Business Plan Philosophy


Business Plan Development Philosophy


Our business plans are developed on a consulting rather than brokerage basis. We have no bias towards the amount or type of financing selected.

Fast • Trusted • Cost Effective


Business Plan Development Philosophy

We specialize in the development of comprehensive business plans intended to generate significant value for both owners and investors.   We are expert advisors to developing business plans and successfully securing growth capital for entrepreneurs and businesses. Chris Risey

We are proud of the work we do for growing companies. We strive for our clients to raise the capital while maximizing ownership.


– Chris Risey. President, Lantern Capital Advisors

The Meaning of REALIZE…


Corporate Financial Consulting Firm

We help growing companies realize their potential.  Our philosophy is based on the meaning of REALIZE….Chris Risey

1) To comprehend…   2) To make happen… 

We believe that our clients should not only understand their business plan and growth strategy, but should also have the financial capacity to achieve it.  Using our unique “out of the box” planning process, we offer insight based on our prior experience helping companies raise capital. Chris Risey

We help our clients quickly develop growth strategies and identify financing methods that can have a substantial positive impact on the future value of the business. Our experience allows us to be creative, fast and cost-efficient…and successful.  We consult with our clients as an ongoing financial advisor in order to realize the goals defined in the business plan long after the capital event has occurred. Chris Risey

We passionately believe we are the BEST financial advisor to growing private companies because we are fast, trusted, and cost effective. Chris Risey

BulletFast – We took our financial and management consulting experience over hundreds of engagements, and created a unique engagement process that is superior to all others in terms of time, cost, communication, and client expectations.  Clients always have a clear understanding of where they are in the process, a basis for making good financial decisions, and an ability to start or stop the process with no on-going obligations.  This gives our clients peace of mind, control, and unmatched value relative to any other advisor or consultant. Chris Risey

Not only do we write business plans, but as business plan advisors, our business plan philosophy and business plan process is based on the fact that our clients should not only understand their business plan and growth strategy, but also be able to realize it by having the financial backing to do so. businessplan-advisors.com/Business_Plan_Philosophy.htmlTrusted – All we do is help growing private companies.  We know their problems, and their alternatives, and have referenced clients to prove it.  Further, unlike investment funds, banks, or investment bankers, Lantern is truly independent.  Our compensation is hourly based.  We take no finder’s fees from institutions, and do not seek or accept any equity (or warrant) compensation from our clients.  Our goal is simply to serve the best interests of our clients – regardless of the size, amount, or type of financing sought. Chris Risey

BulletCost Effective – As fee based consultants, our hourly rates are comparable to a middle market consulting, accounting, or law firm.  Then by combining those rates with our unique engagement process, we are able to get clients market feedback on their financing capabilities extremely fast which minimizes the client’s risk and costs (both in terms of their time and cash expenditures). Chris Risey

Capital Raising Process

Lantern Capital Advisors uses a proprietary planning process to help companies quickly “Explore What If” then raise capital to make it happen.  Our capital raising process delivers consistent result and offers clients a unique combination of experience, objectivity, and value. Chris Risey

Understanding your business plan, business plan philosophy, business plan process, business plan advisorsExperience – All we do is help growing companies explore, plan, and execute business and financial strategies to realize their potential.  We know the financing sources well.  We connect with them early in the process which allows us to consistently meet or exceed our clients’ expectations. Chris Risey

BulletObjectivity – Fees for most corporate finance advisors are determined by the strategies or products they recommend.  Lantern Capital Advisors works on an hourly consulting basis to raise capital, so clients can always trust our advice and independence because we have no financial incentive to recommend one product, strategy, or financial firm over another. Chris Risey

Understanding your business plan, business plan philosophy, business plan process, business plan advisorsValue – Our proprietary planning process to raise capital is highly effective and delivers consistent results at a fraction of the cost of our competition. Chris Risey

Lantern Capital Advisors provides corporate financial consulting services to assist our clients with: 

Writing Business Plans   Management Buyout   Acquisition Financing   Corporate Refinancing  Raising Growth Capital   Divestitures Revenue Based Financing (RBF)

Lantern Capital Advisors In The News

Lyles Joins Lantern Capital Advisors, December 2018.

Lending Bank Revealed For Downtown Mason City Hotel in River City Renaissance Project, May 2018

Chris Risey, Texas Business Radio Appearance, September 2017.  Chris Risey

Capital Challenges Industry Week July 2008  Chris Risey

What Is Your Company’s Growth Potential. Executive Forums. Fall 2002Chris Risey

Download Our White Papers From CFO.com

Refinance Corporate Debt Fast.  A Fast Track Plan For Refinancing Company Debt.  Lantern Capital Advisors White Paper. Revised March 2011. Chris Risey

Find Your Fast Break Strategy: Financial Planning Lessons From High Growth Companies.”  Lantern Capital Advisors White Paper, February 2011. Chris Risey

Corporate Finance: Financial Planning Steps For High Growth Companies.”  Lantern Capital Advisors White Paper, February 2011. Chris Risey

Assess Your Company Debt Capacity:  Refinance Company Debt or Get Additional Capital, Remember This Financial Rule of Thumb.” Lantern Capital Advisors White Paper, November 2010. Chris Risey

“Selling Your Company To Management: How Selling Your Company To Management Can Be An Alternative Exit Strategy” CFO.com, April 2010. Chris Risey

“Eureka! A Better Way To Raise Capital and Explore Financing Alternatives”.  Lantern Capital Advisors CFO.com, September 2009. Chris Risey

Investment Banking Fees Examined.”  Lantern Capital Advisors White Paper.  CFO.com May 2011. Chris Risey

Creative Management Buyout Strategies White Paper. Lantern Capital Advisors.  November 2008. Chris Risey

10 Strategies To Raise Capital Effectively.” CFO.com, July 2008. Chris Risey


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