Franco De Guzman


As a Business Consultant with Go Business Plans, Franco works with early stage ventures and mid-market companies to develop strategic growth plans and conduct business audits to systemize and improve their operations. Areas of expertise include: strategic planning, business plan development, business & process improvement, and graphic design.

Franco has worked with over 150 clients ranging from pre-revenue start-ups to existing businesses in over 20 industries. To date, he has helped secure early stage capital and financing for several clients and assisted them to build their business from the ground up, from conceptualization to launch. Notable engagements include the following:

  • Led and created a strategic business plan for a real estate development fund for affordable housing that eventually raised over $10 million in capital
  • Created a presentation deck for a new type of social network that has raised $1 million in startup capital
  • Successfully raised over $900,000 for a long-distance refrigerated trucking business specializing in LTL services throughout the West Coast
  • Raised over $535,000 for a medical concierge business based in Texas
  • Created a multi-location rollout financial model and analysis for a Californian investor looking to bring a tea franchise from Vietnam
  • Wrote a detailed business proposal for an existing investment fund in Texas that has raised several hundred thousand dollars
  • Delivered a business proposal and a financial model for a cultivation container company based in Boston that has managed to raise a third of their funding requirements
  • Created a business plan for a French Bakery concept in Lone Tree, Colorado that was eventually self-funded for approximately $450,000
  • Led re-branding efforts specific to the marketing collaterals of a cryptocurrency hedge fund based in Hong Kong
  • Designed multiple logos, branding materials and other marketing collaterals for a host of different businesses