One crucial function they perform is the formulation of business plans. This plan is based on the information provided by the client coupled with the vast wealth of knowledge and research a business plan consultant has.
Introduction - What is the name and address of the business? Who are the principals, their titles, and their addresses? What is the nature or purpose of the business? What is your launch date? How much start-up and/or operating capital is needed?
After doing this, they will give recommendations based on what they find. If there are coffee shops already in place, one recommendation they might make would be to include free Wi-Fi as a way to bring in more customers.
Press for Success : Far be it from me to dampen your enthusiasm, but you should give yourself every opportunity for success. That's what the planning part of the process of creating your business plan will do. By the time you have pressed your way through it, you will not merely have some neatly arranged document to keep on file, you will have a working tool that addresses the essential factors that influence your future.