How To Perfect Your Business Pitch

Tips To Make Perfect Pitch to Small Enterprises

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 enterprise.

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. 

Top business pitch tools

The good news here, of course, is that creating your business pitch really doesn't have to be difficult. You don't have to start from scratch and do everything by yourself. There are actually a lot of available tools you can use out there.

Case in point, the following tools listed below should be most helpful. Feel free to read on and click the links to find out which service best fits you best.

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. You can then share the document on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or even through old fashioned email.

Furthermore, their official website tells us:

"It's proven, companies that plan and track against their plan grow 30% faster than those that don't...No matter your industry location, LivePlan can help you get your business off the ground fast."

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. Ideally, you should aim to use at least 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.

With Google Slides, you can "tell impactful stories" and help people understand your business pitch better.

Another wonderful thing about it is that Slides is connected with other Google tools. This means you can "embed charts from Google Sheets or reply to comments directly from Gmail." In addition, you can also "search the web and Google Drive for relevant content and images directly from Slides."

Keep in mind that using attractive visuals is a must if you want to drive your point. Charts, images, and infographics can help catch and retain the attention of your listeners.

Best Pitch Decks

A popular platform with clients such as Facebook, Airbnb, and Foursquare, Best Pitch Desks has been around for a long time. In fact, it has a fantastic track record.

They allow users to quickly create pitch decks that allow for collaboration, are mobile-friendly, and equipped with easy drag and drop editing feature. For those interested, yes, anyone can sign up for a free account on Best Pitch Decks.

Final thoughts: Business pitching requires persistence

Of course, taking advantage of these online tools do not automatically mean every business pitch will be a success. As with all things, favorable results only come after a lot of practice. So expect to experience failure and rejection as you pitch your business to potential investors.

What's most important, of course, is to stay on course. Never lose your focus and keep pushing forward. You will eventually end up getting positive reaction sooner or later.

NBA legend Michael Jordan once put it this way:

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”

Persistence is indeed key.

As a Forbes article likewise reminds us:

"Entrepreneurial persistence is the equivalent of being mentally prepared enough to do whatever it takes (within reason) to succeed. An entrepreneur has to have a fighting spirit, the confidence necessary to achieve professional success, and refuse to give up."

Best of luck on your upcoming business pitch!

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