Step 5: Doing Your Financial Planning

You’ve built your team, identified your customer base, and met all your legal needs.

Once you’ve checked everything off of the above list, you should be moving towards a “minimum viable product” (MVP). Remember when pitching your business to funders, a demo is critical – you need to be able to show, not just tell.
Telling your story is mission-critical. Download our free business plan template as a starting point, and review the Alliance of Angels’ presentation guidelines for tips on your investor deck.

Do you have a scalable business?

You are starting small, but you should be thinking big. Consider applying to accelerator programs, and once you’ve gained some market traction and momentum, seek funding through angel/seed Investing.

Do you have a small business?

With a business plan in hand, small business entrepreneurs may consider resources like the following for seed funding: