Frequently Asked Questions
Working with Sierra
Below are some frequently asked questions that should give you some insight into how working with me will help you achieve your business goals.
A business consultant is involved in the planning, implementation and education of businesses. They work directly with business owners on strategy, identifying marketing needs and developing the necessary skills for business ownership.
Business consultants have a strong background in business management. They are experienced in the many departments that make up a successful business, including finance, sales, operations and marketing. In my case, I have over 20 years of experience owning and running my own businesses, running businesses for others and now helping talented, tiny business owners through consulting. You can read my full bio in the about section.
Working together can help you focus on where you need to in your business in order to reach your goals. You will not only have my experience and wisdom, but the accountability that comes from working one-on-one.
After working with me, my clients feel less overwhelmed and more focused and in control of their businesses. They know what actions to take each week and how to get to where they want to be. This in turn results in more clients, sales and income.
I don’t specialize in industries, but rather size. My greatest strength is in working with tiny businesses, which are those that are only you, or businesses with up to 4 employees
You can live anywhere in the world! We meet via phone, or Zoom. I live in Austin, TX, so if you live here as well, you are welcome to come to my office in south west Austin or I can come to yours.
You can either come to the session with something specific you would like to discuss, or I can lead the conversation and help you understand where we should focus the session. If you are enrolled in the Goal-Getter Program, we will have an agenda for each session.
If we meet regularly, the beginning of the session is focused on reviewing your action items from the the previous session. If things were not accomplished, we go over why. Then we go into the discussion for the day.
After the meeting, I send you your action items from what we discussed for you to work on before our next session.
I have found that every other week is the ideal time between meetings. More often and you feel rushed, less often and you lose focus.
The best results occur when we meet every other week for 6 months. At the end of 6 months, we would asses the next steps.
We will work together to figure out what strategies you should implement. If I am telling you what to do, it is coming from our dialogue and conversation about possible solutions to your problems.
My rates are $175 a session. If you purchase a single session, it will be 45 minutes. If you sign up for monthly payments, you will receive an extra 15 minutes in each session.
Different programs and services are also available as is the Network which offers a group approach which is $35/month. See the Services tab above for all options.
Have you joined the Doers Shakers Makers Facebook group? It’s a great free way to receive a weekly live video where I talk about goal setting and time management.
The next level would be to join the Network which if purchased annually, is under $30 per month. It includes access to all of the courses, a forum, and a monthly group call.
I will deliver the results we agree to. If we don’t achieve them within the timeline agreed, and as long as you’ve followed my recommendations, I will continue working with you to deliver the results at no additional cost.
Yes. After you sign up for your first session, I will email you an NDA that we will both sign. Your privacy is incredibly important to me.
Not all business owners want to share that they work with a consultant. I respect their privacy and only share reviews from clients who are happy to tell the world about working together!
If we work together and you want to share your experience, I’d love to share it!
I sure can! Have you looked at the Goal-Getter Program? I have created a 6 month curriculum that takes you from goal shy to goal master. Find out more.
Yes! Let’s have a conversation and discuss the details.