What if you could change the way you do business?
If you’re reading this, chances are you're a business owner and leader who has grown a successful business based on your skill and expertise (with a touch of luck, and some metaphorical marathon running along the way). But you never went to business school, and you continue to feel unsure about the business side of your business.
You may feel burnt out.
Or lacking clarity.
Or like none of the solutions or experts you've sought out can speak to your unique vision.
You want to keep building your vision, do good, and and probably get back to the work you most enjoy, that got you to launch this biz to begin with.
You’re asking questions like:
- What’s the best way forward? How do I decide what to do next?
- What do the numbers mean? How do I use them? ( not to mention: Can I hire someone? Pay myself / pay myself more? Afford a bigger space or a second location? )
- What’s the right way to hire employees? How do I create a team? How can I treat them well?
- How do those other business owners take vacations and seem so calm?
- When will this start to feel like a real business? Will I ever feel like a "real business person?"
- What's this profit thing that everyone keeps talking about?
- There are 5 million things I feel like I should be doing, how do I know which one to do now?
So much of business advice and traditional consulting is about drilling you on the right way to do business. While we believe in best practices, frameworks, and identifying larger patterns (like, did you know all your systems will break the day you hire your 50th employee?), we only believe in guiding you to your best path. Our approach is inquisitive, and ultimately, in service of you, the visionary, impact-driven entrepreneur.
If you're ready for support, growth, and a saner, whole-life approach to building your business, read on for how we can work together on your vision.
"Looking back at our original support requests, we were all over the place."
We were looking for financial help, business advice, strategic decision making support, hiring help, etc. That really reminded me where we were back when we began our engagement—confused.
Our work together exceeded my expectations. I had lost sight of my role and what I wanted from my business. I had reached a point where I was burnt out and considering giving up. I was confused and lacked direction. Our work together helped me find direction, and was a great balance of providing advice and giving me the tools to find the answers myself.
Wanderwell has helped us improve our financial tracking and forecasting, better long-term planning/visioning, make difficult decisions around staffing and roles, and put our profit first to help us get back on track.
Kate is an incredibly thoughtful advisor. She is able to see the big picture and serve as a guide to help you come up with solutions to solve your business challenges yourself. Kate won't tell you that she has all the answers, but she'll listen and provide her input/expertise so you can create solutions that work for your company.
MICHAEL TEDESCHI INTERACTIVE MECHANICS
There comes a time when you need support for your business.
If there's one piece of your business that you know you need to tackle, a summit is the way to go. We'll meet for two extended sessions, and work together to clarify and identify the tools you need. Sometimes all you need is to sit down and come up with a new solution and a plan.
A few of the kinds of challenges we tackle:
- Budgeting for Growth: financial projections, understanding profit, + planning
- Team building, hiring, + leadership
- Business model conundrums, revenue blockages
- Client agony, service & product development
- Structuring democratic models
- Existential crisis and burnout
Sessions are held via Zoom video or in person at our office in Philly. Prior to our first session, you'll be sent a comprehensive questionnaire.
Three months of business transformation.
Ready for some serious transformation?
Three months of hands-on and focused work to shift your business. A bold vision needs two feet on the earth and a foundation to grow from, and we will start with the vision to work on the foundation. We'll start with digging deep into your vision and identifying a plan to shift your business towards your goals; followed by hands-on guidance and implementation to ensure you get there.
Our intensives are best for those ready to tackle a bigger shift in the way they work and lead. Intensives are tailored to your individual stage of business and particular goals, and will always include a look under the hood at your numbers. We work with individuals, partners, and collectives & cooperatives and specialize in those moments when you don't really know what to do next.
We offer ongoing executive advisement packages after we've worked together in a Summit or Intensive.
"We wanted help through some growing pains and to get a good clear vision on where we needed to take our business.
[Now] I am able to see the big financial picture very clearly and I feel that though we’ve always had the information, I’m able to see and interact with our financials in a way that is actually empowering and not scary as shit. The numbers mean things! Real things!"
I would absolutely recommend [Wanderwell], especially to companies started by folks who don’t necessarily have a business background. [Know] that they can offer suggestions and expertise but nothing can change unless you actually take the advice.
I wish that we had engaged with [Wanderwell] before to get a more solid footing earlier in the life of the business.
DUSTIN SUMMERS, THE HEADS OF STATE
I worked with Kate on strategizing and reworking how I approach and run my business. While in the thick of it, I think it was hard for me to see how much I had actually accomplished working with Kate. I knew I was working hard, answering the questions asked of me and exploring new ways to get to the aspects of my business that were giving me a hard time.
"The big realization came at the wrap up of our work together. I had completely shifted the way I manage my day to day operations and schedule my time."
I found a through line to my service offerings and a bigger vision for why I do the work that I do. Kate is a calming force and listens and problem solves in a way that is collaborative and innovative. It was a pleasure working with her and I can’t wait to continue my growth and work with them again.