#53: AG Consulting Founder, Alex Goldenberg, on Escaping Communism and Blueprints to a Thriving Consulting Business (Part 1)

By Jakub Kubicka

[Want an easy $50? if you leave a WRITTEN review on Apple Podcasts, you're entered into a $50 Amazon gift card raffle which we'll announce the winner of every other Thursday.] Alex Goldenberg (@goldena76) is the founder and CEO of AG Consulting Partners, an established Northwest business management consulting agency based out of Seattle, WA. After working at Accenture for 12 years developing expertise in marketing, sales, and business process outsourcing, he left to begin his own consulting practice in the hotbed of the 2009 recession. Very quickly he was able to build a client base and bootstrap the firm, operating from his kitchen table for the first 6 months. Given it’s immediate success, he convinced his future co-founder, Michael Gringauz, to join him. Over the course of 11 years they’ve “step grown” the firm from 2 people to over 60 full-time employees, operating 100% remotely until recent, leaning heavily into “the firm” consulting business model. Michael holds a bachelors in international economics from Georgetown and an MBA from the University of Washington Foster school of business and holds advisory roles at the  UW center for sales and UW employer advisory board. We dive deep into the growth of a consultancy and the hundreds of decisions Alex made along the whole: write a business plan? Product offering? Business model? Hiring contractors? Getting new clients? Hiring awesome, undiscovered talent? We get into all of it. This episode is particularly valuable for anyone who’s considered starting a freelance business or consulting firm. Famously a high margin business model, virtually anyone can start a consulting firm if they have a laptop, phone, and area of expertise that can provide value/meet an unmet need to a niche audience. SHOW NOTES: https://bit.ly/30juNOm  Connect with Jakub Kubicka: Visit The Daily Marketer PODCAST: https://jakubkubicka.com/category/podcast/ Visit the Jakub Kubicka BLOG: https://jakubkubicka.com/ Follow Jakub Kubicka on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/jakub_kubicka Follow Jakub Kubicka on INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/j_kubed/?hl=en Like Jakub Kubicka on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/kubickaconsulting/

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