Hi, I'm Michael Nelson. I deliver a la carte solutions for growing businesses in strategy, finance, planning, and communication.
Michael Nelson's Bio:
Small and growing businesses need strategy, business plans and models, financial reports, communications decks, and an organized structure. I'm there to help when they aren't yet large enough to hire dedicated personnel to fill these critical roles.
My a la carte services and products bridge the gap between when a small business needs particular expertise and the point where they have grown sufficiently to hire staff to fill the gap.
I provide the following products and services:
- Business plans
- Business models
- Investment decks
- Operational planning
- Revenue and profit simulations
- Contract and agreement forms
- Business cases
- Financial models and reports
- Video sales letters and scripts
- Email marketing series
- Process definition and improvement
- Organizational design
To learn more about these offerings or to ask any questions, send me a note at: send email.
In my 30 years of entrepreneurship, service, and consulting, I served on the Staff of the Commandant of the Marine Corps, provided strategy consulting to the Executive Office of the President of the United States, and have started or been an executive in 5 startups with current earnings between $4-15M annually.
I delight in working with small businesses where an immediate impact is a decision away, and nimble operations are the name of the game. It’s immensely rewarding working with companies, seeing their trajectory rise, new jobs created and options opening up for owners.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Michael Nelson's Experience:
Partner at Cogent Consulting GroupApril 2006 - Present | Washington DC
I deliver professional expertise to small businesses to bridge the gap between startup and traction. See list of services above.
Director at Customer Value Partners2010 - 2011
I led management consulting in support of Hurricane Katrina aid, aided the Executive Office of the President in continuing operations, and developed training and methodologies.
Operations Director at Professional Jet Management2000 - 2006
Planned and executed worldwide executive transportation missions, coordinated supply chain and purchasing activities, and created policies and procedures for training and operations.
Staff Officer, Staff of the Commandant of the Marine Corps at USMC1997 - 2000
Managed worldwide operations planning to support the top military and government officials.
Officer at USMC1991 - 1997 | Worldwide
Marine Air Group Supply and Logistics Officer, Operations Officer, and Maintenance Officer. Naval Aviator.
Michael Nelson's Education:
Duke University - The Fuqua School of BusinessMBA
St. Olaf CollegeBAConcentration: History
Michael Nelson's Interests & Activities:
Photography, history, soccer, woodworking, hiking, and international travel with my wife and three boys.