Frequently asked Questions

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COMMON QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Our consultants have hands-on experience starting, funding, and growing their own businesses, so we understand exactly what you need.

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Having said that, we believe that the value we bring to the table is not industry expertise — which you already possess in abundance — but rather an understanding of what investors like to see in a potential opportunity.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What makes your financial projections special?” color=”juicy_pink” el_id=”1458936042154-e225962f-54a7″]Balance sheets that balance. Cash flows, income statements, and balance sheets that tie together (you’d be surprised by how many consultants who don’t get the basics right). Fully assumption-driven, so that you can do what-if analyses. Depending on your needs, we can include a lot of very sophisticated features.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”How does the process work?” color=”juicy_pink” el_id=”1458936004707-ba42dc82-a2d9″]Every situation is unique. However, some fairly common steps include the following:

  • Initial discussion to understand your basic needs.
  • Review your existing materials (draft business plans, financials, market research, competitors, etc.).
  • Follow-up discussion to clarify details and agree upon the scope and fees for the project.
  • Several in-depth discussions to better understand the details, develop strategies, and agree on all major elements of the business plan and financial model.
  • Conduct additional research, as needed.
  • Draft an Investor Presentation and review it with you to ensure that all parties agree on the vision.
  • Draft the Executive Summary and review it with you to ensure that we all agree on the next level.
  • Prepare a draft outline of the business plan for your review.
  • Begin filling in the details on the draft. Obtain and incorporate your feedback.
  • Incorporate your revenue and expense models into the financial model, and explain how it works so that you can take “ownership” of the financials.
  • Finalize all deliverables.
  • Coach you on the best way to deliver the investor presentation and on how to address questions.
  • Provide ongoing support, including making minor updates to the deliverables at no additional charge.

Depending on how we structure the project, you should expect to spend anywhere from 10-30 hours on the process over the course of a typical engagement.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What are your qualifications?” color=”juicy_pink” el_id=”1458927069778-f913a189-ecb4″]We’re all experienced entrepreneurs. Many have MBAs from top schools like Harvard or Stanford, and some have PhDs in scientific areas. Most importantly, we have proven track records.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”How long will it take us to raise capital?” color=”juicy_pink” el_id=”1458927041462-cf61ebee-c19a”]If you have everything investors are looking for, perhaps 6-12 months. A few raise capital more quickly. Some never raise any capital. A lot depends on the nature of your opportunity and the effort you put into the pursuit of capital.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row]