Welcome to our website and thank you for visiting. We are a corporate strategy firm focusing business plan consultancy services, on-line business strategies, strategic risk assessments and corporate research.All our services are provided by qualified professionals in the fields of finance and management strategy, entrepreneurship, ICT and marketing.We hope to work with your team in meeting your corporate objectives.
When it comes to Business Plan drafting in South Africa, we can safely and proudly say that we are amongst the best and most consistent consultants. Our business plans are of a high quality and are very acceptable in all South Africa’s main funding entities. In addition to assisting you in getting funding, we are confident that following the business plan through will result business achievement.
We understand why and how important a business plan is to you. It is you hope of getting investors and funders. It is your business guide into the future – and it is your weapon against competitors. As a result, we take due care in researching, writing and producing a high-quality business plan that reflects an equally high level of professionality on your business. Investors, funders, partners etc, will judge your preparedness to get into the proposed venture from what is written about it.
- Small Enterprises Development Agency (SEDA)
- National Youth Development Agency (NYDA)
- Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
- Business Partners South Africa
- Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC)
- Gauteng Enterprise Propeller (GEP)
- Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)
- National Empowerment Fund (NEF)
- Limpopo Enterprise Development Agency
- All commercial and Investment Banks
- And many more…
What to expect?
You can expect the following from an Afregarde business plan:
- Well, researched and verified content
- Detailed content – all sections expected of a business plan
- Originality of content
- Professional presentation – spellings, grammar, document flow
- Professionally-drawn financial projections with valid assumptions
- Format flexibility (PDF,MS Word, MS Excel)
- Finer document touches – references, footnotes, table of contents etc
What do we normally require from you?
While every business plan is unique, there is basic information that will help us to get the ball rolling. This includes:
- Business/franchise name/preferred name & location
- Current stage of operation: Is it an operating business, if yes what is there in terms of assets
- Products/services will you provide (names/types/classes)
This information is important as a guideline for the economic, industry, market, financial and operational research processes.
How do we engage?
Our offices are located at the Lakeview Building in Centurion Mall. Ewe can schedule a meeting between Monday and Saturday. We can also discuss your business plan and transact on it via online means. We guarantee that this will still produce quality results if information is provided expeditiously and in full.
Business Proposals are more or less like Business Plans with a slight difference that these are mostly presented with the aim of enticing another part to partake in a business venture. This could be as partner, as investors or as funders. Within the South African context, Business Proposals are less used in capital raising though they can be. Typical examples of Business Proposals that are drafted by our business proposal consultants are:
- Introduction of New Products/Services/Processes
- Partnerships in Business and Social Ventures
- Provision of Support Services
- Community and Charity Projects
- Economic Development Projects
- Social, Political and Economic Interventions
- Private-Public Partnerships
Whatever your proposal is, we have the capacity to produce a Business or Project Proposal that will ensure that your targeted audience will consider your case.
A project proposal, as the name suggests is drafted for a project instead of a business. The differences between a business and a project is that a project is not a going concern. This means that a project has specified or determinable starting and ending dates. A business has a starting date buts it is assumed that it will continue without a planned end date.
A project proposal is centred on the need to represent the viability and sustainability of a mooted project. It makes references to the project triad i.e. Quality, Cost and Time. A project, under the best-case scenario is supposed to churn out expected quality output at a specified cost and within the expected time frames. A project proposal attempts to reconcile how these 3 pillars will be balanced out to ensure that project goals are achieved.
Other areas of a project proposals however, may be very similar to those of a business plan. In fact it is common for clients to request “a project proposal for a business”. Like a business plan, a fair amount of time is spent researching the content and context of the project. A project occurs in a political, economic, sociological, technological, ecological and legal (PESTEL) environment just like a business. Adequate studies to ascertain or at least professional estimate the effects of this environment on project outcomes is critical.
At Afregarde Strategies we have handled projects proposals in various economic areas and sectors. These include:
- Alternative Energy Management
- Infrastructure Development
- Rural Entrepreneurial Support Projects
- Educational Support Projects
- Public-Private Partnerships
- Agribusiness Projects
While every project proposal is unique, we guarantee that yours will be prepared to meet or even surpass the expectations of your intended audience.
Financial Projection Models
While every business plan from Afregarde comes with fully explained financial projections, we also prepare stand-alone financial models for businesses and institutions. These models are meant to guide the strategic and business planning process by providing predictive data that is based on current and historical trends.
These models are prepared for common types of financial and management accounts i.e.
- Cash flow Projection Models
- Balance Sheet Models
- Income Statement Models
- Sales Projection Models
- Break-Even Analysis Models
Their purpose is to aid businesses in proactive budgeting that is required as a pre-condition for funding by most public and private funding institutions. These models can be designed to represent different types of scenarios commonly:
The normal case scenario – which mimics the current business environment
The best case scenario – which represents the current business environment plus an attainable, realistic improvement given past trends
The worst case scenario – which represents the worst state that the current environment can come under, based on a historical trend of between 5 to 10 years
These cases are critical in assisting businesses to assess the kind of risks that may come with sources of funding shall the business environment change.
Scenario Analysis can also be qualitatively presented as part of customised business plans when required. They help to see the business plan from various possible scenarios that may come about due to changes in PESTEL as well as in the industry and the individual company itself.