“Kraut Consulting” can offer you a variety of your services for your small business or non profit organization.
But since this is a small business itself, I do charge a fee for my services. The fee amount and time of payment depends upon the service provided, and for some services, is also depending upon whether the service was actually successful in obtaining your end goal (usually financing).
The following fees are only for orientation purposes. I will quote you an exact fixed cost for your particular project once we had an initial conversation about what exactly you need and how detailed or in-depth your requirements are.
General Consulting Services
The costs for general non-recurring consulting services provided by “Kraut Consulting” will be determined based upon either an hourly rate, or a fixed amount. The type and scope of service(s) provided will be the determining factor.
For recurring services, I recommend a retainer agreement between you and “Kraut Consulting”, which will provide you with corresponding discounts and other benefits. Retainers are negotiated on an individual bases with each interested client.
For plan or application writing services, please see the information below, as different rates apply to those type of services.
Plan Writing Services
The cost of creating a business plan for you depends upon the scope of the plan itself, and how much of the plan will be generated by myself, or by you.
The more information you can generate yourself, the cheaper it will be for me to create and package the final business plan.
The cost of creating a finance plan for you depends upon the scope of the plan itself, and how many levels and sources of financing are involved.
The more you are able to finance the project with your own funds, the less risky a lender will deem your project and the less detailed the plan can be.
A basic finance plan will also be part of any business plan service.
The cost of creating a location analysis for your business depends upon the scope of the analysis itself, and how detailed you want to cover sub-locations (if any).
A basic location analysis will also be part of any business plan service.
Application Writing Services
REAP Grant Application
The cost of writing an application for the USDA REAP grant program is a non-refundable minimum of $750, due at the time of contract signing with “Kraut Consulting”.
If the application should get awarded by USDA, and if the awarded grant amount is larger than $75,000, the difference between 1% of the grant amount and the initial $750 down payment is due once you receive the award letter from USDA.
REAP Loan Guaranty Application
The cost of writing an application for the USDA REAP loan guaranty program is a non-refundable minimum of $1,000, due at the time of contract signing with “Kraut Consulting”.
If the application should get approved by USDA, and if the approved guaranteed amount is larger than $100,000, the difference between 1% of the guaranteed loan amount and the initial $1,000 down payment is due once you receive the approval letter from USDA.