Why? Because not everyone is the right fit. Small Business USA members don't fit in a mold, they break them. They move fast and bring others with them.
Learn more about what it takes to become a member of Small Business USA on our Waitlist page.
We could make a lot more money if we created large boards of 12+ CEOs. but we don't believe your business will get the time and support you deserve. We prefer to find 4-8 CEO's who complement each other and have the time to build relationships at a different level.
We've done both. Virtual is better. Period.
We've found that being out of the office once a month to sit in a board meeting all day is not how our members like spending their time. By eliminating the stress of lost time, traffic, and expense, our clients now have more time to build relationships and support each other.
Because of our refined strategy, our CEOs build better relationships.. The Small Business USA strategy around creating the RIGHT boards with the RIGHT people, and investing time in building relationships, is a key differentiator from our competition.
We employ qualified consultants who run our boards and completely understand your business--and more importantly--you. We never want you to feel like a job.
It's not a coincidence that most consultants charge by the hour. We believe that by charging one affordable rate monthly (a fraction of the cost of our competition with no hidden fees), keeping our board meetings to 2 hours a month, and by making our entire team accessible whenever you need us, we are far more effective. More importantly, you get the support and attention you need without the wasted time and expense.
Everything above is novel compared to what really makes a difference. Our consultants, our leadership team, and everyone on your board sign our coveted Board Participation Agreement. This makes us better. There is a code of conduct we adhere to that involves truth, collaboration, accountability, and participation. Everyone is present. Everyone is engaged. Everyone is responsible. Everyone leaves every board meeting with clear direction, with their job as CEO made easier, and with a team they know they can call any time of day.
This is Small Business USA.
Colleen created Small Business USA in 2012 when she recognized the failure rate of small businesses was directly related to the lack of resources, communication, and tools afforded large corporations.
The daughter of an entrepreneur, Colleen spent over 20 years as a senior leader in Fortune 500 firms. After studying several peer models, analyzing multiple consulting firms, and building a consortium of small business leaders and groups, Colleen went on to build a system and strategy that remains unrivaled.
Her focus on delivering the tools, support, and guidance afforded more well-funded companies resulted in a community that today helps each other thrive.
Today, Colleen and the Small Business USA team of the best consultants continue to deliver a better and more affordable solution to a very real problem. Today, 9 years later, this team has supported hundreds of businesses and has incredible results proving its efficacy.
Tom joined Small Business USA several years after he had first met Colleen in 2012 and learned of her desire to build small business peer-to-peer groups. Knowing how valuable peer-to-peer groups can be, and seeing the difference Small Business USA's strategy drove results over others, Tom joined the Small Business USA team. With him, Tom brought his vast experience in helping individuals, corporate teams, and independently owned businesses to create and facilitate many of the small business groups in operation today.
Tom spent 20+ years leading teams in Corporate America to re-engineer multiple service operations and he has helped hundreds of small businesses identify and successfully develop their unique positions in the marketplace. He knows both worlds well and brings the key advantages of big business to small businesses in a way in which they will actually use and execute those strategies to gain profitability. Together with Colleen and the Small Business USA team, these boards have supported businesses with unmatched growth results, long-lasting relationships, and an ability to survive any business landscape.