Intellectual property is a category of property that includes intangible creations of the human intellect. There are many types of intellectual property, and some countries recognize more than others. The most well-known types are copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. Intellectual property
We take pride in our ability to learn the fundamentals of virtually any industry or technology quickly. Some of the of the areas we have served include e-commerce, educational trainings, market analysis, financial services, legal services, retail, food service, consumer products, event and entertainment, intellectual property, Small & Medium Entreprises (SMEs), project writeups, Traditional Knowledge & Cultural Expression, sports & entertainment, and networking. Having said that, we believe that the value we bring to the table is not industry expertise — which you already possess in abundance — but rather an understanding of what customers like to see in a potential opportunity
If you run a business, then it’s probably safe to say yes. In fact, you may require more than one consultant: every consultant with his expertise areas. We specialize in bisiness advisory, training, development, research, innovation, Intellectual property and other related fields.
Hiring a consultant is an investment in the success of your project. If you trust your consultant, they will use their experience and expertise to plan your project appropriately. Consultants can help you avoid common project delays, like scope creep, unclear requirements, environment issues and clear roadmap of your business.
You could easily spend 500 hours or more preparing an business roadmap, plan and project implematation, even if you have an MBA. This is time you should probably be spending building your team, product, distribution channels, customer base and other useful works. In addition to our expertise in preparing these materials, we offer independent, third-party insights into your business, and may raise questions that you might not have thought to ask.
Every situation is unique. However, some fairly common steps include the following:
Initial discussion to understand your basic needs.
Review your existing materials (draft business plans, financials, market research, competitor research, management structure etc.).
Follow-up discussion to clarify details and agree upon the scope and fees for the project/assigment.
Several in-depth discussions to better understand the details, develop strategies, and agree on all major elements of the assignment.
Conduct additional research, as needed.
Draft a Presentation and review it with you to ensure that all parties agree on the high-level vision.
Draft the Executive Summary and review it with you to ensure that we all agree on the next level of detail.
Prepare a draft outline of the assignment plan for your review.
Begin filling in the details on the draft. Obtain and incorporate your feedback.
Incorporate your revenue and expense models into the financial/business/project model, and explain how it works so that you can take “ownership” of the assignment/project.
Finalize all deliverables.
Coach you on the best way to deliver the business/project/assignment presentation and on how to address questions.
Provide ongoing support, including making minor updates to the deliverables at no additional charge.
Depending on how we structure the project, you should expect to spend anywhere from 10-30 hours on the process over the course of a typical engagement
For a typical engagement, consisting of either a business advisory, training & development, research and innovation, event planning & management, agribusiness consultation and any more, the typical time to completion is negotiated in days, weeks or yearly. The actual time can be influenced by the quality of your existing materials, the level of your participation, the complexity of your work and needs, and our current workload.
Some very simple projects can be completed in just a few days, and we have had other projects extend well over a year (of course these engagements involved much more than just business advisory)
Yes, but we may need to charge a “rush” fee. We typically work on multiple projects at any point in time, and rush projects can strain our schedules or inconvenience other clients.
Only if you’re always right. One of our jobs is to help you avoid mistakes. We’ll challenge your ideas and assumptions so that you’ll be ready for the tough questions when you meet with investors
In general, we charge a pre-determined fixed fee. The fee is determined by:
The scope of the project, in terms of the tasks and documents you require help with.
The sophistication and specific needs of your target audience.
The quality of your existing materials, including early drafts of business plans, project forecasts, market research, competitive research, etc. For instance, if you have a recent, comprehensive research report from a major market research firm, our effort can be significantly reduced.
The clarity of your vision for your work model, marketing and distribution strategy, financial plans, etc.
Your availability and willingness to participate in the preparation of the of the assigment.
The complexity of your industry and assignment model.
The availability of industry information.
The desired timing relative to our workload. In general, “rush” jobs will carry a substantial premium over projects that can be completed as our schedule permits.
Because of these factors, the fees for a typical project, consisting of the preparation of an project-grade, can range from a few hundred thousands Tanzania Shillings (Tsh.) to several milliions of Tshs. By the way, if you are “price shopping,” you should know that price doesn’t tell the whole story. After all, would you choose one car over another simply because of price? Of course not – there are many dimensions you need to consider.