Start-up Advisory Services

The BDS team loves working with start-ups and it shows in our work. Our value-add comes from our experience and that’s what makes us versatile start-up business generalists. Our principals and our collaborative consultants have a diverse and significant track record working with entrepreneurs. We’ve worked with dozens of innovative fledgling companies on a broad range of projects. We’ve seen recurring patterns of success and failure, and, as a result, we’ve become adept at “start-up pattern recognition.” We bring a great deal of insight into every engagement. In addition, we can play an active, hands-on role in our start-up client companies’ success – our work can be structured on a project basis or as a part-time interim operating role. Think of us as your start-up executives for hire. Most importantly, we speak the language of start-up, especially regarding finance and business development. We have supported many clients in numerous pitch meetings and investor presentations. Our fees make us available to most emerging growth companies as well as angel-funded start-ups. Whether it’s helping entrepreneurs develop the articulation of their value proposition or securing the funding they deserve from angel groups or private investors, we support start-up and emerging growth companies with a variety of services including:

  • Business model canvas
  • Financial forecasting
  • Business development
  • Go-to-market strategies for new products and/or new market sectors
  • Sales & marketing plan development
  • Pitch presentations
  • Capital raise consulting and network connections
  • Interim executive management
  • Advisory board development and recruitment
  • Exit strategy