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Freelance Startups Consulting

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Getting Started With Entrepreneurship
For Inexperienced or First-Time Entrepreneurs

If you've read this far I'm assuming you're interested in entrepreneurship. Maybe you're like 30% of millennials who list "starting a business" as one of the things they want to do someday. But that's the key word there isn't it? Someday. NOW is the best time to do it. Either you're young and have nothing to lose and so much to learn and gain, or you're not and you have less time to achieve your goals, either way, that just means NOW is the best time.

Do you really want to work for someone else your whole life? Work doesn't have to feel like work if it's what you're really passionate about and you don't have to wait until you're retired to enjoy freedom. It's not easy, but nothing worth doing ever was.

I'll tutor you in what you need to know and guide you in the right direction. Even if you're not ready to start a business, I can help equip you with the knowledge to do so, or to better succeed in your job.

Starting a business is risky, I help reduce that risk.

See the top reasons most startups fail here >

Interested in working with me? Contact me now! >

*** I offer a 60% Discount on my standard hourly rate for this service ($50/hour down from $125/hour)

Product Strategy
For Early Stage Companies

While there are lots of studies on why startups fail, the most recurring #1 reason why is a bad product-market fit. You can spend forever working on an amazing product but if no one likes it or it doesn't work with existing market and sociological dynamics it's going to fail. What do you do when your product has market externalities, such as in a marketplace app: You need sellers on the app to get buyers to use it, but you need buyers on the app for sellers to bother to post anything. How do you get around this or change your model?

I can help. The way most startup products start is with an idea. That idea is then built and taken to market, but that's a little like taking aim at a target (market) that you can't see with the first bow and arrow you find, rather than first identifying your ideal target market and related market dynamics, carefully selecting your weapon, and taking aim. I can help you reverse engineer problems and market demands into tangible solutions, and help you validate those solutions to find a better product-market fit.

Want a free framework to help with your product development? Check out Roger's Five Factors, which explains up to 87% of the variance in new product adoption.

See Roger's Five Factors Here >

Interested in working with me? Contact me now! >

Business Architecture
For Early Stage Companies

The nice thing about business management theory is most things have broad applications. For example, every business needs an accounting system, reporting processes, organizational culture, financing, etc. A lot of these things are not product specific and therefore not dependent on the product to complete.

With my broad education in the various fields of strategy and business, I can help you create and integrate your various disparate business functions (HR, IT, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Sales, Operations, Design, Product, etc) to work together to form an effective and efficient organization with which to meet your long-term strategic goals.

Learn about the different levels of strategy used in business here >

Interested in working with me? Contact me now! >

Business Strategy
For Companies Beginning to Scale

Does your business have recurring revenue streams? What about strong competitive advantages? If a large company put a bunch of programmers or engineers in a room over the weekend and threw a bunch of money at the problem could they copy your product and outcompete you with a larger brand, more resources, and better distribution? 

I hope not, but just in case you should shoot me a message and get my take on ways you can reduce risk, increase profitability, and maximize growth.

See some of the questions I'll help you answer here >

Interested in working with me? Contact me now! >

Brand & Content Strategy
For Both Early Stage Companies and Those Beginning to Scale

If your brand walked through the door right now who would they be and what would they say?

If you can't answer that question in a way that is not just with the confidence that that person (your brand personified) is the absolute best person to sell to your ideal client profile, saying the best possible things given your data and with perfect brand consistency, but is also easy and concise enough that literally anyone new you hire can immediately pick it up and be able to articulate or explain it in depth, then you definitely need some help with your marketing.

Even without me, here is a great place to start >

Interested in working with me? Contact me now! >

Sales & Networking Strategy
For Both Early Stage Companies and Those Beginning to Scale

Does your sales team have a process? What about a CRM or a sales hub with your ideal client profile, or core sales messages? Hopefully, you do, because sales staff have some of the highest turnover rates of any employees, and are the most expensive to lose because they're the ones who are supposed to be making the revenue.

In fact, you can hire the best salesperson in the world but if you don't give them the tools they need to succeed it's a little bit like hiring the world's best painter and then not giving them a brush or paint and then wondering why they can't paint your portrait. I can help make sure your sales strategy and management is enabling any sales staff you hire to succeed.

Want to try and do some of it on your own?

Here's a good place to get started >

Interested in working with me? Contact me now! >

Management Technology Strategy
For Both Early Stage Companies and Those Beginning to Scale

Whatever you're doing, guaranteed I have software to make it better that you can use, like this little nugget right here > that uses AI to determine someone's personality so you can more effectively approach them.

I have literally found and categorized by function, process, and department, thousands of different software to help improve your business. I've also mapped information system processes for fun and to make determining your optimal software suite easier.

Take a look here >

Interested in working with me? Contact me now! >

Corporate Culture Strategy
For Companies of All Sizes

Why would someone want to work for you? Seriously, ask yourself that question. What's in it for them? They can get paid elsewhere, so you need to offer intrinsic value.

How do you get people to really care about your business and how do you create a culture that attracts and retains the best people. This is one of my passions.

Here's how Netflix does it >

Interested in working with me? Contact me now! >

Solutions by Startup Stage

Idea Stage

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Development Stage

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Initial Traction

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Funded & Scaling

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Established Company

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How it Works

We connect & discuss your needs

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I send you a proposal contract

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Upon signing and paying a deposit, I get to work to help you

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Everything gets tracked through timekeeping software

You only pay for work, not for me to learn about your needs

Good. Fast. Cheap.

Only $125 / hour

Money back guarantee if I don't help & enable you
to save or earn at least twice what I cost in the long run.


Project outline & quote provided.
40% deposit due on contract signing.

First 3-hour session or work is free,
& contract can be cancelled during this period.

No charges for listening to or reading your case material.

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"Connor is one of the hardest working, and brightest individuals I've ever met."
- Philippa Swartz, Research Analyst, Rapture Events

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'“Insanely talented” is the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of Connor."
- Navmeet Jassal, Human Resources Manager, Rapture Events

"I have never met someone more dedicated to succeeding and creating a positive environment than him."
- Eli Mallin, Event Manager, Rapture Events

"Truly a force to be reckoned with."
- Andrew Lee, Property Manager, Sonder (previously Flatbook)

"There was always something to learn from him, and he was always willing share his insights."
- Conner Bryan, Sales Representative, Rapture Events

"He is also one of the most hardworking people I've ever known who would choose work over sleep."
- Adrian Salcedo, Event Representative, Rapture Events

"Connor is one of the most organized and dedicated entrepreneurs I know by far."
- James Cohen, Co-Founder & CEO, PartyWell

"Connor is a brilliant problem solver, even while under immense pressure in a very dynamic environment."
- Johnny Gong, Logistics Manager, Sonder (Formerly Flatbook)

"If there's one thing I know for sure about him is that he hustles. He knows how to scale a business."
- Layne Lafrance, Product Manager, Axiom Zen

"I am overwhelmed by his motivation, broad knowledge and passion for all things business. A future leader for sure!"
- Jarrad Penley, Business Analyst, Pernod Ricard

"Connor was an absolute pleasure to work for! He is a natural born leader and has a knack for bringing out the best in his team."
- Zain Haq, Growth Manager, Rapture Events

"This is a guy who regularly thinks in big ideas, and then will follow up on those big ideas by making a detailed plan on how to go about achieving them."
- Joe Stewart, Life-long friend

"Working with Connor forced me to observe his unmatchable ambition and commitment to all he is involved in. Connor does not disappoint."
- Michael Colacone, Music Manager, Rapture Events

"Connor is one of the brightest and most motivated entrepreneurs I've met. He is dedicated and knows how to envision, plan and coordinate a project, end-to-end."
- Alejandro Esquivel, Software Engineer, Aida

"His tenacity and work ethic are unparalleled."
- Prasenjit Das, Vice President, Talent, Rapture Events

"I would recommend Connor to anyone who is looking to build a solid foundation for their company."
- Connor Smith, Vice President, Operations, Luminari

"His optimism was inspirational and his critical thinking was crucial to our operations."
- Wes Dunham, Human Resources Director, Rapture Events

"An absolute pleasure. Connor takes feedback extremely well and is always eager to hear constructive criticism and improve accordingly."
- Intishar Jashim, Staff Accountant, Rapture Events

"He fostered a culture where you could tell the executives, and especially himself, cared about the people under them."
- Tony Hui, Data Scientist, Rapture Events

"He was always the man you would talk to if you needed anything."
- Lynden Grosso, Musician, Rapture Events

"Connor was a pleasure to work with and had outstanding customer service."
- Dana Szalkai, Customer Service, UBC AMS

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