“I spent today listening to presentations from contestants in the University of Oregon venture contest. It was amazing how the presentations gave life to some business plans that had been less than impressive when read in a vacuum.
During today?s presentations, a company that had nearly been discounted based on the quality of their business plan gave a stunning presentation. Not only was the opportunity excellent, but the team presented their material clearly and easily answered every question with immediate access to back-up PowerPoint slides.”
– Noah Parsons over at Bplans Blog has a great post on the need for a clearly written business plan and an ‘elevator pitch’ to explain your business to the unknowing. Noah should know since he is very involved in venture contests where business plans are reveiwed by judges, usually with a great deal of business experience. -ed.