How To Perfect Your Business Pitch

Each company has its own special set of circumstances for when and how they finance their business. Even if you never raise money, having an updated business pitch is a sound plan for a healthy business. Having a perfected business pitch at all times will keep you focused on the important things when you need to make tough decisions. As a bonus, you'll also have a well-developed plan in place at all times if the need arises to raise money. 

LivePlan

LivePlan guides you through building a comprehensive business plan, analyzes accounting information in real-time, and provides actionable business insights to help you maintain a healthy business. The LivePlan Pitch is a one–page summary of your business that defines your strategy. It's a fast, simple, and more effective way to document your business idea. LivePlan lets you publish your pitch on the web and export to PowerPoint so you can share it on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or even with old fashioned email. https://www.liveplan.com/

Google Slides

The Google Slides template is a good place to start constructing a slide deck, and it covers all the bases for what an investor will want to see. Founders will need to bring their own charts showing user growth and engagement. You should aim for exactly ten slides. If you need more than ten slides to explain your business it might begin to look overly complicated and not worth investing in. You should also be able to present your slides in twenty minutes. With an hour scheduled this will give you twenty minutes for your pitch and forty minutes left for discussion. https://docs.google.com/presentation/u/0/

Best Pitch Decks

A popular platform with clients such as Facebook, Airbnb, and Foursquare. They have been around for a long time and have a fantastic track record. They allow users to quickly create pitch decks that allow for collaboration, are mobile friendly, have easy drag and drop editing, and you can sign up for an account for free. http://bestpitchdecks.com/ Similar articles & resources:  http://www.discoverbusiness.us/pitch-deck/ http://guykawasaki.com/the-only-10-slides-you-need-in-your-pitch/ http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-create-a-pitch-deck-with-google-slides-2016-3

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@Doug Darroch

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