For this assignment, your task is to plan and present a pitch for a real-life client in the form of a written proposal.
A detailed client brief and information on how to present your proposal will be supplied during the trimester. Your pitch to the client must include the following as a minimum:
• A company profile/background
• The price for each service you propose
• A proposed schedule indicating milestones or delivery dates
• Whether services are periodic or recurrent
• GST and other taxes, Applicable insurance
• Intellectual property rights where relevant.
You will be assessed on these key criteria:
• Appropriately and adequately addressing the task;
• Demonstrated critical understanding of relevant unit references;
• Clearly demonstrated understanding of the structure and considerations of a small business
• Proposal of realistic service offerings in response to brief
• Level of professionalism in presentation including use of recommended report structure, appropriate use and accuracy of language, spelling, grammar and editing, layout and format.
Creating a successful pitch starts with a thorough business plan. From there it’s up to you to identify what makes your business valuable and worth investing in. You may have 5-pages of proven financial history and a deep analysis of how you stack up against the competition across multiple industries, but you simply can’t cover it all.
Because, when your pitching to angel investors and venture capitalists for the first time, you’ll often only have around 10-minutes to make your case. Here’s how to make that quick pitch successful.
First, take the time to put together your pitch deck. The goal is to create a deck that is easy for you to work off of and gets investors excited about your business.
Keeping that in mind, you should have a short version that you can speak to within 10-minutes as well as an extended version that includes everything you’d like to give potential investors access to.