We recognize that starting and growing a business can be both challenging and rewarding. Increase your confidence in going forward and the confidence others place in you with solid plans for your business! We can assist select clients who are both ‘ready and able’ to move forward with their business planning and growth.
Here's a quick look at a few OPTIONS that we trust will be helpful:
Our “Business Plan Coaching” services (Options 1, 2 & 3) provide you with a cost-effective ‘D.I.Y.’ (Do-It-Yourself) approach! Our role consists of guiding and reviewing your progress as you move towards your objectives, using one of our three helpful business planning frameworks. (These are described in more detail below.) You proceed at your own pace and develop your own business plan. We’ll check in with you throughout the entire process with valuable input and suggestions. Where necessary, we can also provide limited research, directing you to resources we believe you’ll find helpful.
Our “Business Plan Writing” service (Option 4) takes a more consultative approach and works more closely with you, particularly in the early and latter stages of the process. First, we help you outline your business concept and objectives. From there, we gather information into a first draft of your business plan for you to review. Following your review, further refinements are made and presented in a second draft of your business plan. Your feedback will be used to fine-tune the plan, which when presented to you, completes this valuable service. At this stage, you have the finished business plan document that you’ve requested.
Our "Other Services" - We'd be pleased to speak with you regarding our: "Business Plan Review" (Option 5) or "Business Coaching Services" (Option 6) to help you prepare to present your plan to funders and stakeholders.
So whether it’s our more involved “Business Plan Writing” service, the more flexible “Business Plan Coaching” service, or one of our "Other Services", it all begins with a conversation, and taking the next step.
Want to Register Now for any of our Service Options?
Simply CLICK on the title above, or any of the Six (6) "Option Titles" below to go to our WEBSITE Registration Page. Feel free to review the descriptions seen there (and as noted below) and then "click" on the BUTTON to reach our Eventbrite page menu and complete your registration!
RE: Options 1, 2 & 3 - “Business Plan Coaching”
Option 1 – “PVS –Exploring Business”
For any business to succeed there are a number of fundamental questions that need be answered. We’ll help you explore those questions and discover the answers you need before investing significant time, energy and resources into your business venture. Regardless of the stage of your business development, our objective perspective will help you quickly explore these critical aspects at this important point of your entrepreneurial journey. Your answers to these questions will allow you to focus your resources where they will produce the greatest results for your business!
Here are just some of the areas we’ll examine together:
· What is your value proposition?
· How does your current menu of products or services fit in the market?
· Who should your business be targeting?
· How will you effectively reach your market?
· What changes in your operations, marketing & management are needed?
· What priorities should receive your attention?
(This service takes approximately 3 to 4 hours to complete, and should be completed within 1 month from registration.)
Our process examines the following key business areas:
· Your Value Proposition
· Approach to Customer Relationships
· Target Customer Segments
· Channels to Market
· Revenue Sources
· Key Business Activities
· Key Resources Required
· Strategic and Operational Partnerships
· Associated Costs
(This service takes approximately 7 to 9 hours to complete, and should be completed within 3 months from registration.)
Choose our “PVS - Facilitated Business Planning” and we’ll ‘walk with you’ through many of the key concepts you’ll need to address within your business plan. This package will provide you with helpful direction, insights and practical exercises to assist you in completing each major section of your business plan. Each step is introduced in a way that facilitates your growth and development as we connect with you throughout the entire process. The things you learn through this process will allow you to bring all the pieces of your business plan together and equip you for the changes you’ll want to make in the future.
Here are the key points we’ll cover with you in this service:
· Your Vision & Mission
· Your Target Market
· Your Company & Management
· Understanding Your Industry & Market
· Marketing Your Product or Service
· Your Business & What's Unique About It
· Operating Realities, Competition and Overcoming Challenges
· Identifying and Minimizing Risks
· Your Financial Prospects and Health of Your Business
· Customer Service & Satisfaction
· Social Responsibility, Social Media & Exit Strategy
· Your Business Plan Package
(This service takes approximately 10 to 13 hours to complete, and should be completed within 6 months from registration.)
RE: Option 4 - “Business Plan Writing”
Option 4 –“PVS – Business Plan Writing”
Over the years we’ve found that there is great value for an entrepreneur to put together their own business plan, yet we also recognize that writing one can be a daunting task! Perhaps you’ve experienced some of the challenges faced in writing a business plan. We'll work with you and assist in the gathering of information that you'll need to have in your business plan to effectively describe your business opportunity. This service takes a consultative approach to gather information from you and works with you to craft a business plan that's tailored to your needs.
Our process requires your input to outline your business concept and objectives. From there, we gather information into a first draft of your business plan for you to review. Following your review, further refinements are made and presented in a second draft of your business plan. Your feedback will be used to fine-tune the plan, which when presented to you, completes this valuable service. At this stage, you have the finished business plan document that you’ve requested.
As every business and the needs of its owners are different, the time and costs involved will vary with the complexity of your business situation!
(This service typically takes approximately 8 to 12 weeks to complete. A retainer is required to begin, with the balance of payments arranged during our initial consultation and the scheduling of this project.)
RE: Options 5 & 6 - “Other Services”
Option 5 –“PVS – Business Plan Review”
One of the most common reasons for putting a business plan together is related to a requirement of funding sources. Simply put - virtually everyone you approach for funding your venture will want to see and hear how your business is going to move forward and achieve the results that you anticipate. Let us help you with our experience in guiding hundreds of entrepreneurs through the develop their business plans and the refining of their 'pitch' presentations. We'll review your plan, critique your presentation in our 'Pitch/Polish' session, and provide you with valuable feedback to improve both.
(This service takes approximately 8 to 12 hours to complete, and should be completed within 2 month from registration.)
Our Business Coaching provides you with access to our individual guidance and expertise to work on your specific challenges. Typically made available in packages of three (3) hours, we'll coordinate times that work for your schedule and address the items that are most important to your moving forward with your business!
(This service is typically available in packages of 3 hours, however we are currently making it available with 4 hours of Business Coaching for those who register at this time.)
We'd be pleased to speak with you regarding any of your specific requirements at any time.
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