Consulting Services


   C-Level Enterprises provides training consulting, coaching, mentoring and other assistance to entrepreneurs, founders, CEOs, boards and investors at small businesses, early-stage companies and emerging growth companies. Typically clients are between $1 million and $200MM in revenue.  We are not your typical "consultants" because we have real-world operations experience as a CEO starting and running companies.  Having grown two companies from startup to over $100MM in sales we have "been there, done that".

   We perform the following kinds of projects that leverage our experience in building companies faster by optimizing business models and adding creative ideas and solutions at the highest levels that only come from experience:

Corporate 360 - Move a company to next stage
of development for rapid growth.

Entrepreneur & CEO
Coaching Program

Vision Tune-up And
Enhancement

Product Management
& Development

Interim and Part-time Management

AirTight Management Six 

Systems Implementation

Product Positioning

Business Model Development

Financing Plan & Guidance

Innovation and
Productivity Enhancement

Independent Director

Drive Sales & Reduce Costs

Business Plans

Raising Capital

Mentoring Program For Entrepreneurs

SWOT
Assessments


We also offer personal CEO mentor program and coaching programs that provide you with a "CEO co-pilot" when you need one. Under these programs Bob is always up to speed on your business and ready to provide another unbiased perspective, bringing over 30 years of experience and wisdom to all your key decisions.

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TESTIMONIALS

"Bob worked with our executive team at RTP to assess our overall strengths and weaknesses and then develop a strategic business plan with specfic goals, objectives, and actionable work plans. His deep, practical, and proven experience, particularly with technology businesses was invaluable. I would highly recommend him for similar engagements."
-- Charlie L'Esperance, Resort Technology Partners

"Right out of the gate, Bob was able to quickly assess our situation and identify ways to increase revenue.  After working with Bob for only 8 hours, we identified a way to at least quintuple our lead generation and also improve our sales pipeline management and revenue potential.  We are also implementing many of his ideas to improve our sales closing rates and are more clearly focused on the path to building a successful business. "
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- John Eller, CEO InSight Mobile Data, Inc.

"In just 2 hours of consultation, Bob Norton helped me to re-focus my thoughts, especially with regard to financing strategy.  In addition, there were several nuggets of wisdom and insight about bootstrapping, competitive intelligence, and market research. I highly recommend him."
       --   Nijan Datar, Founder and CEO  Smart Voice

The best CEOs require 8 weeks to get up to speed on a new company and market. Bob did it in less than six weeks so our portfolio company could be repositioned quickly and effectively.
      -- Senior Partner at Venture Capital Firm and incubator where Bob did a restart of a startup

A Testimonial On Our Approach to Vision Development:

"I must congratulate you on your excellent piece "The 11 Requirements of a Successful Vision".   I am a CEO of a midsized company  with an MBA in marketing.  So far, I have not come across so much clarity in any other article on "Corporate Vision. . . . Thank you once again for publishing a masterpiece."

      --  Uday S Desai, CEO, Suprawin Technologies Ltd.


  Research On Getting Consulting Help 

A recent study on small businesses that had businesses advisors versus those that did not, shows a marked difference in success rates.  According to the study 86% of business owners surveyed confirmed that the professional assistance they received helped them to become successful.  The study also concluded the following:

Businesses that Received
Professional Help

Businesses that did not Receive
Professional Help

Experienced 13.1% growth in business turnover

Experienced 5.5% growth in business turnover

Employment grew 25.3%

Employment grew 1.4%

 

The study revealed that the average revenue of businesses that received assistance increased by $70,000 per business while these businesses increased their ability to obtain funding by 20%. The results of this study clearly indicate that getting professional advice produced tangible financial benefits for businesses.

Call (619) SCALE06 to discuss your needs.

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Sample Consulting Projects

  1. Help implement the Six Required Management Systems for scaling a business rapdily. This can be done as a "Corporate 360" where we help implement everything over several months, or just as a training or just a 2-3 day training so the management team can implement.

  2. Strategic Plan facilitation - A two to three day off-site meeting to update and/or develop a long-term strategic plan and short term objectives that aligns management.

  3. Run an onsite advanced management training customized for your team and company's current situation. This can also be done as a full CEO Boot Camp type training internally.

  4. Review and development of investor presentations, executive summaries and business plans.

  5. Enhancing a business's design and vision for greater and quicker revenue, cash flow and profits.

  6. Management team evaluation and development plan.

  7. Re-engineering a business and market position for greater long-term competitive advantage.

  8. Help by reviewing and/or developing strategic plans and operational plans.

  9. Advising investors, owners and boards on creative options previously not considered.

  10. Developing a financing strategy and presentation that could close investors.

  11. Recapitalizing a company in distress to restart its business.

  12. Developing a niche market entry strategy to avoid competition and still grow a large business in a series of these niches.

Of course, every engagement is customized to the needs of the company and team at that time.

"Bob Norton is an experienced CEO and technologist who has a deep understanding of both business and technology.
I use him when I need to deal with an unfamiliar issue or need to analyze a complex situation.

Bob provides an independent view of someone who is not attached to the issue at hand. He is very responsive and ready to help - and he does it in cost-effective manner.

I strongly recommend Bob to any startup CEO."

  --  Founder and CEO of a financial services software company



 

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