(up)start

Entrepreneurs often find themselves in unfamiliar territory when starting a business, and lack the knowledge and expertise to develop reliable plans, appropriate business models and strategies to grow their business. We support them through every challenge they face in planning and building their businesses through the following services.

business plans

tandem will deliver bespoke business plans that will help identify your opportunity, define objectives, break down the strategy and provide a solid foundation for you to build your business.

market research


Our in-depth experience, knowledgeable research team and developed network gives our clients access to reliable research and analysis covering markets, industries, competitors, consumers and anything else you can think of.

financial modeling and valuation


Whether you require financial projections for your business plan or a valuation for potential investors, tandem can help. We are able to offer you customized financial projections that help validate the viability of your new business, product or services, set achievable targets and optimize your overall strategy. Our extensive valuation experience, as well as our network of industry experts will ensure that we develop valuations that accurately represent your business.

strategy


tandem can help you iron out a strategy for your business or idea. We act as a sounding board and research the market to help recommend the most effective strategy for your business. We can also help you implement that strategy and monitor your performance once your business is off the ground.

advisory board services


Our experience working with startups and small-to-medium sized businesses, our network of partners and industry experts and our resourceful advisory board, allows us to provide our clients with introductions, mentorship and guidance that will help take you to growth and success.

investment readiness and support


We're here to help you get your business off the ground. Our advisory support services will provide you with the tools needed to raise seed capital. We will support you throughout this process by ensuring that your business plan is thorough, your presentation is of the highest standard and your investor pitch is well prepared. We will help you anticipate and answer tough questions entrepreneurs face.

GoSolo mentorship program


Be a part of our unique program that takes you through all the elements of starting your business. You will gain access to a tremendous library of knowledge, as well as mentorship and guidance from the tandem team to help you develop your idea and plan for success.


What we can do for you
  • Do you have an great idea but don't know how to turn into a business?
    tandem can help you with guidance on everything from writing your business plan to how to market and make money from your offering
  • Do you need some help in developing a strategy for your business?
    We can help you derive the optimal strategy for your business, from product commercialization and route to market planning to sales and marketing. We will design a roadmap that will allow you to set short and long term objectives for your business.
  • Do you have difficulty understanding the revenues, costs and investment required for your idea?
    We can break down your business down to detailed numbers and allow you to understand what variables affect the performance of your business, your break-even point in terms of cash flow and profitability, and the total investment required to take your business through to success.
  • Are you unsure about how to evaluate your business idea?
    Some vital areas of your business plan are financial modeling and market research, these happen to be some of our core strengths. We have modeled and researched all kinds of businesses from e-commerce platforms to industrial projects.
  • Do you need support in raising funding for your startup?
    tandem can help you access become investment-ready through our (up)start advisory services. We will ensure that you are prepared for the tough requirements and questions investors have.
  • Are you interested in learning about entrepreneurship and what it takes to start a business?
    By signing up for the GoSolo program, you access a wealth of structured and localized information on everything from evaluating a business idea, writing a business plan, raising funds, incorporating a business, marketing on a budget and growing your business. Our curriculum is aimed at aspiring entrepreneurs and caters to all ages.
  • Are you looking for a mentor for your startup business?
    Use our real-world experience in startups, strategic insights and local network for the benefit of your business. We can help you overcome all the challenges you face in starting and growing your business.