Consulting Services

C-Level Enterprises provides management training, coaching, and other assistance to entrepreneurs, founders, CEOs, boards and investors by performing the following kinds of projects or services that leverage our experience in building companies faster:

  • Financing Readiness Review & Critique
  • Full Business Plan Review and Critique
  • Develop an Investor Presentation
  • Develop an Executive Summary and validate the business model and/or market entry strategy
  • Complete Market Validation Study and Business Model Design Adjustment Recommendations
  • General Market and Strategy Development
  • One Year Business Market Entry/Launch Recommendation or One Year Operational Plan Development
  • Market Space Map and Business Strategy Positioning Recommendation
  • CEO & Entrepreneur Mentoring Program
  • Organizational Development
  • Management development and training

We will draw upon our network of proven specialists and consultants with collective experience exceeding 400 years.

 

A free trial coaching session is available to qualified candidates.
Call (619) SCALE06 9am to 7pm EST

     

Sample Flat Rate Projects - Your Situation May Vary

Sometimes getting in and out fast is all that matters. Some consultants want to build you an aircraft carrier when all you need today is a little speedboat and some vision and design work for the future. The projects listed below can be done quickly without risk of growing into a huge ongoing expense. Many of these are projects are best done by an experienced CEO, because they span several disciplines, and a large team of experts will be much too expensive and time consuming to corral, educate and coordinate.

Most business plan writers and consultants just write, they do not have the experience to help actually validate, design and improve your business to be successful. There are many skills and disciplines, and also many interrelated dependencies in the development of any company's business plan and vision (See article: The 11 Major Components of a Successful Vision). In other words "writing" a business plan is one thing, "designing" it and "tuning the business model" so that it can really work in the real world is an entirely different story that requires lots of real world operations experience running companies.

Flat rates align the client's goals with the consultant's to get to the best solution cost effectively and quickly. Paying by the hour creates a conflict of interest for the consultant and the desire to do a perfect job, sometimes at many times the cost, instead of a practical job based on the company's stage, exposure and other situational factors. Whenever possible C-Level Enterprises will quote a flat rate for a well defined project.

Flat Rate Projects

Flat Rate

Financing Readiness Review & Critique - Presentation and executive summary review and critique. Plus a coaching session. Guaranteed to greatly increase your chances of raising either angel or institutional funding. This can be done quickly and may be the difference between getting financed and not raising a dime. A digital audio recording is included to capture as much as possible. $750
Full Business Plan Review and Critique - All comments and additions written in context in black-lined text plus a discussion to review the reasoning behind each suggestion. (30 page size limit at this price, proportionally more for larger plans). We will also provide sample slides and diagrams you can customize that have proven very effective in raising money in the past. Anyone can write a business plan, we will test and improve the plans strategies and tactics and add the business expertise of an experienced CEO to refine and improve the business model. The is not a writing project, but designed to make sure the business model is optimized and plan is acceptable to investors etc. $950
BOTH OF THE ABOVE TOGETHER AT SAME TIME $1,500
Develop an Investor Slide Presentation ("Dog and Pony Show") - This is designed to intorduce your company to angel investors and professional investors (i.e. venture capitalists, private equity, corporate investors). Developed from a completed business plan supplied by client or interview by phone. Add $500 if from just an executive summary or an incomplete business plan. Generally between 25 and 40 slides. Market research must be provided or filled in by client. $1,500
Develop Executive Summary - From an existing business plan. (From scratch without a plan is hourly rate). This is a key tool to get you in the door and must be "perfect" and complete or it will just burn financing opportunities. It is essentially the door opener to get face time  with decision makers who speak a very specific language and will "go or no go" your business plan for review or a face-to-face meeting to present based on a 2-3 page executive summary. $1,250
Complete Market Validation Study and Business Model Design Adjustment Recommendations - This depends greatly on market data you already have. This is not qualitative or quantitative market research, but a business design process that will result in a superior market position. $4,500 to $25,000(Call to discuss quote)
General Market and Strategy Development - Improve or develop a business model and vision or evaluate a new product launch. Daily Rate
One Year Business Market Entry/Launch Recommendation OR One Year Operational Plan Development From $6,500
Market Space Map and Business Strategy Positioning Recommendation - Will depend greatly on market and amount of research you have gathered. Daily Rate
CEO & Entrepreneur Coaching & Mentoring Programs - This is a weekly review of all aspects of the business with an emphasis on developing an entrepreneur, or CEO with less than 7 years as a CEO, into a first class CEO. This program will cut years off your learning curve and pay for itself many times over with extra sales, savings and mistakes avoided. A minimum 4 month commitment required. Complementary trial session for qualified candidates.

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From $850 to $1,950/month depending on time committed

Call (508) 381-8013 for specifics.

The CEO & Entrepreneur Boot Camp - The Art and Science of Business DesignTM
An Intensive Seminar For CEO, entrepreneur and some Senior Executives. You will learn a complete integrated system for starting and running high growth businesses.

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This is 2 intensive days of presentation, instruction and workshops for less than the cost of one day of consulting!
Executive Interviews - Hiring someone with skill sets you do not have is more than risky, it is a formula for disaster. Includes 90 minute interview, coordination and phone debrief with a full opinion on the match, qualifications and personality of the individual. This service is only done face-to-face locally. $300 per interview

LARGER PROJECTS FOR MORE MATURE COMPANIES

 

Vision Enhancement Process (For Established Company)
With most market research already available this will typically take 3 to 4 weeks.
$7,000 to $15,000
(Call to discuss quote)
Full Vision Development or Enhancement from scratch with 3 year Business Plan - This is a complete validation of your business and tuning of your business model for minimum capital and risk and a maximum revenue ramp rate. This will typically take 6 to 8 weeks. $30,000
Overall Corporate Evaluation For General Improvement and Recommendations - This includes a SWOT analysis and identification of the biggest opportunities for improvement. Discover and recommend on areas to enhance value, market position, efficiency and barriers to entry. Looking for the biggest bang for the buck improvements. (varies based on many factors) $7,500 to $35,000 or
Daily Rate
Develop Full Business Plan from Scratch with Investor Presentation
(depends greatly on what you already have and complexity of market)
From $5,000 to $35,000 depending on status
(Call to discuss quote)
Customer Service or Operations Evaluation and Report to Improve Results - Will improve customer satisfaction, customer retention, employee turnover, employee selection and profitability. $5,000 to $15,000
Offsite Executive or Management Facilitation Sessions
Executive team planning, crisis management, organizational development, vision, product extension or other strategic and focus session can last from 1/2 day to 2 days. As an annual event they greatly enhance the planning in team effort and a facilitator can improve results and productivity enormously.
From $3,500
Although C-Level Enterprises prefers to define fixed rate projects with clear objectives, hourly daily and retainer rates can be quoted for all open ended consulting, coaching, mentoring and interim CEO/President work. There is a $1,500 project minimum except as listed above with a deposit of this amount or credit card guarantee.

Any travel is charged at 50% of the daily rate plus expenses when it is not usable to work for the client.
 Daily and hourly rates are negotiable on a sliding scale depending on the project size and situation.


Call (508) 381-8013 8am to 9pm EST
For a Free Consultation on Your Project or Need.