Professional Startup Advisory for Founders
If you’re a solopreneur or the founder of an early-stage startup, hiring a startup consultant can save you time, money and a lot of pain.
One of the best things about being an entrepreneur and starting your own business is the number of new things you learn.
From creating your first business plan to making your website, creating advertising campaigns and setting up a sales and marketing team.
The list is endless.
But I can tell you from experience that trying to do all these things will slow you down and potentially kill your chances of success.
A startup consultant can help you avoid these costly mistakes, save a lot of time and grow your business much faster.
What is a Startup Consultant?
A startup consultant is an experienced business startup advisor who can help get your startup business start up and scale up.
Startup consultants can help you with a wide range of tasks. Some startup consultants provide pure startup advisory, whereas others are more hands-on.
I am a very hands-on startup consultant who can provide startup advisory in many commercial areas, but also help you get things done.
Below, I have listed some of the common startup consulting tasks I can help you with.
Business Plan & Go-To-Market Strategy
Before you start investing your time and money into creating a website, advertising and trying to sell your product or services, you need to validate your idea.
You need to know how big your target market is and who you will be selling to before you start figuring out how to sell to them.
I can help you validate your idea by conducting market research and competitor analysis and guide you based on my experience in specific industries.
And I can also help you put together an initial blueprint of your Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) as part of this initial research.
One of the main reasons most startups fail is due to a poorly executed sales strategy.
Whether you’re going to be doing the selling yourself or hiring a sales team, your sales strategy needs to be executed professionally.
I have over 25 years of experience in sales and sales leadership and can help guide you in all areas of how to get your sales strategy in place.
“David is a very skilled and experienced SaaS sales leader with profound knowledge of all aspects of GTM for a tech company. I strongly recommend him as a very powerful sales leader that can create an impact where it matters.”
Michael Heiberg – Founder & CEO at Ocean.io
Website Design, Content Planning & SEO
Buying a domain and building a website using one of the many low-cost providers these days is very simple and fast.
But nice-looking websites don’t magically attract visitors.
I have extensive experience and resources for building websites that rank well on search engines like Google and drive organic traffic.
My startup consultant services can guide you in the basics of how to do it, but I can also build everything for you much faster.
Marketing & Advertising Strategy
To attract clients to your website or premises, you must invest in marketing and advertising.
As a business startup advisor, I can help advise you on the best strategy for your industry and which platforms will perform best.
I have experience in both business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) industries ranging from SaaS vendors to local hot tub hire companies.
Software Planning & Implementation
To run your startup efficiently, you will need several software solutions, from accounting to email automation.
With so many options available today, you can easily pay over the odds for software when much more cost-effective alternatives exist.
I can advise you on various software for sales, marketing, CRM, company data, etc.
Ongoing Startup Advisory
The ongoing startup advisory is probably one of the most valuable benefits of working with a business startup consultant.
As your business grows, you will witness countless occasions where having a sounding board is priceless to have by your side.
In many ways, a startup consultant is like a board member who is always on hand to listen, help and advise in many areas.
Startup Consultant Costs
It’s very difficult to estimate the cost of any startup consultant project without having a chat and doing some analysis.
For new clients, I normally always recommend my startup consultant plan, which includes 10 hours of consulting to evaluate working together and see how far we get.
The cost of the startup consulting plan is £1,799, with payment options available.
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