Prior to establishing the company in 2006, Thommie held management and strategic roles at a number of multi-national companies based in South Africa, Africa and the United Kingdom. As a PhD and MBA 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.

Top Business Plan

How do you Write a Top Business Plan?

How do you Write a Top Business Plan that gets Noticed? The right business plan is often the difference between a company that stagnates and one that Reaches New Heights. Many enthusiastic entrepreneurs forget to lay the groundwork for their business and head straight to the action. But how can you expect to succeed without

The Relevance of Business Plans Today

8 Clear Facts Why Business Plans are Still Relevant Today

What is the Relevance of Business Plans today? Entrepreneurs who are starting a new business often wonder, “Do I really need a business plan? Is writing business plans really the best use of my time?” The answer to these questions is almost always, Yes! Business Plans are an integral part of starting a new business.

Investor Pitch

Your Investor Pitch and 8 Dumb Things You Should Never Say

Your Investor Pitch and 8 Dumb Things you Should Never Say Your Investor Pitch can be one of the most daunting things you have to endure as an entrepreneur. Investors are much better at negotiations than you are; after all, this is what they do, and they do it daily. You on the other hand,

Business Plan Writer and Your Guide to Finding One

Business Plan Writer – 5 Easy Tips to Finding One

Your Guide to Finding the Right Business Plan Writer. Writing a business plan is time-consuming, but it’s essential if you want to have a successful business that’s going to survive the startup phase. If your business doesn’t have one, maybe it’s time to start writing it. The process of writing a business plan can do

Your Best Business Plan will be Rejected

Best Business Plan but You Don’t Get Funded? Here’s 10 Reasons Why…

Do you have the Best Business Plan? The Best Business Plan is in your hands. You applied for capital funding. Then why is your Business Plan rejected? Despite having a great idea for a new product or cutting-edge service, many aspiring business owners find themselves asking, “Am I ready?” Considering just how much there is

business plan consultant

Advice on Choosing a Business Plan Consultant

Finding a Business Plan Consultant in South Africa. They range from fly-by-nights that want to make a quick Rand to reputable entities that write Business Plans for a living. Everyone knows the saying that there are only two things of which we are certain in life:   “In this world nothing is certain but death and

Business Plan Expert

Business Plan Expert or Con-Artist? Be Really Careful…

Do you need a Business Plan Expert? Beware of the Con-Artists! Do you have a Professionally Written Business Plan? Congratulations, you are in a small minority. And if you have a Professional Business Plan, do you actually use it? And have you looked at it in the last few months? If the answer to this

Boring Pitch Decks to Investors

Pitch Decks – Brutal Reasons Why Investors Don’t Invest

Your Pitch Deck is Ignored by Investors… Why? Pitch Decks are not that easy to design, especially if you are presenting to investors that see hundreds of Pitch Decks every year! Not everyone is going to pitch their Business Plan to investors. There are many great businesses that start without ever raising a Rand from

Business Planning and Arguments For and Against

Business Planning – Easy Arguments For and Against

The Pros and Cons of Business Planning. Business Planning is an integral part of the business world. One of the hallmarks of a proper Business Plan prepared by a world-class Business Plan Company is being open to strategic recommendations and critique. Any reputable Business Plan Consultant will provide you with factual and informed recommendations on

Business Plan Writing 2.0

Business Plan Writing 2.0 – Time for a New Approach?

Business Plan Writing 2.0. A new approach to Business Plan Writing… Lately, I’ve been rethinking Business Plans. Rethinking the role of a Business Plan Writer. On the one hand – in the consulting, finance, investor and academic world – what is meant by a Business Plan is a fairly comprehensive research project. It includes a

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Ah No! Not More Startup Advice…

Do you Need more Startup Advice? Yes, you do! Startup advice seems to be everywhere! Over the past several months, we’ve all noticed companies closing down due to the COVID-19 Lockdown. And today, 5 months after the national lockdown was instated, more and more companies are closing their doors for good. We can all debate

Copycats

Copycats and How to Deal with Them?

Business Plan Copycats have been around since we started JTB Consulting in 2006. In a world full of fake news, half-truths, scam artists, snake oil salesmen, the question that I often get is “How do you deal with people who copy your work?” How do you deal with people who steal your idea? How do you