About Us

RSVP is the French expression for "Respondez s'il vous plait", which in English is defined as please respond.  RSVP Consultant's purpose is to assist clients in understanding when to RESPOND and how to REACT when opportunities arise.

Our mission is to aid in effectively identifying and responding to opportunities beneficial to the clients' entrepreneurial success.

Through assessing, coaching, consulting and educating, RSVP Consultants will challenge you to make opportunities happen and will provide the resources and tools needed to do so.

About the CEO

Our team is filled with highly trained, highly motivated consultants ready to help you on your journey of Entrepreneurship. But it all starts with our visionary, our CEO.

Stacey Banks-Houston, CEO of RSVP Consultants

Stacey Banks-Houston is an entrepreneur, business coach, speaker, trainer and author. An entrepreneur at heart, Stacey along with her father founded Business Builders Unlimited, a shared office space and business support service center in 1994. She has grown that business and provides support services to Attorneys, Health Care Agencies and Educational facilities.

Owner of RSVP Consultants, a business development, planning and management company, Stacey's business coaching style allows clients to feel comfortable about the journey of business ownership. She delivers information and instruction in a manner that is simple to understand. Stacey also presents workshops and seminars that are high quality, high content and high energy that are delivered in a down to earth style that everyone remembers and can relate to. Her goal is to prepare clients for opportunities before it's too late.

Winner of the 2010 Small Business Administration (SBA) Minority Small Business Champion Award, Stacey is committed to assisting the small business owner. She served for 6 years as Director of the Cleveland Small Business Development Center since its inception in 2004 and was recognized as the top performing SBDC in the state of Ohio in 2007.

Testimonials

"RSVP Consultants was very instrumental in helping me fine tune my business plan. Because of their input, my business has grown by more than 150% and continues to grow."

Ed Long,MSOD, President/COO, Hometech Healthcare Services, LLC

"Our company was dealing with the tough economic challenges like most other companies, and required professional assistance. The company accounting was in order, but the business plan needed to be revised. We acquired the help of Stacey Banks-Houston and her team at RSVP Consultants. Stacey was able to analyze our business plan and help us make adjustments to adapt to the current market conditions. We have stabilized our business infrastructure without having to incur more loans. We were very pleased with her Stacey's expertise and professionalism."

Thomas J. Wheeler, President of 64 Sunrise Builders

"RSVP Consultants has been a pleasure to do business with. I appreciate the warm, friendly, yet professional service that has been rendered over the time frame that I have worked with them. They have always answered any questions that I may have had, and always responded in a timely manner if not able to respond immediately. I appreciate the flexibility and affordibility of services rendered. Thanks RSVP Consultants, you have helped me to bring to reality my dream of entrepreneurship! "

Danielle Moore, Owner of A Helping Hand LLC

Business Success Services

Business Planning and Consulting is ever so important in these tough times, and we want to help as many clients as we can to be successful. Developing a business plan, marketing plan or strategic plan in a recession is the very best thing to do for the success of your business. Your success, when the economic engines start to re-fire, will be exponential. A recession is an excellent time to capture more market share. Let us show you how!

We have a large offering of Business Success Services, including:

Business Plan Writing
RSVP will take the time to get to know your business, ask the right questions and have unlimited engaged communication and consulting with you during the plan's development and implementation.
Business Consulting
The consulting service prepares a plan once the challenges have been identified and barriers have been moved.
Strategic Plan
RSVP will work with you one on one to produce a strategic plan that will move your company in a purposed fashion toward a realistically planned and determined sales level
Investment Overview
Investors are looking for certain things. Why guess and put your funding chances in peril? RSVP will customize each overview to the exact parameters of each investor or investment group you target.
Marketing Plan
A Marketing Plan is absolutely essential toward achieving predictable business success. When you receive a RSVP developed and written marketing plan, you will have a clear path to actively market your business for the best chance of success.
Loan Package
A properly developed and written loan package is essential to obtaining bank finance and sometimes required for investment funds. RSVP will ensure you are putting forth the right, customized package to each lending and funding source to ensure you have the very best chance of successful funding at the best terms.

Our Three Phases of Services

RSVP Consultants offers three phases of services that work hand in hand in developing and responding to yourself and your business. The coaching focuses on you, the consulting on your business and the education on tools and resources for your success. RSVP Consultants wants you to be prepared to RESPOND.

Coaching

Our coaching focuses on who you are and the challenges faced in moving to the next level, personally and professionally.

Personal and professional assessment*
* An assessment is provided at the initial session

Identify the vision

Establish goals and objectives

Consulting

The consulting service prepares a plan once the challenges have been identified and barriers have been moved:

Determine action items

Develop business or strategic planning

Business management and operations assistance

Growth and opportunity planning

Educating

Workshops, Trainings, Resources and Tools offered to assist in the development of self or business:

Business Etiquette

The Power of Marketing ME

Think and Act Like an Entrepreneur

And More...

RSVP Events

The Re-Entry Reconnection Grassroots Coalition
Every Wednesday from 10am - 2pm
The coalition will offer four primary services to individuals who were formerly incarcerated, and/or involved in any capacity with the criminal justice system, and reside within Cuyahoga County. These services include:
A. Fatherhood Development
B. Legal Support and Education
C. Financial Literacy Education
D. Entrepreneurial Business Development

RSVP Consultants delivers the Entrepreneurial Business Development session every Wednesday for 4-weeks from 10am-2pm. At the end of the four weeks you will have a working business plan and an understanding of business operations. To register for this session please call the Reconnection Center at 216.431.9000

Upcoming RSVP Workshops

Brand U
August 15, 2012, 7:00pm @ Warrensville Branch
October 17, 2012, 12:00pm @ Holiday Inn at 6001 Rockside Road, Independence , Ohio 44131

The POWer of Marketing
September 18, 2012, @ Solon Branch
September 20, 2012, @ Parma South Ridge

Your Google Plan for Success
September 6, 2012, @ Independence Branch
September 24, 2012, @ Parma South Ridge Branch
October 2, 2012, @ Orange Branch

Dress for Success
September 10, 2012, @ Maple Heights Branch
September 19, 2012, @ Fairview Park Branch
September 26, 2012, @ Warrensville Branch
November 16, 2012, @ Southeast Branch

Emerging Trends
October 1, 2012, @ Maple Heights Branch
October 24, 2012, @ Warrensville Branch
October 25, 2012, @ Chagrin Falls Branch

Boss Lady
October 10, 2012, @ Maple Heights Branch

Location

RSVP Consultants
20600 Chagrin Blvd. Suite 600
Shaker Heights, OH 44122

Telephone: 216.491.1644
FAX: 216.491.1661
E-mail: info@rsvpconsultant.com

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