Pitching a Business

7 Reasons to Create a One-Page Pitch Before You Plan [Updated for 2018]

Writing a business plan? Do this first. Here's why you should create a one-page pitch to develop your business strategy before you write a detailed business plan.

By Noah Parsons | Share This

4 Pillars to Nailing Your Investor Pitch

Sometimes investment pitches don’t work out because the businesses themselves aren’t as solid as they should be. The reason? They’re missing one of these four pillars needed to win investment.

By Uzair Khan | Share This

How to Pitch to Investors in 10 Minutes and Get Funded

Sometimes you only get 10 minutes to pitch your business idea to investors. Here's a pitch format that has worked successfully for both veteran and first-time startup CEOs to secure funding.

By Caroline Cummings | Share This

The Real Reason You Should Audition for Shark Tank

The chances of making it on Shark Tank are slim indeed. Maybe you’ll be one of the lucky few to make it on the show and land a deal, but the true benefits lie the process of preparing to audition.

By Amethyst Tagney | Share This

5 Ways to Boost Your Entrepreneurial Confidence

What does it take to have enough faith in yourself to execute your business ideas? Here's how to up your confidence as an entrepreneur.

By Abdo Riani | Share This

Give the Best Elevator Pitch Ever With a 3,000-Year-Old Technique

You've just unexpectedly bumped into a major investor who could help your business get off the ground. What do you say? Take a cue from Aristotle, and try this persuasive speech technique.

By Jay Heinrichs | Share This

How to Create an Elevator Speech (With Examples)

A great elevator speech can spark interest in your business and hopefully lead to a deeper conversation—and maybe even a partnership or funding opportunity.

By Noah Parsons | Share This

Free Download: Investor Pitch Deck Template Kit

Want investors to get excited about your business idea? Download our free investor pitch deck template kit now, and get ready to impress your audience.

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Writing a business plan? Do this first. Here's why you should create a one-page pitch to develop your business strategy before you write a detailed business plan.