Sterling Rose Consulting Corp.

Lawrenceville, GA

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How does your service stand out?

My and my teams' work stands out over others, because we provide feasibility studies as well as Start-up, SBA ready, Not For Profit strategic plans, Growth ready, Investor ready, and E2/E5 Immigration Visa business plans. These plans have proven to be viable in the acquisition of business loans, industry investment, Angel, Factoring, Mezzanine, Bridge loans, Grant acquisition among other types of investment. In addition, our business plans are completely customized to the client. we do not use software or a web template to create these business plans. They are in depth, timely, and include robust market research as well as full 5 year financial projections by month. We also provide Net Present Value and IRR for 5, 10 and 15 years. Sterling Rose Consulting Corp is a full service business consulting firm. We have three divisions. The divisions include business consulting (business plan creation and review, cash flow analysis, full financials, due diligence services, business consulting, accounting, payroll, bookkeeping, feasibility studies, redevelopment projects, and market research); marketing division includes (strategic and tactical marketing plan creation and implementation, strategy and operations consulting, market research, branding, guerrilla marketing, advertising, radio, television, print, media relations, public relations and investor relations, among others) and the third division is the technology strategy division which includes (full technology strategy consulting, outsource CIO and CTO services and custom CRM and ERP system creation and maintenance).

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

What we do is more than a job, it is a lifestyle and a passion. We started Sterling Rose Consulting Corp, because we are serial entrepreneurs and love being them. We also want to see other entrepreneurs grow, succeed and sustain success for the long run.
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Location

Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Background check

Complete

Years in business

3

Number of employees

10

Times hired on Thumbtack

261

Reviews

64 Reviews
  • Caron A. May 25, 2017
    Jennifer Rusz is extremely knowledgeable as is her partner David Wilkins. They were fast, efficient and delivered as promised. Jennifer's market knowledge is spot on, and she is able to competently advise a growing business on what steps to take and what to avoid. Both Jennifer and David listen to their clients and outline what opportunities might be available to them. While they make no guarantees in regards to obtaining funding, they work swiftly to present your case to those parties that can make such decisions. Overall, I highly recommend Sterling Rose Consulting Corp.
  • David G. May 23, 2017
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    Primary deliverable was the creation of a financial model in Excel. The problems encountered: 1. Not keeping to schedule (including unannounced week long vacations forcing deadline drift by over 30%); 2. In direct contradiction to recorded agreements assuring same and after over 15 hours of client assignments contribution time, they refused to deliver the working version of the actual underlying Excel document (whereby both document construction as well as driver formulas quality could be assessed) for our review; 3. In direct contradiction to terms of their own odd engagement agreement, wherein we are only to be bill the mid-point payment once "financials are complete", they then invoiced a mid-point payment when the the financials are not either even close to v.final as well as (see #2 above) providing us no opportunity review the actual quality of the work or provide feedback towards reaching a v.final. 4. They have then, to add insult to injury -- but as so many lower integrity online freelancers/adhoc teams will do -- filed a complaint upon us attempting the ridiculous claim that they have provided us value for which we have failed to pay them. Arrrgh. The gal "running things" is the sales person and the one behind this dysfunctional policy and unfair billing practices. I have nothing but praise for the quality of "[her] Excel Guy", David. If he was running the company there'd be no trouble (even getting their mid-point payment early if -- for whatever reason -- they needed it) and we'd certainly have finished in decent shape. Now, regardless of the progress we are making and the overdue shared incredulity we are enjoying with Thumbtack's "Market Place Integrity" Dept (can't praise them enough!...and thank GOD i did video/screen recording of EVERY meeting...have all promises full multi-media glory), we're still here wasting further time getting them forced to return our funds, we don't have our money back, we're two weeks late thanks to them, and we've had to lay out a new deposit to engage with REAL pros. So, be careful. (Be VERY careful with this outfit!) :-(
    Jennifer R. May 23, 2017

    We are sorry that you felt that we did not live up to your expectations. We spent over 50 hours on your project, in consulting, financial model development, phone calls, video calls and market research. We were transparent with our policies from the beginning and you agreed to those policies. Also, we did not require payment from you before completion of the financial model. As per the agreement, we provided access to view the draft financial model and review with us to make changes. Again we did not require payment for the review. In regards to the financial model, you ( the client) were insistent upon a set of projections by the 12th of May without providing any of the detailed information that we requested and you advised us that we could do it without significant information. We completed that request and posted those and provided that set of projections for use in reviewing progress and establishing the requirements to complete the final high level model. Rather then providing the information and working with us to complete that model you chose to take the path to insist to download the file contrary to the terms of the agreement. As per the agreement, once the payment is made we then release the model in its entirety to you. On more then one occasion we tried to set up a meeting with you to finalize the model and you are the one who would not schedule a meeting or just outright refused. In addition, on more then one occasion we sent questions to answer and you never sent us the information requested. Even after you threatened us, we still offered to set up calls and meetings so that we could work with you to either finalize the model or to amicably end this business relationship. As far as the week long vacation that you referenced. Yes, we did take a vacation, but during that vacation we continued to correspond with you and answer your emails and we continued to work on the project so that we could meet the deadlines that you provided. We do wish you success with your project. And please note that we notified Thumbtack of your constant threats to disparage our name and they are contacting you to advise you to pay us for the work that has been completed. Note: Thumbtack has reached out to David G. requesting payment on our behalf. At this time David G is non compliant.

  • Burke R. May 3, 2017
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    Good team, Takes work to a new level.
  • Tiffany Y. Apr 11, 2017
    Detailed
    I’m starting my first business and only knew what I wanted to do, not how to do it. As a person with a lot of questions, Sterling Rose Consulting Corp met my needs perfectly. I enjoyed their knowledge when speaking on our initial conversations and the details that were provided in my business plans were perfect in that it allowed me to see what I need to do for success. Most importantly, their help will reduce the amount of learning curve I may encounter in managing finances from operating a business at this level. I feel all is accounted for and what is left is my effort in executing the plan, which I’m confident about and looking forward to doing.
  • Samuel L. Apr 5, 2017
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    Amazing and professional
    I was treated really well and the work was done promptly I look froward to using them again
  • Joseph B. Apr 5, 2017
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    Dave got the job done ✅
    Dave Wilkins got the job done ✅
  • Keith N. Mar 9, 2017
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    THE BEST!!
    I would like to thank the staff at Sterling Rose for making my business plan as painless as possible.This company is great and I will definitely use them again for my other business projects!
  • A.T. S. Mar 9, 2017
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    Well Done!
    My experience with Sterling Rose Consulting has been fantastic! The team has been outstanding, the work performed is professional and done in a timely manner. Thanks Jennifer for exceeding our expectations.
  • Fama D. Mar 6, 2017
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review Updated
    *UPDATE* Great customer service
    I hired the Sterling Rose Consulting Corporation to help on the financial part of my business plan. They are very knowledgeable and provided me with a thorough financial projections excel sheet going into a lot of details and taking into account all expenses a start up might have to deal with. The person I was in contact with unfortunately fell sick which created a couple of hiccups towards the end but I was positively surprised by a reactive customer service that reached out to me by phone to address the issues and offered additional help on my business plan free of charge to make up for the inconvenience. A great team!
  • Verified Review Original
    Very disappointed! They will NOT tell you the source of their data so how to know numbers are based on anything?
    I hired the Sterling Rose Consulting Corporation to help on the financial part of my business plan. They are very knowledgeable and provided me with a thorough financial projections excel sheet going into a lot of details and taking into account all expenses a start up might have to deal with. However, it seems like numbers are all that is being provided. When paying for this service, I was expertise on a subject that was overwhelming for me. I wanted details on each number and what they meant as I need to be able to speak about them on my own when standing in front of investors. I am lucky enough to have basics in finance and caught small mistakes that I wouldn't have otherwise and would be left with wrong projections. They seem to use a template and only change some of the assumptions. I was asked for average selling prices and yet when I received the first draft everything was based on the "comparable" company. To some of my questions, the answer was "I am not sure I will have to double check but that's how the other company did it" or "I did not create the template" which is scary when you are relying on the person to have all the answers as they are creating the projections. The biggest disappointment is that when I requested to know the name of the data base these "industry average" numbers were based on, I was told to talk to the boss as the employee wasn't able to disclose that information. I did that and its been 3 weeks today that I have had no reply to neither my multiple emails nor my phone call. This means that I paid for data that, in front of an investors, is just as wild of guesses as anything I would have done myself as I do not have any back up for them. This was my first investment in the business I am trying to start and though $750 might not be much for some, it was all the money I had aside and it's sad to think it might have been sunk cost. Entrepreneurship is all about risks but hopefully this prevents someone else's mistakes.
  • Nancy R. Feb 3, 2017
    Writing Services
    Verified Review Updated
    Great Team
    I am happy to say that working with Jennifer and David was a very pleasant and professional experience. They even worked on weekends to help me meet my deadline. I will use them again anytime I need professional presentations. Great Team
  • Verified Review Original
    Great Team
    I am happy to say that working with Jennifer and David was a very pleasant and professional experience. They even worked on weekends to help me meet my deadline. I will use them again anytime I need professional presentations. Great Team
  • Daniel D. Jan 25, 2017
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    Thank you
    Sterling Rose helped me complete a very professional business plan. They were fast, respectful, informative, and always there when I needed them. I would highly recommend their service.
  • Robert R. Jan 24, 2017
    Marketing
    Verified Review
    Great people and great experience! They were able to give us detailed information fast and efficiently while communicating with us the entire way. We look forward to working with them again in the near future.
  • JC T. Jan 24, 2017
    THE Best Choice
    Sterling Rose has established themselves as THE premier consulting group in the Gwinnett Chamber Of Commerce. For several years now, I have watched them take their clients from “Mom & Pop” organizations to explosive growth. They take a no-nonsense, but comforting approach to helping their clients do everything from establishing a solid business plan to effective marketing strategies to successful business practices. I recommend them highly!
  • Melissa J. Jan 23, 2017
    Exceptional
    For several years now, I’ve watch the staff at Sterling Rose take on new clients and help them close gaps in whatever business process they needed help with. Jennifer brings an analytical mind to the table as she looks for ways to help her clients become more successful. She has assembled an impressive team and is constantly looking for ways to help her clients. Plus, in all my years networking around the Gwinnett area, I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone as effective as Jennifer when it comes to connecting people together in a way that benefits everyone. I would strongly recommend you get to know the staff at Sterling Rose because they define success and integrity.
  • Juan P. Jan 23, 2017
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review Updated
    Update: corrections were made for free. 100% satisfied now. Thank you
    Wording was wrong A lot of Copy and paste work Words out of context Rush work Sent and email to try to review still waiting on the reply. Financial part of the business plan was Great Zero complains ( was done by another person not this people) Paying for a professional work now.
  • Verified Review Original
    Waste of money.
    Wording was wrong A lot of Copy and paste work Words out of context Rush work Sent and email to try to review still waiting on the reply. Financial part of the business plan was Great Zero complains ( was done by another person not this people) Paying for a professional work now.
  • Paul D. Dec 30, 2016
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    Highly recommend you look at this company.
    We are in the beginning stages of what I believe will be a long term business relationship but so far I am extremely pleased with the knowledge and contacts this company has in helping me with my businesses. I originally was just looking to hire someone to help me with a business plan and found a company that can effectively help me with at least 6 or more other crucial ares that need my attention.
  • Kazue K. Dec 28, 2016
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    Amazing!!!
    Jennifer helps a lot in order to submit the business plan documents to USCIS in order to replace to E-2 visa. I was really lucky to meet Jennifer who works hard, does everything quickly and encourages me to start up a big project in US which I have never done in my life.
  • Phillip S. Dec 17, 2016
    Sterling Rose - Outstanding Service
    Small Business Samaritans are business consultants that work closely with Sterling Rose Consulting Corp. We have found that the work of Sterling Rose and Jennifer Rusz is absolutely outstanding.
  • Tara C. Nov 21, 2016
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    Thank You... exactly what we needed.
    Very impressed with Vlad. He is very responsive and thoughtful. His expertise on Zoho is deep and it shows!
  • Lila R. Nov 11, 2016
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    Top-notch service on a tight deadline!
    I worked with Vlad from Sterling Rose to get my business plan completed, and the process was seamless. He was able to work with my tight deadline and was super responsive the whole way. Thank you for everything!
  • Brad F. Sep 14, 2016
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    Doesn't get any better than this!
    Excellent communication. Excellent turn around time. Excellent service. Excellent product.
  • Kara J. Aug 24, 2016
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    I was seeking assistance with writing a business plan. Assistance offered was very professional and did not attempt to mislead me.
  • Tonya N. Aug 2, 2016
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    I am very impressed with the final product of my business plan. They did a great job of listening and incorporating my vision for my business in the plan as well as including a comparison analysis of my competitors. The plan is very detailed, organized, and it was completed in a timely manner. They were very patient and applied corrections and changes upon request. Communication was very effective and the financial projections were very reasonable and accurate. Overall, I am a satisfied customer and would recommend this service for business owners that need guidance in writing a professional good quality business plan. After I paid in full, they still were available for questions and made additional changes changes to the plan with no hesitation. Thank you for this great experience and for helping me bring my vision or this business to life on paper.
  • Mary S. Jul 27, 2016
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    Vlad was professional, straight to the point and no nonsense. He got the job done during the time that he said he would. The business plan he created was very comprehensive and concise. I am pleased with his work and would recommend him.
  • Mark G. Jul 27, 2016
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
  • John J. Jul 2, 2016
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
  • Joshua C. Jun 21, 2016
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    Great communication and very professional. Waiting on finished product. So far we are ahead of schedule.
  • Richard K. Jun 13, 2016
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    Vlad is very professional and timely.
  • Greg S. May 13, 2016
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    Although the project is not completely finished, Sterling Rose led by Mr Vlad, is a very professional, very knowledgeable, very impressive business counseltation company. I am confident that the outcome at completion will be well above my expectations. Thanks Sterling Rose!
  • Lynn R. May 9, 2016
    The business plan and marketing implementation has been a challenge on my part. Sterling Rose Consulting has been very patient with me and the tight timelines. I have enjoyed working with Vlad and Jennifer and will be working with them in the future on other projects.
  • Dr. T. Apr 16, 2016
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
  • Jamaal S. Mar 23, 2016
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    I am having such a great experience with Vlad and Sterling Rose Consulting. The service they have provided thus far has been prompt and thorough. You can tell that Vlad truly wants to understand your vision and through your conversations with him you in turn gain more valuable insight on how to better approach your business strategy. I give Sterling Rose my highest recommendation as they absolutely provide value and most of all care to their clients.
  • Shady S. Mar 16, 2016
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    I hired Sterling Rose Consulting Corp. for a business plan and the company delivered more than expected. this will not be my last time working with Vlad for sure.
  • Hamid M. Feb 23, 2016
    Marketing Strategy Consulting
    Verified Review
  • Keith L. Feb 21, 2016
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
  • Alima P. Dec 15, 2015
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    Good Experience!
  • Kimberlee J. Dec 11, 2015
    Excellent Company to work with. Great written skills and professional work. Very timely and cost effective. I would definitely refer Sterling Rose Consulting to others.
  • Jacqueline B. Oct 23, 2015
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
  • Mr. W. Oct 22, 2015
    Writing Services
    Verified Review
    Contacted me in a timely manner.
  • Tabitha C. Oct 7, 2015
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
  • Kelly D. Sep 19, 2015
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    Went well. Thank you.
  • Anthony D. Jul 7, 2015
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    Vlad is patient and knowledgeable about all aspects of our business needs. I was struggling with the financials of a brewery business plan and Vlad helped navigate its finish in a professional manner. The plan is now in its final stages and my team is excited to see the final product. Thank You, Vlad.
  • Evan S. Jun 17, 2015
    HR and Payroll Services
    Verified Review
    I worked with Vlad for payroll services during the startup phase of our non-profit ministry. He was extremely helpful in answering questions while we were trying to figure things out; I had several phone conversations with him and he set everything up quickly and easily. He was easy to contact via phone or email, and always prompt and excellent in his work and communication.
  • Jerry C. Jun 10, 2015
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
  • Chip S. May 24, 2015
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
  • Daniel L. May 12, 2015
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    Great product, fast service, Awesome communications
  • Dinah J. May 12, 2015
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    To date our experience with Vlad Rusz has been very professional and unpressured. We are happy with our selection of Sterling Rose and are looking forward to working with Mr. Vlad Rusz.
  • Kellye B. May 12, 2015
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    Working with Vlad has been a pleasure. He guided us through every step of the process to develop a business plan tailored to our needs. We are now in the final stages of our plan and from what we have seen so far. We are very pleased.
  • Elena S. Apr 27, 2015
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    It was a pleasure working with Vlad. He is really professional, attentive and customize everything according to your needs. Always promt to reply if you have questions, really helpful. Would definetely recommend Sterling Rose to anybody who is looking for help with a Business plan.
  • Mary B. Mar 30, 2015
    Outstanding product and amazing support. I highly recommend Sterling Rose Consulting Corp for business plans and marketing plans. I feel like we are partners and Vlad is genuinely interested in my success.
  • Sylvester M. Mar 30, 2015
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
  • Jamisha R. Mar 13, 2015
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    Everything was great and done in a timely manner, business plan included 3 year projection, charts and graphs and vlad was very helpful with his research im looking forward to presenting this business plan to investors!
  • Norma W. Mar 11, 2015
    Sterling Rose is an awesome company. I've been totally happy and even surprised in the great service that I'm receiving. Vlad is super professional, knowledgeable, prompt and friendly. How much more could anyone want? I highly recommend giving them an opportunity to work for you!
    Jennifer R. Mar 11, 2015

    Hello Norma, Thank you for the review. It has also been a pleasure providing on going business, payroll, tax and consulting services to you and your firm. We look forward to maintaining the business relationship for many years to come. Thank you again for choosing Sterling Rose Consulting Corp and for becoming such a great client. -Vlad Rusz

  • Brandon M. Mar 11, 2015
    Individual Tax Preparation
    Verified Review
    I hired Vlad a little over a month ago to prepare my taxes but did not hear back from him until a couple of weeks later. He mentioned he was having some staffing setbacks, which I can definitely appreciate. But all the while I did not feel like he actually wanted to help me. I finally decided that I would look elsewhere for tax preparation. Having said that, Vlad is a nice guy. I just think his communication could approve.
    Jennifer R. Mar 11, 2015

    Hello Brandon, I apologize that you felt that my communication was poor. I had stated over a week ago that due to the loss of my one of my tax specialist and my wife ending up in the hospital that I would not be able to move forward with your project yet you insisted staying with me. I wish I could have serviced your project but without the additional person available on my staff I was not able to. Again I wish I could have worked with you, and I do hope in the future you consider me for other projects as things have settled down a great deal at my office, since my wife is no longer in the hospital. Good luck with your project. Vlad Rusz

  • Rey S. Feb 2, 2015
    HR and Payroll Services
    Verified Review
    Great Job from Vlad, keep it up.
  • Nisha F. Jan 21, 2015
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    I was a bit iffy to go through the process because there is no social interaction. Also, the business we are getting into may be a little complicated. We felt a little discouraged, but Vlad encouraged us that we can do it. Vlad did a great job with researching and he now understands us and what we are trying to do. We're not done working with Vlad and so far everything is an A++!! Totally recommend!
    Jennifer R. Mar 11, 2015

    Hello Nisha It was a pleasure working with you and your husband. I wish you great success with your endeavor. Please feel free to call on me with any future business needs. Best Regards Vlad Rusz

  • Matt R. Nov 16, 2014
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    Vlad was incredible to work with in getting my business plan to where it needed to be. He responded instantly every time I had a question, and was very pleasurable to talk to through out the whole process. He created a professional 60 page business plan for me in a timely fashion. Very happy with the results. Thanks Vlad
    Jennifer R. Mar 11, 2015

    Hello Matt Thank you for the review. It was great speaking with you and creating this plan. I look forward to reading about the success of your business in the future. Please feel free to keep me in mind for any future business needs. -Vlad Rusz

  • Denise S. Oct 1, 2014
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    I was very nervous about the whole process of allowing someone that I really didn't know and was working out of my area to write my business plan. I called and spoke with Mr. Vlad on several occasions he answered all my questions and was patient with me. Mr. Vlad service was above my expectations and his time frame was right on target. I will highly recommended him to others and will use his services in the future. Denise
  • Tonya M. Sep 2, 2014
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    Working with Vlad has been a very pleasant and informative process. He has given my vision direction and just by being intentional about implementing some of his recommendations I am already seeing growth in my organization. I am looking forward to continuing our business relationship and I believe he will help me take my organization all the way to the next level.
  • Supacha T. Aug 4, 2014
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    Excellent service. We were really impressed of the amount of work and effort Vlad put into our investor ready business plan. He follows up and respond to any of our concerns immediately throughout the process. We would recommend him to anyone and not to mention his pricing is very competitive and affordable compared to the quality of work we received.
  • Calanna W. Jul 24, 2014
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    Working with Vlad was a pleasure; immediately he was honest and said that he hasn't had much experience with hair salons but confident he could do it. Throughout my experience with Sterling Rose Consulting, I found Vlad to be easy to contact, very punctual on replying to via text, email, and or phone. On the other hand patience when I was delayed on time. Upon receiving my final draft I was able to go over and make any changes to "my business plan"that had Vlad's own unique twist. Thanks you again, Sterling Rose Consulting Corp!
  • Delano D. Jul 18, 2014
    Top Notch. Working with Sterling Rose has been a successful decision on our part. They have exceeded our expectations. We have recommended Vlad and his company. We look forward to many years of future successes.
  • Jeff Q. Jul 14, 2014
    Social Media Marketing
    Verified Review
    Outstanding work. Great communication via email and phone. Great turn around time. Easy use of cloud based sample viewing program. Would recommend 10/10.
  • Brian M. Jun 15, 2014
    Business Consulting
    Verified Review
    He's been great! Has pointed me in the right direction and has been very honest in everything that I need to get accomplished and submitted! He leaves very detailed comments and is very thorough in his analysis.

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
The typical process for creating a business plan is first to have a phone or in person conversation with the client to discuss their business or business idea. Payment is split into three equal payment, 1/3 upfront, 1/3 after the financial model is complete and 1/3 at the completion of the project. Once the payment is made, I send the client a business plan questionnaire. When the completed questionnaire is returned then I schedule a second call for approximately 1 to 2 hours to discuss the business financial model, at that time or before I have already provided a list of items I will need from the client to properly create a business plan. After the call I create a custom either 3year or 5 year full monthly and yearly financial model. Once the model is complete I allow the client access to review the model. We then have another call discuss the financials, make any tweeks or changes. After the model has been updated I repost it in Box.com for viewing, and send the second invoice. Once the second invoice is paid I release the document. I provide more then just the business plan, I also provide a full workable financial model. Next I begin the content for the business plan. When the draft of the plan is complete, I post it to Box,com for the client to review. We have another conversation, and each client gets up to 2 revisions. When the revisions are complete, I send the final invoice for payment, once paid the document is then released to the client.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I do a great deal of continuing education to stay relevant on the latest developments in my field. Currently, I am taking extended education classes in finance and accounting, with specialty in valuation, audit and taxation. In addition, I have taken classes in business plan creation, social media, marketing, etc. The market and business world change so rapidly, with the institution of new technologies and trends, I feel that it is imperative to understand and always have my pulse on what is new and up and coming. This both helps me in my business and this knowledge allows me to help my clients grow and succeed.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Actually, I have a very simple pricing structure. For business plan creation. generally it is 1/3 upfront, 1/3 at the completion of the financial model and 1/3 at the completion of the final deliverable. In the case of the payroll, the first month is upfront, after that the monthly fee will be billed on the 1st of the month and the payroll processing fee will be provided at the time of processing. In the case of taxes, at the completion of the taxes prior to sending them into the State and Federal Government In the case of Zoho CRM, completely dependent on the client project and agreement.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I am a serial entrepreneur with a number of successful businesses and I love helping other companies also become successful.
What types of customers have you worked with?
The most common types of jobs that I do for my clients include: -Business plan creation and review -Business consulting -Investor relations pitch deck creation and review -Market research -Competitive Intelligence -Accounting -Bookkeeping -Financial Analysis -Due Diligence -Re-development Projects -Public Relations (PR) release creation and distribution -Marketing Strategy Clients -Offling Marketing -Online Marketing -Zoho CRM Consulting -Zoho CRM Customization and Implementation -CRM Creation -ERP Implementation and Maintenance
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
All of the projects that I work on are custom to the client and vary in scope and length. With that said, I will showcase a still current client. She had hired my team using Thumbtack for a business plan. Business plans take between 2 and 4 weeks depending on scheduling time to consult with the client. This plan took 4 weeks. She was so happy with the plan and consullting that she hired me to create both strategic and tactical marketing plans. Which took an additional 4 weeks and now she has hired my firm to implement the marketing plan for the next 12 months. This is not abnormal, I and my team, pride ourselves on exceeding our clients' expectations which leads to very happy repeat clients.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
The advise that I would give is: -Make sure that the business plan the you are receiving is custom, banks and investors will not look at a plan if it was made by a software. Trust me they can tell. -Make sure the business plan writers have experience, that they are not just MBA's who took a class. Their are subtle and not so subtle information and strategies that an actual experienced entrepreneur can provide over just an MBA who has never actually worked in the field. -Find out what is included in the price quoted. In the case of Sterling Rose Consulting Corp, we provide a full either loan or investor ready business plan, this includes full 3 or 5 year financial projections, the model for your use, as well as 5 hours of free business consulting and 2 rewrites of 2 weeks to provide feedback.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I would like my customers, especially the new businesses, to know that I understand their pains, worries and frustrations. I have been where they are, and I have failed and I have succeeded. I started my first business when I was 18 years old, and since then have launched and successfully run 4 other businesses. I would love the opportunity to bring that knowledge to my customers and provide the support they need to make the decisions necessary to move forward with their businesses.