Business Plans & Pitch Decks
Where do you get start-up money? You get investors or borrow it, of course! And anyone lending you money wants to know they're going to get their money back. That's where a modern pitch deck or traditional business plan comes in: they're like a road-map of how you see your business becoming successful. From market analysis to your company financials, we will help you project three- to five-years ahead, outline the route your company intends to take, and present it in a formal document that will show lenders and vendors that you mean business.
When You Need a Business Plan
- When Seeking Debt Financing: Banks still review business plans, so you will need a business plan if you're looking to get any kind of loan from a bank.
- When Raising Over $500K: If you're raising a lot of money, you better have a plan for what you're going to do with it. Investors will be doing due diligence, be prepared.
- When You Have Co-founders / Co-owners: When you have several cooks in the kitchen, it is helpful to have a written and agreed upon plan to make sure everyone stays on track and executes the way you intended. This should be a living document that is updated over time and as things change.
When You Need a Pitch Deck
- When You Are Seeking Equity Funding: If you're looking for funding from venture capitalists, angel investors or savvy friends and family, you need a clear pitch deck.
- When You Are Networking with Investors: Not ready to get investment now, but have the opportunity to network with investors? You should have a pitch deck ready. First impressions are important, especially when building influential relationships.
- When You Are Pitch in a Competition: In the startup community there are a lot of pitch events and competitions designed to give founders a chance to get exposure and practice pitching their company. You definitely need a pitch deck.
- When You Are Seeking Co-Founders: If you're looking for co-founders, there is no better way to convey to them your concept, and the value you can bring to the table than through a pitch deck.
- When You Are Apply to an Accelerator: Many accelerators require a pitch deck in order to apply. They use the deck to evaluate your company and decide whether or not you should join the next cohort.