Frequently Ask Questions
My Small Business consulting services focus on the administrative establishment of your Limited Liability Corporation (LLC), Incorporation (Inc), Sole Proprietorship, and Nonprofit (501(c)(3)) establishment. I provide consulting services, which means I help companies to identify, explore, and solve problems. The end-goal is to help the business understand and improve its position, in terms of reduced cost, reduced risk, and smarter decisions.
What do you do?
My Nonprofit IT consulting services focus on data collection, analysis, strategy, buildout, and team guidance. We use reverse-engineering to determine data collection metrics and processes.
Why are you doing this?
Because I’m thrilled by the prospects of data analysis, and I like to help businesses succeed. Specifically with grassroots nonprofit organizations, I understand the importance of a streamlined data collection process enabling your program’s story to be told with supporting data. I want to help align your company’s mission from the very start. I want you to see how proper investment in data collection and analytics will position you for additional revenue and allocations.
But I could just hire a technology manager or data scientist, right?
You could do that, but that’s probably not a good idea.
There are plenty of things you need to do before you add a technology role to your firm. Most importantly, you need to determine whether you should have a data scientist (or an entire team of them), and if so, when you’ll be ready for that person to join and how their work relates to the rest of the company.
Furthermore, you’ll want to make sure you have the data you need, in the format suitable for analysis, and housed in the proper infrastructure. Without this, your data scientist will spend a lot of time sitting around waiting for work to do.
Hiring a data scientist too early and without a plan is a good way to burn revenue.
Think of me as the person to talk to before you hire.
Are you partial to any of the popular data tools?
Not really, no.
Some people will pick a technology solution before they solve a problem. I see that a lot in the technology space, and it doesn’t turn out well.
Working together, we’ll explore your business concerns first, establish goals, and only then see what tools (if any) you could use to solve them.
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Speaking engagements can range from 15 to 60 minutes. Signature talks include;
Poverty – Class or Mentality?
Adulting as a Student
A lot of people use these terms interchangeably. To clarify:
- a consultant provides strategic guidance to company leadership
- a contractor works in a staff-augmentation capacity
You’d engage a consultant to set your direction, then possibly hire contractors to build out that vision.
I provide both services. I also have a network of vetted companies with specified areas of expertise.
How do you work?
I prefer to keep things simple and straightforward:
We start with an initial consultation. This is a brief meeting in which we learn about each other and I get a deeper picture of your situation.
If there’s mutual interest, we work together to scope out a project.
After that, we execute the standard paperwork and get started.
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In fact, some documents are time sensitive and we completely understand the importance of a dependable, reliable, and of course professional authorized notary public.
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