Types of Business Models

Models built to your needs

The type of business model you need will depend entirely on your business objectives. Any model you have developed should be customized and provide support around financing, cash flow, or strategic decisions for your business.

Expand your financing options

Whether you’re searching for seed financing, equity financing, or something in between, the goal is the same—convincing prospective lenders or investors of your business’ potential.

It’s critical to understand your desired financing audience—and then build finance-driven models and cap tables with that audience in mind. So, whether you’re looking for private equity funding or a bank loan, you’ll have the right metrics in hand to tell an engaging business story and secure the financing you need by:

  • outlining your business model for debt or equity financing purposes
  • showcasing your projected cash flow and balance sheet
  • breaking down investors’ individual returns (and exploring how different investments could alter their ROI)
  • using cap tables to explain different investment positions (e.g., the IRR and ROI investors can expect to receive based on the round of financing in which they enter)
  • determining the potential impact of warrants or options (e.g., both on investors’ cap tables and on the business over time)

Manage cash flow

Business models can dramatically enhance the cash flow management process. All too often, however, companies get stuck with inflexible budgets and forecasts that only tell part of a story—and fail to reflect a company’s corporate strategy or changes in key circumstances.

When it comes to money, knowledge is power

Budgets and forecasts don’t exist in isolation. Rather, they’re merely part of a bigger picture—tools to help organizations achieve their goals and surge into the future. That’s why, before building any business model you need a firm understanding of your corporate strategy.

Budget for the future

Sometimes growth timelines and budgets don’t align the way you initially envisioned. Are you looking to expand and open three new stores? Contemplating or moving your distribution centre to a new location? Business models can help you determine if you have enough cash to do so—or if an alternative approach would make more business sense.

Forecast your results

Whether you’re looking to anticipate future growth for internal purposes—or you need to show lenders or investors how different rates of performance will impact their return—user-friendly models make it easy to get the information you need, when you need it. So, regardless of the user, you only require one model—not 20.

Stay on track

Sometimes, more frequent budgetary reviews are the secret to achieving your corporate objectives. We can help by creating models that offer automated reviews on a regular basis, allowing you to determine if you’re on track—or if you need to return to the forecasting drawing board.

Supporting strategic decisions

A great business model can do more than simply tell you if a business decision is profitable. If integrated properly with your corporate strategy, it can also provide a clear picture of where you want your business to go—and what decisions can hinder or help it get there.

A sound business model will help your business improve its forecasting ability, more accurately assess risks, and make more informed business decisions while anticipating potential challenges.

See the future clearly

In every business, growth opportunities abound, but not every opportunity aligns with your corporate objectives—and some can even introduce unforeseen challenges down the road. To determine whether an opportunity should be seized or passed on, you need to weigh every decision carefully—something that can be achieved with an integrated business model.

An integrated approach

Our integrated models help companies uncover solutions to common business challenges—such as seasonal cash flow and inventory management issues—as well as determine if a complex decision, such as moving a manufacturing plant to a different jurisdiction for tax purposes, makes sense. With the click of a button, you can consider countless variables—and quickly identify the hidden and overt costs—to determine if the pros of an opportunity outweigh the cons, or vice versa.