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Business PowerPoint Templates: Best in 2021 (Free Included)

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Business PowerPoint Templates: Best in 2021 (Free Included)

A carefully crafted selection of the finest PowerPoint templates for business use. Ideal to grab and hold your customers’ attention and help you land more deals.

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John McTale

Editor-in-chief

Jun 30, 2021

 

 

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Why do you need a perfect business PowerPoint template? Because, in business, it’s not just what you say but also how you say it that makes the difference between a done deal and a pass. No matter what business document you’re putting together—be it a proposal, a pitch deck, a case study, or an investment deck—you need a perfect template.

(And no, the ones available inside the PowerPoint app won’t make the cut.)

I know what you’re thinking. “The Internet is flooded with business PPT templates, most of them totally worthless.” True. The good news is that I’ve done the legwork for you. I browsed thousands of PowerPoint templates for business use so that you can enjoy the finest ones.

See this list of the best business PowerPoint templates with tips on who should use which one. Pick the best option, download with a single click, and enjoy instantly improved results.

 

Storydoc’s alternative to PowerPoint templates

 

You see… There's one major problem with business templates available for PowerPoint. They’re static. In essence, they’re just a slightly better looking rendition of a technology engineered in the 80s. If you need to send a presentation to a customer, slides will bore them to death.

The solution? Our presentation maker. We transform your static slides into dynamic, interactive web presentations. And we know they work great! Storydoc pages help our users generate more engagement, close more deals faster, and always stay on brand.
 

Here's an example of a business PowerPoint template transformed in our tool:

Before

After

Slide decks are a relic of the past. With Storydoc, you’ll get interactive content you never thought you’d have. Wow your audience, make a lasting impression, and land more deals with investors. Ready in a flash.

 

Looking for templates tailored to specific business documents? See one of our dedicated guides:

For general business templates for PowerPoint, read on!

 

Templates from Microsoft

 

Starting with business templates available straight from Microsoft, the makers of PowerPoint themselves. First of all, your PowerPoint app (as well as an online version, for that matter) features in-built business templates you can use. Just follow these steps:

  • Select “New blank presentation”
  • In the top menu bar, click on “Design”
  • Pick a template from a slider
  • Use the “Designer” function on the right to further customize your templates

However, the templates and themes you’ll find there aren’t the most imaginative ones. Luckily, there are hundreds of templates you can download from Microsoft to boost your business presentation. To save you the time of browsing through all of them, I compiled the top 6 right below.
 

blue spheres

Blue spheres (free)

A simple, elegant free business PowerPoint template that will work across all industries and different presentation types. Recommended for internal use.

Download here
minimal design

Minimal design

One of the “premium” templates from Microsoft’s website, “Minimal design,” as the name implies, is minimalist and basic. However, you get a lot of templated slide designs for data visualization which is a nice bonus.

Download here
chronicle

Chronicle

Like the previous one, “Chronicle” is available as one of the premium business PowerPoint templates. With a lot of image placeholders across different types of slides, it will be a good pick in industries with a highly visual aspect.

Download here
futuristic pitch deck

Futuristic pitch deck

Great for tech companies, the “Futuristic pitch deck” was designed specifically with pitch decks in mind. Featuring dedicated slides for all kinds of content you need to present your company in the best possible way: timelines, “About us” pages, financial forecasts and so on.

Download here
global infographic

Global infographic (free)

Again, it’s all in the name! “Global infographic” aims to make data visualization easy for businesses who operate on international markets. Maps, charts, and other gimmicks included. A very clear and easy-to-read business PowerPoint template.

Download here
green pitch deck

Green pitch deck

With stock images included and a palette hinting at sustainability, the “Green pitch deck” is a perfect choice for businesses who want to highlight how much they care for the environment—not necessarily local farmers themselves!

Download here

All the templates above?

Yeah, they’re pretty. But Storydoc gives you much more than nice-looking presentations. 

We deliver real results. 

Transform your static presentation with Storydoc and close more deals, improve engagement metrics, and increase your customer base. Like these teams did:

 

Business PPT templates from other designers

 

Now, let’s have a look at business PowerPoint templates and themes from outside of the Microsoft empire. There, too, you can find some free-of-charge gems. But if you want to nail a presentation critical for your bottom line, it’s best to invest some cash in a truly professional design.
 

project management

Project management (free)

A solid free business PowerPoint template from Slidesgo. The color palette is extremely eye-pleasing, so are the shapes and little vector icons. This template has been designed with project management in mind, featuring dedicated slides for key data, such as roadmaps, services offered, project goals and more.

Download here
geometric ribbons

Geometric ribbons (free)

Another free business PowerPoint theme, this one from Slides Carnival. The design is based on, you guessed it, geometric ribbons dividing the slides into key areas such as photo placeholders and spaces for text or visualizations.

Download here
startup pitch deck

Startup pitch deck (free)

As its makers put it, with this startup-dedicated PowerPoint template, “you can show your product overview, include a demo or sneak peek, detail a case study or tell what your business model will be.” Fair enough! All wrapped in a youthful design.

Download here
communication consulting

Communication consulting

A premium template from Slidesgo created with the consulting industry in mind. The layout is very dynamic with lots of different shapes and icons coming into play. Plus, some great placeholders for highlighting key data.

Download here
modern architecture

Modern architecture (free)

Laying it on the line—it’s my favorite free PowerPoint template for business use. It looks very neat and polished, has all the elements you might need to create a killer presentation, plus, a variety of over 30 uniquely designed slides to pick from. The only downside is that it might prove hard to adjust it to your branding.

Download here
strategy

Strategy

Created by the trigtype design studio, “Strategy” is a packed offering with 80+ unique slides for any use case you might think of. The design feels very premium and polished and this business PowerPoint theme offers plenty of room for customization. It’s pricey but the owners do offer limited-time discounts, so be on the lookout for those!

Download here
golden

Golden

“Golden” by simple PPT is a modest, basic business PPT template. The price is really fair, the slides easy to edit and personalize, and the overall design of this business theme for PowerPoint feels very welcoming and highly readable. A great choice if you’re on a budget but still want that extra spark in your presentation.

Download here
firma

Firma

One of all-time bestsellers on Etsy and for a good reason. “Firma” by MapsBoutique can be your go-to business PowerPoint theme no matter your industry or the exact document you’re working on. The template offers unparalleled variety with 280 business PowerPoint slides available. You’ll find everything you need, surely, the only problem might be that it can take quite a while to locate the slide you’re after.

Download here
magazine style

Magazine style

Inspired by printed magazines and brochures, “Magazine Style,” created by SimplePPT is another example of a reasonably priced template. Great for internal use or short-and-sweet presentations. Probably wouldn’t do well for a very comprehensive and detailed pitch deck.

Download here
yello

Yello

Fresh, vibrant, and very contemporary, “Yello” by the notoriously prolific BervisualStudio has GenZ written all over it. Eye-catching headings, hip fonts, subdued yellow palette, and tons of strategically-placed image placeholders. A great pick for startups targeting a younger audience.

Download here
blue and gold

Blue & gold

Last but not least, “Blue & gold” by KaySquaredPrintables, boasting a staggering 5.0 review average on Etsy. This template is clearly well thought-out and includes many smart features to help you illustrate your message. The overall vibe is corporate rather than SMB-like so I’d recommend it for more conservative industries such as law, finance, or high-level consulting.

Download here

And that's a wrap!

 

One last thing to keep in mind: always choose a design well suited to the *one* specific presentation you’re working on, don’t just pick whatever you think looks prettiest. I hope this article helped you find just the template you needed. Keeping my fingers crossed for your deck!

John McTale

Hi, I'm John, Editor-in-chief at Storydoc. As a content marketer and digital writer specializing in B2B SaaS, my main goal is to provide you with up-to-date tips for effective business storytelling and equip you with all the right tools to enable your sales efforts.