Business Consulting and Coaching
Serving Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland – Get more leads to your business and operate efficiently to serve them
I have been serving as a business consultant for six years.
As I’ve worked with businesses in Champaign, Indianapolis, Chicagoland, and now my Northwest Indiana hometowns, I’ve discovered that some things are useful for almost everyone.
So, whether you’re in Valparaiso and Merrillville, or Chicagoland, I believe that I can bring value to your business with one of the services I provide.
Questions? Hit me up.
Business Development Consulting – Increase leads to your business
Where Could you, Should you, and Shouldn't you - be trying to get leads?
The reality is that your customers DO have places where they hang out, or where they intentionally search for you. Getting more leads for your business by being found, or spending time in, the places where your customers already are is the first step.
Let me help you review where you’re spending your time to draw in new leads, and together we can determine where it makes sense for you to be, and also make a plan for how you will use those channels to bring in more business effectively.
SEO, Local Search, Facebook and Adwords
The two absolute best places to be found are on the street with your sign, and on the search engine results page with your website or local listing.
If you are not being found by customers who are looking for your product, ready to buy, then you are ignoring the sales knocking on your door.
Let me utilize the power of our expert Search Marketing team to help you be found where people are already looking.
Website Design and Conversion Optimization
SearchLab’s proven website design process combines modern aesthetics with conversion optimization and our Search Marketing science to build you something that brings people to the door.
We not only have expert website designers on staff, but also writers, photographers, and videographers. We even take flyover drone footage.
Financial Management – Know what you’re spending, on what, and when
Budgeting and Cost Analysis
Budgets are for expenses and helping you manage them – they exist as a translator for the stories that your money is telling.
Let me help you clearly hear what your money is trying to tell you by understanding your expenses and providing you clarity on what’s happening inside your business.
Cash Flow Management and Planning
Then suddenly the bank account is bone dry.
Cash Flow Management is crucial to daily decision making. Too many expenses piled up in one week can leave you rich for the year and broke for the month.
Don’t get caught trying to leave the harbor in low tide.
Financial Projections for your business help you move from thinking one step ahead to four, five, six steps ahead.
Built on a well researched budget, you can take your financial projections out of the month and into the year.
Backed by a solid Cash Flow management system, you’ll be able to see the pitfalls coming early and work to avoid them.
You’ll also be able to see when you get a big win, and know that you can celebrate.
Operational Efficiency – Helping you run your business better
Planning for Scale
Basic Hiring Process
Planning and Goals – Business Planning and Strategy
Project Planning and Roadmapping
Vision and Mission Statements
Business Coaching, Blogs, Free Business Templates
4 Pillar Small Business Assessment Tool
10 Ideas and Mind Mapping Training
Free Business Templates and Link to My Book
Writing – Thoughts on Business in general
Vertical thinking must sit on top of horizontal thinking, as horizontal thinking as a natural dependency of vertical thinking. Say that three times fast. Ha! But let me break that down - I started with my conclusion. There's a certain perspective that comes with...read more
I struggle with sticking to what I've chosen: also, I'm not very good at choosing. Without much question, I'm a person who really likes to do a lot of things. I like to try new things often, and that "new" excitement is usually enough to drive me to becoming just a...read more
In an effort to work from home I have transferred as much as I can over to files that are kept in cloud storage. This means I'm going through my work sitting next to my x-box and dressed in my sweatpants. I don't know if this is particularly productive, but I also...read more
I interviewed a consultant from the SBDC How did you get started consulting? Book Yourself Solid - Some book I should probably read The idea of productizing your consulting is really a great thing that's only on the verge of catching on, or is kind of the thing that...read more
Presentation Layout: Introduction What's in this report (Table of Contents) Executive Summary Local Market Conditions and Demand Comparable Facilities and communities SWOT Business Model Options and Feasibility Potential Locations of Feasible Options and...read more
Why do we serve people? Is it so that they can grow closer to God? Are we serving people so that they can live richer lives? How are we as people enriching the lives of our fellow church members? How can we serve in such a way that we could offer the...read more