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Makarius Consulting Overview

  1. 1. Overview<br />
  2. 2. The Entrepreneurial Dilemma<br />Most entrepreneurs are experts on the work their business does, but have little experience managing or starting a business and cannot afford to hire full time employees to help fill those gaps<br />June 21, 2010<br />Makarius Consulting<br />2<br />
  3. 3. The Solution<br />Retain advisors with experience starting,running, and executing exit strategies for small businesses to fill in the gaps in your teams capabilities<br />June 21, 2010<br />Makarius Consulting<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Services Offered<br /><ul><li>Management Advisory Services
  5. 5. Strategy Consulting
  6. 6. Business Plan Creation
  7. 7. Transaction Management</li></ul>June 21, 2010<br />Makarius Consulting<br />4<br />
  8. 8. Management Advisory Services<br />Many small businesses do not need full time personnel in strategy, finance, or operations positions, but could benefit from part-time or periodic guidance in these areas. <br />Makarius Consulting is an affordable alternative to full time employees, helping to fill in the gaps in internal capabilities.<br />Salaries & Roles of Full-Time Personnel:<br />Strategy Director: $105k - $150k<br />Develops strategies<br />Conducts organizational reviews<br />Oversees long-range planning<br />VP of Finance: $95k - $150k<br />Forecasts budgets<br />Creates financial models<br />Analyzes contracts<br />Project Manager: $50k - $80k<br />Sets deadlines<br />Assigns responsibilities<br />Monitors project progress<br />Operations Manager: $45k - $75k<br />Evaluates systems & procedures<br />Assists in implementation of new processes<br />Recommends changes<br />June 21, 2010<br />Makarius Consulting<br />5<br />
  9. 9. Makarius Consulting works with your internal resources<br />Strategy<br />Management Advisory Services<br />June 21, 2010<br />Makarius Consulting<br />Finance<br />Operations & Project Management<br />6<br />
  10. 10. Strategy Consulting<br />Studies have shown that engaging in formalized business planning increases a start-up’s chances of survival<br />Benefits of engaging an outside firm:<br />Objectivity in assessing existing ideas<br />Independence in discussions with existing staff<br />Experience in developing strategies in the past<br />Knowledge about best practices of strategy development<br />June 21, 2010<br />Makarius Consulting<br />7<br />
  11. 11. Strategy Consulting<br />Makarius Consulting provides two types of Strategy Consulting services:<br />Core Strategy Development<br />Market Research<br />Strategy Sessions with Key Personnel<br />Provide Strategic Insights<br />Codify Business Strategy<br />Ongoing Advisory Services<br />Conduct Monthly Strategy Discussions<br />Assist in Managing Resources to Implement Strategies<br />Provide General Business Advice and Assistance<br />June 21, 2010<br />Makarius Consulting<br />8<br />
  12. 12. Ongoing Advisory Services<br />Core Strategy Development<br />The Strategy Engagement<br />June 21, 2010<br />Makarius Consulting<br />Perform Market Research<br />Conduct Strategy Sessions<br />Develop Business Strategy<br />9<br />
  13. 13. Business Plan Creation<br />A good business plan should contain:<br />Management’s goals for the business<br />Strategy for achieving those goals<br />Knowledge about the customers and market<br />Information about internal capabilities<br />Understanding of the financial needs and expected results<br />Benefits of a business plan:<br />Focuses management on goals and business operations<br />Codifies company strategy<br />Required by most investors<br />June 21, 2010<br />Makarius Consulting<br />10<br />
  14. 14. The Business Plan Project<br />June 21, 2010<br />Makarius Consulting<br />11<br />
  15. 15. Transaction Management<br />Having a single point of contact to manage the multiple parties and documents involved in a complicated transaction can dramatically improve the likelihood of a successful transaction<br />Benefits of a transaction manager:<br />Functions as single point of contact<br />Ensures documents are shared as needed<br />“Translates” legalese and financial discussions for the benefit of management<br />Works to meet deadlines and ensure everything goes as planned with a single goal: “getting the deal done”<br />June 21, 2010<br />Makarius Consulting<br />12<br />
  16. 16. Client’s Advisors<br />Client’s Company<br />The Transaction Management Engagement<br />June 21, 2010<br />Makarius Consulting<br />Counterparty’s Advisors<br />Counterparty’s Company<br />Attorneys<br />Attorneys<br />Key Personnel<br />Client<br />Accountants<br />Accountants<br />Makarius Consulting<br /><ul><li>Single Point of Contact
  17. 17. Manages Process
  18. 18. Protects “The Deal”</li></ul>13<br />
  19. 19. Makarius Consulting<br />Michael Makarius<br />718.606.0067<br /><br /><br />