Recruiting & Talent Acquisition for Small Businesses

Recruiting & Talent Acquisition for Small Businesses

Recruit top talent for your business. Cultivate Advisors will help you transform your talent acquisition strategy and process to attract a team that aligns with your growth objectives.

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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.

43%

Average Growth in Top Line Revenue

65%

Average Growth in Bottom Line Profit

5.0

Alex Dzierbicki from Cultivate Advisors has turned my life around! He makes it easy to take big business steps, with minimal effort and measurable, fast results! Running my business has never been so efficient! Thank you, Alex D!

Rachel Bailey

As a small business owner, it can be challenging to find the time to work “on” the business, rather than simply “in” the business. Fortunately, we had the pleasure of working with Colin Bowman of Cultivate Advisors. In our time together, Colin guided us through goal setting (financial and otherwise), success tracking, sales processes, staff training and more. When needed, he brought in colleagues with experience in our industry who offered additional expertise and insight. Colin was always extremely responsive, professional, honest and encouraging. As a result of our work with Cultivate Advisors, our business has new systems, techniques and mindsets in place that will enable our continued growth.

Gerri

I've worked with Eric Fenton at Cultivate Advisors for roughly 7 months, and it's been a great support for me as the CEO. I hired Cultivate during a really challenging growth moment where demand for my consulting firm's services increased over 800% year over year, but I didn't have the money to hire a senior level operator in a full time capacity--though I needed someone I didn't have to train and who could give me 5-10 hours of time each month for executive projects. My team is lean and we are a growth stage start up, so having an extra pair of hands that are there for ME--but who is also agile enough to work with my team on various projects that I've entrusted to him which are not the responsibility of the staff I've hired--has been great. I'll add that the range of topics we've worked together on has been impressive. I've tapped Eric to assist with hiring strategies and finalizing the recruitment of our most senior level consultant, working with our accounting partners to get our books in order, and writing up a business plan to get us ready for potential investment capital. If all Cultivate Advisors are this good at being generalist-specialists, then you should definitely go ahead and work with this company.

Xavier Ramey

I've worked with Drew and then Elisa since 2018. They've saved me from making mistakes that would have cost me tens of thousands of dollars and years to overcome. They taught me how to manage my money - something I thought  "I'm sure I'll be able to figure out on my own." But when I actually learned I was blown away at how much I didn't know. There are only so many business books I can read and friends I can ask for advice. I need feedback from people who have not only been there themselves, but also work with many other clients in which they can pull experience from.  Drew and Elisa are a tremendous help with accountability, keeping my priorities straight, and making this whole thing fun - among many, many other things. I would not have been able to do what I've done without them and I'm a super big fan!!

Abby Hanrahan

There are a lot of "business consultants" that are willing to take your money, but don't help your business one bit. I was cautious, since I've been burned before, however this time was different. I am the president of a technology consulting company and I joined Cultivate Advisors because I needed to find a "partner" to help me find answers to some difficult questions I was facing while growing my business. I've been working with my advisor, Morgan, for almost three years and I now consider her a part of my team and a friend. Morgan's assistance has been invaluable and has helped me to build a sales team and process that needed some direction. With Morgan, I've been able to re-focus on growth, in order to propel the bottom line. Cultivate also has many other resources, including the ability to network with of small businesses, nationwide. Within that network, I've been able to work with some of the other small businesses in Cultivate, that need our services. I highly recommend Morgan Cianai and Cultivate, they both are the real deal.

James Velco

We Are Your Trusted Recruitment Advisors

When you operate a small business, your success depends on the quality of your team. Finding the right talent isn’t easy. It takes an excellent recruiting strategy to find top candidates and training to retain them.

Whether you have a well-established team or you’re just starting to grow, we can connect your business with top-performing talent and help you build a retention strategy to accelerate business growth.

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Recruitment Advisory Solutions We Offer

Recruiting isn’t just about identifying a hiring need and getting someone to accept an offer. It’s about building a funnel to find the right candidates, creating a confidence-building onboarding sequence, and developing an ongoing employee retention plan. The end result is having a logical, repeatable process for your team to follow in pursuit of excellent results.

Build a Recruiting Strategy

Build a Recruiting Strategy

Think ahead. We’ll help you develop a hiring strategy based on your long-term goals that will act as a timeline to find qualified applicants to continue growing without any gaps in employment.

Develop a Talent Acquisition Funnel

Develop a Talent Acquisition Funnel

Build a recruitment process that delivers quality candidates. We’ll help you streamline your recruiting efforts to ensure you can remain focused on finding the right person for each role.

Onboarding & Training

Onboarding & Training

Set employees up for success. We’ll help you build a clear roadmap for each new role to ensure new employees feel welcomed, supported, and prepared to take on their new responsibilities.

Employee Retention

Employee Retention

Retain top talent. We’ll help you create and implement action to boost job satisfaction and increase your ability to hold onto your valued team members.

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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The WFC Group

Neil Shah

  • Hire a sales team and develop a sales engine
  • Improve customer retention
  • Create alignment and transparency in the business
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The WFC Group

The WFC Group

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

Set up a quick call to learn more about the Cultivate Advising process and how it applies to your business.

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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Hiring new talent 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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FINANCIALS

Increase Profits

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RECRUITMENT

Recruit Talent

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LEADERSHIP

Develop Leaders

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PRODUCTIVITY

Be More Productive

Hiring new talent 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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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

Business Advisor

Chicago, IL

Mike Schields

Mike Schields

Business Advisor

Chicago, IL

Autumn Joyce

Autumn Joyce

Cohort Leader

Columbus, OH

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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

Other industries your business relates to

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Recruiting Candidate Selection Toolkit

Find top candidates and confidently build your team with our recruiting candidate selection tool.

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