BluePrints For Business



Structures That Last Start With A Strong Foundation

the end of a successful meetingNow based in Asheville, NC, BluePrints for Business was founded in central California in 1983 to provide small and medium-sized businesses with a full range of consulting, strategic planning, and management services. With more than 100 years of combined experience in over 150 industries, we bring a new dynamic to companies that have been traditionally underserved by large consulting conglomerates and small, narrowly focused consulting firms. BluePrints for Business fills the expertise and pricing gap between large and small consulting firms. We have the resources to offer small and mid-size businesses the comprehensive range of services and expertise found in large consulting firms. But, by utilizing only the resources your project needs, we are able to keep our cost structure in a range that befits the size and scope of your company and project. See below to meet our founding partners.

Founding Partners

Tim Barrett

Tim BarrettTim Barrett (Principal Consultant and President) is no stranger to success as a business owner, corporate executive, consultant and scholar. With over 30 years of business experience, Tim’s time in corporate America includes a tenure as a Vice President with CitiCapital, a division of Citigroup, where he and his 25-member team managed the business technology sector with national account responsibility for Cisco Systems, Oracle, and other technology companies. The technology sector for CitiCapital generated over $200 million in sales volume for Citigroup.


Tim joined CitiCapital after 16 years as a successful entrepreneur. He created, built and managed a successful equipment leasing firm that catered to vendors and manufacturers using equipment financing as a catalyst for driving incremental sales. The business was acquired in 1999. His clients included Cisco Systems, Ericsson, Lucent, Corning Optics, Herman Miller, Haworth and Steelcase. As a business consultant and executive coach, Tim served some 200 companies in more than 60 industries in 15 states over 10 years. Tim specialized in four-fold, start-ups, emerging growth and turnaround and workouts and succession planning. He retired from corporate America at the end of 2005 and returned to North Carolina and to consulting.


Tim focuses two-thirds of his time on regional and national accounts and one-third of his time on assisting local companies on a pro bono or reduced-fee basis.

Our Strategic Partners

We draw upon the expertise and skills of highly successful professionals who can bring the resources you need to develop and implement your strategic plan. Our professionals are actively engaged in:
•  Finance and Accounting
•  Human Resources
•  Management Information Systems
•  Law
•  Sales
•  Marketing
•  Operations

The First Step To Success

You’ve worked hard to make your business successful. The team at BluePrints for Business understands that because, just like you, we’ve spent years launching, owning, and managing companies. We’ve learned by experience what to do to grow a business and what to avoid in order to insure a healthy future. We’ll use that expertise to help you reach your goals and begin your journey to the top. Click the next tab to see how we help you reach your goals.

How We Help You Reach Your Goals

partners in the hardware storeBluePrints for Business is a strategic consulting firm that focuses on helping small and medium sized businesses reach their potentials. We work with you and your trusted advisors, attorneys, CPAs, financial planners, and bankers in all areas of your business, to help you reach your goals. We have the expertise and skills you need to develop and implement your strategic plan. Our associates are actively involved in:
•  Sales and Marketing
•  Operations
•  Management Information Systems
•  Finance & Accounting
•  Human Resources

So, take the first step. Click on the links at the right to learn more about us and our Practice Areas. Then give us a call, drop us an email, or even use the quick form below. We’ll schedule a no-obligation consultation and help you begin building your blueprint for success.