Susanne L. Houfek

Development and Planning
Emerging Companies Worldwide


Solar & Alternative Energy

Medical Device, Pharma, Bioinformatics

Engineering, Chemical, Hardware

Software, Internet


Financial, Securities, Legal Services, Real Estate

Entertainment, Media, Publishing

Consumer Goods & Services, Food, Beverage




  • Identify obstacles to funding
  • Advise on business strategies to enhance revenues and reduce costs
  • Review financial projections
  • Make clear, concise and persuasive case for investment in your company
  • Strengthen company, product and market strategies
  • Help founders and top executives prioritize objectives for organization for improved leadership and goal attainment

What Clients Have Said

  • "This is an A+ job!"
    --Investment banker, Burlingame, Ca.
  • "Without exception, every lending institution or investor I have presented the package to has commented on how extremely professional and well the document was prepared, how clearly it represents the transaction, what was required, and how well it presents supporting information... in spite of the economic situation, with your package, we are receiving extremely favorable responses."
    -- Boutique hotel chain owner, San Francisco, Ca.
  • "This is the most thorough and comprehensive request for funding we've ever reviewed."
    -- Board of directors, $1 billion publishing company, Framingham, Ma.
  • "The best money I ever spent."
    -- Owner, bar coding equipment VAR, Scotts Valley, Ca.
  • "You did a fabulous job for us.  We're so amazed how you turned the box of materials we sent you into a comprehensive, logical, formatted, complete plan."
    -- Vice President, logistics management software company, Addison, Ill.
  • "You're a real revenue-generator -- I'm happy to sign your invoices," "...the only one I trust to manage this project...," "...much more efficient and productive than a salaried employee."
    -- Founder and president, $40 million magazine, San Mateo, Ca.
  • "You can work miracles with the most inarticulate engineers and scientists -- and I should know -- I'm one."
    -- President, semiconductor equipment supply company, Sunnyvale, Ca.,
  • "I can't thank you enough -- we're actually oversubscribed -- and so many other positive things are coming through because of your business plan. You did it beautifully -- I really appreciate your work."
    -- President, securities firm, San Francisco, Ca.

  • "The business plan is a very fine piece of work and turned out really, really well. It reflects your hard work, effort and dedication. I really appreciate what you've done, and you've been such a catalyst for all of us here."
    -- President, medical device company, Houston, Tx.

  • "It has been a pleasure working with Sue. She is very 'in touch' with her clients' needs, and always brings a creative solution to their problems. She interfaces seamlessly with clients and other consultants -- graphic designers, legal counsel, and financial consultants. The quality of her work is outstanding. My clients have always been impressed with her tight, clean writing and insightful creative direction."
    -- Principal, design firm, Berkeley, Ca.

  • "We can't believe we shipped you this box of materials, you read it all, created a logical flow, and developed the business plan. You did a fabulous job for us."
    -- V.P. of Admin., logistics tracking software firm, Addison, Ill.
  • "Your Executive Summary is awesome!"
    -- V. P. Sales and Marketing, dot com company, San Francisco, Ca.

  • "Thank you for all your help with 'Think Again.'  Your efforts helped ensure the very successful results, and, as usual, you were a joy to work with."
    -- Alumni relations, major private university

  • "You were terrific yesterday!  Your speech was wonderful and you were very personable with everyone. I was very pleased with the turnout: you really brought them in."
    -- Administrator, trade organization, Emeryville, Ca.