Pitching a Business

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10 Things I Hated About Your Business Pitch

Business planning expert Tim Berry has over 20 years of hearing business pitches as a judge of business plan competitions and as an angel investor. Here are the things he hates to see in a business pitch, so you can avoid making these key mistakes.


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9 Things That Take a Pitch From Good to Great

Only a handful of business pitches are truly great. What sets those excellent pitches apart from the rest? Here are nine things that stand-out pitches have in common, and how to employ them to take your pitch from good to great.


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5 Ways to Improve Your Pitching Skills—From a Former Opera Singer

Pitching your business? You can learn a lot from professional musicians and singers. These tips from a former opera singer (and current public speaking coach) will help you nail your investment pitch.


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The Perfect Pitch: A Pixar Storyteller’s Secret

Storytelling is the most effective way to change minds, behaviors, and philosophies. Here's how Pixar has mastered the act of storytelling, and how you can apply storytelling to your business.


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7 Reasons to Create a One-Page Pitch Before You Plan

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.


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.


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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.


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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.


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