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How it works

The Neighborhood Business Consulting Approach.

1. Discovery

After scheduling a Discovery Consultation with a small business consultant, you will receive an automated email and reminder 24 hours before your sessions begins.

During the 30-minute Discovery, the business consultant will ask basic questions about the condition of your business, your vision for the company, potential deadlines, and any obstacles preventing your business from growing.

2. Proposal

Now that you have met with a small business consultant and discussed your business's growth obstacles, we can begin proposing solutions!

You will receive an interactive and responsive electronic proposal to your email that includes project descriptions, timelines for completion, and your investment.

Our proposals are personalized to fit your unique goals and budget.

If the proposal you receive does not meet your standards or does not fit your budget, please inform us. We will work with you until you are completely satisfied and confident in your investment with Keep It Local Tacoma.

 

Now you can sign, download, or print your Consulting Agreement.

3. Launch

Let's get started!

You will receive an electronic invoice with the agreed-upon terms and we will contact you to schedule a Project Launch meeting to begin your business consulting and management services.

Keep It Local Tacoma will provide you with a link to a cloud-based project management board where you can track project progress, communicate with your project team, and share files anytime.

We will schedule remote check-in meetings based on your availability and timeline.

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Frequently Asked Questions.

Read our clients' frequently asked questions below.

  • What is small business consulting?
    Small business consulting is a service business management consulting firms provide to help small businesses improve their performance and achieve their goals. Consultants work closely with business owners and management teams to identify areas of improvement, develop strategies, and implement solutions to address specific business challenges. Small business consulting services may cover a range of topics, including financial management, marketing and sales, operations, human resources, and more. Keep It Local Tacoma provides tailored small business consulting services to help our clients achieve their dreams and reach their full potential.
  • How can a small business consultant help with sales?
    At Keep It Local Tacoma, our small business consultants can help improve your sales income in multiple ways. Firstly, we can analyze your current sales process and identify areas for improvement. This could include optimizing your sales funnel, identifying your target market, or refining your sales pitch. Secondly, we can help you develop a sales strategy that aligns with your business goals and resources. This could include identifying new sales channels or developing a sales team. Finally, we can provide ongoing support and training to ensure your sales continue to grow. Our consultants have extensive experience in sales and marketing and can provide tailored solutions to help your business succeed. Contact us today to learn more.
  • Does Keep It Local Tacoma help with financing?
    Yes, Keep It Local Tacoma offers financial management solutions to clients. Our team of experts works closely with clients to identify their financial needs and help them secure funding from various sources. We assist clients in developing financial strategies, creating financial projections, and managing cash flow. We also provide advice on investment opportunities and help clients evaluate the risks and benefits of different financing options. Contact us to learn more about our financial management services.
  • What is Keep It Local Tacoma's return policy?
    Keep It Local Tacoma will grow your small business in 90 days or return your full investment minus fees. We call this our 90-Day Growth Guarantee. To further reduce our client's risks and costs, we proudly stand behind our promise to drive their business toward their visions for success. That is how confident we are in our ability to help you scale affordably. This excludes our monthly business pricing plans, which can be canceled anytime on the website.
  • How does Keep It Local Tacoma charge?
    Keep It Local Tacoma personalizes all of our business consulting services to match the budget and goals of our clients. Keep It Local Tacoma leverages technology, strategic partnerships, collaborations, and specialized technical skills to save our small business clients as much capital as possible and protect their cash flow.
  • Are business consulting services tax deductible?
    Yes! Many business owners rely on the services and skills of professional services. These outsourced professional service expenses are 100% tax deductible. For specific tax questions, please ask your attorney or CPA.
  • Do I need a business plan for my small business?
    If you plan to approach a financial institution for a loan, apply for a small business grant, pitch your business idea to investors, or enlist the support of a business partner, a business plan is often required. Investors and supporters are excited to learn more about your business idea! They'll be looking for concrete evidence of its potential, so let's gather some researched facts and numbers to show them what we're capable of. A business plan is the best and, generally, the only acceptable way to provide this information.
  • What industries does Keep It Local Tacoma serve?
    At Keep It Local Tacoma, we offer services to various industries. Our expertise extends to healthcare, hospitality, professional services, retail, food and beverage, manufacturing, non-profit, and other sectors. Our team of professionals possesses the necessary knowledge and skills to assist clients in achieving their objectives and enhancing their operations. Contact us today to discover how we can support your business in attaining success.
  • Is Keep It Local Tacoma a Black-owned business?
    Keep It Local Tacoma is one of the nation's only certified Black-owned business consulting firms and one of the few that exclusively serves small businesses. Jawan Harris is the Principal Consultant and owner/operator of Keep It Local Tacoma.
  • Does Keep It Local Tacoma sign Non-disclosure Agreements?
    Yes, Keep It Local Tacoma sends Non-disclosure Agreements to all clients to ensure the confidentiality of any sensitive information shared during consulting sessions. We take protecting our client's data seriously and strive to maintain the highest privacy and professionalism in all our engagements. Our NDAs are legally binding and provide peace of mind to our clients, allowing them to share their business challenges and goals with us without any worries. If you have any concerns about confidentiality, please feel free to discuss them with us, and we will be happy to address them.
  • What communities does Keep It Local Tacoma work with?
    Keep It Local Tacoma is a community-focused organization that prioritizes serving those most affected by health disparities, lack of economic opportunity, and housing inequities. Keep It Local Tacoma prices our services affordably for underserved business owner populations, especially members of the African diaspora, LGBTQ, immigrants, Indigenous People, formerly incarcerated individuals, and military veterans. Keep It Local Tacoma strives to reduce the national racial wealth gap by empowering entrepreneurship and reducing social and economic barriers.
  • What does the Keep It Local Tacoma logo represent?
    The iconic Keep It Local Tacoma logo was established in early 2019 to engender the firm's core beliefs. The black circle outline represents the perpetual nature of the business lifecycle from early concept to maturity and signifies the sustainable, circular economies that Keep It Local Tacoma creates. The circle is intentionally unfinished to indicate the eternal need for innovation and guidance from trusted advisors. The rebellious red fist speaks to the brand's hum anist, egalitarian views that see all people as equal, regardless of race, religion, gender, etc. The "power" fist, often used in popular media and commonly in protests, also symbolizes Keep It Local Tacoma's disruptive, unapologetic attitude regarding equity for socially and economically disadvantaged communities—the power to the people.
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