LC Global is a boutique change and business innovation consulting firm located in New York City, New York and is committed to leading its clients through transformational change experiences to achieve authentic well-being and sustainable growth. LC Global works in close collaboration with its clients to identify core values, critical success factors, and desired behaviors and then translate those into effective capability-building initiatives. Founder and Head Consultant Erika Jacobi is an international business leader with over fifteen years of experience advising multi-nationals in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East. Past clients have included Microsoft, Sony Mobile Communications, and United Nations members.
New York Business Consultants, LLC is a New York City based business consulting firm empowering business owners to grow and sustain their organizations and master the changing landscapes of their individual industries. NYBC utilizes a global network of consultants, subject matter experts and services partners to share knowledge and expertise with their clients. Their dedicated team helps business owners plan and strategize, understand their customers, define their brands, and create powerful marketing solutions.
Forum Business Advisors is a business consulting firm located in New York City, New York with an additional office in Centerport, New York. The company specializes in assistance for small-to-mid-size businesses with no nonsense, bells or whistles…just straight talk. Service areas include general business operations, marketing strategies, sales improvement, turn-around, think tank operations, and CEO-on-call advisement. Business Director Martin Stevens has over three decades of small business experience and has been featured on news outlets including CBS, Fox, NBC, and ABC. FBA is a member of numerous professional business organizations, including the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, the Public Relations Society of America, the Turnaround Management Association, and the National Association of Sales Professionals.
Calgary Enterprises, Inc. is a corporate consulting and family office advisory company located in New York City, New York. First founded in 1988 by Steven Insalaco, Calgary provides services to early stage, emerging and mid-market companies in diverse industry sectors including healthcare, financial services, and consumer and industrial products. Steven has over forty years of experience in executive management, including the management of a $3.5 billion healthcare division. In the past, he's provided financial and operation assistance to companies such as ExxonMobil, Northrop Grumman, Penn Central Transportation, W.R. Grace and Company, and the Griffon Corporation.
Mindstorm Strategic Consulting is a business consulting firm located in New York City, New York. After studying thousands of companies in countless industries and business markets, MindStorm discovered four key performance areas that every business should master to produce the highest results: strategy, marketing, sales, and innovation. The advisors at Mindstorm assist their clients by focusing on these four core areas of business development. The company endeavors to make the world a better place by dramatically raising the bar to which businesses compete.
With offices in New York and London, AEA Consulting is a global management consulting firm setting the standard in strategy and planning for the cultural and creative industries. Since 1991, AEA has successfully delivered more than 1,200 assignments in 42 countries, helping clients around the world plan and realize vital and sustainable cultural projects. AEA offers a talented, multidisciplinary team of professionals with proven practical experience who deliver personalized solutions to organizations in the arts, cultural, creative and public sectors. We thrive on new challenges and approach problem-solving with curiosity, creativity and integrity. In 2013, AEA founded the Global Cultural Districts Network (GCDN), an independent, international association committed to improving the quality of urban life through the contribution of the arts, culture and creative industries.
Forward Focus is a business consulting firm located in Cranford, New Jersey and serving the greater New York City metropolitan area. Using the metaphor of theatre, Forward Focus's team of organizational development and change management coaches imagine themselves as directors, writers, and producers of a Broadway show helping their clients realize their best performance. In her role as CEO, Beth Williams brings to the table more than twenty-five years of experience in sales, marketing, management, and human/organizational development. The company utilizes a customized, dynamic approach to consulting, stressing methods that inspire leaders, jump start organizational change, ignite sales, and teach clients to more conscientiously communicate within their own business fields.
Upside Business Consultants is a Long Island-based digital marketing firm and business consulting provider located in Hauppauge, New York and serving the greater New York City metropolitan area. Upside differentiates itself by being the only hybrid consultancy and marketing agency on Long Island and specializes in small-to-medium sized businesses. Its team of marketing and business consultants are recognized for providing personalized service and a deep knowledge of strategy across all marketing channels. They get to know intimately what makes each client's business tick and then help them attract the most profitable customers. "Ready, Set, Grow" is the Upside motto, a results-oriented approach they put to use every day through holistic internet marketing methods.
UPRISE Management is a marketing services company that caters to the digital advertising needs of clients in New York City. The agency provides general advertising services such as strategic consulting, talent management, public relations, and content creation. It also handles social media marketing matters aimed at growing the presence of clients through various digital channels. Other services include SEO and SEM processes as well as Instagram and Twitter verification support. UPRISE Management's services have helped brands like Motorola and other companies in the lifestyle, hospitality, and tech industries.
GetCallers provides cloud call center and virtual assistant solutions that aid start-ups, small and medium-sized businesses, and Fortune 500 companies in New York City in increasing leads, boosting sales, and following up on potential customers. Since 2008, its representatives have been conducting TCPA-compliant inbound and outbound cloud calling services to provide clients with customer service or technical support. The company's VAs can also help firms in the insurance, IT, and real estate industries with their lead generation or data entry processing need.
Forcery, which is based in New York, offers business consultation services. This marketing- and strategy-focused consultancy advises clients on customer relationship management and marketing technology. Additionally, the consultancy has experience with Salesforce and marketing automation via Pardot. The company is a Google partner and a Registered Salesforce Consulting Partner. It is also active in the areas of data integration, digital marketing, sales automation, and SEO. Information technology is an additional focus.
JMG Public Relations is a New York City-based business consulting firm that builds and boosts the brands of its clients in the entertainment and lifestyle industries. It executes expert solutions and creative strategies related to social media marketing, content creation, media relations, events execution, and branding to startups and known companies. JMG Public Relations also assists in media buying. Its clients have been featured in CNBC, Yahoo! Finance, Bloomberg, MSN, and Good Housekeeping.
Business consultants are experts in numerous fields, including:
IT: May help with new software deployment, infrastructure, company system overhauls, etc.
HR: Can help provide assistance with a new company policy implementation, payroll systems, staffing concerns, etc.
Marketing: May implement social media marketing, develop an online ad campaign, build/update/refresh public appearance, develop new company collateral, assist with brand identity, etc.
Management: Can assist with company IPO, develop new product or service initiatives, provide leadership training, etc.
Accounting: May perform mock tax audits, manage company financials, perform forensic account services, etc.
Operations: Can help with new production systems, such as Six Sigma, Lean, Agile; may help with core operation functions, such as manufacturing, production, etc.
A company may wish to hire a business consultant if:
It wants to overhaul their payroll system with an off-site, cloud-based solution but lacks the proper expertise in its current IT department to handle it.
The company's sales are faltering and the need for positive change could determine the company's fate, yet current measures aren't producing results.
Operating procedures are leading to production line hang-ups, and it's interested in specialized workflows.
How much do you charge?
Having the right expectations with regards to the company's budget will ultimately determine if a certain consultant is the right fit.
Do you have a structured approach to your strategy, or do you make it up as you go?
There's no one-size-fits-all solution to businesses, but determining the type of approach a consultant takes toward a business could gauge what's in store.
How many years of experience do you have in X industry?
Even if not directly related, their skillset should be able to translate. For example, a marketing consultant for an outdoor company may do well in other retail environments.
What sort of analysis or assessment do you typically perform?
Some assessments may require little to no interference with daily operations, but others may require multiple team members to be available.
Do you have references or client testimonials?
They say, "The proof is in the pudding." Past performance is often a good indicator of how a consultant performs on a job. Check references, reviews, and previous clients to find out how the consultant helped improve their business.