A new approach to business innovation is here with cloud-based fractional consulting; helping both consultants and businesses get better results.
When you’re seeking a consultant to help you grow and scale your company, it is almost like trying to find the right romantic partner. You want someone who can add value to your life and who you can add value to. You want to be with someone who brings a different perspective and challenges you to be the best. You want someone you can trust and rely upon.
The thing is, when searching for the right fractional consultant, it can also feel like you’re running the dating gauntlet. Some people seem like they might be a great fit, but end up ghosting you with no explanation. Some are simply unwilling to commit, while others just aren’t a good match. Much like trying to find “the One” in dating, finding the right person to join your team and propel your business is hard.
You see, the perfect consultant is someone who is removed enough to recognize and correct any flaws in your organization, yet who also has your best interests in mind. They are someone you can lean on and trust that will help you, instead of leaving you to flounder. They are someone who has the expertise necessary to provide the best solutions so that you, your team, and your business thrive.
The trick is finding the perfect match. This can be done by leveraging fractional consulting.
That’s why we created Sobo.ai.
Our platform helps businesses succeed by matching them to the right fractional consultants and serves people by connecting them with the companies that suit their needs.
Wait, What’s a Fractional Consultant?
A fractional consultant is an executive leader who provides insights, creates strategies, and takes actions that move a business forward. Instead of serving a company on a full-time or part-time basis, a fractional consultant works with a business on a fractional basis—typically for only a few hours a week.
Fractional consultants have served in executive leadership roles and have experience as a CEO, CMO, CFO, or CTO, depending on their background. While they can fulfill the same role in your organization or help your team through a leadership transition, they can also assist with specific projects that propel your company to the next level.
Utilizing fractional consultants can provide businesses with a variety of benefits that can help them achieve their goals and objectives. One of the major benefits is cost savings, as fractional consultants offer access to highly skilled professionals without the cost of hiring full-time employees. Businesses also have increased flexibility in scaling their workforce up or down as needed, making it particularly useful for those with limited budgets or project-based workflows. Additionally fractional consultants offer specialized expertise and unique insights from working with a range of clients and industries, allowing businesses to leverage their knowledge and experience for innovative solutions.
While consultants are not new in the business world, integrating AI technology into the industry is innovative and more effective. Platforms like Sobo provides a frictionless method for business owners to acquire top-tier talent. Additionally, AI can be used to shorten the time it takes to perform discovery and generate those quality.
How Can Cloud-Based Fractional Consulting Help Business Owners?
Instead of paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to a consulting firm or spending time blindly searching through hundreds of profiles on talent marketplaces, business owners have the potential to save both money and time by utilizing cloud-based fractional consulting. Furthermore, leaders will not run the risk of being ghosted by a consultant midway through an engagement or partnering with an amateur who does not understand their business. ensures that businesses are connected with real experts who provide real results by providing fractional consultants with all the information they need to ensure a successful engagement.
Cloud-based fractional consulting can also be more cost-effective than traditional consulting models. Because cloud-based consultants don’t need to be physically present in the same location as the business, they can often offer their services at a lower cost. This can be particularly beneficial for small businesses, new businesses, or businesses working with limited budgets.
Cloud-based fractional consulting can offer businesses greater transparency and control over their consulting engagements. By working in the cloud, businesses can easily track progress, review deliverables, and communicate with their consultants in real-time. This can help to ensure that projects stay on track and that businesses get the results they need.
Finally, cloud-based fractional consulting firms like Sobo’s offer a built-in community where business owners can meet other leaders and communicate with them through Discord. They can engage with others, learn about industry news, and network at in-person events.
How Are Fractional Consultants Helped?
One of the most powerful ways to impact the world is by helping upcoming industry leaders build their businesses. Sobo connects consultants with companies that will truly benefit from their expertise, but that are also postured to disrupt the industry and positively impact the future. While fractional consulting provides excellent strategies and implement innovative methods in any company, they will also have the unique opportunity to leave a lasting impact on the businesses they serve.
Due to the nature of their work, consultants often do not serve alongside a team for the long term. This can make establishing a strong network difficult. Thus, Sobo also provides a community for fractional advisors, so that they can develop relationships with fellow consultants, trade strategies, and meet others at special in-person gatherings.
Who Else Benefits?
Ultimately, everyone benefits from successful businesses and more diversity in the marketplace. With numerous thriving businesses, consumers aren’t limited to large corporations, which gives them the ability to explore a variety of options and find the solutions that fit them best.
Cloud-based fractional consulting allows for a more people-centric approach to doing business. The increased flexibility, transparency and efficiency means that both ends of consulting are happier. By implementing the technology available today, consulting can be done more efficiently and produce better results than ever before.
This is why we are so excited about the Sobo platform. Through it, we are not only disrupting the fractional consulting industry, we are also helping growing businesses succeed and providing consumers with the ability to choose.