Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 8, 2009
First Steps Consulting (http://www.firststepsconsulting.com), a boutique consultancy focused on strategy for startup ventures, has launched several new service offerings targeted to businesses that are; developing financial models; defining target market segments and establishing online presence.
Comprehensive Financial Modeling
First Steps Consulting's financial modeling package includes dynamic financial models that are built using innovative new financial modeling software called Quantrix. Quantrix constructs models using an object oriented approach rather than Excel's typical cell based approach. This allows a single "formula" to represent a relationship once, and avoids the duplication of identical formulas in individual cells. By using Quantrix, models developed by First Steps Consulting are more accurate, and can be developed and updates much quicker.
In addition, First Steps Consulting makes financial models accessible and easy to share or explore by generating Adobe Flash based dashboards using Crystal Excelsius. These dashboards take complicated financial models and allow for easy presentation and sharing with a larger audience that wants to understand the implications without getting lost in individual calculations.
Learn more about our Quantrix financial modeling services - http://www.firststepsconsulting.com/quantrix.html
Reliable Market Segmentation
Given the limited resources available to early stage startups, knowing your target audience or market segment is critical to success. First Steps Consulting has merged its cutting edge methodology for market segmentation with SPSS's AnswerTree software to provide startups with reliable market segmentation that can be used to define strategic direction.
First Steps Consulting's market segmentation offering helps companies develop the primary research required to understand the needs of its customers, and with AnswerTree's CHAID algorithm creates statistically significant profiles which help drive strategy and marketing decisions.
Learn more about our AnswerTree market segmentation services - http://www.firststepsconsulting.com/answertree.html
Robust Online Presence with HubSpot
Most early stage businesses rely heavily on the low cost of the web to broadcast their service or product offerings, but lack the necessary in-house expertise to leverage the Internet well. First Steps Consulting has chosen to utilize HubSpot's innovative tools for website design, hosting and SEO.
First Steps Consulting is now offering a managed HubSpot service, allowing clients to focus on developing their product or service rather than their website.
Learn more about our managed HubSpot service - http://www.firststepsconsulting.com/hubspot.html
About First Steps Consulting
First Steps Consulting is a boutique small business consultancy that focuses on assisting startup businesses with the early stage analysis and planning necessary to succeed.
We provide high quality and affordable consultation in feasibility analysis, strategic planning, growth strategies and non-profit funding and governance.
We build relationships with clients that extend beyond initial engagements, and emphasis consistent and efficient communication using virtual private networks.
bgoodman (at) firststepsconsulting (dot) com | 508 930 8537 |90 Moraine Street, Boston, MA 02130