Running your business

Investor readiness

Funding options for businesses

In this video we discuss the current funding landscape, including what’s available, how things have changed and what your options might be.

Seven steps to getting your business investment ready

As an entrepreneur, you’ll need to show investors why you and your business are worth investing in. So how do you best prepare for a pitch?

Read our 7 steps for a great pitch


Selling to investors

Learn from Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) who have successfully pitched for investment. Read more on this NatWest Business Hub article.

Tips for attracting investment


Business Builder workshop: writing a great 60-second pitch

If you haven’t got a clear 60-second pitch, you could be missing out on opportunities. In this free online, interactive workshop, the NatWest Business Builder team break down the ‘elevator’ pitch into its component parts. Get a clear understanding of what to include for maximum impact.

Find out more and register


Download our Pitch app

Pitching is a vital skill for getting the right business opportunities. Perfecting your pitch can be a challenge. The NatWest Pitch app guides you through structuring your pitch and tailoring it to your audience. NatWest Pitch is only available for iOS devices.

Download NatWest Pitch


Create your pitch with our template

Use our Entrepreneur Accelerator pitch template to help create the perfect pitch for your business. We guide you through the key areas to cover, along with tips to boost the impact of your business pitch.

Download our pitch template

Examples of great elevator pitches

These videos from NatWest Accelerator entrepreneurs are good examples of effective, short business pitches. They give snappy and impactful descriptions of what their business does, and how it can solve a problem.

Business planning and growth

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