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Welcome!  Need a strategic consultant to draft and produce a business plan or provide other services tailored to your needs?  Look no further...

Business Confidant specializes in crafting world-class, strategic planning solutions involving complex business ventures, typically seeking debt or equity funding, ranging from $1 million to $1 billion.  Each proprietary, fixed length design incorporates precision layouts, persuasive narrative, stunning visuals, exacting research, and predictive financials, calculated to compel the turning of pages and convincingly engage strategic decision-makers.

J. Richard Shepherd is the owner and principal consultant of Business Confidant.  Rick is a JD/MBA/CPA with seasoned expertise in strategic planning, financial management, process engineering, and supply chain management, gained from 25 years of working assignments in the U.S., U.K., Europe, South America, and Asia, and from hundreds of high-end business planning engagements, across a wide spectrum of industries.


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J. D., University of San Francisco;  Law Review Invitee 

M. B. A., Finance, U. of Chicago;  5-Yr. Professional Option Program

B. A., Business Admin., U. of Chicago;  General Motors Scholar


Licensed Attorney, State of California 

Licensed Business Broker, State of California

Licensed Real Estate Broker, State of California

Certified Public Accountant, State of Louisiana

Certified Internal Auditor, International


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Sarasota, FL  USA
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