Business plans, venture capital, marketing plans, SEO services

Frequently asked questions...

Business Plans and Private Placement Memoranda

You have a high success rate! Can you guarantee my Business Plan will get funded?

We cannot -- and nobody can. Although to-date our success rate stands as stated, your success in getting funded depends on a number of factors, not the least of which is the business concept, the risk vs. reward and the experience of your management team. Raising money from investors is very challenging, and besides the factors mentioned, much of your success will come down to your level of dedication to your business and to attracting the funding you need. What we can assure you is that you will be armed with the best tools to help you accomplish the goal of funding your business -- a top-notch Business Plan and/or Private Placement Memorandum.

When I hire you to prepare my Business Plan or Private Placement Memorandum, what exactly do you deliver to me when the job is complete?

When you hire us to write a Business Plan, you receive:

  • a full Business Plan as a PDF file, along with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel files;
  • a separate Executive Summary for presentation to investors who prefer a quick overview prior to receiving the full Business Plan;
  • OPTIONAL -- for an additional $250.00 we will also provide you with a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation highlighting the key points of your Business Plan for investors.

When you hire us to write a Private Placement Memorandum ("PPM"), you receive:

  • a full PPM document as a PDF file, along with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel files.
  • OPTIONAL -- for an additional $250.00 we will also provide you with a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation highlighting the key points of your investment offering for investors.

Why does the cost of your services vary?

The cost of our services varies due to several factors. For example, our pricing for Business Plans depends on the complexity of the business (a Business Plan for a hot dog stand will cost considerably less than one for a medical device manufacturer!), the amount of market research needed, and the complexity of the sales forecasts and overall financial model of the business. Our work is custom written for YOU -- we do NOT use Business Plan software or generic templates. Contact us for a free evaluation and quote.

What is the process between hiring you and completion of the job?

The engagement process is broken-down into the following phases:

Initial Engagement: first we send you a confidentiality agreement (so you are assured we will not share your confidential information with any party without your consent) as well as a retainer agreement detailing the cost of our services. You return a signed copy of each document to us along with 50% of the total cost of the services.

Information Acquisition: the next phase involves compiling as much information as we can about your business, your industry and the market for your products/services. This may include tax records and prepared financial statements from prior years.

Composition: we complete a draft of your document(s) and email to you in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and PDF form for your review.

Revisions: after your review of the document(s), we offer you three weeks of unlimited revisions. (We have found that often less time is required before the job is completed to your satisfaction.)

Completion: you pay us the final 50% of the quoted cost of services, and we provide you with the final document files.


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Investment Funding

Can you guarantee my business will get funded?

We cannot -- and nobody can. Your success in getting funded depends on a number of factors, not the least of which is the business concept, the risk vs. reward and the experience of your management team. Raising money from investors is very challenging -- that is why people hire us! -- and besides the factors mentioned, much of your success will come down to your level of dedication to your business and to attracting the funding you need. What we can assure you is that you will be armed with the best tools and expertise to help you accomplish the goal of funding your business.

Are you a "broker dealer" and can you act as my agent to present my Business Plan to investors?

We are not a "broker-dealer" and therefore cannot act as your "offering agent". If we do approach an investor on your behalf, it will be in an introductory role. We do not take any compensation in connection with any funding received by you. What we provide is support in legally executing a fundraising campaign that protects both you and your investors. There are very specific things you can and can't do when raising money, and we steer you clear of any problem areas. There are also many options available to you regarding ways to raise investment capital, and we advise you on the approach that best fits you.

What services do you provide to help me fund my business venture?

Most entrepreneurs and business owners have very little experience dealing with investors from the first introdution to the final closing of an investment. We help you identify the best legal framework within which to raise investment funds (complying with State and Federal securities laws), identify prospective investors, advise you on ways to introduce yourself to them without violating securities laws, compile the right presentation materials (including a solid Business Plan and Private Placement Memorandum), advise you on structuring and negotiating the right deal with investors, and navigating the due dilligence process. We leverage our experience to act as your professional advisors throughout the process.


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Marketing Plans

Why does the cost of your services vary?

The cost of our services varies due to several factors. Among the factors that goes into pricing a Marketing Plan are the particular industry, the amount of market research already compiled by you (if any), and the complexity of the channels of exposure and distribution (as applicable). Contact us for a free evaluation and quote.

What is the process between hiring you and completion of the job?

The engagement process is broken-down into the following phases:

Initial Engagement: first we send you a confidentiality agreement (so you are assured we will not share your confidential information with any party without your consent) as well as a retainer agreement detailing the cost of our services. You return a signed copy of each document to us along with 50% of the total cost of the services.

Information Acquisition: the next phase involves compiling as much information as we can about your business, your industry and the market for your products/services.

Composition: we complete a draft of your document and email it to you in Microsoft Word and PDF form (along with any Microsoft Excel spreadsheets if applicable) for your review.

Revisions: after your review of the document, we offer you three weeks of unlimited revisions. (We have found that often less time is required before the job is completed to your satisfaction.)

Completion: you pay us the final 50% of the quoted cost of services, and we provide you with the final document files.


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IT and SEO Services

Can you get me to the top of Google?

Getting to the top of Google searches depends on many factors. The short answer is, yes, we can get you there. However, be advised that NO ONE can guarantee your placement on the top of Google for every possible keyword combination people may search for. Like everyone else who is competing for the top positions on Google searches for popular search terms, you will rank higher for some search terms and lower for others. Regardless, we can continue working until you reach the absolute top for the key words that are really important to you and your business. Contact us for a free evaluation and quote, or try out our most popular SEO services.

How long does it take to get results with SEO services?

When we provide SEO services, it takes Google a little time to "catch up" and find your new webpages, backlinks, etc. What usually happens is that you will see an initial spike in your Google search rankings, then a drop, then a steady climb back up. This is called the "Google Dance" and everyone experiences it. Overall, it may take anywhere from a week, to a month, to a couple months before you start to see a major increase in traffic as a result of our services because we (like anyone else) cannot control how quickly Google will discover and analyze your pages and backlinks. However, we do everything in our power to speed up the process, such as submitting sitemaps via Google Webmasters. Today, certain other techniques that worked with previous "versions" of Google -- like "pinging" your pages or backlinks -- may actually work against you. Don't worry, we're up on what works and what does not work! Try out our most popular SEO services today.

Are your SEO services "whitehat" or "blackhat"?

All of our SEO services, such as backlinking and mass optimized webpage generation, are entirely "whitehat" and you never need to worry about Google blacklisting your website. You need to be very careful not to run afoul of Google's "good website" criteria, and there are many careless and unscrupulous "SEO Experts" out there that can get you quick results, but that will eventually get you "sandboxed", i.e. you will no longer even appear in Google search results! We do things the right way.

Do your SEO techniques work to enhance my ranking in the latest "version" of Google's search engine?

Yes. Periodically, Google will change the algorithm they use to rank websites. We are constantly keeping abreast of those changes so that our clients pages are optimized with the most up-to-date techniques.


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