to make the most of each clock's ticking. If you can earn the investor's attention in the first five minutes, you can be guaranteed that they will invest more time listening to you.