HOW TO START A CONSULTING FIRM (from someone who's built 3 of them) artwork

HOW TO START A CONSULTING FIRM (from someone who's built 3 of them)

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Created by IBGR onAir Talent William Eastman • 32 episodes

Welcome to HOW TO START A CONSULTING FIRM (from someone who's built 3 of them)

This show starts a series that has been in development long before the radio network. I had built several successful consulting firms and realized if we focused on small business success we could revolutionize an industry while making a significant ​contribution to our communities.

We can change the trajectory for the most important global community - business owners. We, you and I, make up 5% of the world's population and employ 57% of it. That means 375 million entrepreneurs directly impact 1.9 billion employees, and that is before discussing the impact those businesses have with their goods and services.

Look at IBGR as your CGO - your fractional Chief Growth Officer and partner in creating a small business consulting firm. We have built a platform that will move beyond the one-way conversation of radio and podcasts to real relationships; our Community of Commerce.

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William Eastman
Fortune 50 Consultant & IBGR.Network Founder

"Life only makes sense in retrospect; a life, a career can only be lived in real-time and therefore nothing is predictable or inevitable.” 

How I Got Here

I am a result focused entrepreneur with over 43 years in business. That includes training, consulting, and management experience working with leaders in manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, software, hospitality, higher education, and online services. My areas of expertise include leadership, team building, coaching & mentoring, organizational design & change, business development, HR solutions, strategic planning, global strategy, startups, and M&A.

Most of my later years have been in fractional consulting and business turnarounds while running several businesses such as Managing Partner of Intellectual Property at the GrowthWorx, where they created a new subsidiary, IBGR. We are building in front of you a 24x7 global internet business radio station based on our IP. All the programming is designed for entrepreneurs and business owners and heard in 183 countries. I am the interim Station Manager and VP for Demand through the end of 2022. 

IBGR will launch its first Incubator and accelerator programs this year, helping global business owners without access to Venture Capital resources receive better development as entrepreneurs.

Prior to my role with GrowthWorx, I held several fractional positions with clients, including Senior Consultant for GreenMark Consulting Group, Director of Innovation at the Celebrity Service Institute, SVP Knowledge Management for the International Speakers Bureau, and the EVP of Consulting Services for Trainingscape. In my early career, I was a Managing Partner for Ken Blanchard Companies, a Team Leader for Economic Development, United Nations Development Programmes in West Africa, and served as School Chief of the Leadership Management Program for the United States Coast Guard.

If this matters to you - yes, I have the required ticket punches: an Executive MS in Management and Organizational Development from California American University, and a BS in Human Resources and Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco plus many educational years in Engineering working as a Marine Scientist. What I am is a serial entrepreneur (5 companies), and hold many certifications and have over 15,000 hours as a trainer and facilitator; blah, blah, blah. I know everybody says the same crap.

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