If there is one thing that has allowed us at Slidebean to grow fast AND efficiently, is our obsessive tracking of marketing budget returns. Back in 2015 when we only had about $2,000-$3,000 worth of marketing budget to spend each month, getting the most out of our buck was fundamental not only to grow but to survive.
After deciding to attend an important event such as a tech conference, you need to learn how to spend your time wisely and ultimately, make the best out of it. No matter if you've been to a major tech conference before or you're a newbie, we have the best advice for any scenario.
If research is to be believed, this article has about 8 seconds to capture a reader's attention before their attention span disintegrates. Start-ups face the same problem when pitching their start-up to potential investors. Learn with this post how to nail your deck when trying to close the deal.
It's quite a challenge to capture someone’s attention in a short span of time. Not to mention when you have to pitch your idea in front of a big audience. Knowing this, we've collected some examples of elevator pitches, coupled with advice from some of the best marketing professionals in the business to help you nail your deck.
If there is one quintessential task a startup CEO needs to be in charge of is not letting the company running out of money. Being on top of your Financial Model and business budget can make the different and allow managers and founders to make game-changing decisions.
It's imperative as a company to measure the success of a pivot in order to accurately know if the path chosen was the right one. Slidebean has gone through two major pivots in the past year, the first took place during 500 Startups and the second one was more recently. Take a look at or MoM Growth since then!
It's essential to have a well-structured media kit in order to properly convey it to the press. For that, you'll need to include essential information, especially if your company wants to secure investment with it! Make sure to cause a great first impression with our press kit template!
As an early stage startup, getting featured in any major tech blog is huge. It brings a big boost of users, and it comes with other less obvious treats like credibility and SEO. Yet, this is not an easy job. You need to be full time committed on doing PR for your company. Here's how we got featured on TechCrunch!
A pitch deck needs to showcase the company's business plan and startup vision. Although there are many platforms that can help you build your outstanding pitch deck, here are the best softwares online!
The Airbnb pitch deck has become an increasingly popular reference for entrepreneurs around the world. The company founders, Brian Chesky raised $600K in 2009, from Sequoia Capital and Y Ventures. The company has since become a giant in the Travel Industry, closing a round in early 2015 on a valuation of over USD $20 Billion.
It's essential to have a well-thought-out slide deck before facing not only customers but also investors, who are the ones that will help you secure seed funding. This deck needs to easily communicate and sell your ideas to them. In this article, we'll show you how to build an effective slide deck.
A pitch deck is usually a 10-20 slide presentation designed to give a short summary of your company, your business plan and your startup vision. Pitch decks also serve very different purposes, from trying to get a meeting with a new investor, to presenting in front of a stage, and each one of them should follow a different structure.
There are thousands of articles online on how to grow your SEO, that are obviously focusing on their own SEO, among with stories of influencers making a living from it. Yet, nobody seems to be looking at the real cost behind it. But, worry not, we're going to do that right here, right now.
Multi-billion-dollar companies such as: YouTube, Airbnb or Foursquare, have one thing in common: they used a pitch deck to secure millions of dollars' worth of investment, transforming them from startups to scale-ups in mere minutes.
Creating an outstanding Marketing plan will help you secure new contracts and increase your brand's visibility. Not all plans are the same, however. Here's how you can write a marketing plan for your business, step by step:
Marketing reports are a great option to highlight as a marketing professional and expand upon your department’s successes. If you find yourself struggling to come up with a marketing report template that will blow the socks off of your company’s executives, consider including the sections mentioned below.
You can find various examples of beautifully designed decks from startup companies that successfully raised funds from investors and now are multimillion-dollar businesses -all thanks to a few presentation slides. So, in order to come up with a perfect pitch deck, it would be good to take a look at what worked well for other founders.
Business proposals are great tools that you can use in different industries. If you're a freelancer applying for a contract job or a company proposing a new vendor agreement, the business proposal is an excellent way to showcase your skills and get results when making a formal request.
Among the marketing tools that you can have at your disposal, case studies are one of the most effective ones. Instead of just talking about what your product or service does, it allows you to show potential clients why your product or service is useful. Also, you can include the positive experiences your past clients have had.
You only have one chance to make a great first impression, and you need to know how to introduce yourself. Having an outstanding introduction will help you break the ice and generate interest in your audience. Follow these 11 guidelines to make your next presentation a success.
Although you might have secure funding for your startup, you need to build and nurture a relationship with these investors. An essential part of that involves sending regular updates on your company performance, better known as investor updates.
The main goal behind presenting your pitch deck is to get investors excited about your product and confident enough to spend on your startup. Here are some essential tips to creating a pitch deck that will make your startup stand out and pave the way to your company’s success in today’s competitive market.
Balancing growth vs profitability is a delicate science and it can literally make or break your business. It’s a choice startup founders need to make and it’s very much related to the direction that the company is headed; you’ll probably hear/read hundreds of stories of which path works best… this is just ours.
Among the most well known pitch competitions in tech history we have the "The Startup Battlefield", that takes place every year at the Techcrunch Disrupt Conference. Slidebean team has gathered and replicated the pitch decks from the top five finalist from the 2016 TC Disrupt-NY Startup Battlefield.
The Startup Battlefield at the Techcrunch Disrupt Conference has become one of the most competitive pitch competitions in the tech industry. We’ve gathered and replicated the best pitch decks from the event. Here are the results for Day 2 at TC Disrupt.
The Startup Battlefield @ the Techcrunch Disrupt Conference has become one of the most competitive pitch competitions in the tech industry. We’ve gathered and replicated the best pitch decks from the event.
A pitch deck is one of the most important representation that a startup could have. If you get this first step wrong you could jeopardize startup funding opportunities before investors even take a look at the 2nd slide. Here you can find the most common mistakes when raising fund and avoid them.