The goal of most business plans is to explain the big picture of the proposed business and provide enough detail to make investors and others believe it is doable and profitable. As you know, Prezi excels at boiling down complex topics to their essence and presenting them in a visually stimulating way, which makes it a natural choice for creating business plans.
In this chapter, I discuss the visual aspects of creating business plans. Whether you're selling to an internal audience or investors, you need to make the plan inspiring and simple to follow. Telling the story of your business helps sell your vision.
I think of Prezi as being able to produce the ultimate one-page plan, a limitless canvas, capable of including all your information without restrictions.
Anyone who has ever read a formal business plan can agree that it's hard going. Typically such a plan contains figures; tables; and a lot of long, boring explanations. Often they seem to be right out of a business plan book. If you think that's the way it has to be, I would say, not really. Yes, certain sets of figures come into play, but more often than not, a business plan, like most other presentations, is about a person with a vision who wants to persuade others to follow ...