Elevator Pitch Guide

Looking for actionable pitch advice from successful entrepreneurs and investors? You've come to the right place. From here, you can access articles, download a free "how to pitch" eBook, and find other free resources that will help you craft the perfect pitch for your business. Whether or not you're seeking funding, it's important to know how to succinctly communicate your business model, your market opportunity, and your value proposition.

Recent Articles on Pitching a Business

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Webinar Recap: 14 Tips on How to Pitch and Get Funded

By Jonathan Michael

Last week, Bplans members had the opportunity to attend our free webinar, “14 Tips on How to Pitch and Get Funded.” Our featured speaker was Caroline Cummings, the VP of Business Development at Palo Alto Software. As the former co-founder and CEO of two technology companies, Caroline has experienced both start-up failures and successes, and... Read more »

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14 Tips on How to Pitch and Get Funded [Webinar]

By Jonathan Michael

You made the leap. You’ve taken the steps to start your own business, and it’s more than just an idea. There’s only one problem: you don’t have the capital you need to get it off the ground or take it to the next level. You need investors. When it comes to pitching your business, you... Read more »

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How to Raise Startup Funding from Unlikely Angel Investors

By Jessica Magoch

I’m not your average angel. I’m a mom, a full-time sales manager, and recruiter. I’m not active in an angel group. I don’t have an MBA and I don’t live in Silicon Valley. I live in a small town surrounded by farms and I made my first angel investment at 29 because my dad said... Read more »

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5 Sure-fire Ways to Bomb Your Investor Pitch

By Caroline Cummings

Having delivered hundreds of pitches myself (and bombed a few), as well as coaching dozens of entrepreneurs on how to pitch, I’ve definitely seen some doozy pitches. I sometimes wish I’d had a video camera with me to create a funny compilation of all the bloopers—something I might have shared with entrepreneurs on how not... Read more »

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12 Ways to Get Your New Product into a Major Retail Chain

By Scott Gerber

What is one tip you have for getting a brand-new product into major retail chains? Getting a new, untried product into the market is tough. Major retail chains may not want to gamble on something brand new. To learn how other entrepreneurs managed to get their shiny new products into major chains around the country,... Read more »