Business services an array of services ranging from business setup, legal services, marketing and advertising, corporate identity and business development. We do it all!
We have a large network of business partners like:
Our network spans the globe and we have connections in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, Canada, United States and Latin America.
We, at VIP PLUS, handle the details so that you can focus on the big picture. We will help to set up your business by:
BUSINESS PLAN PREPARATION
Business Plans, Executive Summaries, and Pitch Decks
Writing an investor-grade business plan can be challenging and time consuming, even for those who have done it before. If you are a typical entrepreneur, you're already too busy focusing on other priorities, such as building your customer base, perfecting your product, or recruiting key management. We can help.
Our business planning services include:
Executive Summaries: The first thing most investors want to see is a compelling one or two page executive summary. The goal of an executive summary is to persuade investors to request a full business plan or pitch deck. However, creating a compelling executive summary can be at least as challenging as developing a complete business plan. This is your one chance to make a great first impression, and we can help you get it right.
Business Plan Development: We can tailor our business plan preparation services to suit your situation and your budget:
Pitch Decks: These days, many equity investors prefer to see a stand-alone pitch deck rather than a full narrative business plan. A great pitch deck is clean, crisp, and tells just the right story, without going into excessive detail. And yet, it still needs to be backed up by a full complement of research, analysis, and strategy.
Business Plan Review: If you have already written your plan, we can provide an objective third party critique before you send it to investors.
Business Plan Seminar: If you want your in-house team to understand the dos and don'ts of business plan writing, budgeting, or any other startup-related topic, we offer seminars that can be delivered in your offices.
Presentation Design: Clean, clear presentations are crucial, whether you are seeking capital, partners, customers, or employees. We'll help you design a crisp presentation and coach you on how to deliver it in an engaging way.
Entrepreneur Coaching & Tactical Guidance: How should you organize your company? Where should you incorporate? What should your capital structure be? When do you need to consult attorneys and accountants, and which ones? Can you patent your ideas? The list of questions facing startups and emerging growth ventures can be overwhelming; our seasoned entrepreneurs will help you sort it all out.
TRANSLATION & TYPING SERV ICES
Whether your translation is legal, technical or medical, it has to be precisely accomplished. Conveying the meaning of your words to the target language isn't always as straightforward as it should be. Each language has smaller subsets and within those areas the words themselves can change.
Having a translator who is well versed in not only the language but also the culture means that you'll get the meaning and the intent clearly conveyed in your message. Not only is it necessary that your translator or interpreter has the knowledge of the culture and the people, but they must also have the necessary skillset that is required in the subject matter in order for them to be able to convey the intended message. For example, if an attorney were asked to translate from English to Arabic, he or she would do well in legal matters, but may fall short if asked to translate a treatise on computing methodologies.
Translation, when done correctly can provide you with an up to the moment, absolutely correct piece of writing that is able to be understood by anyone, anywhere. VIP PLUS in Dubai affords you the means to understand the documents and speeches that you are required to know at affordable prices.
VIP PLUS offers a broad array of translation services, including:
Each of our translators are chosen not only for their knowledge of the original and the target language, but also for their knowledge of the subject matter.
Financial Projections and Analysis
We offer a variety of financial forecasting and analysis services for everybody from startups to Fortune 500 corporations:
Financial Forecasts/Projections: Your financial forecast is your business plan in numbers. We can create easy-to-use financial forecasts with a level of sophistication that is appropriate for your specific situation.
Our most full-featured financial forecasting model, is a powerful tool for helping you understand what your financial future might look like. Some VCs called it "the best financial forecast I've ever seen."
Our financial modeling process will distill the essence of your business into a manageable number of core assumptions and cause-and-effect relationships so that you can distinguish between what's important and what isn't.
Our most detailed financial models include:
IMMIGRATION VISA BUSINESS PLANS
Investor and Immigration Visa Business Plan Consulting
As U.S. immigration lawyers will tell you, one of the most important documents that applicants need when applying for a business or employment related visa is a comprehensive business plan. The business plan is so critical because it documents that the business you wish to acquire or launch or for which you will become a senior executive is sustainable. It supports the fact that the applicant will be able to “stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment” according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States.
In many instances, for those applying for a business or employment related visa, the terminology is foreign, the process is complicated, and the application is nearly impossible without the assistance of an attorney who specializes in immigration applications and Cayenne Consulting for assistance with the business plan requirement aspect of the application. Information on U.S. immigrant visas can be found on the USCIS website as well as the website for the American Immigration Lawyers Association and immihelp.com
Currently, business plans are required for the following types of visas: E-2 Investor visa, EB-5 visa, L-1 visa, B-1 visa, and E-1 visa. Each visa is described below in summary:
The E-2 Investor Visa allows an individual to enter and work inside of the United States based on an investment he or she will be controlling, while inside the United States. This visa must be renewed every other year, but there is no limit to how many times one can renew. Investment must be substantial. An investor must contribute to the US economy. Investor visas are available only to treaty nations.
The EB-5 Visa for Immigrant Investors is a United States visa created by the Immigration Act of 1990. This visa provides a method of obtaining a green card for foreign nationals who invest money in the United States. To obtain the visa, individuals must invest $1,000,000 (or at least $500,000 in a "Targeted Employment Area" - high unemployment or rural area), creating or preserving at least 10 jobs for U.S. workers excluding the investor and their immediate family. The EB-5 program also allows for investment in a Regional Center which is an entity that promotes economic growth and job creation within a geographic region.
An L-1 Visa is a visa document used to enter the United States for the purpose of work in L-1 status. It is a non-immigrant visa, and is valid for a relatively short amount of time, generally three years. L-1 visas are available to employees of an international company with offices in both the United States and abroad. The visa allows such foreign workers to relocate to the corporation's US office after having worked abroad for the company for at least one year prior to being granted L-1 status. The US office must be a parent company, child company, or sister company to the foreign company.
The B-1 Visa for Temporary Business Purposes allows the recipient to negotiate a business contract or arrangement, attend a convention or a seminar, or hold a series of business meetings. Under the terms of this visa the host or employer must provide a business plan as part of the documentation requirements.
The E-1 Treaty Trader Visa is a non-immigrant visa which allows foreign nationals of a treaty nation to enter into the U.S. and carry out substantial trade. A treaty trader belongs to a nation that maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation or a bilateral agreement with the U.S.
The business plan that is made a part of the visa application must demonstrate that the applicant has the requisite skills, talent, background, experience and resources to successfully start and grow a business that provides real products and services and employs American workers. The business plan must be of the same quality and content as a business plan that is prepared for a commercial bank or a sophisticated investor. In short, it must be as professional as you intend for the business to be. Make no mistake, it must represent the applicant.
The business plan will more than likely be 15-20 pages in length and include informative charts, tables, images and graphs that will aid in giving the reader a better understanding of the business. At a minimum, the document must include:
Here are some business plan tips for applicants:
Every U.S. Visa applicant will enhance their chances of success by allowing plenty of time, getting help from a specialist attorney who will put the applicant's interests first and, if applying for a business related visa, develop a first class business plan that will distinguish the applicant as a capable, successful business person
MARKET & COMPETATOR RESEARCH
Business Plan Market / Competitor Research & Analysis
A strong business plan requires going beyond intuition and experience, and supporting your idea with fact-based market research. Investors need to have confidence in your understanding of the market, so don't let yourself down by skimping on research.
All business plans require careful attention to the following:
Industry Analysis: We help you identify just how big your industry is in terms of revenue and numbers of players. Keeping up with trends (technological, cultural, demographics) is also important for this section of your business plan and we scour industry and news sources to identify those trends.
Competitive Analysis: You know you have competitors, but what do you know about them? This section of your plan needs to include an analysis of your key competitors, how they market their services/products, how they differentiate themselves in their marketing efforts, and what kind of market share they possess. We can help you with competitive intelligence for both national and international companies.
Target Market Analysis: Identifying and prioritizing specific target markets is another key part of your business plan where research is crucial. You need to think about such questions as: What are the demographics and psychographics of your target audiences? How can you best reach them? What kinds of concerns do they have? How do they like to be marketed and sold to?
Research Beyond the Business Plan
Research doesn't stop once you've written your plan and have found interested investors. In addition to the ongoing research into your industry, competitors, and customers/clients, we can also help in numerous areas including:
Client Prospecting: Creating a list of potential qualified prospects for your service or product can be daunting when you're beginning your business. However, this needs to be considered as a follow up on your Target Market Analysis so you can hit the ground running.
Web Site Research: Developing a company web site where people will return again and again often means providing your audience with information or resources that are useful to them. These resources need to be carefully selected, authoritative, and regularly maintained. We can help identify useful and robust online resources for your specific target markets.
Grant & Funding Research: Many technology companies are looking for funding from a variety of sources. We can help search for government grants and government contracts as well as help to identify other potential sources.
Company Valuation Consulting
The value of any business depends on two things: future profits and the risks associated with such profits. Cayenne's deep expertise in financial modeling and forecasting gives you assurance that the information underlying our business valuation estimates is as accurate and reliable as possible. Moreover, our experience in business valuation gives you assurance that appropriate methods are used to reach accurate, reliable estimates of the market value of your business. Our business valuation estimates represent what business owners could reasonably expect the market prices of their businesses to be in a transaction.
Some of our business valuation services include:
Startup Valuations: We provide business valuations to assist entrepreneurs negotiate the equity ownership position to sell, and the price of the equity, when raising startup capital.
Merger/Acquisition Valuations: We provide business valuations to assist entrepreneurs’ structure and negotiate merger and acquisition transactions, including determining optimal debt and equity structures.
FAS 141/142 Valuations: We provide business valuations, and valuations of underlying assets and liabilities, to assist accountants properly apply the provisions of accounting standards, including primarily FAS 141 and 142.
Our strength in valuation consulting stems from our wide backgrounds in financial modeling and forecasting, equity analysis and research, M&A transaction negotiation and structuring, and financial accounting and reporting.
Strategic & Tactical Planning
The strategic planning process is an extremely important executive function. The most enduring companies plan on 3-5 year, one year, and 90-day horizons. Energy is put into developing key objectives every quarter, and achievements are managed weekly. A well written strategic plan is the one document that can be used to achieve the following:
What does Cayenne offer?
Strategy Development: Good strategy is the antidote to competition. Strategic thinking is the process of developing a strategy that defines your value proposition and your unique value chain. This process includes market and competitive research as well as an assessment of the company’s capabilities and the industry forces impacting it.
Strategic Plan Development: We will facilitate and create an actionable strategic plan to be used for daily decision making. It can be used to implement your strategy, align the efforts of your work force, reinforce the culture of the organization, share management's view of where the company is and their vision of where the company is going, define long term and short term goals, set clear, measurable milestones that mark progress towards important goals, and define metrics that can be used daily/weekly to measure short term progress. The plan creates accountability for goal achievement.
Strategic Plan Execution Management: This is where the rubber meets the road and where many organizations struggle. It is the most critical component in the process. We will help you implement a system to track execution and create accountability for you and your team to execute and realize the change envisioned in the strategic plan.
When we build brands, we must start with strong foundations, based on market insights and research. Staring from the brand promise and general concept, moving onto the brand values, logo and communication theme all the way to the most intricate details such as production materials used, we construct your brand entity meticulously. When it comes to product packaging, we consider ourselves aggressively dominant in this area of expertise winning an edge over competition thanks to an extensive portfolio of more than 200 FMCG product package creations compiled throughout the years.
The core of our services lies in the area of planning brand communications strategy and creative conceptualization. Bringing to life the essence of the advertising campaign, we carefully develop and formulate an idea that will truly ignite a spark of success for your brand to shine. Making sure the messages are coherently addressing the target market in the right place, while integrating all channels of communications, we finally bring together a fine execution of all above and below the line deliverables.
Quality is our number one priority. It is about making the maximum use out of a budget. That is why we boast a team of expertise as well as on-hand equipment that together make the process as efficient and seamless as possible
We strategically allocate the budget across all necessary media, based on in-depth research to minimize error and achieve the widest, most receptive reach.