Kody Wirth is a content writer and SEO specialist for Palo Alto Software—the creator's of Bplans and LivePlan. He has 3+ years experience covering small business topics and runs a part-time content writing service in his spare time.
2 min. read
Updated January 4, 2024
Can you describe the value of your business in just a few sentences? Do you have a story for why you started in the first place? If not, then you need to work on your business pitch.
In many ways, the pitch is your passport to funding. It’s more than just a speech and a fancy PowerPoint—it’s a story that needs to resonate, convince, and compel. Crafting a quick but captivating elevator pitch, designing a pitch deck, facing investors; these aren’t just tasks, they’re opportunities on your path to business growth.
This comprehensive pitching guide will ease you through the process, offer tried-and-true strategies, and help you better understand what makes a good pitch. We’ll delve into alternative methods, show you how to shine in pitch competitions and share the secrets of winning over investors.
It’s time to pitch with confidence.
There are many ways to pitch your business and different aspects of the pitch you’ll need to nail. Check out the resources below for in-depth guides on developing an elevator pitch, creating a pitch deck, and participating in pitch competitions.
You have very little time to convince potential investors that your idea is worth funding. That’s why you need to create, practice, and refine your presentation until you have a tight and captivating elevator pitch.
While it’s crucial that you nail what you say during an investor pitch, it’s just as vital to have something to show. Learn how to transform your business plan into a visual deck that compliments your verbal pitch.
Resources and templates to help you successfully pitch your business idea.
Free investor pitch deck template
Visualize your business pitch and wow investors with this free pitch deck template.
Pitch deck example gallery
Check out our library of industry-specific business pitch examples to help inspire your own presentation.
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Free business plan template
Back up your pitch with a detailed and investor-ready business plan. Get started with our fill-in-the-blank business plan template.