Having great pitching and presenting skills are crucial to make a great first impression, showcase your immersive business effectively and help you to secure future clients and investment.

These short, step-by-step video guides are designed to help you to develop and deliver engaging pitches and presentations to effectively share more about your company and innovative projects. This series includes:

When starting a company, it’s important to establish a financial reporting structure. This is not as complicated as you might think. In this short video we talk about the basics required and the resources that can help you without needing to spend a lot of money.

It can be really hard to navigate the innovation support landscape if you have not come across it before. Innovate UK Business Connect’s resources page is a searchable marketplace for all key resources available to you, to start and scale your business. In this short video we guide you through a selection of tried and trusted resources, which Innovate UK Business Connect use to support and signpost companies.

In the UK, high net worth individuals are encouraged to invest in early stage companies by advantageous tax break schemes. A couple of such schemes are the Enterprise Investment Scheme and the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme. These schemes significantly reduce the risk an investor takes on and makes earlier stage companies more attractive.

If I was to ask you, how much is a two bedroom flat in your area, you’d probably have a good idea. The same is not true for companies.

How do you know that the value placed on your company is fair and valid? Valuations are often a tricky thing to work out. It is often a complex discussion between investors and the company.

There is no right answer, apart from the one that both sides agree on. In this short video, we cover six methods of valuation for you to consider when valuing your business.

From the outset, when an investor invests in your business they need to know how they will get a return on their investment and when this will happen. So, this is not necessarily your exit from the business, but when the investor can anticipate a return on their investment.

There are three main ways that an investor can extract value from your project, they are: Initial Public offering (or IPO), the sale of the company to another organisation, known as a trade sale, or by returning part of the money you earn from customers, known as revenue distribution.

Learn about why you need an exit strategy and the main ways an investor can get a return on their investment in this short video.