For the past few years I have been doing fractional work for companies – mainly as a Fractional COO. More recently this has turned into fractional back office operations for funds, family offices, and GPs. With a specialized service, more time on my hands for my own projects, and getting so much inbound for operators I wanted to give back. I have become a go-to person to help others launching their consulting career, and always want to give my time and advice. This has led to some amazing conversations, brainstorming, and overall way to grow and cultivate my practice. Over the past 6 months, I realized that these conversations helping people get started, grow, and scale their own consulting careers could be a place for them to find clients too. This led me to start a series of interviews with fractional operators, letting them share their expertise and offerings with the world, and prospective clients to contact them.
Introducing FractionalOperators.com – Operational experts who offer part time help for companies that need them. You can easily get an idea of what someone could offer, their operational expertise and work history, as well as get an idea of how they think through their Fractional Operator profile. If theres a need at your company, you can reach out directly and get in touch.
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For the past few years I have been working as a Fractional COO – a part time operator who can come into an early stage startup and help drive things forward. Sometimes I refer to this as pushing rocks up hills because its a Sisyphean endeavor, but I love every minute of it.
Many consultants and operators have been reaching to to me asking questions like;
How do I become a Fractional COO?
How do I do part time consulting for startups while looking for another job?
How much should I charge as a consultant?
What kind of contract do I need to start doing fractional work?
How does equity play a role?
What if I have never consulted for a startup before?Questions I often hear from fractional operators.
This and many other questions has led me to some very interesting conversations. The advisor in me wants to take every call and answer every question. The entrepreneur in me wants to turn this demand into a business. What you see is the culmination of those questions, my attempt to answer them publicly. They say if you are not embarrassed by v1.0 you didn’t launch early enough – that feeling pretty much sums it up nicely.
After a few of these interviews I realized that I can help these consultants frame themselves as Fractional Operators and provide them a platform to articulate themselves. By doing short interviews with each operators I get an idea of who they are and what they want to be doing, their operational strengths and superpowers, as well as their work history. This provides a simple to navigate and digest overview of each person for someone to read and watch. Those looking for a consultant across a broad set of topics can reach out directly to a person.
I also found an incredible side effect of bringing everyone together – a community of fractional operators! We converse in slack and commiserate about what we do (and celebrate) and I couldn’t be happier to be surrounded by such smart people.
I wanted to get out of my own way and launch this platform as many of the consultants have been excited to share their profiles.
Watch this space and excited to continue to learn as I build.Tags: Fractional COO, Fractional Operators, FractionalOperators.com