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About Us

We are a small boutique consulting practice located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We specialize in assessing business opportunities and advising clients along their path to raising capital or selling their businesses. Our team brings vast experience and knowledge to assist you in making your business plan as compelling as it can be. Over the course of our careers we have read and analyzed thousands of business plans and financial statements, and have put countless clients in front of investors.

We believe the principal objective of a business plan is to generate interest, either in the form of a meeting or conference call, from potential investors. Our goal is to provide you with an Honest Assessment Review of your business plan, identify its core strengths and weaknesses, offer guidance and suggestions, focus your efforts properly, and assist you in creating a document that will not dissuade potential investors.


Our consultants average more than 20 years of experience in financial services and consulting. During that time they have been involved in dozens of transactions worth more than $200 million.

Paul D. Kaump, CFA

President & Managing Partner

Mr. Kaump is the Founder, President and Managing Partner of Biz Plan Review. He has more than 24 years of investment and financial experience, including: 6 years of experience within the defined benefit marketing arm of American Express Asset Management Group; 10 years as a sell-side equity analyst; 6 years as a portfolio manager overseeing assets of $800 million; and experience as a Senior Treasury Analyst within Best Buy.

During his tenure as a sell-side equity analyst, Mr. Kaump followed a myriad of industries including: banks & thrifts, consumer products, entertainment software, specialty retail, and technology software & services. In 2002, he was recognized as the #1 Earnings Estimator in North America for Software by NASDAQ/Starmine; he was ranked #3 in 2003. His tenure as a senior equity analyst was spent at Dain, Rauscher, Wessels; Dougherty & Company LLC; Lantern Investments; and Northland Securities. Most recently, he was a portfolio manager at Merrill Lynch overseeing the investment and direction of more than $800 million in assets.

Mr. Kaump received a B.S. in Economics from the University of Minnesota, and an M.B.A. (Finance) from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. In addition, he is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and holds multiple securities licenses.