You deserve a pat on the back for making it to Q4 of 2020. No, seriously. Whether you’ve had to adapt to your entire team working remote, or rethink your business strategy, there were likely a handful of curveballs thrown your way in the last 12 months. And while we can’t control the chaos and how that will affect the upcoming year, we can help set you up for success when it comes to your business presentations in 2021.
The new year is a fresh start for you to tell your story. It’s 365 new chances to get it right. It’s the opportunity to chase initiatives that may have fallen short in 2020. Since many businesses have had to pivot this year, we want to be your constant going into Q1. Our pre-built presentation templates make it easy to plug-and-play so you can rethink how you structure your ideas and shape your narrative. Our free library of presentation templates has been curated by industry experts for every department, team, and business. They give you the inspiration you need to put your best foot forward.
To help you better prepare for 2021, we’ve rounded up the 7 presentation templates that you should have on hand going into the new year.
Small Business Plan Template
Are you planning to launch or scale a new business in 2021? Small business plans are an essential first step towards the success of your company. Small business plan presentations serve as a strategic blueprint you can share with potential investors, possible partners, and interested parties. You’ll need an overview of your business’s goals for 2021, a basic strategy, marketing tactics, finances, a profitability forecast, etc. Our small business plan example will help you bring structure to and build interest in your organization’s strategy. It’s a great template for any entrepreneur to have in their back pocket for the new year.
Our small business plan presentation template can help your company secure funding, solidify partnerships, or outline company goals for Q1 and beyond.
Go To Market Strategy
If you’re creating a new product, service, or feature in 2021, this one is for you. A go to market strategy, or GTM strategy, explains the process needed to break into a new market or a new audience, step by step. You can use a go to market strategy for a new product launch, new service offering, a startup launch, or a brand relaunch— the sky's the limit in 2021. It’s similar to a marketing plan, but with a narrower, more detailed focus on one of your products or services.
A go to market strategy presentation ensures that your new product or service launch for 2021 is properly planned out.
Use our go to market presentation template to outline your business strategy, validate timing, target audience, and market, or inform all teams about the go to market strategy.
With the new year comes a new round of budgets. It’s not enough to come up with a list of goals or brainstorm a list of ideas for your business in 2021. You have to map out how you’ll accomplish those goals or make your ideas come to life, within a reasonable budget.
When you need to make your case to managers or executives for additional resources in 2021, a budget proposal presentation is an essential tool. Every department should have one. Your presentation should explain your idea, what obstacles you may come across, and why your desired budget is necessary for the new fiscal year.
You can use a budget proposal presentation to gain funding for your department, explain the budget for a new project or initiative, and fund new hires for your team.
Marketing Plan Template
Your marketing plan will likely vary each quarter, but it’s important to start the year off on the right foot. Creating an effective marketing plan presentation requires attention to detail and a clear view of your marketing goals for the year. Using a marketing strategy presentation template removes some of the pressure for marketers to develop new slides from scratch each quarter, but gives them the creative freedom to tailor their content to fit their 2021 objectives.
A marketing strategy plan template can be used for a variety of purposes, including marketing strategy, marketing plans, ad campaigns, and marketing proposals.
Social Media Strategy
It’s no secret that social media evolves year after year, which means what worked in 2020 might not work in 2021. Your social media strategy has many moving parts: background research, campaign goals, task lists, deliverables, and more. That’s why a social media strategy presentation is a good starting point for mapping out your plan for the new year.
A customizable, intuitive social media strategy deck template can relieve some of the stress of building your own presentation, allowing you to focus on sharing important information with your marketing team, managers, and other departments.
Use a social media strategy presentation template to present research, goals, and strategies to executives, keep social media team members informed, or check in on social media campaign progress and deliverables throughout the year.
New year, new employees. It’s a safe bet that you’ll be adding to your team in 2021, and you’ll have a lot to share with new hires during their first week on the job. That’s why you need an employee handbook template for the upcoming year. Having a template that covers it all— the company’s history and values, essential policies, perks and benefits, expected employee behavior, who they can contact for help, and much more— will make everyone’s life easier.
A comprehensive employee handbook presentation can inform new hires and get them excited to work for the company. Plus, it can be used as a resource that they can come back to again and again later in the year.
Use our employee handbook template to share important company information during onboarding, welcome new employees to the team in 2021, or create a valuable employee resource that can be used in the future.
In order to scale your business in 2021, you’ll need to craft a sales proposal. Sale proposals are used to demonstrate how your business, brand, service or product will positively influence a buyer, partner company, or investor. For a sales proposal to be successful it must include a straightforward message, be visually impactful, and show specific stats or data that reference your company’s strengths. Without a sales proposal in the new year, your success may fall short.
A sales proposal template can be used for responding to requests for proposals (RFPs), communicating ROI to sales prospects, and pitching sales ideas, concepts, or strategies.
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