You will want to make sure you remain professional in your approach and confident of the work you have presented to investors. Don't be afraid to respond to their questions with pride, and always make it a point to follow up no matter the outcome.
Ever since that Friday two years ago, I now go out of my way to pitch my business to any kid willing to lend me an ear (preferably two). And why wouldn't I? Who would pass up a no-cost, high-yield brainstorm session with a true outside-the-box thinker?
When you pitch a client, it can feel as if this is your only chance to close the deal. Fortunately, even if they say no, you both can revisit the opportunity further down the line. But it may take weeks, months or years before you get a second chance.
Earlier this year I reviewed submissions on more than 30 businesses for our angel investment group in two days. Yes, I was cramming! No, I didn't read the business plans, just the summaries. So here's what I saw about business plans, summaries, and angel investors.
Life, much like a startup, has multiple stages, phases and evolutions. As an entrepreneur, I've spent the last 13 years pitching ideas and building platforms and it just occurred to me that life, as I know it, has many similarities to business.
whether you are men or women, you must do your due diligence in understanding your product and services. Only then can you know how your VCs/audience will see or react to your pitch, and you can effectively make persuasive arguments to cater to them.
A perfect round number is 10 slides, with the right content, that can be covered in 10 minutes. Even if you have an hour booked, the advice is the same. If you can't get the message across in 10 minutes, more time and more charts won't help.