Kohls Group Consulting: Coaches Vector Surgical to Governor’s Business Plan Contest Win

Kohls Group Consulting, Inc
Mitchell Kohls, President
(262) 523.9560

Vector Surgical, Inc.
Janet Phillips, CEO
(866) 567-6171

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – 2007- Kohls Group Consulting, Inc.’s business strategy advice proved very valuable for its local client, Vector Surgical, who won the Governor’s Business Plan Contest at the 2007 Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference held last week in Milwaukee. The contest attracted over 300 contest entries and was produced by the Wisconsin Technology Council. Nationally- recognized Kohls Group Consulting provided business counsel to Vector Surgical including reviewing and commenting on the final version of the business plan. Oconomowoc-based Vector Surgical develops medical devices that promote accuracy in the identification of tissue mass for surgical and radiographic procedures.

“A strong, practical business plan is vital to a business’s success,” stated Thomas Aranow, Senior Advisor, Business Strategies for Kohls Group Consulting. “We analyzed the business plan developed by Vector Surgical as though we were the potential investor with the goal of ensuring a realistic and well thought-out business strategy.”

Since 2005, Kohls Group Consulting has provided feedback to Vector Surgical on its business plans. The consulting firm assists clients across the country with critical business and management decisions that include market analysis, change management, research, and strategic planning. Kohls Group Consulting helped to identify the advantages of Vector Surgical’s innovative products, potential cost savings to hospitals, customer definition, and market channels.

“Kohls Group did an excellent job of scrutinizing our business plan with objectivity and insight. They helped us organize and present the information in a more crystallized and persuasive way,” said Janet Phillips, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Vector Surgical. “They are a great business advisor, providing critical business insights developed from years of experience.”

At full market penetration, the Vector Surgical plan projects a combined annual market of $191 million in the United States and $980 million globally. Approximately 2,500 American hospitals providing cancer identification or treatment could benefit from the company’s product-line.“Vector Surgical is the type of vital new company that government and business leaders want to see succeed in Wisconsin,” added Mitchell Kohls, President and Founder of Kohls Group Consulting. “The company’s products improve cancer patient outcomes and have significant growth potential both nationally and worldwide. Kohls Group Consulting is proud to play a critical ‘behind the scenes’ role in our client’s success.”

Kohls Group Consulting is a management consulting firm that focuses on solving issues of concern to senior leadership. It provides solutions to strategic, organizational and operational challenges for clients ranging from non-profits and small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations. Kohls Group Consulting brings value to its clients through practical, effective and measurable solutions that are based on senior level business experience.

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