Distilling ideas

into growing businesses

My custom offering is both business plan + advising (a.k.a. mentoring/coaching) all rolled into one. Together we’ll distill your idea into a growing business. You’ll walk away with a plan that attracts both investors and customers.

A limited budget doesn’t have to mean a limited business plan. Distilling Your Dream is my step-by-step Business Plan Kit that shows you how to get it right using worksheets, templates and an e-book that explains it all — for any industry.

Whether you’ve been in business a while or you’ve simply got an idea, sometimes you need answers. Perhaps you need a game plan for bringing your idea to life. Or growing your business. Maybe you just need someone to make the hard parts easy.

Step-by-Step Guidance
Roadmap to Profitability

Ideas are great, but if customers aren’t buying, you’re sunk. I help my clients transform their ideas into a roadmap for building a growing business.

Work Smarter

Getting it right from the start is often the difference between success and failure. I help you think through key issues before money and customers are on the line.

Attract Investors
Investors fund people, not ideas. The ability to clearly explain your concept and the reasoning behind it will make you stand out from the crowd.
From My Clients

“True to her firm’s name, Diane distilled my ideas into a highly effective business plan. She was equally adept at helping me develop my narrative and my financial projections. I’m really going to miss working with her.”

Dan Szor

Cotswolds Distillery

“Diane had the experience to quickly recognize our core strengths. She consistently challenged us in an effort to improve our concept, focus our message and effectively communicate our story. Her guidance was a key reason we were able to secure investors.”

Rusty Sproat

Figo Pet Insurance

“Diane is a brilliant consultant. I hired her when my business faced some very tough challenges, and she really exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend her for anyone needing guidance around business strategy, financials or pitch decks.”

Chris Campbell

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Chicago, Illinois