Running a local business is a demanding yet rewarding endeavour. You wear many hats, juggling customer service, marketing, inventory management, and ensuring smooth daily operations.

But as your business grows, keeping up with the ever-changing local market can feel overwhelming.

Here at Operational Voodoo, we understand the unique challenges faced by local businesses.

Led by Dan, our founder and seasoned COO, with over 20 years of experience, we offer a powerful solution: Fractional COO Services.

The Local Business Challenge: Staying Ahead in Your Neighborhood

Local businesses are the backbone of communities, providing essential services and fostering a sense of local pride.

However, staying competitive in today's dynamic landscape requires constant adaptation. You might be facing challenges like.

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Do you have:

  • Limited Resources: Managing staff, inventory, and marketing expenses efficiently is crucial, but it can be difficult with a smaller budget.
  • Inefficient Operations: Outdated processes and a lack of automation can hinder productivity and customer service.
  • Increased Competition: From online retailers to national chains, local businesses face competition from all angles.
  • Keeping Up with Technology: Integrating new technologies to streamline operations and enhance customer experience can be a daunting task.

The Full-Time COO Dilemma:

Hiring a full-time COO can provide the strategic guidance and expertise needed to optimize your operations and elevate your local business. However, for many local businesses, the cost of a full-time COO can be prohibitive.

Fractional COO Services: Your Strategic Advantage

Enter Fractional COO Services – the perfect solution for local businesses seeking expert guidance without the full-time commitment. We offer the expertise of a highly skilled COO, but on a part-time, flexible basis. This allows you to:

  • Access Strategic Operational Leadership: Benefit from Dan's experience in streamlining operations, boosting efficiency, and driving growth for local businesses.
  • Optimize Your Resources: Maximize your team's potential, optimize inventory management, and control costs without sacrificing quality.
  • Stay Ahead of the Curve: Implement innovative solutions and technologies to enhance your customer experience and outperform the competition.
  • Focus on Your Customers: Free yourself from operational burdens and dedicate your energy to nurturing customer relationships and building your local brand.

Beyond Expertise: A Collaborative Partnership

We understand that every local business has unique needs and goals. Our Fractional COO Services are tailored to your specific situation. We'll work closely with you to:

  • Conduct a Comprehensive Operational Assessment: We'll delve deep into your current operations, identifying bottlenecks and inefficiencies that might be hindering your growth.
  • Develop a Strategic Operational Roadmap: We'll collaborate with you to define a clear path for success, outlining your key operational objectives and milestones.
  • Implement Best Practices: Leverage our experience to streamline processes, optimize workflows, and empower your team to work smarter, not harder.
  • Embrace New Technologies: We'll help you identify and implement relevant technologies that can improve efficiency, enhance customer experience, and give you a competitive edge.
  • Provide Ongoing Support: We'll be your trusted advisor on the journey – offering ongoing support and guidance as you navigate the challenges and opportunities of running a local business.

Benefits of Fractional COO Services for Local Businesses – A Deep Dive

Increased Efficiency: Streamlined operations free up valuable time and resources, allowing you to focus on core business activities like customer service, marketing, and product development. Reduced process waste and improved workflows translate to higher productivity and employee satisfaction.

Reduced Costs: Eliminate the overhead of a full-time COO while gaining access to top-tier expertise. You only pay for the time you need, making Fractional COO Services a cost-effective solution for local businesses.

Improved Customer Experience: Optimized processes and faster turnaround times lead to improved customer satisfaction. Implementing technology solutions like online ordering or appointment scheduling can further enhance customer convenience.

Enhanced Competitive Advantage: Utilizing best practices, leveraging technology, and optimizing your operations will help you outperform competitors and attract new customers.

Data-Driven Decision Making: Implement key performance indicators (KPIs) to track progress and make informed decisions based on real data. Our Fractional COO will help you analyze data and translate insights into actionable strategies.

Empowered Team and Increased Employee Retention: Empowering your team with clear processes and the right tools can unlock their full potential and lead to increased employee morale and reduced turnover.

Free Up Your Time to Focus on Your Passion: As a local business owner, you're passionate about serving your community. Fractional COO Services free you from the burden of day-to-day operations, allowing you to focus on what you do best – building relationships with your customers, developing innovative products or services, and fostering a thriving local business.

Gain Valuable Insights and Expertise: Our Fractional COO brings a wealth of experience and industry knowledge to the table. We'll provide valuable insights to help you make informed decisions, identify growth opportunities, and navigate the ever-changing local market landscape. Think of us as your personal operational mentor, guiding you through the complexities of running a successful local business.

A Scalable Solution that Grows with You: Fractional COO Services are designed to be adaptable. As your local business expands, we can adjust the scope of our engagement to meet your evolving needs. This allows you to leverage our expertise at every stage of your growth journey, without the commitment of a full-time hire.

The Operational Voodoo Difference:

Why choose Operational Voodoo for your Fractional COO Services?

  • Experienced Leadership: Dan, our founder, has over 20 years of experience as a COO, guiding local businesses of all sizes towards operational excellence.
  • Proven Track Record: We have a proven track record of success in helping local businesses streamline operations, improve efficiency, and achieve their growth goals.
  • Local Business Focus: We understand the unique challenges and opportunities faced by local businesses in today's competitive landscape.
  • Collaborative Approach: We believe in building strong partnerships with our clients. We'll work closely with you to understand your specific needs and develop a customized plan for success.
  • Flexible Engagement: We offer flexible engagement models to fit your budget and specific requirements.
  • Cost-Effective Solution: Fractional COO Services are a cost-effective way to access top-tier operational expertise without breaking the bank.

Ready to Take Your Local Business to the Next Level?

Don't let operational challenges hold you back from achieving your business dreams. Contact Operational Voodoo today and schedule a free consultation. We'll discuss your specific needs and goals, and show you how Fractional COO Services can be your secret weapon for success.

Here's what some of our satisfied clients have to say:

"Brilliant at cutting through the BS and getting to the point. Dan was so helpful at pointing out where I needed to be concentrating on my business and how to stop wasting money on stupid courses!"
- Founder of a Startup
"Funny, friendly and full of ideas about how you can systemise your business and get your strategy perfect."
- Local Business & Event Speaker
"We cleared my head and thinking of who my ideal client actually is. It was in there but just needed easing out! I liked the way Dan made me dig. So huge thank you to Dan"
- Director, SME Business
"I have had the pleasure of working with Dan on a few projects and found his technical insight, analytical and logical approach, as well as his commercial acumen to be beyond reproach, and as such has added considerable value to each engagement we have had."
- Cloud Computing Enterprise

Still Skeptical About Fractional COO Services?

We understand that you may have questions. Here are some additional benefits to consider:

  • Improved Profitability: Streamlined operations, reduced costs, and enhanced customer service all contribute to increased profitability for your local business.
  • Reduced Stress and Improved Work-Life Balance: Knowing you have a trusted advisor by your side can alleviate the stress associated with running a business. This allows you to focus on your work and personal life with greater peace of mind.
  • Increased Business Valuation: A well-defined operational structure with strong processes in place makes your business more attractive to potential buyers, should you decide to sell in the future.

Operational Voodoo: Your Partner in Local Business Success

We are passionate about helping local businesses like yours thrive. By combining Dan's operational expertise with a flexible, cost-effective approach, we empower you to scale with confidence. Let's unlock the magic of Fractional COO Services together and watch your local business become a beacon of success in your community!

Looking to hone your own operational leadership skills?

In addition to Fractional COO Services, we also offer Operational Leadership Coaching programs designed for aspiring operational leaders. Check out our dedicated page to learn more.

How we help our clients scale as businesses and grow as experts:

Fractional COO Services

In today's business environments, small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) face constant challenges!

They need to continue achieving ambitious growth goals. While managing limited resources. While risk managing against the unexpected. While remaining sane (or trying to!).

These businesses often lack the high-level operational leadership typically found in larger companies...

Those who have a dedicated and experienced Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Hiring a full-time COO can be a significant financial commitment, and is often a big decision for businesses that don't yet know if they require a full-time executive in that role.

Or if hiring such an executive is beyond their financial means at that moment in the business's growth.

This is where the concept of a fractional COO emerges as a strong strategic advantage for many businesses in such a position...

Fractional COO Pricing

Operational Leadership Coaching

The business world thrives on clear direction and decisive action.

As an operational leader, navigating complex challenges and making the right decisions on the fly is crucial to your success and the success of the business you support.

Yet, implementing decisive leadership alongside the responsibilities of daily operations can feel overwhelming. Here at Operational Voodoo, we understand your struggles far more than most!

That's why our Operational Leaders Coaching program is designed for ambitious individuals like you.

Through a blend of education, personalized coaching, and expert mentorship, we empower you to become a decisive operational leader who not only inspires confidence in their employers but also delivers results.

Operational Leadership Coaching

For Founders, CEO's and Investors:

Check out our Fractional COO Services. Designed specifically to help you fix, design, implement and build, stable, scalable operations within your organisation.

  • Fractional COO Services:
    • Optimise Your Business Operations: Streamline processes & increase efficiency.
    • Scale with Skill and Experience: Get access to the strategic operational leadership you need, on-demand and without the full-time overheads of an in-house COO.
    • Focus on Growth: Free yourself to drive strategic direction of the business as a whole. And leave the operations to us!

For Aspiring Operational Leaders:

If you are an Operational Manager already, or aspiring to be one. And you want to get access to coaching and mentorship to accelerate your career. Then you're looking in the right place.

What does the Operational Leadership Program Offer?

  • Gain Hands-On Development in Decisive Operational Leadership: Dig into our bespoke operational development workshops. Giving you the opportunity to develop hands-on skills, in a safe, non-judgmental environment!
  • Unlock Your Leadership Potential: Sharpen your decision-making skills and build the confidence to lead with authority.
  • Accelerate Your Career: Learn how to position yourself as the ideal candidate for top Operations Director, Head of Operations, and COO positions.


What is a Fractional COO?

As a business owner, rapid growth brings both excitement and challenge. Daily Business Operations become overwhelming, leaving you stuck in endless meetings and relentless troubleshooting, losing sight of your achievements and generally feeling run down. Working with a Fractional COO lessens that burden. Without the cost of a full-time COO.

I have a Virtual Assistant. Why do I need a Fractional COO?

VA's perform a crucial and critical function for many businesses. But a VA is not a COO. The same as a Sales Agent is not a Sales Director!

While it is true many VA's have some excellent skills and experiences... The truth is, if you are looking into a Fractional COO, you are doing so for a reason...

Can your VA be levelled up to get there? Sure!

Can we help with that? Also, sure!

But is your VA there yet..? Well, only you can answer that.

But what we would say is: There is a reason you are reading this page... #justsaying

I have an Operations Manager already... Can you help upskill them to an Operations Director and eventually a COO?

Absolutely! We are all about people!

An awesome business operations function is about people, far more than it is about processes and spreadsheets.

If we, together, don't help upskill and level-up your people... Then neither of us is doing our job.

For annual plans, do you offer some kind of split payments or payment plan?

Short answer is no.

The last thing we want is for our services to not be a good fit for our clients.

Annual plans allow for the benefit of saving a little over 25% compared to paying monthly. That benefits both clients and our own business.

But if clients cannot afford right now to invest in an annual plan... Then experience tells us those clients are often not quite ready for an investment of that level anyway.

Decide for yourself what is right for you and your business, where your business is at right now. If you are thinking payment plan, then the monthly option is most likely a better fit for right at the moment.

What kinds of topics do your Fractional COO services cover?

We work with clients, providing consultancy, coaching and mentorship on a multitude of operational areas and topics. Below are just a handful of the most common:

  • Business Operations
  • Process Improvement
  • Systems & Automation
  • Culture Transformation
  • High-Performance Teams
  • Leadership Training
  • Coaching & Mentorship
  • The list goes on, but you get the gist.