Pitching a Business

Pitching a Business Plan – Lessons from An Inconvenient Truth

I recently watched Al Gore’s documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, and found it compelling viewing. It is an excellent production and helped shine a powerful spotlight on climate change, the challenges we face and some steps we can take to reduce the effects we are causing(1). It painted a very bleak picture for the future of...

By Alan Gleeson |

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 |

The Perfect Pitch

 You may have a winning business plan, but that doesn’t mean anything unless you are able to perfect the art of pitching your idea. Your pitch is your opportunity to get your audience interested in your idea and your business. No one is going to read your business plan unless they find your pitch interesting,...

By Noah Parsons |

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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