Your Expert Business Plan Consultant

Since 1999, Growthink has created thousands of business plans and strategic plans for clients who have gone on to achieve tremendous success.


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What Makes
Growthink Unique

Customized Business Plans

We work closely with you to understand and improve your business model, target market, plans for securing funding and increasing sales, and other aspects of your unique vision to build a custom business plan and financial plan that will help you reach your company goals.

Experienced Consultants

Growthink’s business planning team has world-class academic, entrepreneurial, and financial backgrounds, including experience starting, financing, and growing businesses and working as angel, venture capital, and private equity investors.

Vast Client Experience

We have developed business plans for clients worldwide in hundreds of industries across every organizational type – startups, small businesses, mid-sized companies, large corporations, nonprofit and government organizations.

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Better Strategic Planning

We don’t just document your business ideas on paper. Our business plan consultants conduct market research and collaborate with you to create strategies for you to succeed in both today’s environment and over the long term.

$5+ Billion in Funding Raised

We are in constant contact with investors, lenders, and other funding sources. This enables our consultants to develop business plans and pitch decks that raise capital. Growthink clients have raised billions of dollars in debt and equity funding.

Expert Market Research

We have access to several market research databases to help you better understand the emerging trends in your industry and better identify your target markets, potential risks, and growth opportunities to develop a truly comprehensive business strategy.

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What the Media Says

Based on Growthink’s track record and leadership, the media constantly contacts us for advice and information on business planning and capital raising. In fact, multiple media sources refer to us as the “Business Plan Experts.”

Growthink has been featured in over 500 media sources including the following:
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We are also proud to have been selected as one of America’s Best Management Consulting Firms by Forbes Magazine and Statista.

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Speak With a Growthink Business Plan Consultant

During your free consultation, we’ll listen to your goals and offer our initial advice on your business ideas, financing options, and growth opportunities. Then we can discuss specific business plan services that might be right for you.

Who We Serve

Since Growthink was founded in 1999, we have developed business plans for thousands of clients around the world including:


Early Stage Entrepreneurs

Small Businesses

Mid-Sized to Larger Companies

Fortune 500 Companies

Nonprofit and Government Organizations

Representative Clients

Growthink clients compete in hundreds of different sectors and geographic markets. So, regardless of your sector or market, we have real-world expertise and experience to serve you better.

Sample clients who have entrusted Growthink with developing their business plans include:

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See what our clients have said about Growthink’s quality business plan consulting services:

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Our Story & Mission

In 1999, Growthink co-founders Dave Lavinsky and Jay Turo graduated with their MBAs from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. They conceived Growthink from their deep and abiding passion and curiosity for business. As Turo says, “The work we do at Growthink is what Dave and I would just naturally do whenever we got together – talking about businesses we love and how to make them better.”

Growthink’s mission is to help executives and entrepreneurs grow their businesses so they can create jobs, offer customers better products and services, realize personal satisfaction and wealth, and fund programs that make the world a better place.

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What It’s Like to Work with a Professional Business Plan Consultant

There are several business plan consultants with whom you can work. However, most aren’t very good.

Remember, you need a business plan that raises funding for your company and will help you build a thriving business. While anyone can jot down your idea on paper, most will not do what a professional business consultant can well.

You may want to think of it this way. If you were to run a Super Bowl ad for your company, would you hire a marketing firm with a track record of excellent results with Super Bowl ads? One that had unique expertise in understanding your target audience and crafting a message that persuaded them to take the actions you wanted?

Or would you hire a “guy” you found on CraigsList who said he could create your ad for $400?

Clearly, you would go with the experienced firm.

The same is true with your business plan. If your business plan consultant can’t expertly conduct market research regarding your industry, competition, and customers, you won’t be able to develop the right strategies to grow your company.

Likewise, if your business plan consultant doesn’t spend significant time each month with your target customers (venture capitalists, bankers, angel investors, loan officers, etc.), then most likely they will fail to develop a plan that inspires them to write you a check.

For over 20 years, Growthink’s business plan consulting services have helped thousands of new and established businesses raise billions of dollars and build successful organizations. We hope to have the opportunity to speak with you about our business plan services and help you realize your succeed.

Our Business Plan Consulting Methodology

Our business planning and consulting team has developed thousands of custom business plans for clients in all types of industries. During this time, we have developed proprietary methodologies to ensure our clients receive high-quality, fully customized business plans every time. The Growthink methodology includes five phases which are designed to maximize quality and client satisfaction.

Management Interviews

Strategic Market Research

Draft Plan & Financial Modeling

Review & Revise

Package & Finalize

  1. Management Interviews: In this first phase, we collect and document your “verbal” growth plan, including your vision, key accomplishments to date, challenges and opportunities, business objectives and goals, and growth strategies. In this phase we also identify and refine key research questions, and work to define and communicate an effective “story” for the business plan. Your “story” is what’s going to appeal to investors and lenders.
  2. Strategic Market Research: In this phase, we size the relevant market place, analyze competitors, profile existing and prospective customer groups, and perform our due diligence to identify opportunities to grow your own business. Growthink also conducts “benchmarking research” — this involves identifying other companies that have succeeded and/or failed with similar businesses and/or initiatives.
  3. Draft Plan & Financial Modeling: Next, we provide a draft of your business plan. This will include the full business plan including the following sections:
    1. Executive Summary
    2. Company Analysis
    3. Customer and Market Analyses
    4. Industry and Competitive Analyses
    5. Development, Operations and Marketing Plans
    6. Management Team
    7. Appendix

    We will also deliver your complete financial model at this time, including the financial projections.

  4. Review and Revise: In this phase, we review the draft plan with you and discuss the focus, wording, and flow of the document. We incorporate any necessary revisions and refinements, and prepare the revised plan.
  5. Package and Finalize: The final stage involves creating a clean, professional document, with graphical enhancements, that is copy-edited, formatted, and ready to be presented to stakeholders and investors.

Business Plan Consulting FAQs

A business plan consultant helps small business owners, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and established businesses develop business plans that will help them raise bank loans, equity funding and other forms of funding for their businesses. A quality business plan advisor will also ensure the business’ growth strategy is solid. We are the industry experts in helping many entrepreneurs, business owners, and executives create professional business plans that are well thought out to point your business in the right direction and powerful tools to convince potential investors to fund your project or lend you money.

Every business is unique, so there’s no cookie-cutter business plan. Every business owner has different strengths and weaknesses they bring to the table. We want our clients to get the most out of their business plan by solving problems, leveraging strengths, and highlighting new business opportunities for growth – all while taking it one step at a time.

Growthink starts with what’s important to you: What are your current challenges? What do you hope this business will achieve? Our business planning advisors are there to help make your vision a reality – whether through helping improve your day-to-day operations or providing the strategic planning necessary for companies on an upwards trajectory. Whatever stage you’re at in your company’s life cycle, our business plan consulting firm can help judge the needs of your business and provide solutions based on our years of experience working with companies in a variety of industries.

Read more about Our Business Planning Process & Methodology.

Growthink’s business plan consultants can produce a custom business plan in as little as seven days, but it may vary depending on the complexity of the business.

The cost for professional business plan development services varies depending on the complexity of the company.

Business Plan Consultants Case Studies

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Fathead is the leading brand in sports and entertainment wall graphics with hundreds of officially licensed products. The Company’s product line-up includes Fathead Tradeables, Fathead Jr., Fathead Skins, Furniture for Fans, and of course, our “Real.Big®” Fathead, the officially licensed, life-size, hi-def wall graphics of professional athletes, animated heroes, entertainment characters, team helmets, and logos. Growthink was engaged to analyze trends within the market and create the Company’s strategic business plan. Since working with Growthink, Fathead was acquired by a leading conglomerate of sports and entertainment properties.

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Cardio Quick Systems

Cardio Quick Systems has a patented, ground-breaking EKG placement technology. Growthink was retained to secure multiple rounds of capital, including over $1 million in receivables financing, $1 million in equity financing, and additional sources of debt. Since working with Growthink, the Company was able to secure a term sheet for credit facilities within two weeks and raised over 20% of additional capital within one week.
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Porsche Design

Porsche Design Group is a majority-owned subsidiary of Porsche. The company’s activities are focused on the business areas of Porsche Design, Porsche Design Driver’s Selection, and the Porsche Design Studio. Growthink was retained to design and draft a business plan to extend the Porsche unique male luxury brand positioning into the retail arena — specifically sunglasses, leather goods, golf, and electronic products. The business plan and findings were presented directly to the Porsche family, which fully backed it. The Porsche Design Group has since grown dramatically and now operates in many retail locations in the United States and worldwide.

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Integreon is a business process outsourcing (BPO) firm that offers a wide range of knowledge and legal support services to professionals. Growthink was retained to develop Integreon’s business plan, which focused on raising capital and scaling the business. Since working with Growthink, Integreon has raised over $50 million in venture capital, grown from 12 to 2,000 employees, and is now one of the largest BPO firms in the world.


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