Pitching a Business

Delivering a Winning Business Plan Pitch

After a business plan has been written, the next stage often involves pitching the plan to prospective investors. This very fact means that the plan authors and management team should be one and the same and that ‘outsourcing’ the business plan writing process should not be considered. It is not just the content of the...

By Alan Gleeson |

Business Plan Presentations Are a Bad Idea

Now that I have your attention, let me explain. OK, maybe you do need to create a presentation to go with your business plan. You’re looking for investors or competing for venture prizes, perhaps. Don’t do a business plan presentation. Instead, do a presentation, start to finish, about your business. The plan is one thing,...

By Tim Berry |

Everyone’s a Critic

I’ve been doing some research lately on creating *good* PowerPoint presentations, particularly presentations for business plan pitches and also presentations to help teach business planning. What I’ve found is a lot of critics. Everyone knows what bad PowerPoint looks like. Everyone can point to a million bad presentations. From Seth Godin and his “really bad...

By Noah Parsons |

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