Kurt Hardy, MBA '21 | Hardy Boys Consulting (Consulting)

Kurt Hardy, Hardy Boys Consulting

Describe your company:  Less than one-third of all small businesses survive the first five years. Our advantage at Hardy Boys Consulting is the ability to offer top-tier consulting services at the most affordable cost, to lend a helping hand to those most in need. Additionally, 25% of all proceeds are donated to a new, deserving nonprofit each month.

Target Industry: Consulting

What is your role in the company, and please list team members' names and their current role in the company: Founder and Lead Consultant  

Why did you apply to Race To Revenue? What are you hoping to get out of this experience?  As a consulting startup, our firm faced significantly lower barriers to entry than our IDEA Center colleagues in need of a tangible product. Rather than the conventional concept-to-implementation approach, Hardy Boys Consulting launched and began assisting businesses in need already in 2020. Our interest in collaborating with the IDEA Center then encompassed next-level strategy, taking a more-established startup and properly setting the foundation for sustainable growth and scalability.

Has there been someone who has helped you with your venture so far?  Early entrepreneurship understandably pulls new business owners in a number of directions. In regard to the IDEA Center, the coaches assigned became essential to my success in properly defining my areas of focus as a leader in order to be successful.

What do you want to learn more about, relating to business development in general or your own company/venture specifically?  With an early company foundation set, sustainable growth strategies remain a critical element to ensure firm success over the next five years. Additionally, a clear understanding for uncovering advantageous partnerships, which can be more difficult in the professional services industry, to help support our business will be ideal moving forward.

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