START-UPS, EXPANSIONS & BUSINESS PLANS
In recent years, this has become a larger component of our overall service offerings. In this instance there are far too many clients on an ongoing basis, in too many industries, to easily provide a specific example. They are all equally important to us.
An optimal example is a business plan we did for a cafe. This was their first attempt at a start-up. The client was very involved and responsive, which is very critical for a number of reasons: faster turn-around; the business plan becomes their own (not ours), and they are therefore better able to sell it (at least 50% of the equation to obtaining funding).
Along the way, we provided guidance to the client with respect to finance, operations, I.T., and sales & marketing. In instances where additional expertise was required, we sourced out contacts for the client.
- Know your mission
- Sell to consumer needs
- Promotions and Inside Scoops
- Listen, Ask and Act