Productivity & Efficiency Advising for Small Businesses

Productivity & Efficiency Advising for Small Businesses

Take control of your time and priorities. Cultivate Advisors will help you and your team rethink your strategies, streamline your systems and processes, and implement solutions for success.

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Results Generated by Cultivate Clients

Cultivate is partnered with thousands of business owners. The following stats are year-over-year results for Cultivate clients that have worked with us for 12 months or more.


Average Growth in Top Line Revenue


Average Growth in Bottom Line Profit


When 2020 was the beginning of the end for most small business, I can tell you that I was literally stumped of ways to keep up! Cultivate Advisors firm was highly recommend by one of my trusted colleagues, and Colin Bowman was the best form of high quality business coaching I have ever received. The terms were easy and his attention to details and responsiveness was exceptionally fantastic! He delivered more than my expectation and was genuinely the best type for me to work with. He asked well-prepared & thought out questions and gained an insight to my infrastructure that helped me navigate to a higher scale in a extremely shorter period of time! I highly recommend Colin and Cultivate Advisors for business owners looking to grow or expand!

Lisa Brumm

Autumn Joyce has been incredibly helpful for our business. She has helped us pivot our retail store at a time when we needed it the most. She is opened our eyes to a new way of looking at our business practices. In addition to being a very knowledgeable business advisor she is a wonderful person to work with and talk to.

Joseph Pizzo

Working with Cultivate Advisors has transformed the way we operate—in the best ways possible. Colin Bowman is a dedicated advisor who takes the time to understand our business and guide us on our path to success. Thanks to our work together, we have become more fiscally informed, goal-oriented and organized. From accounting to staffing to sales, Colin walked us through the process and was available whenever we needed him. He pushed our ways of thinking and operating, encouraging us to look at our business through fresh eyes. He was always available to answer questions, offer additional resources and give us a round of applause when our goals were achieved. Thanks to Colin, we have a fresh mindset and concrete systems in place that will be instrumental in growing our success. The training, educational and networking resources available through Cultivate are a huge bonus.

Jamie Pagett

Starting a successful business is incredibly difficult and requires mentorship and an accountability buddy. Cultivate Advisors is that and more. I could not have built my business without them. I hired Cultivate when I was early in my business and I had a month where I earned zero income. I knew I needed help. I worked with Mike and then Nancy. They helped me move from a solo entrepreneur working out of my house to a successful business with employees and a downtown Chicago office. I have not had a dry month since hiring them and still continue to use their services.

Janice Dantes

I have been working with Brad Kreutz and Cultivate Advisors for a couple years now, and they are amazing. I'm excited to write a review to help the people who help me in everything I do. They are one of my favorite - of a dozen plus - vendors and professional services companies my firm employs. When I advise businesses, I always tell them they need an accountant, an attorney, and an advisor or coach. Everything else can be gotten/learned/hired later. Without those three things, they're setting themselves and their businesses up for failure. My law firm, like any small business, requires me to do a lot more than just widget-making, or lawyering. I am the head of marketing, client relations, accounting, financial planning, strategy - you name it. Cultivate offers me expertise outside of my focus on practicing law, in the other areas of running a business. They help me with the all the other, non-lawyer, "hats" that I wear on a daily basis. They give me a second opinion on ideas I am considering. They are another set of eyes to catch anything I might miss or misunderstand. They give me counsel on what I should be measuring (the KPIs and more in depth metrics) as well as what I should be targeting for improvement (future goals and strategies). Sometimes, they simply give me therapy to know that every small business has its ups and downs and that yes, I'm still sane and doing just fine, lol. On occasion, they are my accountability partner, calling me on my stuff and pushing me to get done what I need to, rather than just forever "intending" to do it. In short, they always have my back and they're a trusted partner in every aspect of my business. I consider Brad a friend who is genuinely invested in seeing me succeed, not just some guy I pay to give me a few pointers here and there. He and Cultivate have dozens of well-seasoned business experts with diverse backgrounds, all focused on making sure their clients succeed. Having met many of those advisors and clients at various conferences, the company is pretty good at what it does and a lot of those clients are - like me - doing much better than they were before Cultivate. Anyone who is serious about seeing their business succeed should definitely give them a call.

Dave Roemerman

Investing in Cultivate Advisors and working with Angi Semler Welch has been one of the best investments we've made! My business partner and I launched a law firm and nine months in, we realized we could use some business advice. That's where Angi from Cultivate came in. Angi has been a tremendous help for our business - from figuring out KPI's, sorting out financials, developing business goals, to finding ways for my business partner and I to be more efficient. I also love how Angi sends us recap emails right after our advising sessions and also sends us reminders about various action items ahead of the next meeting. I have also made some great connections through the Cultivate community.

Jennifer Wong

We Are Your Trusted Business Productivity Advisors

Productivity is deeply connected to profit and impacts long-term performance and goals for the entire company. Inefficiency in the workplace can lead to project delays, missed deadlines, low morale, and poor engagement, directly impacting your profitability and preventing future growth.

Whether you have a well-established system or you’re just starting to grow, we can guide you and your team to prioritize your goals, optimize operations, and get your business operating at peak performance.

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Our Business Productivity Advisory Solutions

Productivity isn’t simply getting more done in less time; it’s about getting the right things done. As your business grows it’s important to continually create and refine your systems to keep the business running efficiently. Here are a few ways we've worked with our clients to increase performance and grow the business.

Align Vision  & Goals

Align Vision & Goals

Become more intentional about prioritizing and managing your time. We’ll help you look ahead to align your goals with the company vision to ensure you’re focused in the right areas.

 Build Systems and Processes

Build Systems and Processes

Build repeatable systems and streamline operations. We’ll help you and your team document current practices and implement processes to get your business operating like a well-oiled machine.

 Train Team on Time Management

Train Team on Time Management

Motivate and empower your team. We’ll help you support and train your team in time and priority management to ensure they stay on track.

Allocation and Delegation

Allocation and Delegation

Understand the value of your time. We’ll help you identify how much your time is worth to better assess how your time is spent in relation to your goals show you how to delegate.

See How We Helped Other Businesses

When you partner with Cultivate, you’ll receive tailored advising to ensure you reach your objectives. Whether you are an owner-operator, just starting to scale, or already scaled, we can help you. Check out our success stories to see how we’ve worked with other owners, and get an idea of how we can help you grow.

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Real Estate

Center Coast Realty

Mike McElroy

  • Built an organizational structure and 5-year business plan
  • Create turn-key systems and processes to increase efficiency
  • Build a plan for recruiting, hiring, and training top talent
  • Refine services and create business packages to increase revenue
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Center Coast Realty

Center Coast Realty


Get a Free Assessment to Identify the Gaps in Your Productivity to Confidently Grow Your Business

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Cultivate Advisors Process

Cultivate Advisors Process

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Schedule a Call. Allow us to learn more about your business and vision to see if there is a fit.

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Schedule a Free 2-Hour Assessment. Gain outside perspective and identify the gaps and opportunities for growth in your business.

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Propel your Business. Partner with an expert advisor on your tailored roadmap to get to your growth objectives.

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Business productivity is just part of the workflow. But if you want the machine to work well, the rest of the parts need to work perfectly as well.



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Be More Productive

 Business productivity is just part of the workflow. But if you want the machine to work well, the rest of the parts need to work perfectly as well.

Meet Our Team ofAdvisors

All of our advisors come from different industries with different experiences, but the one thing they have in common is that they’ve all been successful business owners.

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Elisa Au

Elisa Au

Senior Business Advisor

Chicago, IL

Autumn Joyce

Autumn Joyce

Cohort Leader | Partner

Columbus, OH

Chris Caton

Chris Caton

Business Advisor

Minneapolis, MN

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Some of the Industries We Work With

We don’t pretend to be an expert in your industry. That’s your job. We are experts in propelling businesses beyond expectations and have been able to do so in hundreds of industries.

Real Estate
Banking & Financial
Hospitality & Tourism

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