A start-up consulting firm. An independent filmmaker. A lawyer and a bookkeeper. Each of these companies has invested in consulting with me over the past several months. Each of them has grown because they chose to make that investment.
"I can't believe how it easy it was to get my very first consulting contract by using your approach to the initial conversation and to the proposal I sent. I was worried that they would question me about the fee, but the buyer said the fee was just right for the outcome they would enjoy."
The young filmmakers adopted my recommended approach to talking with their prospective customers about the value the films would generate and learned how to couch all fees in terms of that value. They increased their roster of active clients within one month.
The bookkeeper learned to talk with her clients about the analyses she provides and how those analyses improve the way her clients do business. She began offering projects with fixed, value-based fees. She has enjoyed rapid growth in her own clientele and revenue.
Each of these companies is a micro-entrepreneur with an eventual goal of $300-500K in revenue. They realized that if they did not invest with an outside growth expert, they would never get close to reaching their revenue target. The dream that drove them to entrepreneurship would never beocme reality.
They chose to invest between 1.6 and 3% of their current revenue to accelerate their growth. Just one new client or one new, larger contract will return their investment a couple of times over. And after that it's all gravy.
What's holding you back from investing with a growth expert who will help you accelerate your revenue? If you think "oh, we're not ready for that yet" you will never be ready. If you think "we'll do it ourselves" you will join all the wishful thinkers who never actually did it. If you think "I can't afford that now" you will never afford it.
I'd love to be the growth expert you choose to help you accelerate your company's growth. If not me, please find someone else. There is huge opportunity in the US economy now and I wonder why you think you shouldn't enjoy bringing a piece of it to your company?