Thursday, April 19th, 2012
Following its West Coast Debut at Demo, Business Planning HQ appoints first West Coast distributor, and conducts group business planning session at Plug and Play.

International Market Entry Strategies (IMES), a leading technology commercialization and strategic consulting firm based in San Francisco, has been named the West Coast Distributor of the Business Planning HyperQuestion™ Toolkit, April 18th 2011 during the Demo Silicon Valley conference.

David Brown, Managing Partner of IMES says, “I have written business plans and marketing plans for many clients. Initially, I wasn't sure this was a good fit for IMES. After speaking with Mr. Tarrant I quickly realized that most business consultants have the same issue with tech clients, getting past the technology and focusing on the business commercialization opportunity. By utilizing this toolkit we can quickly focus our client on the business merits of their product via the business planning toolkit. This allows IMES to quickly jump into the business merits of the product / service and properly commercializing it. We see significant potential for this highly disruptive business planning technology for any entrepreneur in the Americas."

David will commence the relationship by conducting the unique Business Planning HQ Workshop at Silicon Valley's Plug and Play Tech Center on April 20th. “We are fortunate to be working with Business Planning HQ on this unique event format which will enable us to assist up-to 100 businesses create an investor quality business plan in only one, six hour session,” continues Mr. Brown.

Marcus Tarrant, Founder of Business Planning HQ says, “David quickly understood the power of HyperQuestions™ methodology, having written so many business plans himself. The interactive nature of the methodology and having a consultant personally review the plan prior to completion, clearly differentiates it from the many hands off fill in the blank business plan templates that are so prevalent in the US market today."

Mr. Tarrant notes: "The appointment of IMES means that Business Planning HQ will now have crucial “On the Ground” coverage and support for the Business Planning HQ Toolkit on both coasts of the United States. We're thrilled to bring such a high caliber business consultancy like IMES, with their extensive consulting experience under the business planning HQ banner!"

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Business Planning HQ

Marcus Tarrant, the founder of is a leading or management consultant, entrepreneur and thought leader in the field of business planning and entrepreneurship. He has been intereviewed on television, radio and by key financial newspapers and journals. Marcus has a Bachelor of Economics and a Masters in Entrepreneurship. He has worked for leading strategy consulting firms including Deloitte Consulting and Lloyd Morgan, where he managed larged teams of consultants on highly complex planning initiatives. Business Planning HQ was developed to bring the advantages gained by employing a consultant, without the associated cost. Business Planning HQ has an exclusive license to the HyperQuestion technology to rapidly accelerate the time taken to develop a business plan from Days or Weeks to just a few hours.

About International Market Entry Strategies

International Market Entry Strategies provides a broad range of marketing, market entry, business planning, website development and business development services for clients interested in expanding their business domestically or internationally. We provide a full range of revenue focused business counseling assistance that focuses on "Actionable" Marketing, internet marketing and Business Today's small business clientele are not interested in full blown marketing or business strategy plans. They want plans that keep it simple, focused, easy to implement and revenue generating at an economical price point.


Marcus Tarrant
phone: +61 3 9005 9710
+1 (415) 830 9079

David Brown
+1 (415) 678 8496
Marcus Tarrant
P: +61 3 9005 9710 or +1 (415) 830 9079
M: +61 404 029835


West Coast Distributor of the Business Planning HyperQuestion Toolkit



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