Prior to establishing the company in 2006, Thommie held various management and strategic roles at a number of multi-national companies based in South Africa, Africa and the United Kingdom. As a Ph.D. and M.B.A. Graduate, Thommie has personally been involved in successfully managing thousands of Business Plan Projects, Feasibility- and Market Research Studies on behalf of local and international clients.

Mobile Service Provider

BUSINESS TYPE Mobile Service Provider

STAGE OF BUSINESS Existing

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Telecommunications

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY South Africa

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Strategic Plan detailing a Growth- and Expansion Strategy to the Company’s Shareholders

LOAN AMOUNT  R5 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The company is an existing Vodacom Dealer Franchise currently operating seven retail outlets across three regions. In 2002, the company opened its first store in Nelspruit. Over the past 12 years of operation, the company has successfully expanded to seven stores which currently employ 50 employees in total. The company now seeks to expand its operations by another five stores to be located in the Western Cape, Gauteng and Free State.

Beauty Salon

BUSINESS TYPE Beauty Salon

STAGE OF BUSINESS Start-up

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Beauty
  • Personal Care

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY Sandton

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Business Loan Application

LOAN AMOUNT R4 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The company is a newly established business that will be structured to trade as an exclusive Beauty Salon in the North of Johannesburg. The company is an elite establishment that offers women an exclusive opportunity to have their beauty treatment done in a classy, modern and unique environment. The company’s business model allows for job creation of young women from within the community, skills development and empowerment through job creation.

Property Management And Real Estate

BUSINESS TYPE Property Development

STAGE OF BUSINESS Existing

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Property Development
  • Infrastructure
  • Estate Agents

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY USA

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Application to the US Government for a Business Visa to Expand to and Operate in the USA.

LOAN AMOUNT R500,000

PROJECT OVERVIEW

An established, full-service Property Management and Real Estate company based and operating in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa. The company has a multi-skilled team of 15 Estate Agents with solid background in property sales and the South African property market. The company was established in 1994 and has since grown to a successful establishment, with a staff complement consisting of Brokers, Bond Originators, Estate Agents and Conveyance Attorneys. The company’s core focus is on the sale and rental of properties in the North, West and Central of Pretoria. The company is planning to expand its operations to Austin, Texas, USA. This business plan provides a synopsis of the company’s intended business strategy, research into the ‘Austin property market’ as well as a viability test of the financial projections of the USA operations over the next five year period.

Amusement And Theme Park

BUSINESS TYPE Amusement and Theme Park

STAGE OF BUSINESS Development (Prior Start-Up)

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Travel and Tourism
  • Hotel and Hospitality
  • Amusement and Theme Parks

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY West Africa

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Business Loan Application
  • Presentation to Venture Capitalists
  • Project Overview to Construction- and Project Manager Companies

LOAN AMOUNT US$180 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Establishment of a world-class Theme Park, Permanent and Temporary Accommodation (Apartments), Hotel Accommodation, Restaurants, Casino, and Conference Facilities.

Hair Salon

BUSINESS TYPE Hair Salon

STAGE OF BUSINESS Existing

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Hair
  • Beauty
  • Personal Care

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY Sandton

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Business Loan Application
  • Presentation to Potential Franchisees
  • Strategic Plan detailing a Growth- and Expansion Strategy to the Company’s Shareholders

LOAN AMOUNT R700,000

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Established 100% black woman-owned exclusive Hair Salon and Nail Bar located in Sandton. The primary aim would be to empower African women through the ownership and management of a Franchise Retail Outlet.

Are You Afraid Of ‘Con-Artists’ And ‘Scam Consultants’ Operating In South Africa?

Dear Entrepreneur and Business Owner, Having a new business idea is great! But, without a business plan, or using a generic cookie cutter business plan template, a business is essentially rudderless, and day-to-day activities are likely to be haphazard and reactive. Unfortunately, there are a number of “Business Plan Consultants” that promise the world when