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Business Plan Consultants in Chicago

Business plan consulting in Chicago

Cayenne Consulting expanded to Chicago in 2010, where we proudly serve startups and entrepreneurs across the state and the entire midwestern United States.

Our business plan professionals have been active in various entrepreneur-oriented groups such as the Feeding Funding Frenzy entrepreneurial workshops and pitch event (Tim O'Connor has been a presenter, winning first place for a startup he ran as Interim CEO, and he continues to participate as a mentor), the MIT Enterprise Forum, and BizStarts Milwaukee.

Our Chicago business plan consulting team has experience in diverse fields such as software, Internet and social networking; medical technology; mobile devices and hardware; consumer products; and packaged foods.

Our professional business plan consultants in Chicago provide the following services:

Our business plan consultants in Chicago have earned glowing praise from clients:

I can't say enough about working with [the consultant]. He made me feel like I was top priority, knowing my situation, and delivered an incredible plan in an extraordinarily short period of time. I have received incredibly positive feedback from potential investors, based on the work he did. He is someone I hope to work with again in the future.

Tracy Henning, CEO, Arctic Towel LLC

As a service to local entrepreneurs, Cayenne Consulting curates a directory of resources for entrepreneurs in and around Chicago and the Midwest.

Cayenne's Chicago Business Plan Consultants

Our business planning consultants and advisors in Chicago include (click name to view full profile):

Tim O'Connor, MBA - Principal Consultant, Business Plan Consultant

Tim O'Connor, MBA - Principal Consultant

Chicago, IL

Tim O'Connor is a tremendous asset to our Consumer Products practice area and brings the innovation and passion of a proven entrepreneur plus the enormous volume of results from his...
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Our business plan consultants in the Chicago area serve entrepreneurs throughout the region and are available for face-to-face meetings in locations such as Evanston, Milwaukee, Madison, Rockford, Gary, Davenport, Champaign, Springfield, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Bloomington, St. Louis, Louisville, Cincinnati, and Dayton. We are very good at working remotely, and can easily serve clients anywhere in the Midwest or around the world.

In addition to our business plan writers and consultants in Chicago, we have many other business plan consultants distributed worldwide. Depending on your specific circumstances, one of our other team members may be a better fit for your needs. We will do our best to ensure that the consultant responsible for managing your engagement is the person who is best qualified to serve you.

Cayenne Consulting's Advantages

Most so-called "business plan consultants" simply take what you say and put it on paper. We go much deeper and help you develop the most viable strategy for success, which we then communicate in a compelling business plan. As a result, nearly all of our clients are able to secure meetings with investors, and over two-thirds have succeeded in raising capital or selling their companies. We challenge you to find another consulting firm that can make this claim. A business plan developed by Cayenne Consulting could make the difference between your success and failure.

  • Save Time: Save literally hundreds of hours... valuable time you can devote to your products, customers, and company.
  • Save Money: We are not cheap, but about half of our clients came to us after a business plan prepared by a less qualified consultant did not work out. Why not get it right the first time and save money?
  • Work with Experts: Our business plan consultants are second to none. We are experienced entrepreneurs and understand what you are going through. We have deep and broad experience in creating and executing upon business models of all kinds. We have a keen sense of what works in the marketplace and what doesn't. Many of us have MBAs or PhDs from schools like Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Wharton, CalTech, Cornell, Columbia, and Chicago. We also have experts in market research, FDA/regulatory issues, financial modeling, and other fields.
  • One Consultant: Some firms assign a team of consultants to your business. That means you're paying to get multiple individuals up to speed. This approach is costly, and makes it difficult to ensure that all materials have the same "voice" and consistency. Our approach avoids these problems.
  • Fully Customized: Some firms are able to charge low fees because they have a cookie-cutter, assembly-line approach to business plan writing. We build all of our business plans from scratch.
  • Get it Right the First Time: Learn about the pros and cons of various approaches to developing business plans.
  • No Salespeople: We don't have a slick sales professional "sell" you and then hand you off to a junior consultant you know nothing about. From Day 1, you will deal directly with the senior consultant who will actually work with you. That way, you know exactly what you're getting.
  • Ongoing Support: We don't stop when the business plan is done. We have a talented team ready to help you implement it as well, either on a retained basis as interim members of your founding team or on a project basis, as needed.

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