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Business Development Services


We help aspiring entrepreneurs to launch a business faster, easier and with greater success!


Our clients are new start-ups or established businesses who want to grow their business and improve their bottom line.  The process starts with a Complimentary 30 minute Business Concept consultation - phone meeting to get to know each other, get an overview of your business idea and determine what services are really needed to move forward with your business venture. 

One of our goals is to see if we have common core values to make our working relationship a ‘good fit.’ 

 

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur with a solid business idea who wants to explore self-employment? 
Check out our services designed especially for you:

Business Concept Exploration/Feasibility Study  - two private 1 hour phone sessions.
Session 1 helps you to determine if self-employment is right for you.  Find out if you have what it takes to launch and implement a successful business.  Small businesses are the backbone of Canada’s economy.  We talk about characteristics common to successful entrepreneurs.  You will leave the session with information and tools to get started on identifying who your target client will be and if there is a need for your services or products in the marketplace.

Session 2 gets into more depth about your background, education, skills and connections in the community.  Between session 1 and 2, you are assigned the task of doing some preliminary homework or research on the marketplace/local community to find out if there is a need for your products or services.  We provide an assessment of your business concept and assist you to determine whether your business idea is solid enough in the local marketplace to pursue further development.  By the end of session 2, you will have a clearer idea about whether you are ready to move forward to the business planning and coaching stage.   We provide our clients with the tools to determine if this business idea has the potential to be viable in the marketplace today.     

Business Plan Education Series  - Learn how to create a viable, comprehensive business plan for yourself plus how to start a new business.  Benefits:  valuable skills, processes and knowledge that can be applied in a number of business settings.   

Ten 1 hour private sessions (via Skype or phone)

  • Option 1: Fast Track - 2 sessions per week for 5 weeks 
  • Option 2:  10 Week Do it Right Plan - 1 session per week for 10 weeks.  
  • Option 3:  Flexible Do it Right Plan - 1 session every two weeks for 20 weeks (provides more time and flexibility for clients who are currently working outside of the home, for women who work in the home raising young children, or, for anyone who simply needs more time to get it done).

We reduce the stress and uncertainty associated with starting a new business, by taking the complicated, overwhelming business planning and financial planning process, and breaking it down into small and simple bite-size sections. We start with an industry standard business plan template and financial plan template and customize it to your specific needs. 

If your goal is to attract investors, find a partner in your venture or to provide a roadmap outlining the steps to launch and grow a successful business, our tools and guidance will help you.  Each training session relates to one section of the business plan/financial plan plus provides you with coaching on how to complete each section along with other helpful tips to aid you in launching your business.  Our program includes: editing services and feedback on your business plan and financial projections; information on choosing the right business structure; name registration and the business registration process plus a Business Plan Guide to writing a solid Business Plan; a Business Plan template and a Financial Plan template.

Entrepreneurial Coaching and Tactical Guidance services- the list of questions facing new start-ups or growing businesses can be overwhelming.  We can help you to sort it out.  If you are a new start-up and have completed your business plan and successfully launched your business, you may want to keep the momentum going by working with a business coach on a regular basis.  Our coaches provide follow-up on the implementation plan and are a great sounding board for new ideas or road blocks that you may encounter.  We offer three options:  3 month, 6 month or 12 month plans.  Each plan provides 60 minutes of flexible coaching per month based on whether they prefer/require a weekly check-in, bi-weekly or one 60 minute brainstorming session each month.

Already in business but do not have a business plan?  Already have a business plan?  Could your plan use a fresh set of eyes to make it more compelling?  Is it in need of updating?

Check out our services designed especially for you:

  • Business Plan Review Services: we provide an objective, 3rd party critique of your existing plan to identify areas which need to be strengthened.  Before you send your business plan to an investor or lender it is a good idea to get a review.
  • Express Review - includes a quick scan of your business plan (30 minutes) plus a 30 minute feedback phone session.
  • Standard Review - includes 2 hours review plus 1 hour feedback phone session.
  • Comprehensive Review - includes 8 hours review plus 1 hour feedback phone session.

 

Business Plan Makeover - specifically targeted to investors or lenders (we will provide a quote based on our review of your current business plan, financial statements and future goals).
You only have one chance to make a good first impression on investors or lenders.  If you already have a business plan, chances are that it is not good enough to attract investors or lenders.  Most business plans do not focus on what they consider is the most critical information.  Selling your business idea and being able to identify your target market are not enough.  They want to know how in the next 3 to 5 years you are going to take in more cash than you spend.  They need to see that you demonstrate a clear understanding of all the costs to operate your business to realize your sales revenue projections. 

Full Service Business Plan:  You get a customized business plan document written in the conventional business plan format.  We specialize in the writing of detailed and compelling business plans that are designed to capture the attention of investors and help you to get the funding you need.  We develop your plan from scratch to tell your story in an articulate and compelling manner.  We save you hundreds of hours that you can better spend focusing on other more pressing priorities.

Limited Service Business Plan:  This customized option is right for you if have a limited budget and you have the time to conduct the majority of the research and writing of the business plan.  We help you to prioritize and stay on track, providing guidance, direction and editing services.  We provide you with the templates necessary to complete the business plan and financial projections. 

Entrepreneurial Coaching and Tactical Guidance services-  Even if have a business plan and have been in business for some time now, you may want to keep the momentum going by working with a business coach on a regular basis.  Our coaches keep you on track and are a great sounding board for new ideas or road blocks that you may encounter.  We offer three options:  3 month, 6 month or 12 month plans.  Each plan provides 60 minutes of flexible coaching per month based on whether they prefer/require a weekly check-in, bi-weekly or one 60 minute brainstorming session each month.


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