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Services

Our contract management and consulting services offer a breadth of functions and business models from basic project engagements to interim or full time executive management.  Our range of services include the following: 

Business
Development


We can be your outsourced "BD" team, helping with complex enterprise sales to multi-faceted commercial agreements with other enterprises.  We can help you build your BD practice and/or develop your team in place.  Whatever the case, we have years of success building valuable relationships with third parties to create value for you, your customers, and your investors. 
 

Corporate
Strategy


Tough question?  Aggressive competitor moves?  We can provide a dispassionate view of the situation and strong analytics to help sort out a path forward.
 

 Interim Executive Staffing


Whether the Board wants to make a change, the CEO has not been able to find the right fit, a search has been protracted, or if you need to make a fast move, consider Ray Solnik or other Buena Vista affiliates as your interim CEO, COO, president, EVP, VP of marketing, or VP of business development.  We get down the learning curve quickly, can establish initial priorities fast, and get your team aligned and executing while sorting our longer term issues and opportunities.

M&A


Having been on all sides of mergers, acquisitions, sales, and maintaining a hearty set of relationships in the financial services and tech industries, we can help you identify targets, approach targets, and drive to close the sale or investment in your business or prospect.
   

 Marketing

We can provide a full complement of marketing services from graphic design, to strategy, to a complete "outsourced" marketing department.  Our primary focus areas are: 
  • Competitive analysis
  • Customer analysis
  • Go-to-market planning, strategy, execution
  • Market evaluation and segmentation
  • Marketing and product plans 

Product Management

From concept definition to alpha test and market launch, Buena Vista has been involved in multiple new product initiatives and launches.  We can help with process design and improvement through to document drafting and project management.


Specific prior assignments are described in the "Case Studies" section of this website to give you a hands on feel for how we can help you. To download and view our Buena Vista Summary Data Sheet, please click here.


Third Party Services
While consulting with various companies in Silicon Valley, we come across various services and products we think are great -- some free and some are paid services.  Our recommendations are below.
FREE Services
The following urls link to free services we have tested and quality checked.

www.acrobat.com
Adobe provides multiple services at this site for no charge. 

ConnectNow web conferencing is a fully featured web conferencing service for conferences up to three participants.  If you want to perform a sales presentation to one client, this tool is excellent!  It is free for up to three call participants.

PDF Converter is a great tool for converting documents to PDFs online.  The hitch with this services is you can only convert one file at a time.

basecamphq.com
Online project management tool. Trusted by millions, Basecamp is the leading web-based project collaboration tool.  Share files, meet deadlines, assign tasks, centralize feedback, make clients smile.

www.dropbox.com
Large file sharing.  Dropbox is the easiest way to store, sync, and, share files online. There's no complicated interface to learn and you can store and send large files easily.  It's awesome!

www.evernote.com
Evernote turns your mobile smart phone into an extension of your brain.  This award winning app lets you remember and recall anything that happens in your life. From notes to ideas to snapshots to recordings, put it all into Evernote and watch as everything instantly synchronizes from your mobile device to the Web to your Mac or Windows desktop.  Very cool!

www.freeconference.com
A super and free telephone conferencing service.  They "free" you from the hassles and expense of traditional call conferencing with simple, convenient, and reliable service at little or no cost. For small businesses, large enterprises, individuals, community and nonprofit organizations, and anyone who appreciates high quality at low cost, FreeConference.com offers a variety of solutions to fit your conferencing needs.
SUPER Services to Grow Your Business
The following urls link to business services we have also quality tested and highly recommend for your business.  We use these services ourselves! 


www.99designs.com
Have a graphic arts need?  Go to this service based in Australia to get the most creative and cost effective graphic design in the world.  99designs uses "crowd" sourcing to enable you to get access to over 20,000 graphic designers who will submit designs to compete for your business.  You provide a simple creative brief, indicate how much you want to pay, and the auction begins!  It really is easy -- even we could do it!  Our logo was designed by 99designs.  We paid the lowest allowable auction fee, received over 40 designs and the two finalists were from Mexico and The Netherlands.  It all worked even better than how they said it would.

www.iHance.com
This sales tool helps you make a better use of your time and engage with customers who are actively interested in your offering.  It also helps you interact more effectively with those customers.  For uninterested customers or prospects, iHance helps you reduce wasted time.  The tool is like a website tracker and helps you better track interaction of customers with your emails and documents you send them.  Check it out!

www.ringcentral.com
These guys have figured out a powerful, yet VERY EASY TO USE phone system that is entirely deployed out of the "cloud."  You can configure RingCentral for a custom toll free (e.g., 800) number, to queue calls, provide music to callers on hold, establish extensions for employees using any phone, and a host of other very cool features you may not even have thought of using and will love.

www.vistaprint.com
19 million people around the world trust Vista Print for affordable print solutions -- all available online.  Vistaprint offers businesses everything you need to market your business. They offer high-quality printed marketing materials, promotional products and marketing services such as copywriting, design, websites and postcard mailing.  Vista has awesome prices, super variety of offerings, and great quality.  Whether business cards, letterhead, or printed collateral, check out Vista Print.

www.youmail.com
Youmail is a "visual voicemail" service that transcribes your voicemails through a network of people behind the scenes.  For active, busy business people, this tool is a must have.