We at StartUp Company Counsel offer legal advice and guidance, marketing expertise, and business advisory services to new startups, growing companies and successful entrepreneurs that may need help planning the next steps for their business. The requirements and challenges faced by companies vary in different stages. Consequently, we offer different levels of assistance and different products depending on where you are in your business lifecycle.
We support small to medium-sized businesses with a variety of services which includes, but are not limited to the Business Plan, Financial Modeling, Financing and Funding, and Board Advisory.
A key element to the success of a company is a solid business plan. To be taken seriously by your future business partners, it is important to organize your thoughts and be able to articulate how you intend to run your business. Most investors and other financial institutions require a documented business plan not only to get started but the set a vision for company success. We will be able to guide you in defining your business strategy and help you identify the steps to take to reach your goals. For startup companies, we can help you develop your initial business plan from the ground up. Hours of discussion and brainstorming will be committed to establish your business goals and to create a strategic roadmap to the achieving your short-term and long-term objectives. For growth and mature companies, we will review your existing business plan, analyze the current market, and advise accordingly.
In addition to the business plan, investors and financial institutions also typically look at a company’s financial model and underlying assumptions. Financial modeling is another key element to consider when taking major business decisions. Financial models are valuable tools for evaluating and executing business choices to reach better solutions. A complete and accurate financial model can guide you on the level of risks associated with implementing certain decisions. They can also be utilized to devise an effective and accurate financial statement that reflects the finances and operations of the company. For startup companies, we help in financial structuring, evaluating various risks that are associated with the business and advising on financing options. For growth and mature companies, we will provide financial advisory customized to your business that can be presented to your investors to aid in their due diligence or in structuring your next stages of success.
Obtaining capital for the business may be one of the most daunting yet most important tasks faced not only by startup founders but also of leadership teams looking to grow their companies or expand their businesses. Access to investors, VC’s and Angel Investment Groups do not come easy without an expansive business network. When you engage with us at StartUp Company Counsel, we can facilitate introductions to potential investors and venture capitalists whose investment portfolios align with your business and risk profile. We can assist you in select fund raising activities and options. In this process, we will also help you develop your pitch decks, that includes a financing strategy that suits your requirements and objectives and positions your company in a way that can increase potential partnership opportunities with the investors. To support these efforts, we aid in preparing the documentation required for your investors’ due diligence. Since we are often aware of investor funding strategies, we can create better alignment and achieving funding objectives.
Boards and individual directors play a critical role in the governance, risk management, and strategic oversight of their companies. As the market and business growth, the board of directors must be able to address the challenges and identify the opportunities to ensure sustainable growth and continued performance of their businesses. An effective board is able to make informed decisions collectively and individually, based on a comprehensive understanding of the key issues impacting their business strategies, while also considering the company’s governance framework. StartUp Company Counsel will be able to provide unbiased and practical advice on key aspects of board performance and effectiveness. This may include benchmarking your current governance framework against the industry practices; providing guidance in developing board policies and processes that establish a robust governance framework of strategy formulation, monitoring and risk management; and performing board evaluations to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses, board meeting effectiveness, and board composition.
Whether you are a startup company, a growing company, or a mature company, success is always the goal. Maintain a strong focus on your company’s vision and goals and surround yourself with a dedicated support team with years of experience in building a business, and you are on your road to the achieving your goals and to success!
What is a business plan?
At its simplest form, a business plan is a guide, written or unwritten, that defines the short-term and long-term goals of your business. It includes a strategic roadmap detailing the steps on how to achieving these goals.
Why should I hire you to write my business plan?
Preparing a solid business plan that is attractive to potential investors and meets the form requirements of financial institutions can take hundreds of hours to complete. The time that you may not have, and should be spending building your team, developing your product, and establishing your distribution channels and customer base. Our business experts can streamline the process for you as we are experienced in creating business plans for different companies in various industries. Our business professionals can help you identify potential issues and raise questions that you may not have even thought of.