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How to Create and Present a Winning Business Pitch

Thu 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics

How to Create and Present a Winning Business Pitch
Date: 6/9/2022
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Building/Room: FLAT 212
In-person Only
No cost due to sponsor support

Entrepreneurs have many opportunities to increase their "Top of Mind" status to successfully promote their business.

On a daily basis, it is your elevator pitch. An elevator pitch is a brief, persuasive statement that you use to spark interest and a conversation in what your organization does. You can also use it to create interest in a project, idea or product – or in yourself. A good elevator pitch should last no longer than a short elevator ride of 60 seconds or less, hence the name. It should be interesting, memorable and succinct. It also needs to explain what makes you – or your organization, product or idea – unique. Elevator pitch can be used in day-to-day life when people ask what you do or at the upcoming Pitch Party to be held on June 28th at Southern Appalachian Brewery from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

This seminar will also prepare you to verbally present your business for funding to a Local Bank, Microloan Organization i.e. Mountain Bizworks, Angel Investor Group or a Venture Capital Firm. "Build it and they will come" is not a good marketing strategy, it is better to pitch it.

Speaker(s): Gary Heisey Gary is the marketing and branding expert with his company Brand Door, teaches BRCC SBC Business Classes as Adjunct Faculty and serves as the Executive Director for the BRCC Mission Accelerator Program and 2022-2023 Vision Henderson County Program. Prior to this, Gary for eleven years was the award winning Blue Ridge Community College Small Business Director. During this time, he directed the BRCC Small Business Center, rated number one SBC training center out of 58 North Carolina Colleges across the state. Gary personally taught over 600 business seminars and assisted over 1,000 start-ups, growth and scale-up companies with management advice, branding, marketing, social media, access to capital, and business planning. Gary has been recognized by: • Small Business Administration • National Association of Entrepreneurship • 2016 North Carolina Community College Staff Person of the Year Award • 2014 Dr. Molly A. Parkhill Blue Ridge Community Staff Person of the Year • Mountain Bizworks (Former Board Chair, Board Member 2014-2020, Chair of the Lending Committee and served on the Executive Finance Committee) • SCORE (Service of Retired Executives) • Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurism (Western Carolina University)

Co-Sponsor(s): Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce

Fee: No Cost

Phone: 828-694-1658


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