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Real Estate Development Pitch Deck

Your Startup Guru created a real estate development pitch deck for The Avalon Regal Theater as part of a $110M revitalization project in Chicago’s South Side, including a $1M commitment from Kanye West to The Avalon Regal Theater’s renovation.

About Avalon Regal Theater

The historic theater opened on August 29, 1927, and has since had performances from Tupac, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Louis Armstrong, Josephine Baker, Cab Calloway, Nat King Cole, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Pearl Jam, The Supremes, and many more. It even held an election-night party to celebrate Barack Obama’s victory in 2008.

The Avalon Regal Theater was designated as a Chicago Landmark in 1992.


There are myriad social, economic and environmental factors present in predominantly African-American urban neighborhoods that can lead to dysfunction. These factors are well documented both nationally, and particularly among neighborhoods on Chicago’s South and West sides.

Chief among the factors causing dysfunction is a cycle of intergenerational poverty. A recent report by the Pew Research Center showed that 38.3 percent of black children in the United States now live in poverty, nearly four times the rate for white children.

Beyond the social impact of blighted neighborhoods, the economic opportunity cost is significant.  When most household in the area purchase goods and services outside of their neighborhood, it leads to a retail gap of over $400 million dollars.  This lost capital cannot be reinvested into a struggling community, which causes a pernicious downward spiral.


The Chicago Regal Foundation (“CRF” or the “Foundation”) and Community Capital Investment Partners (“CCIP” or “Community Capital”) are proposing a multi-phased, $110,000,000 investment in the historic South Shore and Avalon Park neighborhoods on Chicago’s South Side. Through a combination of traditional philanthropic support and market-based initiatives, the project will be developed around the juncture of 79th Street, Stony Island Avenue, South Chicago Avenue, and the Chicago Skyway, incorporating the newly christened Regal Theater District as the cornerstone of a larger Arts & Innovation Corridor (the “District” or “Corridor”).

When combined with recently announced nearby projects such as the Barack Obama Presidential Library campus, the historic Pullman District National Monument, and the 600-acre Lakeside Development the opportunity exists for a large-scale transformation of Chicago’s South Side.

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NFT and Virtual Reality Art Gallery Pitch Deck

Website of Your Startup Guru client Pizzly Project

The Pizzly Project needed an NFT and Virtual Reality Pitch Deck for their startup.

The Pizzly Project is a very exciting startup that merges non-fungible tokens (NFTs) with a virtual reality art gallery, which allows users to buy, sell, and display their NFT collections.

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Cash Inventory Management Pitch Deck

Cash Inventory Management Pitch Deck

Forelytex is an exciting startup that improves cash inventory management for ATMs by minimizing the costs of reloading using advanced AI forecasting.

Your Startup Guru created a pitch deck so that Forelytex can secure expansion capital for developers, marketing, and other expenditures to take their business to the next level.

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Janitorial Business Plan

Kansas City Kwik Dry Total Cleaning needed a janitorial business plan from Your Startup Guru to launch and meet startup capital expenditures.

Kansas City Kwik Dry Total Cleaning needed a janitorial business plan to launch and meet startup capital expenditures. With our custom-made janitorial business plan, they are well on their way to providing exceptional janitorial services in the Greater Kansas City area.

About Kansas City Kwik Dry Total Cleaning

Kwik Dry Total Cleaning is the premier cleaning company in Kansas City, Missouri. Our proprietary, all-natural cleaning formula is tough on dirt but safe for your family and pets. Our deep cleaning process penetrates even the toughest stains leaving your carpets fresh, clean and completely dry in about an hour. If you are looking for an honest, professional and affordable cleaning company for your carpets, upholstery, tile, wood floor, or air ducts in the Kansas City area, then call the cleaning pros at Kwik Dry Total Cleaning.

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An Instagram post from one of our clients.

The path to success is rarely linear or the same as for others.

Non-profit Grant Proposal – Tutor At Desk

Non-profit Grant Proposal - Tutor At Desk logo

Your Startup Guru created a grant proposal and informational deck for educational non-profit Tutor At Desk. The grant funds will be used to help raise additional capital for its operations.

Grant proposals and informational decks for grant applications for non-profits are similar to regular business proposals (and plans) and pitch decks. One of the main difference is grant-makers are interested in how their mission is furthered by the applicant instead of what the investor’s ROI will be.

About Tutor At Desk

Tutor At Desk is a promising nonprofit that provides free computer programming classes and loaner laptops to anyone that wants to take one (or more) of their many courses including HTML5, JavaScript, Python, app development, and more

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SXSW 2021 PanelPicker

SXSW 2021 PanelPicker - Your Startup Guru

Your Startup Guru client Corrio is applying to present by panel discussion at SXSW PanelPicker Online 2021. Your Startup Guru created a pitch deck for Corrio which allowed them to fundraise as well as enter into a private group of international members comprising an angel investor networks.

Corrio was accepted last year but with the pandemic, plans had to change.

SXSW 2021 PanelPicker Corrio page - Your Startup Guru

To vote for them to present in the 2021 event, please follow the link:

Skincare Company Business Plan

Skincare company Osys Naturals came to Your Startup Guru in need of a business plan

Skincare company OSYS®Naturals came to Your Startup Guru in need of a business plan. Through our business plan and fundraising services, OSYS was able to secure the capital necessary to grow their company.

OSYS Naturals offers a fantastic line of skin care solutions for razor burn, razor bumps, ingrown hair, and skin irritations. The unique natural ingredients in OSYS Naturals were specifically chosen and formulated for their healing, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, analgesic, and tissue regenerative properties.

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Adjusting to the new normal by pivoting

In changing times, you have to adapt to the new normal in order to survive. Your Startup Guru

Pivoting in Business

I just got off a call with a client to discuss a brilliant pivot for the business he purchased using a business plan I created for him last year.  The pivot was an adaptation to the new normal and to mitigate the losses from the delayed renovation and opening caused by COVID-19.  A pivot usually occurs when a company makes a major change to their business after determining that their product/service isn’t meeting the needs of their intended market.

How to Pivot

This call reminded me of some other recent examples of businesses changing their operations to survive and sometimes thrive in the COVID-19 economy:

  • You might have heard of the now-famous Goat-2-Meeting.  That is the creation of Sweet Farm Foundation, a non-profit animal sanctuary in Northern California that is offering videos of their animals to be used for Zoom meeting backgrounds.  Due to the popularity of their service, sales are slightly higher than this time last year.
  • Lumen Couture makes wearables, which are fashion items that embed electronics and technology into stuff you can wear.  They design fancy, red-carpet-type gowns that shimmer and sparkle when you’re walking for very high-end events and ceremonies.  Because events and ceremonies are now on hold, they shifted most of their business to making masks, which people do want now. They designed a black mask that has a screen across the front almost like a scoreboard, saying things like, “six feet away.”
  • Golem Bookshop, an independent bookstore in Turin, Italy started free deliveries by bicycle in Turin in response to a shutdown order in March and began offering curated selections of books – themes like revolution, obscure authors you’ll love, indie books.  Customers loved the selections so much they started shipping orders all over Italy.  Normally Golem sells about $7,000 worth of books per month but in April, they sold almost $20,000 worth of books; it was actually their best month ever.

In times of crisis, coming up with a profit or even surpassing last year’s sales is ideal but anything to mitigate the cash hemorrhage is fine.  To pivot, for example, a business might have to change its revenue model which means potentially canceling contracts with existing vendors.  This is one of many crucial decisions that the business has to make because once the pandemic passes and the current new normal makes way for the new-new normal, it may be difficult to get supplies in time and at the original pricing.

Each business is different and solutions are not one-size-fits-all.  Contact us and let’s figure out what the best steps your business should take to adapt to the new normal.

Restaurant Business Plan – Mezquite Tacos

mezquite tacos

Founder, Javier Fregoso, came to Your Startup Guru for a restaurant business plan to launch his new restaurant Mezquite Tacos & Fuego.  Today, Mezquite Tacos & Fuego creating some of the best Northern Baja dishes in California.

About Mezquite Tacos & Fuego

Javier Fregoso started Mexicali Taco & Co in 2010 with little money to open a restaurant. He decided to start humbly only at a parking space near Downtown LA; with only a cart and a pick-up truck, he started his dream of serving outstanding tacos. The word started to spread, and eventually, they had a crowd of hundreds of people following them. In 2 years of blood, sweat, and tears, they were able to open their first brick-and-mortar location in 2012. Javier has always had that goal since the first day setting up of bringing the best tacos to Los Angeles. After opening a restaurant that became a huge success, it was a no-brainer for them to expand. They had a vision, and they made it happen.

Now in 2019, Javier decided to bring a better, higher, and revolutionary concept to Orange County. After marrying his beloved wife Danielle, Mezquite was created, a new generation of tacos that will bring quality, authenticity, and dedicated customer service to provide the best experience, just like if you were at a family BBQ.

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