• About Our Company
  • Our Founder
  • Why Choose Us?
  • Our Consulting Philosophy
  • Investors We Work With
  • Our Clients

JTB Consulting was founded in 2006. Since that time, JTB Consulting has been concentrating on providing world-class Business Plan Solutions to our clients, delivered through the highest level of quality and integrity. Through constant research, client and investor communication and investment in our staff, JTB Consulting has achieved leadership status in the Business Planning Industry due to its consistent quality and superior customer service delivery. With rich experience and knowledge, JTB Consulting offers competitive and reliable Business Plan Solutions to promote the brand image, which in-turn has a profound influence on the whole industry.

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“We provide unique and affordable Business Consulting and Business Plan Writing Solutions, delivered through a client-centred approach, exceptional quality and reliability.”

Thommie Burger

Through great management, talented and forward-thinking staff, high-quality solutions and first-class customer service, JTB Consulting aims to provide South Africa’s “Best Business Planning Experience”. To our delight, we have earned a great reputation all around South Africa. Our goal is that everyone has a great experience and reaches even greater success in partnering with JTB Consulting, in accordance with our slogan, “Reach New Heights”.

Most businesses operate in competitive markets: They have to ‘take on’ and ‘see off’ rivals. Each organisation must decide for itself how best to try and do this. Not all firms come up with the same answer and for good reason. Firstly, there are several different ways of gaining competitive advantage. Secondly, businesses need to play to their strengths and not all businesses have the same strengths. Thirdly, many markets are segmented and what is important to one set of customers may be less important to another set. So businesses need to decide which segments of the market they are targeting.

JTB Consulting has answered the call of its customers and provides the following Competitive Advantage/Value Proposition:

  • Offering Clearly Superior Business Consulting Solutions
  • Offering An Exemplary Customer Service Experience
  • Never Making A Promise We Can’t Keep
  • Truly Partnering With Our Clients
  • Offering Strategic Input And Recommendations
  • Increasing The Probability Of Our Clients Achieving Success
  • Offering Affordable Business Plan Solutions
  • Our Business Concept

    JTB Consulting is a leading provider of specialist, unique and affordable Business Consulting and Business Plan Solutions to companies based in South Africa. This has been achieved through an established local presence, comprehensive knowledge of both the Global and South African economy, market and industry as well as the provision of a world-class service. Our clients include new start-up ventures, existing micro and small businesses as well as medium-sized organisations that are implementing expansion and growth strategies. We provide strategic support, bespoke and value-added solutions with the highest level of honesty, integrity and professionalism. More importantly, we appreciate that each and every client has unique requirements and expectations and it is for this reason that we truly partner with our clients in addressing their specific needs. We honour our philosophy of creating value through the provision of exceptional service, establishing long-term relationships with our clients and always delivering on the promises we make. We provide a service that continuously exceed our clients’ expectations for quality, affordability and reliability. A motto of never making a promise we can’t keep are adhered to at all times. JTB Consulting strives to become synonymous with Business Plan Solutions and Business Consulting Services to the African market.

  • Our Business Philosophy

    We are committed to saving our clients time and money by providing them with a professional and unique solution that attain results. As our client, your Business Plan will include everything that is required by Local and International Investors. Our team’s main objective is to provide a high quality and personalised service where every client receives an open and honest approach to service delivery, whilst ensuring client satisfaction is maintained every step of the way. We are truly committed to delivering an exceptional, world-class client experience. We never make a promise we can’t keep!

Thommie Burger

FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER

Qualifications and Accolades

  • Ph.D. (Business Management)
  • M.B.A. (Entrepreneurship) Summa Cum Laude
  • B.Com. Honours (International Management)
  • B.Com. (Business Management)
  • Diploma International Trade and Global Mobility Management (UK)
  • Expert Author and Thought Leader for Entrepreneur Magazine South Africa
  • Expert Author and Thought Leader for Standard Bank BizConnect

JTB Consulting was established and is currently headed by Thommie Burger. Thommie has personally been involved in the successful execution of large-scale Business Consulting, Business Plan and Market Research projects, ranging from start-up companies seeking as little as R100,000 in bank financing to companies requiring in excess of R1 billion in investor funding to fund their growth strategies and/or projects.

Prior to establishing the company in 2006, Thommie worked for a number of multi-national companies based in South Africa, Africa and the United Kingdom. He has held various positions, including Business Consultant and Analyst, Regional Sales Manager, Regional Manager, Business Development Manager and Training Manager.

Some of the most notable clients Thommie has worked with include DaimlerChrysler, BMW, Nissan, VW, Eskom, Integr8, MTN, Financial Times (London), Wimpy, Engen, Caltex and SAP. He also has extensive experience working with various South African Government Institutions, The Department of Defence (UK) and various local and international-based Embassies and Consulates.

His substantial experience, attention to detail and logical approach to problem finding and resolution will contribute to the success of any project, task and activity. Thommie is passionate about solving problems that are complex in scope and that require in-depth evaluation and comprehensive analysis. He is an astute, results-oriented individual with a proven ability to identify problems and solving it through applying analytical thinking and strong operational leadership reinforced by solid ethics, good business knowledge and experience. Thommie is an assertive and interactive individual with extensive strategic, operational and financial planning experience and will contribute significantly to the achievement of success in any project.

Summa Cum Laude M.B.A. Graduate, with specialisation in Business Management.

Doctoral (Ph.D.) Thesis with Research on Entrepreneurship and Business Management in South Africa.

Committed to deliver a world-class service. We never make a promise we can’t keep.

EXTRAORDINARY CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

There is nothing more important to us than the complete satisfaction of our clients. It is the quality of our service delivery, truly understanding our clients’ unique requirements and over delivering on our promises that sets us apart from our competitors. But don’t take our word for it. View the range of Client Testimonials we’ve received from past clients: 98% of our clients would recommend our company.

NEVER OVER PROMISE … ALWAYS OVER DELIVER

We are committed to saving our customers time and money by providing them with a professional and unique Business Plan Solution that attain results. As our client, your Business Plan will include everything that is required by Local and International Investors. Our team’s main objective is to provide a high quality and personalised service where every client receives an open and honest approach to service delivery, whilst ensuring client satisfaction is maintained every step of the way. We are truly committed to delivering an exceptional, world-class client experience. We never make a promise we can’t keep!

EXPERIENCE ACROSS ALL INDUSTRIES

Our team has extensive experience working in the disciplines of Human Resources, General Management, Sales Management, Marketing and Operations Management. Further experience is in the areas of Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, Small Business Management as well as Business Development. Our team boasts vast knowledge of South African business practices and has successfully assisted customers across South Africa in the field of Business Plan Consultation. Our customers operate across a wide spectrum of industries, including ICT, Logistics, Marketing, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Healthcare, Insurance, Construction, Mining, Advertising, Public Enterprises, Public Relations, Technology, e-Commerce, m-Commerce, Business Services and Retail.

WE ARE THE LEADING SOUTH AFRICAN CONSULTANCY OFFERING VALUE-ADDED SOLUTIONS

JTB Consulting provides world-class business plans to entrepreneurs and businesses in Southern Africa. Our comprehensive methodology provides a highly effective platform for new companies. Our experienced team of Business Plan Consultants don’t just merely “write” a business plan on your behalf.

We appreciate the fact that there is no real value to a client in merely writing a business plan. Apart from the post-graduate qualifications our team possess across the fields of Strategic-, Business-, Investment- and Financial Management, all our Business Plan Consultants have decades of experience in some of the most challenging aspects facing entrepreneurs and companies today. We follow a unique approach of providing every client with strategic advice and recommendations on their business venture and business model.

So, what makes us different?

  • Strategic advice and in-depth recommendations on your business- and financial model.
  • Additional market research to supplement the information you already have available.
  • Objective due diligence report of your business venture; we view your business venture in the same manner that an investor would and prepare you as to the possible questions you may face when presenting your business plan to an investor.
ADDRESSING YOUR UNIQUE REQUIREMENTS

At JTB Consulting we do not believe in just providing you with a generic document. We work with you in a collaborative manner to understand your vision, goals and objectives of the business. Our Business Plan Consultants analyse the industry, region, market and customer demographics as part of all our business plan solutions.

A business plan should be simple yet effective. All our Consultants have years of experience and knowledge of the most challenges aspects that entrepreneurs and businesses face. By drawing on this experience and knowledge, we are able to provide adequate advice and recommendations on your business venture.

BANKABLE BUSINESS PLANS

We ensure that your Business Plan ticks all the right boxes and matches the standards suggested by funding institutions. All our Business Plans are customised and written according to the unique requirements of banks and investors. We have experience working in more than 25 different countries and regions and as such, our Business Plans will meet the requirements of both local and international funders.

REALISTIC FINANCIAL PROJECTIONS MODEL

Our Business Planning methodology takes realistic financial projections into account. Our team of financial experts design a financial model that is specific to your business venture and base each scenario of your business on realistic and justifiable projections. Our financial projections model is extremely comprehensive and in line with international accounting standards and best practices.

COMPREHENSIVE (DESKTOP/SECONDARY) MARKET RESEARCH

Depending on your specific needs, we conduct comprehensive (desktop/secondary) market research on behalf of all our clients. A detailed market- and industry analysis not only reveals valuable information and facts on the market but also competitors, clients, risks, opportunities and the overall attractiveness of the business venture. Our dedicated Market Research Team supports our Business Plan Consultants with invaluable market insights, strategic advice, and recommendations on your business venture.

OUR SUCCESS RATE

An independent survey conducted on behalf of JTB Consulting revealed that the Business Plans we compiled for our clients and that were subsequently submitted to banks and investors had an immaculate funding approval rate immaculate funding approval rate of 71% (2010), 68% (2011), 70% (2012), 72% (2013), 73% (2014), 70% (2015), and 75% (2016). This is in comparison to an estimated industry average of only 7%. The survey focused on start-up and existing companies that required funding of between R1-million and R30-million. The period under review was from January 2009 to December 2016.

POST PROJECT SUPPORT

You receive exclusive rights to the business plan we produce on your behalf. We are proud of the exceptionally high level of Customer Satisfaction we have been able to maintain since the formal establishment of our company. In light of this, we shall remain committed to make amendments and minor modifications to your Business Plan for free during a period of 2 weeks following the completion of your Business Plan.

Our unique and effective approach to consulting.

  • Strategy Formulation And Business Consulting

    We believe this to consist of six pillars.

    • The strategy formulation process should be a deliberate process of conscious thought and inclusive conversation in order for action/execution to follow from reasons and effective human thinking.
    • Strategic thinking and conversations is the foundation of the analysis through its various forms (techniques).
    • The developed strategies are implementable, simple, specific and “just in time”. The strategies are a logical flow from interpreting and understanding available data and capabilities, by a team of people with high levels of self-awareness, strong sensing and the capacity for reflection.
    • Our strategies are developed for a company’s specific needs, with adequate flexibility to allow for emerging scenarios, engaging the environment through strong intentions and interaction.
    • Strategies should be explicit and understood by everyone in the company.
    • Strategies should be executed by implementing measurable plans with targets.
    THE TANGIBLE RESULTS FROM THE ABOVE APPROACH ARE
    • A meaningful business concept is defined, not a vague mission statement.
    • Action plans are developed from the analysis and priority setting process.
    • Execution objectives.
    • Resource allocations.
    • Communication implementation.
    THE INTANGIBLE RESULTS FROM THE ABOVE APPROACH ARE
    • Clarity to the process.
    • Consensus and commitment through conversation process.
    • Focus by means of plans.
    • Resource allocations.
    • Deployment by executing actions.
  • The Strategy Facilitation Session

    This will include a comprehensive discussion of the following components in order to gain insight, clarity and agree a way forward prior to the compilation of the business plan and financial projections model.

    • Where are we coming from in terms of the competitive arena and the history of the business venture/concept?
    • What has changed over the last couple of years; micro (internally) and macro (externally)?
    • What is our current reality in terms of people, financial obligations and requirements, operations, processes, procedures and marketing (Internal Business Analysis)?
    • What is our current reality in terms of markets and customers (Secondary Market Research)?
    • What are our key uncertainties?
    • What is our agreed business model and strategy for implementation once the investment funds have been obtained?

We collaborate with various Investors and Financiers.

To attract investment capital for your venture, you have to think like an investor as you write your business plan. That is where JTB Consulting’s unique solutions give you the edge. We think like both Entrepreneurs and Investors.

Banks, venture capitalists, finance institutions and angel investors have the difficult task of balancing risk versus reward in their decisions. Your first challenge is to show them the financial opportunity you are presenting to them. You need to show what you have done to mitigate risk. Clearly demonstrating a true value proposition is a tremendous challenge. Let JTB Consulting partner with you and show you how.

Clients can rest assure that our Business Plans are written in line with the extremely stringent criteria of both local and international investors, i.e. Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists, Commercial Banks (e.g. ABSA, Nedbank, Standard Bank and FNB); Small Business Finance Institutions (e.g. SEFA and Business Partners); and Government Funding Institutions (e.g. IDC, NEF, and DTI). Our Business Plans are Bank and Investor compatible and are designed to serve as an excellent model and management tool as our clients develop and grow their businesses.

Companies that have partnered with us.

Since our establishment in 2006, we have assisted more than 11,000 local and international clients. JTB Consulting is a Serious Business Consultancy that is the first choice of Serious Entrepreneurs. Each of our Business Plan models is industry-specific and tailored to the requirements of the Client on the one hand and the criteria of the financing institution on the other. Our tailored and industry-specific Business Plans are far more effective due to our local and international experience and extensive experience in the field of Business Management.

Our team has extensive experience working in more than 125 disciplines, markets and industries including Human Resources, General Management, Sales Management, Marketing and Operations Management, Business Development, ICT, Logistics, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Healthcare, Insurance, Construction, Mining, Advertising, Public Enterprises, Public Relations, Mobile Applications, Technology, e-Commerce, m-Commerce, Business Services and Retail.

An independent survey conducted on behalf of JTB Consulting revealed that the Business Plans we compiled for our clients and that were subsequently submitted to banks and investors had an immaculate funding approval rate immaculate funding approval rate of 71% (2010), 68% (2011), 70% (2012), 72% (2013), 73% (2014), 70% (2015), and 75% (2016). This is in comparison to an estimated industry average of only 7%. The survey focused on start-up and existing companies that required funding of between R1-million and R30-million. The period under review was from January 2009 to December 2016.

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