Business Planning

Why do I need a business plan?

Having a plan in your head is great but how do others buy into this plan? How can banks or investors decide how to finance your business and how can you know whether you have thought through some of the road blocks to a successful business.

The exercise of business planning and then challenging your plan is critical to building a business. We acknowledge that it can never be exhaustive, there are always externalities that are not included. However, with a basic roadmap you will have the tools to help you make decisions in your business, and more importantly, to find others who buy into the plan. This means both with funds and with passion.

Energy Management & Development

Understanding your energy consumption is the first step in managing one of the largest input costs in your operation.  We have experience working with a wide range of utilities and help you understand consumption patterns, select a retailer and contract plan to suit your needs.  In addition, we help to identify ways to reduce power and gas consumption and where applicable, generate your own power projects.

Overcoming hurdles that prevent change

Most of our business comes from referrals, customers and friends of ours come to us with a challenge or a problem that they are stuck with. We are the first to admit that we do not have all of the answers; what we do have is the drive, determination and network to help them find the answers. We also believe in having fun in the process.

Vision Development

Have you ever had the experience of becoming “married” to an idea or concept? It is a no brainer, it can’t fail, it HAS to work? We have all been there and it causes us to be blind to counter arguments and positions and to miss the obvious. We have evaluated many business plans and ventures for investors and for businesses. We verify and challenge what we see to prevent the blinder effect. At the end of the day it is always up to the individual client to decide if they would like to proceed or not; but following our review they have a broader perspective.