How to Create the Perfect Pitch Deck in 2020


When it’s time to scale a business, many business owners decide to seek funding from investors. This means preparing an engaging, clear presentation on your business strategy, or what is often referred to as a pitch deck. A good pitch deck will help your investors understand why they should invest in your company, and how you expect to make a return on their investment. Below, you’ll find more detail about what’s in a pitch deck, and how to fine-tune it so it hits the perfect note with investors. (more…)

Sometimes, problems in business have obvious solutions—but other times, the solution isn’t so clear. Whether you’re not drumming up as much business as you’d hoped, or taking on a new project, sometimes it’s best to do a business analysis to leave no stone unturned. Taking a second look at your business model and identifying all of the processes involved in a solution means you’ll be more likely to find one that will last. (more…)

Your business model is the fundamental structure of your business—all of the elements that work together to make you money. Many people decide on business models intuitively before they are even aware, they’ve done so. But which business model you choose can end up being what makes or breaks your business, so whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been in business for a while, taking some time to consciously assess your business model is a great way to help you stay profitable. (more…)

Anyone planning to sail across the ocean would take a close look at both their ship and the weather forecast. When you’re planning a big business move, it’s important to take a look at both the structure of your business and the larger market you’re in—enter the SWOT analysis. SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats, and it’s a way of summarizing your biggest internal and external risks and advantages all on one page. If you have a big decision to make in business and are feeling stuck, read on for more about this versatile analysis tool. (more…)

If you are planning to start a business in the UK as a foreigner, chances are you’ll be joining approximately 15% of the UK workforce when you register as self-employed. However, if you’re not going to be self-employed, you’ll find details below about how to set up your limited company. This short guide will show you what you need to do to start a business in the UK. It will also show you how to get the right documentation and ensure you start off on the right foot. (more…)

When you need to measure your business’ health, you need to make sure that you have all the correct information to hand. Financial ratios can help with this as they help you to make comparisons between various aspects of your business’ performance. However, it’s not always clear what financial ratios are and how they work. This article will serve as a brief guide to financial ratios, shedding a bit of light on the subject. (more…)

If you’re a small business, you might be pleased to know that there are some small business grants available. These grants can help you to lower your start-up costs, and help your business to grow. Some grants can help you save money on your equipment, whereas others can help you to save on your rates. This article will show you where you can get the grants from and how you can go about it. (more…)

After you’ve laid the groundwork for your business with a solid business plan, you might still have questions about how you’re going to get there, and what will come next. While a business plan is all about the short and mid-term planning involved in getting a business going, strategic planning is the long term planning which will help you chart a course for the growth of the business. A strategic plan can help you solidify priorities, manage risk, and allocate resources effectively over the long term. If your business doesn’t already have a strategic plan, it’s time to make one! (more…)

In order to help your small business succeed, you will need to create a financial forecast. Financial forecasting can help you to work out where your business is and how it’s likely to fare in the future. This can prove beneficial if you wish to approach prospective lenders or angel investors.e (more…)

We’ve all heard that business success takes a lot of grit, determination, and hard work—but it often also includes mistakes, oversights, and setbacks along the way. Often, we only see entrepreneurial success after the fact and not the struggles the person faced in the beginning. Business success isn’t about being able to avoid setbacks and struggles completely; it’s about managing them the best you can. If you’re just starting out in business, here are 10 important keys to success as an entrepreneur! (more…)