Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I know if Kanye Pamba Strategy Group is a good match for my business?

A: As business growth consultants, we can help almost any legitimate business, from start-up through middle market. Every business should have a realistic business plan and a marketing plan based on accurate, current market research. However, there are specific industries and business types where we may not be the best fit. We will be happy to discuss your situation confidentially, and will immediately let you know whether or not we think we are a good fit for your business.

Q: How much does a business plan / a marketing plan / a feasibility study / etc. cost?

A: We do not offer any fixed price packages and we do not work off of templates. Before we can give you an estimate, we need to understand your individual situation. This generally requires a brief conversation about your project goals, timetable, budget, scope, and other issues. Although we are far from being the most expensive, we are also rarely the least expensive. Previous business plan projects have ranged from a low of about R2,500 for relatively straightforward situations to over R30,000 for larger, more complicated situations. If you are looking for the lowest cost solution, or do not care about quality, then Kanye Pamba Strategy Group is definitely not a good fit for you.

Q: Do you provide client references?

A: We are happy to provide client references to serious prospects once we have held initial discussions and have tentatively agreed on the scope and structure of an engagement.

Q: I just need a few hours of consulting time to help me with my business. Can you still help me?

A: Yes. We often work with clients in situations like this. Please give us a call and we can discuss your situation confidentially. Our minimum project fee is R200.00

Q: I understand that business strategy consulting can be very expensive. Can you help me if I am on a more limited budget?

A: Everything we do is tailored to each client’s individual situation. If you tell us your budget, as long as it is reasonable, we can work within it. For instance, on the strategy consulting side, we can set up a half day strategy workshop for less than two thousand Rands. If you need more, we can build from there. The point is we can work with you.

Q: My Company has very proprietary information, which I do not want to leak out. Do you sign non-disclosure agreements?

A: Once we have determined that there is a good match between your needs and Kanye Pamba Strategy Group capabilities, we can send you a mutual non-disclosure agreement. This agreement protects both parties from disclosure of confidential information. And, if you become a client of Kanye Pamba Strategy Group, our standard contract provides ample protection that covers most circumstances.

Q: Why don’t you list more of your clients’ names on your website?

A: Most of our clients insist on strict confidentiality, so we cannot divulge any information about them beyond their industry and a general description of the type of services we provided them.

Q: Do you work with non-profit organizations?

A: Although most of our clients are small or mid-size businesses, we also work with non-profits and associations. As long as we are a good fit in terms of skills and expertise we are happy to work with any legitimate organization. In particular, we work with technology commercialization (or tech transfer) groups at major universities.

Q: Do you work with clients outside of the Pretoria Metropolitan Area?

A: YES! We have worked with clients across the South Africa, as well as in Africa.

Q: Your focus seems to be on feasibility studies, marketing, business planning, and strategy. Do you also help clients with IT Strategy Consulting or Strategy Execution?

A: Yes. Although our greatest expertise is in marketing communications, business strategy, and planning, we also help clients with a wide variety of other issues. These include any or all of the following: IT business strategy review, IT alignment assessment, IT portfolio health assessment, IT infrastructure and IT security assessment, user problem/issue analysis and more. Please contact us to discuss your particular situation in confidence.

Q: I am starting a business and need help developing the business concept, researching the industry, and developing a marketing plan. I have very limited funds. Will you work in exchange for equity?

A: The amount of market research that needs to go into a high quality marketing plan is extensive and time consuming. We usually work strictly on a fee-for-service basis, but in exceptional cases will discount our fees in exchange for an equity stake or percent of sales.

Q: Can you make an equity investment in my business or provide debt financing?

A: Kanye Pamba Strategy Group is not a lender or private equity firm, and we do not act as an intermediary in any financial transaction. That said, we can support your search for funding in many useful ways, including market research, preparation of a business plan, development of a business presentation, and preparation and review of supporting documents.

In some cases, we can arrange introductions to qualified funding sources. All work of this nature is strictly fee-for-services without guarantee that a deal will be completed. We also work closely with other financial services firms that specialize in business valuations and investor introductions (investment banking services for small businesses).

Q: I need a business plan / marketing plan completed in a week or less.

Can you help me?

A: We are willing to go the extra mile for our clients, but we cannot complete most projects in such a short timeframe. Generally, even “straightforward” business plan, marketing plan, and market research projects take at least 3 to 4 weeks. More involved projects can require several months (or longer) to assure the high level of quality and accuracy that are essential to success.

Q: I have been thinking about a new business for a long time. I need someone to help me go through all of my ideas to sort through them and develop a realistic business plan. And I need to do this on a limited budget. Can you help me?

A: Yes! We frequently work with clients in this situation. You will need to do the “heavy lifting” with the market research (which can be very time consuming), while we limit our role to acting as facilitators and business advisors. This plays to our strengths and keeps your expenses to a minimum. The process typically takes several months, but results in a very strong business plan.

Q: I have developed a patented product and now I need help getting it to market. Can you help me?

A: We have found that many inventors just want someone to help them “sell their product” without asking any questions. We do not work that way, since it usually leads to failure. We can help you formulate a sound go-to-market strategy first, then help you commercialize your technology product or service. If you already have a solid go-to-market plan, with real market data and analysis to back it up, we can quickly jump into the execution phase.

Q: I already have a business plan. I just need a great presentation for investors. Can you help me?

A: Yes. We frequently help entrepreneurs develop and practice concise and compelling presentations. However, we do not simply “slap together a few slides”. Very few entrepreneurs ever succeed at raising capital. Poorly designed and executed presentations are a major reason why.

Q: I am an angel investor. I have invested in one or two early stage companies, and I want to find more investment opportunities. Can you help me?

A: We talk with thousands of small business owners each year, across a wide range of industries and stages. If we mutually agree that Kanye Pamba Strategy Group is a good fit, we can then define search criteria and set up a Finders Fee arrangement plus a small monthly retainer to cover our expenses. We will perform due diligence on potential companies and introduce you only to the most qualified canidates. Our compensation would mostly be from the Finders Fee. If you are looking to partner with a high-integrity business consulting firm, please contact us. Your identify and contact information will be kept strictly confidential.

Q: I am a business consultant. Is Kanye Pamba Strategy Group hiring?

A: We are not adding employees at this time, but we are looking for talented consultants to work on a contract basis in the following areas: Education, Healthcare/Medical Devices, Commercial Real Estate, Hospitality (restaurants, hotels, resorts, spas). If you have at least several years of experience in one or more of these industries and you are looking to work as a subcontractor, please contact us

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