Entrepreneur and consultant, management guru, idea guy, world traveler, coffee and wine connoisseur.
Putting OCD tendencies to good work by helping entrepreneurs clear their mind, prioritize their goals, and stay organized.
Without a great process, a great idea is useless. I'll help you map out your process into something you can optimize.
If I could brainstorm all day, I would. Ideas are the driving force behind innovation, and I'll help you generate some great ones if you're stuck.
If design and logistics will be central to your business' long-term success, it will make an investor more comfortable to know that those key players have some skin in the game. But, finding a co-founder quickly just to satisfy investors doesn't mean you'll choose the right person, which is more important.
What about finding the employees you intend to hire after funding, and beginning to build a team now? If investment options are limited, work with the accelerator to craft a decision that satisfies you both. If you believe investors will be more abundant, pay to finish the design yourselves, launch on Kickstarter, and then weigh your options again later.
It depends on the product or service that you're offering. The best way to prove a concept is to take orders. Trycelery.com is a great tool for taking pre-orders online without charging customers until the product is ready.
Otherwise, go where your customers are, talk to them, and identify the need that would make them hand over money on the spot.
Congrats on spotting an opportunity and taking steps to pursue it!
First, I suggest knowing exactly what you don't know, so that you can find the right advisor, and make the best use of their time once you connect. SCORE can be a great local resource. EOnetwork.org has local chapters with members that may be of assistance. Meetup.com has lots of entrepreneurial/real estate groups. LinkedIn.com can help you use your social network to find people with the right expertise. Gust.com or Angel.co may help you find an angel investor.
Let me know if you'd like to chat about how to go about it!
I suggest dividing your services into transactional services (like hosting, updates, or design work) and consultative or strategic services (like consulting and marketing campaign development).
Transactional services can be project, hourly, or retainer based (i.e. $5,000 for a new website, $75/hr for ongoing design needs, or $200/mo for updates). Consultative services are better on retainer (i.e. $500-1000/mo to advise on the best keywords, review copy, and report success).
From a business perspective, the more clients you can fit into a monthly package, the more efficient you'll be. Let me know if I can help in any way!
Chris was great. To the point, very insightful and I left the call inspired for the next phase in my projects. Highly recommended!
It was an absolute pleasure working with Chris on video projects. He was enthusiastic, timely, and creative in his solutions. I was very impressed with his level of integrity, and the pride with which he operates his business, which I am sure will lead to years of ongoing success.
I would welcome the opportunity to work with Chris again in the future!
Chris helped us "clean out our garage" by auditing all of our technology systems and then putting order to the mess. He assessed all of the tools we were subscribing to, considered our loosely defined business goals, and produced solid recommendations that we can use to guide our work for the next few years. Chris created a path for us to grow and build our business online, which is something that had stumped us for a long time.
We have a lot to get done, but Chris covered so much territory in a short amount of time that we are well on our way to creating new streams of revenue.
Thank you Chris for your clarity of thinking and positive view on the world!
Chris Ronzio is the real deal. An amazing analytical and creative thinker that gets things done. Chris is always ready to roll up his sleeves and dive in as well as delegate when necessary. I continue to enjoy working with Chris and highly recommend him as a business consultant and friend.
Chris has an amazing talent for understanding the business process. We needed a software solution to a streamline our business. Many have tried before, he exceeded where others failed. I am very pleased with his services and will use them again. I highly recommend his expertise.
I was recommended to hire Chris by 2 other entrepreneurs that I highly respect and trust. Everything they told me about Chris (all very good) turned out to be very true. His slogan describes him perfectly (he organizes the chaos and gets this done). Things have become more clear since hiring Chris and I've referred him to several others already. I highly recommend hiring him to make your business more efficient and successful!
Typical entrepreneurs are like moths to lights where they are juggling many tasks at the same time and bounce around from idea to idea. Chris brings clarity and focus to all tasks at hand and somehow takes the chaotic life of a business leader and creates an actionable plan that makes it fun and logical again. Chris has been an instrumental part of my rapid business success and highly recommend him if you are feeling frustrated running your organization.
Chris has worked with our print and design company for the past 6 months as a strategic business consultant. Chris brings a level of insight, creativity and productivity unmatched to any business consultant I have ever worked with. We have saved not only countless hours by focused efforts on the core pieces of our business, but also a significant amount of money from recommended solutions. Chris excels at unifying teams, quickly identifying problems and providing quality solutions. I continue to utilize Chris as a consultant and highly recommend him for anyone who is interested in rapidly propelling their business upward while gaining more time back in their lives.
I've worked with Chris on numerous occasions from projects ranging from entire business strategy to simple organization and he never fails to amaze me with his ability to make the complex so simple and streamlined. Spending just a few hours with Chris is like going from being lost in a dense forest to getting equipped with the best GPS / navigation system on the market powered by a futuristic robot that knows your moves before you do. I can't recommend him enough and look forward to working again many many times over.