Sterling Rose Consulting Corp.

Lawrenceville, GA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

My work stands out over others, because I provide a truly investor ready business plan. This plan has proven that it is viable in acquisition of business loans, industry investment, Angel, Factoring, Mezzanine, Bridge, Grant acquisition among other types of investors and investment. In addition, my business plans are completely customized to the client. I do not use software or a web template to create these business plans. They are in depth, timely, include robust market research and full 5 year financial projections by month. I can also provide Net Present Value and IRR for 5, 10 and 15 years. I also provide full business consulting, marketing plan creation and implementation, market research, accounting services (bookkeeping, cash flow analysis and payroll services), full technology strategy consulting and custom Zoho CRM services.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

What I do is more than a job, it is a lifestyle and a passion. I started Sterling Rose Consulting Corp, because I am a serial entrepreneur and I love being one. I 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

2

Number of employees

10

Times hired on Thumbtack

178

Reviews

46 Reviews
  • Brad F. Sep 15, 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 28, 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 28, 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 14, 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 10, 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 24, 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 23, 2015
    Writing Services
    Verified Review
    Contacted me in a timely manner.
  • Tabitha C. Oct 8, 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 18, 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 13, 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 12, 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!
    Replied to Norma W. - Mar 12, 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.
    Replied to Brandon M. - 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!
    Replied to Nisha F. - 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 17, 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
    Replied to Matt 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 25, 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.
  • Reggie J. Jul 16, 2014
    I have utilized the services of Vlad and his team at Sterling Rose on several of my projects. In my opinion they are very professional and most importantly they pay attention to detail and deliver on time!
  • Jeff Q. Jul 15, 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.
  • Bruce W. Jun 22, 2014
    Best description.....single words: reliable dependable expert quality convenient
  • Brian M. Jun 16, 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 up 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 -Public Relations (PR) release creation and distribution -Online Marketing
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.