How I can help you

33 years of diverse business experience including entrepreneurial start-up, large scale growth, and business sale. I was a founding partner in what is now Navigant Consulting, a NYSE-listed professional services firm. Hired as an Associate I advanced to Equity Partner, in the process learning about my clients and myself as well as being instrumental in growing the business from less than $5,000,000 to almost $250,000,000 over a 10-year period. My takeaways from this experience are: Treat all people with dignity and respect and you will get the most from them Listen, listen, listen to understand a clients circumstances/goals and why Develop approaches to client challenges/opportunities that meet the spirit of what the client needs and can be implemented within the context of the clients capabilities Since leaving consulting I have been involved in several small businesses across software development, education, small scale real estate development, restaurant/retail, and not-for-profits. In addition to my SCORE activity I lead two Vistage Peer Advisory Groups in the Chicago area, and am involved with two conservation-focused organizations in Walworth County Wisconsin. Skill Groups; Identifying challenges that slow/impede growth or profitability. Once these challenges are understood, developing and implementing a plan to overcome. I am particularly interested in seeing a business circumstance through the full cycle from issue recognition, barrier identification, defining alternatives, to solution planning, implementation and measurement. Specific skills include; Business Strategy and Planning Operational Focus and improvement Profit Margin Optimization and Realization Sales, Marketing and Public Relations Business Finance and Accounting Non-profit Management and Sustainable Cash Flow Clients Im Good With Start-up Plateaued companies Companies in need of a fresh perspective Counseling Locations; North Area Keywords: Business Strategy and Planning Focus Growth Profit Optimization Cost Management
Areas of Expertise
  • Accounting & Cash Flow
  • Business Plans / Startup Assistance
  • Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
  • Non-Profit
  • Operations

Industry Experience
  • Accommodation & Food Services
  • Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation
  • Construction
  • Educational Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services

James R Blomberg

Communication Methods

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