Business planning solutions tailored to your needs
If you’re serious about securing finance or other investment, you need the documentation that will reassure a lender that you’re worth the risk. Effective business planning is vital. We’re experienced in working with both commercial clients and government agencies to prepare business plans for expansion projects, new services and new facilities.
The BlueSalt Consulting team knows that you’re the expert on your business, so you can trust us to listen to your insights and understand your needs. This will guide us in translating your ideas and goals into a compelling case for support.
Our comprehensive business planning process draw together your background research, project information and financial projections, enhanced by our team’s further research and analysis.
Add value, expertise & experience.
At the same time, we add value wherever possible, bringing our expertise and experience to the process. We’ll identify new opportunities, highlight potential risks, provide different perspectives and share our thoughts on strategies to move the project forward.
As part of our service, we delve deeply into your sector and provide detailed insights including bench-marking information, industry trends and risks, digital transformation opportunities and other critical information to support informed decision-making. This gives you access to detailed knowledge about your market that your competitors are unlikely to be privy to without significant financial outlay.
Practical business plans and advice
While most small business owners know they should be planning, the reality is that many don’t. Or at least not formally. Instead they walk around with a lot of ideas in their head and a general sense of where they think they’re heading. It’s tiring and doesn’t deliver the best results.
We work with small business owners who want an objective listener to help them articulate their vision and map out a plan to achieve that long-term goal.
Rather than massive documents that you’ll never refer to, we have a customised planning process that delivers you a clear, easy-to-understand action focused business plan to guide your activities and quickly communicate your direction with your team.
Many of our clients also enjoy being able to check back in with us at regular intervals to check they are on track with their goals, as well as discussing how to tackle issues and opportunities as they arise.
Anna delivered a well-structured training workshop on the grant writing process as part of our 2023 Capacity Building program. The content imparted years of experience and insights and provided participants with how to evaluate and approach grant submissions in a more considered and systematic process.
From the very beginning, Anna impressed us with her professionalism and deep understanding of the grant writing process based on her years of experience. The BlueSalt team’s attention to detail and meticulous approach ensured that our proposals were tailored to each funding opportunity, maximizing our chances of success. Thanks to Anna and her team’s efforts, we were able to secure a multimillion-dollar grant that has had a transformative impact on our organisation. If you are seeking a consulting team who can help you achieve your funding goals, Blue Salt Consulting is the perfect choice.
Having worked with BlueSalt Consulting over the years, it is apparent that the passion, knowledge and expertise that Anna brings to the table is significant. We have engaged Anna for multiple projects and, at all times, they have been delivered on time, within budget and often exceeding expectations.
Anna and her team did an outstanding job in researching and writing a feasibility study for my business, Collabs Scientific Services. They deeply analysed the market data and business case, and carried out in-depth research, and when we found that part of my original conceptual idea wasn’t financially advantageous, they suggested and platformed a number of possible solutions and better directions to take. I don’t hesitate to recommend them.
Anna provided a professional tender development service and worked at a level that was understandable to all the staff and committee and she was extremely approachable and listened to us. The service was great value and a sound investment. We would highly recommend her services.
Anna worked with us on a complex procurement process with very tight timelines. Anna was a pleasure to work with – personable and approachable, she understood the time constraints and organisational pressures, offering practical solutions to the issues.
The feedback from our regional team was so positive – her professional approach and procurement knowledge saw her effectively support both our staff and external providers through the process.
Anna was an effective communicator, keeping us across the progress of her tasks in the project while working independently to implement them effectively. Engaging Anna proved to be a cost-effective way to take the pressure off us during this complex process. I’d absolutely recommend Anna to anyone looking for support in a procurement. To be able to hand a project over and be confident it was going to be done well and within timeframes is very reassuring and allowed me to use my time to best effect.
We were very happy with our experience of working with Anna, who provided excellent service. We were working with a very tight deadline, and Anna and her team went out of their way to ensure the tendering support required was provided in good time. Her communication was excellent, the quality of her work was great, and she was very professional and considerate.
After several tender submission attempts over 12 years, I thought – “There must be something we are missing here”. The team partnered with us and read between the lines, distilled the criteria and delivered a plan to be taken seriously.
It has been the best value for money investment we have made in twenty years of business.
A shout-out to Anna who took the time to discuss my business’s suitability for an upcoming government grant. I appreciated her directness and honesty in her assessment of my business’s current status and recommending that now was not the right time to apply. This meant I didn’t waste my time and money and really, her time (even though she would be paid). When the time is right, I will not hesitate to contact Anna!
Anna provided an invaluable service to our company in finalising and polishing a grant application. She did this at very short notice. But the most impressive part was her total focus on the job at hand until it was completed. She quickly came up to speed on our business and what we needed and got on with the work quickly and professionally.