How We Help:
Turnstone Ventures provides customized consulting services to organizations in a wide range of industries doing business between the U.S. and Japan.  We work as a trusted local partner, helping you overcome complex hurdles to market entry and growth. 

We have broad strategic and operating experience that allows us to understand your challenges from the perspective of a business owner – and design and implement strategies that make sense for the business. In our experience, cross-border client needs often fall into one of several areas:

Our Approach:
When we first begin working with a prospective client, we discuss your needs, learn about your business and market opportunity and make an initial assessment of the type and duration of work required.  Based upon this assessment, we will give you a proposal with the scope of our assignment, a plan for the work, along with the timing and fees.  (If we are not a good fit for the work, we will refer you to other resources.) 

We base our fees on an estimate of the amount of work required, and we bill expenses separately.  We prefer to set up an ongoing relationship in which we work as an extended part of your team for a predetermined period of time (minimum 3 months) and charge a fixed monthly retainer fee.  We are also happy to work on a project basis to complete specific deliverables on a predetermined timeline.  For project work we typically offer a fixed-price bid.  Depending upon the nature of the work, we may also have success-based fees.