What sort of judgements are you making when you see prime minister Theresa May present? Like her or loathe her, May could be part of the furniture for at least another three years.
With the first Google Demo Day outside of the US taking place at the company’s new Kings Cross campus, Real Business went along to discover why it’s better to be fast, open and, all importantly, collaborative in today’s fast-moving tech market.
The details of the latest VOOM pitching programme have been revealed, as Richard Branson opened up the proceedings for a launch event at Trinity Buoy Wharf in East London.
When it comes to showcasing your business with pitching skills, you may want to be aware that 90 per cent of firms use Microsoft PowerPoint.
It was only through making observations in his everyday life that Martin Campbell realised a good pitching style works there as well as it does in business.
On Thursday 2 November, Real Business visited St James’s Palace, courtesy of the Duke of York, Prince Andrew, who requested our company for the final of his sixth Pitch at Palace campaign – where Queen Elizabeth was also in attendance.
Face-to-face meetings make an annual contribution of £193bn to the UK economy.
Having gone through the Dragons’ Den experience at the young age of 18, Christian Lane, the founder of home technology company Smarter, learned the key to investment success.
It is fair to assume CFO like numbers. What’s not to like? The big number above demands your attention, even if you are not analytically inclined. Your interest will be further tweaked when I say that 30, 3, 30 are key numbers that will help CFOs step up to CEO.
Party Political Conference season shows the high risk and reward of getting speeches and presentations right. Fluff your lines, get the tone wrong, or just say something during a pitch that isn’t very popular and your career can be sunk.
Toy designer Gillian Logan pitched her Skinny Sketcher drawing kit idea at the Inventors Workshop in 2014, and has since achieved success with the product. But having made a number of mistakes to get there, she’s outlined 12 errors frequently made by product design startups, and how steer clear of them.
Capital is the lifeblood of a fast-growing business, whether this cash comes from customers, mergers, crowdfunding or venture capital. This puts a lot of pressure on the act of raising finance, so it’s no surprise that pitching for venture capital funding can be particularly stressful for founders.