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.

Speed up your growth

Chances are, if you’ve already got investment income then your business is probably a high growth one. If it is, then you’ll be able to make the most of our specialist programmes, products and support tailored specifically to businesses looking to grow, growing or scaling up. It could be your next big step.

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 entrepreneurs who have pitched on Dragons's Den as well as real-life angels.

Tips for attracting investment

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 (PDF, 86kB)

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

It’s a new year with new challenges. We have guidance on Brexit, money management and preparing for the New Now. 

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