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Starting or expanding a business? 

Considering a franchise? 

Need loans or funding?

Entrepreneurs and potential business owners hire Karen Sharp Consulting to start, fund, and grow their businesses.  Our services include, among others:

  • SBA and commercial loan packaging

  • Business plan writing

  • Cash flow analysis

  • Franchise analysis


Evolve to the Next Level of Business
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How to work with Karen Sharp Consulting

Business Woman Vision

Needs assessment

Schedule a complimentary visit to assess your business needs and determine if we are a fit.


If so, we proceed to the Intake Meeting.

On a Video Call

Intake meeting

Discuss pricing, type and length of engagement. 


At the conclusion of this meeting, a Scope of Work will be established.

Shaking Hands

Kick off!

Finalize scope of work and begin our work together.

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About Karen Sharp

Karen Sharp joined the Small Business Development Center in 2019 where she helped over one thousand business owners evolve to the next level of business.  Many of her clients started businesses, some chose not to.  Others sought marketing and sales strategies, cash flow management, ways to make running a business easier and loan assistance.  She helped her clients obtain over $50MM in loans and create over 1300 jobs.  

As a franchisee of 25 years and having advised numerous franchisees start and grow their businesses, Karen is well-equipped to help potential franchise owners start their franchise ownership journey with business plans for financing and assistance in non-legal issues with respect to setting up their business.  

Karen knows what franchises are eligible for SBA lending and how to make that happen.


Prior to the Small Business Development Center, Karen operated (and still does) Proforma Impact Promotions where she assists clients obtain branded solutions for their firms.  Her clients have included Harris County, NASA, Marathon Oil, Alzheimer's Association, and Houston Habitat for Humanity, among others.  Prior to Proforma Impact Promotions, she spent 15 years in oil and gas information technology at Shell Oil and BMC Software.. 

Karen is an adjunct business professor at University of Houston -Downtown and at Lone Star College.

Karen serves as Co-President of Woman Within South Central USA and her local home owners association board,  She loves to golf, sew, and spend time with family.

What's Being Said

Karen was able to get my business plan prepared for my KFC franchise's new location.  She was prompt, professional, and held my hand through the entire process.

Kentucky Fried Chicken Franchisee

Karen helped us obtain funding to move our business from a leased space  to a new location.  She provided research with traffic counts and demographics to help us select the right location,  She helped connect us to local charities in the CyFair area to provide a car give-a-way for families in need.  I see Karen as an expert in marketing ideas and reach out to her for ideas when I need them.

Moufid Rabieh, Elite Auto Experts

Karen was a wealth of information as I started and built my restaurant.  She helped me get funding to refinance the land.  She has done a lot for the Cyfair Community.  When you drive by Creekwood Grill, be sure you think of her and all she has done for us and others in our area.

Brian Sandel, Creekwood Grill

Contact Karen Sharp


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Improve sales and presence with marketing and branding strategies.  


Increase your chances of getting funded with business plans written or reviewed by Karen Sharp Consultng


Grow your revenues, decrease costs, focus on problem areas in your business.

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Cash Flow

Ensure you have sufficient cash flow to handle your business needs.  

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