Business Plans. Sample Projects.

Articulate plans give management teams an edge in winning support for new ventures and new directions. I help clients develop business plans to secure equity or debt funding, revise or reposition existing business models, and secure support and funding for public-private initiatives. A good deal of this work has been for early-stage companies with ambitions to go to scale. I also write and produce strategic plans for corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

The process that I use examines assumptions, considers trade-offs, and sharpens strategic thinking. The end product is a well-packaged, reader-friendly story geared to the concerns of the target audience, whether investors, strategic partners, or stakeholders.


Dubai Silicon Oasis, a business and feasibility plan for the Emirate of Dubai, laying out the requirements for developing a large-scale industrial park and a technology manufacturing sector.

PacifiCorp Foundation for Learning, strategic plan and related documents to redirect the philanthropy of this corporate foundation.

Tennessee Valley Authority, long-range business plan.

Brian McCarl & Company, business plan to secure public-private funding for a Chinatown cultural center related to development of a 16-story apartment complex for low-income Asian seniors.

Chrome Systems, business plan that raised $3.5 million in a private placement preceding a larger venture capital round.