BUSINESS PLAN CREATION: A business plan serves several functions. For companies at their earliest stages, it focuses the thoughts of the founders. For companies already in business, it focuses them on profitability. And a polished business plan is critical for raising capital. We help you at each of these stages.
FINANCIAL MODELING:The purpose of a good financial model is twofold. First, it clarifies our client's thoughts and expectations regarding key financial metrics. Second, it presents to investors and partners financial data and expectations that are cohesive, realistic and supportable.
MARKETING PLAN CREATION :Separate from a business plan, a marketing plan is a formal plan for marketing activities. It contains research on the market: opportunities, sizing, growth and trends. A strong marketing plan is essential for a startup businessto avoid wasted time, effort and direction.
FUND RAISING: For 99% of all startup and seed stage companies, Fund Raising is the most important immediate task. All the business plan preparation, all the intricate financial modeling, all the defensible marketing research, all the unique technology mean very little if there is no funding to build a company.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT / PARTNERSHIPS: The most powerful way to convince investors and future customers that your technology, products and team have long term value is to have strong partners.Finding and working with a strong partner brings you immediate visibility and validation.
TEAM MEMBER: Different early stage companies need different on-going assistance after the funding process. The Growth Group provides experience and expertise as a: member of the Board of Advisors; the Board of Directors; Strategic Advisor; and, an Interim C-Level team member for growth level companies.