|Xylem has changed the way smart people get into business- with a professional edge. Our business planning successes range from small SBA loans, to private investment transactions, to large venture capital deal procurement. Whether you are buying a franchise, opening a restaurant or store, or looking for multi-millions to launch an empire, Xylem has done it before, and can do it for you.
Each and every business plan is 100% customized based on your specific needs and objectives. We do not simply document our clients' business ideas. Rather, our consultants carefully question, challenge, research, and verify your ideas and assumptions. As a result, Xylem clients are fully prepared to pursue feasible business opportunities and execute on realistic, effective strategies.
Our business plan consulting services helps companies develop investor-grade business plans to move down the road towards a successful capital or strategic transaction. We guide our clients through the creation of top-notch business plans, financial projections, selling memorandums, investor presentations and other supporting materials to powerfully present their company to:
Our business planning services will help you optimize your strategy, research and analyze your market and competitive position, and create a clear and compelling business plan to articulate your opportunity.
- Private Equity Firms
- Venture Capitalists
- Angel Investors
- Corporate and Strategic Investors
- Parent Companies
- Merger or Acquisition Targets
- Strategic Partners
- Banks and SBA Lenders
- Commercial Finance, Factoring and Leasing Companies
- Key Customers
- Boards of Directors or Advisors
Xylem offers comprehensive Business Planning Services that can be selected in full or part, covering:
Market / Competitor Research & Analysis: A strong business plan requires going beyond intuition and experience, and supporting your idea with fact-based market research. Investors need to have confidence in your understanding of the market, so don't let yourself down by skimping on research.
We have access to subscriber-only databases and other resources, allowing us to provide market research for all areas of your business plan and beyond
Financial Projections and Analysis: Our comprehensive financial forecasting model, reflecting over five years of continuous improvement, includes complete Profit & Loss, Cash flow, Fund flow and balance sheet statements. Our model allows you and your potential investors to easily understand how changes in key assumptions affect cash flow and other key outcomes. Optional features include sensitivity analyses, multiple funding scenarios, budget-vs-actual statements, benchmarking against publicly traded corporations, and much more.
- Industry Analysis: We help you identify just how big your industry is in terms of revenue and numbers of players. Keeping up with trends (technological, cultural, demographics) is also important for this section of your business plan and we scour industry and news sources to identify those trends.
- Competitive Analysis: This section of your plan needs to include an analysis of your key competitors, how they market their services/products, how they differentiate themselves in their marketing efforts, and what kind of market share they possess. We can help you with competitive intelligence for both national and international companies.
- Target Market Analysis: Identifying and prioritizing specific target markets are another key part of your business plan where research is crucial. You need to think about such questions as: What are the demographics and psychographics of your target audiences? How can you best reach them? What kinds of concerns do they have? How do they like to be marketed and sold to?
Risk Analysis & Management: Every business faces a unique set of risks. Identifying, analyzing, and mitigating those risks can provide peace of mind and a strong competitive advantage.
How You Benefit
Meet With Investors: Nearly all of our clients are able to secure meetings with investors.
Raise Capital: Over two-thirds of our clients have succeeded in raising capital or selling their companies. That's pretty amazing in a world where fewer than 1 in 250 plans ever get funded. We challenge you to find another consulting firm that can make this claim. A business plan developed by Xylem could make the difference between your success and failure.
Develop the Right Strategy: 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.
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 top business schools. We also have experts in market research, FDA/regulatory issues, financial modeling, and other fields.
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 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.
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