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We provide a full-house of services for your financial and management needs

Business plans, Development and Presentation Project Management Spreadsheet Modelling
Operations Research Strategic Management Other Services
     

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Business Plans

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The Business Plan, which includes the Marketing Plan, provides a company with a comprehensive analysis of the business. The Plan includes three-year projections for cash flow and profit and loss statements. In addition, the Business Plan examines the operations including personnel, staffing, etc. and recommends areas for improvement based on average industry statistics compiled by the Internal Revenue Service and other organizations.

Business Sense develops many types of plans for ongoing businesses as well as startups including pre-startup where only the concept for a business may exist. Sometimes, we conduct a Feasibility Study first, which answers two basic questions about the potential business: Is there a market and is that market growing? Is it a profitable market? If the business doesn’t look promising, we recommend that the entrepreneur not start the business. However, if the answer is 'Yes' to both questions, then we take the research and analysis and use it as the basis for the business plan.

There are several types of business plans:

Executive Summary
This plan, about 10 to 15 pages, contains the most important information about the company. Oftentimes, this document is the first one given to an investor or bank. If the investor or financial institution likes this plan, they may ask for a more fully developed plan.

Standard Plan
A standard plan is usually 30 to 50 pages, plus attachments. This plan is an expansion of the summary plan.

Operational Plan
The operational plan can be as long as 100 pages. This is an internal document for the purpose of running the business. In some cases, we write both a summary plan and an operational plan: the former for funding and the latter for operating the business.

Funding Plan
A funding plan is used for obtaining equity or debt capital. Return on investment calculations are important in addition to well-researched market analysis and strategy.

Business Review
A business review is for companies who want to sell their businesses. This type of plan discusses past milestones and future projections for the business.

Let us know if you need help in writing your business plan.


Operations Research

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As Business Sense begins to map process flows in our operational analysis, our clients are surprised at the inefficiencies that have developed in their systems. Using advanced statistical analysis, we model your current system to determine roadblocks, redundancies, bottlenecks and capacity constraints. We assist in restructuring your process to take full advantage of your resources and operational strengths. We also develop strategies and tactics to implement and maintain continuous process improvement systems. We institute performance measurement systems to track the effectiveness of the modifications and assist in forecasting resource requirements.

Business Sense provides services for:

  • Customer Traffic Patterns
  • Demand Management
  • Staffing and Production Requirements
  • Quality Control
  • Capacity Strategies
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Statistical and Probability Analysis
  • Redesign and Re-engineering

 


Strategic Management

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Managing a business is a multi-dimensional balancing act. In the simplest terms, a business takes capital and human resources to create products and services that will offer economic profit and personal satisfaction. In reality, we know that both sides of the business equation can become grossly complex and intertwined.

The way we survive this quagmire is by simplifying the information and applying business frameworks and analytical tools. There are innumerable processes to manage.

Business Sense applies the latest business management technologies to reduce the complexity of business. We assist you in developing key measurement systems for your business. We adjust this model as your business grows from start-up stage through maturity and continuous rejuvenation. We allow you to focus on the important drives of success and deal with issues on a priority basis.


Project Management

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The key elements of project management are planning, scheduling and control. Business Sense uses sophisticated project management systems to handle complex challenges of cost containment, quality assurance and scheduling. We identify contractual fulfillment obligations, in-scope activity definition, contract structure, functional responsibilities assignment, critical tasks and risk management objectives. We provide pro formas and real-time in-process analysis to determine capital requirements and financial scheduling, staffing by quantity, specialty, training and scheduling, equipment, facilities, materials and information and technology requirements. We consult on schedule and cost recovery projects.

Our systems provide detailed and summary analysis. Our objective is to present executives and management with cogent project status that identifies high risk areas. Reducing project review time increases focus on legitimate risk areas.


Spreadsheet Modelling

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Recent advancements in information technology spawned the information era. Companies are able to gather data from a myriad of sources. Although the ease of data acquisition has facilitated business development, it has also led to paralysis from information overload. Access to information does not, by itself, yield a competitive advantage.

Business Sense has developed numerous data processing systems. These intricate systems not only summarize the data but also use the information in the application of the latest business science techniques. These user-friendly systems allow real time analysis with instantaneous interpretations and 'what if' scenarios. We turn our clients' data glut into a strategic information system.

We have created and integrated models in a variety of disciplines:
 

  • Human Resources
  • Maximum Growth Limitation
  • Compensation
  • Operations
  • Pay-for-Performance
  • Resource Loading
  • Employee Evaluations
  • Time Studies
  • Resource Requirements
  • Process Modeling and Optimization
  • Finance
  • Queuing
  • Accounting
  • Strategic Partnering
  • Financial Metrics, Analysis and Benchmarking
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Pro Form
  • Linear and Non-linear optimizations
  • Projections
  • Risk Reduction
  • Optimizations

 


Other Services:

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  • Benchmarking
  • Business valuations
  • Business restructuring and debt reorganization
  • Acquisitions and financing
  • Personal financial planning
  • Wealth building and restructuring
  • Business succession
  • Structure and negotiation of transactions
  • Tax implications of proposed business structures
  • Business Performance Improvement
  • Corporate Governance;
  • Enterprise Technology Solutions
  • Financial Management;
  • Human Resource Management;
  • Organisational Reviews;
  • Process Review and Redesign;
  • Resourcing Reviews; and
  • Strategic Planning.