From San Francisco to San Diego,
From Santa Barbara to Palm Springs,
Vision Economics helps companies in California to grow.
Whether large or small, flourishing or struggling, you can use an experienced partner to take you from vision to reality.
Take a look at what Vision Economics can do for you.
Business plans are the roadmap to business success. Don’t operate without one! We specialize in writing business and strategic plans with clients, rather than just for clients.
Business plans should be updated annually so that the document remains a useful and relevant tool for success. Business plans are a necessity for start-ups, as a business grows, when borrowing from commercial and private lenders and when a business is seeking new investors.
We have adopted an approximate six-to-eight-page approach that is efficient and cost-effective.
Even in a strong economic climate, a certain percentage of businesses will incur financial losses, and even fail. Our team is available to assess the options and create solutions to financially troubled companies, including dealing with debt issues. Our approach is to work through informal creditor arrangements to resolve debt and eliminate owners’ or shareholders’ personal liability. We have settled millions of dollars of debt through our process. Give us a call before matters spiral out of control.
Research and Writing
We offer grant research and writing services to identify available funds to help sustain and grow businesses. Public, private and foundation grants are available to meet numerous business needs, including employee training, product research and growth, property upgrades & equipment purchases.
Many businesses may qualify for state grants and programs available through the California Competes program sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development. However, navigating the process can be challenging. We specialize in identifying the appropriate state incentives for which a company may qualify, and we prepare the applications. Incentives include local sales and state income tax credits and employee training funds. We enjoy a 100 percent success rate on applications filed for our clients.
We specialize in writing applications to Southern California Edison in order to qualify larger users of electricity for discounts on electricity costs. If your company is considering relocating outside California, or yours is adding employees or are otherwise expanding your operations, this state-approved program may be for you. Our manufacturing clients will save hundreds of thousands of dollars on electricity costs during 2020.
We offer expertise to California and Nevada cities, districts and counties to develop economic analyses, provide economic forecasting, create Economic Development Plans, meet state-mandated low-income housing requirements and form Business Improvement Districts. Every local government & county needs a plan to achieve & maintain local economic vitality. We have the expertise to help meet those goals.
Business as usual? It’s time to fix that!
Gary Wartik, Principle at Vision Economics
Gary has a rich background from which to help you in your business.
A Strong Foundation
He earned a BA in Political Science, with minors in Economics and Journalism at CSU, Northridge, while serving as the student body president his senior year. He went on to earn his master’s degree in Public Administration at the University of Southern California.
He then served as a staff consultant on the Assembly Committee on Education in Sacramento, and later as Director of Governmental and Alumni Affairs at CSU, Northridge.
In 1976 he moved to the private sector before joining the staff of the City of Thousand Oaks, CA in 1998 as the city’s first manager of economic development. He served until 2011 when he left to help form the first Tourism Business Improvement District in Ventura County. The TBID was formed to develop and manage a robust marketing and advertising plan to enhance local tourism. Today Ventura County West serves the cities of Camarillo, Oxnard, Ventura and Port Hueneme and its collective of 63 hotels. It has been very successful in driving a marketing effort to increase hotel room occupancy.
Over the last decade, his leadership positions with community, professional and philanthropic organizations have included:
Board of Directors, New West Symphony (“NWS”), Thousand Oaks
NWS representative to 2015 city of Thousand Oaks Visioning Committee
Member, Economic Development Committee, Camarillo Chamber of Commerce
Member of Community Advisory Council, Camarillo Health Care District
Member of Dean’s Advisory Council, School of Management, California Lutheran University (CLU)
Advisory Board, Center for Economic Research & Forecasting, CLU
Business Advisory Counsel, School of Business & Economics, California State University, Channel Islands
Board Member & 2013 President, Alumni & Friends Association, CSU, Channel Islands
Board Chairman (2007), Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County
Chairman (2001-05) EDC-VC Economic Roundtable
Member of Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County
Board Member, Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce
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