Advising & Fee Schedule

For the Entrepreneurs of 
Startups & New Ideas – Turn Key Concepts –
Businesses For Sale – Acquisitions – 
Small/Midsize Businesses

The road to entrepreneurship is exciting but also strewn with dangers and obstacles. As you navigate the thrilling path of researching, creating and growing a business, you will find that the cost of not knowing what you don’t know can be tremendous to your business and often traumatic to you and your family.
Our decades of experience in the trenches of business ownership bring you a wealth of knowledge with a competitive advantage to succeed in your entrepreneurial journey.

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Strategy Call
We discuss your goals and identify a high level strategy and timeline for your business ownership dream including possible resources to finance a business. Our objective is to help you understand possible routes and create your own roadmap to business ownership.
No Cost ~ 30-45 minutes please schedule here

Roadmap to Business Ownership & Research
Success in business starts with you and your why. The best business is one that leverages your strengths, passions and objectives. Pick the wrong business, and not only will you be miserable but the business will most likely fail. Through a comprehensive analysis of your experience, skills, talents and goals, we create your roadmap to business ownership by leveraging your strengths and goals to your advantage. Then we research and help you validate your most ideal business models. Includes up to 10 free consecutive weekly coaching sessions.
– Startup from your new idea, or
– Turnkey concepts (Franchise & Business Opportunities), or
– Acquisition of a business that is for sale in your geographic area of choice.
$365 per person/couple –  ($100 per additional partner)

Business Research for EB5 and E2 Visas Investments
We identify your objectives and possibilities in investing in a business in the US and in applying for an investor visa with the USCIS. Then we will create a plan of action for the research, identification and validation of the most ideal businesses for you and your family based on your priorities and preferred location. We also communicate with your immigration attorney. Should you seek an immigration attorney and other key professionals such as CPAs, brokers, real estate professionals, etc., we will provide you with recommendations from our professional network. Includes up to 10 free consecutive weekly coaching sessions.
$565 for plan of action + business research + validation coaching + coordination with immigration attorney

Business Evaluation & Feasibility
Depending on the type of enterprise that you have selected we help you gain a clear understanding of the viability and potential of the business or idea you are exploring:
For Startups & Existing Businesses: We work with you on a Lean Canvas Business Plan, to vet and refine your new idea/product/service against the market before your spent significant money, time and energy in a business idea that may not be viable yet.
For Turn-Key Concepts (Franchises or Business Opportunities): We help you infer a proforma projection of revenues in your geographic area.
For the Acquisition of a Business: We work with you the buyer, and brokers, to help you separate facts from fiction and allow you to form an objective assessment of the business you are considering, by reviewing its history and by projecting its potential earnings in your geographic area.
$465 per business ~ 4 hours
* Fees for more complex businesses based on scope of project.

Business Plans for New and Existing Businesses
Standard* business plan 20-30 pages – Usually required for funding and SBA loans, rewrites for existing business’ new strategy, or E2-EB5 visas in communication with your immigration attorney.
$1865 – $2765 ~20-30 hours
* Fee for larger & more complex businesses, multiple owners, or EB5 immigration visas (no regional centers) based on scope of project.

Leadership Development & Coaching
If you find that it is lonely at the top it’s because it is.  Most people who might help you can’t because they are too close to you, others don’t know how, and for many including your employees it is not in their rational interest.  Yet your business success depends on your leadership and as your business grows so should you. Through our executive and strategic bi-weekly coaching sessions, we work on improving the results of your business as you start it, grow it or plan to exit it.
$125 per 45 min à-la-carte session
$105 per session for 6 consecutive sessions ($120 saving)
$85   per session for 12 consecutive sessions ($480 saving)

Business Consulting per Project
Marketing & business development plan creation – Team building/hiring – Quality/secret shopping systems, Operational Systems, Expansion plans, Exit strategies. Please contact us to discuss your business needs and for a free estimate. If the scope of your project is beyond our expertise we will recommend someone who we trust can help you.
Fee based on scope of project

Speaking Engagements For Your Event or Company
Fee based on the venue, location and size of audience
Please contact to discuss your event

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Patricia Bottero St-Jean, MBA

International Business Advisor & Speaker
408-230-9613
patricia@OpenForBusinessCo.com
Book a Strategy Call to Business Ownership

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