Christie Karis

Christie Karis is a startup guide and business plan writer for the small business community. She has extensive experience in retail, distribution and small business ownership. Christie is a unique individual that is skilled in marketing, financial modeling and communications.

Christie Karis is the developer of Small Business Startup Guide templates and eBooks for starting a business and funding. She is an alumni of DePaul University and resides in Western Massachusetts.

 Startup & Funding

As a business plan writer, Christie Karis has worked with small business clients in numerous startup, financing and turn-around situations.

  • Acupuncture Clinic
  • Adult Residence Home
  • Advertising Specialties
  • Alternative Health Care
  • Art & Gift Gallery
  • Artisan Jewelry
  • Assisted Living
  • Aviation Manufacturing
  • Beauty Salons
  • Bistro & Bar
  • Boat Building
  • Building Materials Distribution
  • Casual Dining
  • Catering Services
  • Charter Bus Services
  • Child Care Centers
  • Children’s Fitness Gym
  • Children Shuttles
  • Chiropractic Clinics
  • Chocolate Manufacturing
  • Coffee Shop
  • Computer Network Services
  • Contract Employment Services
  • Convenience Food Store
  • Craft Supplies Wholesale
  • Day Care Services
  • Dog Park – Indoors
  • E-commerce
  • Education Services Online
  • Fast Food
  • Fine Dining
  • Fitness Centers
  • Funeral Services
  • Green Building Products
  • Grocery Coop
  • Hair Salon & Spa
  • Hardware Stores
  • Health Care
  • Home Staging
  • Human Resource Services
  • Import Artisan Products
  • Indoor Athletic Arena
  • Insurance – Online
  • Jewelry Retail
  • Kung Fu Studio
  • Landscaping
  • Machine Shop
  • Marble & Stone Supply
  • Marina Sales & Leasing
  • Massage Therapy Clinics
  • Music Recording Studio
  • Medical Billing
  • Mental Health Services
  • Motorcycle Parts & Service
  • Office Furniture
  • Office Supplies
  • Online Training Services
  • Pet Supply Stores
  • Physical Fitness
  • Real Estate Development
  • Recreation Rental
  • Retail
  • Senior Housing
  • Software Development
  • Solar Manufacturing
  • Spa & Salons
  • Specialty Electronics
  • Sports Facilities
  • Tanning Salons
  • Tile & Floor Maintenance
  • Vending Machines
  • Venues for Special Events
  • Vision Impaired Services
  • Wine Bar & Eatery
  • Wine Shoppe
  • Wholesale
  • Yacht Marinas
  • Yoga Studio

Client Comments

“Since working with Christie my business has grown more than threefold. With my SBA loan, I have now purchased the property that I had been leasing for the past eleven years.”

— Carlton Doup, Kung Fu 4 Kids

“Christie’s experience, insight, and knowledge are unsurpassed. No software program can touch the uniqueness of our business plan.”

— Elise Lindborg & Kelli Henderson, Zippy Dogs

“I hope to meet you some day as we make Solace a great success – in large part to your brilliant business plan.”

— Lanny J. Davis, CNN & Fox News Commentator, Purple Nation Solutions

Note: Mr. Davis served as Special Counsel to President Bill Clinton in 1996-98 and served as a member of President Bush’s Privacy and Civil Liberties Board in 2006-07. He is the author of “Crisis Tales – Five Rules for Handling Scandal in Business, Politics and Life” published by Simon & Schuster.

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“It is a pleasure working with someone who clearly understands small business financials. Christie’s professionalism is on par with what I’ve seen from Deloitte-Touche and Andersen. We have big-budget consulting at a rate our startup can afford.”
— Michael B., Journey-Out

“Our banker said our business plan is better than 95% of the plans he sees and he’s been in the business for over 20 years. I can’t tell you how good this made me feel.»
— Amy P. Racing Innovations

“I hope to meet you some day as we make Solace a great success – in large part to your brilliant business plan.”
— Lanny J. Davis, CNN & Fox News Commentator, Purple Nation Solutions