Please don't make investors cry by showing them a hockey stick shaped graph that shows how your company is going to turn over more money than Google, Apple and MicroSoft in 5 years by capturing one percent of the Chinese Market.
If you have done your financial forecast correctly, you will be well prepared for questions that will come your way from investors about forecasted return on investment.
By the end of this slideshow you will understand the difference between the financial model that makes you look credible without paying a finance director. and the one that will make you look like a plonker aka Rodney Trotter.
You financial model is the paint-by-numbers version of your business plan.
Once you have the spreadsheet ready you need to start with where you are today, follow a bottom up approach rather than a top down, fill in the funding gaps, reality check it on your competition, then paint a realistic exit.