Developing realistic business assumptions is important when determining how much your business is worth.

Bogus assumptions can be spotted a mile away by any investor or lender. It’s better to develop conservative assumptions and have multiple scenarios so you can have a strong dialogue with your potential investor or lender. If the lender doesn’t feel comfortable, the pitch needs work. The content of the pitch will require research, authentic contribution of work, and ultimately, due diligence.

The startup dashboard is one of Value Buddy’s primary tools. Use the startup cost dashboard to explain the investment dollars needed to start or grow your business. The capital call schedule functionality allows you to communicate to investors and banks exactly how much funding you need for your project and when you actually need it.

While outlining your startup pitch, your outcomes, assumptions, and threats are pertinent information. It is Value Buddy’s mission to make sure you are fully prepared for your pitch.

The ownership dashboard will be beneficial for your process. It will help you effectively communicate the return on investment (ROI), payback period (PBP), internal rate of return (IRR), and cashflow for each investor.

Utilize the ownership dashboard so each investor can understand the financial forecast based on their equity stake. The role of these dashboards is to help you complete the financial section of your business plan so you can pitch your venture to investors and lenders.

Key assumptions are an important part of the plan, and potential investors usually need to see this information before they decide to put in money. These key assumptions range from financing, consumer base, and profitability to management and resources. Value Buddy will guide you through all of this information, and more, to deliver the perfect pitch!