The startup journey is an exhilarating rollercoaster. You're fueled by passion, chasing innovative ideas, and building something remarkable.

But the initial rush of excitement can quickly collide with the complexities of scaling operations.

Here at Operational Voodoo, we understand the unique challenges faced by early-stage businesses.

Led by Dan, our seasoned Founder and COO with over 20 years of experience in London, UK, we offer the perfect solution: Fractional COO Services.

The Startup Challenge: Scaling Without Sacrificing the Dream

Startups are all about growth. You're constantly striving to achieve ambitious goals, secure funding, and build a winning team. But this rapid ascent can expose operational weaknesses before you've had a chance to solidify your foundation.

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Are you:

  • Overwhelmed by day-to-day operations: Juggling tasks like hiring, budgeting, and project management can leave you with little time for strategic planning.
  • Struggling with limited resources: Making the most of your team and budget is crucial, but inefficiencies can drain valuable time and money.
  • Lacking the time or expertise to implement scalable systems: Building robust processes is essential for long-term success, but it requires specific knowledge and experience.
  • Facing unexpected challenges: The startup world is full of surprises, and operational hurdles can quickly derail your growth trajectory.

The Traditional COO Dilemma:

The ideal solution? A seasoned COO to steer your operations ship. A COO can provide the strategic guidance and expertise needed to build a scalable infrastructure that supports your growth ambitions. However, hiring a full-time COO can be a significant financial burden for a young startup. It's a big decision, often fraught with uncertainty about the return on investment.

Fractional COO Services: Your Strategic Advantage

Enter the magic of Fractional COO Services. 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 building and optimizing operations for maximum efficiency and growth.
  • Scale with Confidence: Implement robust processes and systems that can handle your expanding business.
  • Focus on Your Vision: Free yourself from the operational weeds and dedicate your energy to driving the strategic direction of your startup.
  • Control Costs: Pay only for the time you need, avoiding the hefty overheads of a full-time COO.

Beyond Expertise: A Collaborative Partnership

We understand that every startup is unique. Our Fractional COO Services are customized to your specific needs and goals. We'll work closely with you as a true partner to:

  • Conduct a Comprehensive Operational Assessment: We'll delve deep into your current operations, identifying any bottlenecks or inefficiencies that are hindering your progress.
  • Develop a Strategic Operational Roadmap: We'll collaborate with you to define a clear path for growth, outlining key operational objectives and milestones.
  • Implement Best Practices: Leverage our experience to streamline processes, optimize resource allocation, and establish best-in-class operational practices.
  • Build a Scalable Operational Foundation: We'll ensure your systems and processes can accommodate future growth, allowing you to scale seamlessly.
  • 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 scaling.

Benefits of Fractional COO Services for Startups – A Deep Dive

Increased Efficiency: Streamlined operations free up valuable time and resources, allowing you to focus on core growth initiatives like product development, marketing, and customer acquisition.

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 startups.

Improved Growth Trajectory: Make data-driven decisions and implement scalable practices that support rapid expansion. Our Fractional COO will help you develop a clear growth strategy and ensure your operations are aligned with your business goals.

Enhanced Team Performance: Foster a culture of operational excellence and empower your team to perform at their best. Implementing clear processes and fostering a collaborative environment leads to greater team productivity and increased employee satisfaction.

Reduced Risk: Mitigate potential operational pitfalls and ensure your startup navigates growth smoothly. Anticipate challenges, identify potential roadblocks, and develop contingency plans to keep your startup on track.

Building a Strong Foundation for Future Funding:

Investors value startups with a strong operational foundation. Fractional COO Services demonstrate your commitment to long-term growth and stability. A well-defined operational plan inspires investor confidence and positions your startup for success in funding rounds.

Enhanced Talent Acquisition: A well-defined operational structure attracts top talent who can contribute to your success. By streamlining workflows and establishing clear roles and responsibilities, you create an attractive work environment for skilled professionals who want to be part of a well-oiled machine.

Reduced Operational Risk: Mitigate potential pitfalls and ensure your startup stays on track to achieve its goals. Fractional COO Services provide proactive guidance to identify and address operational risks before they become major problems. We'll help you develop contingency plans and ensure your startup is prepared for unexpected challenges.

Free Up Your Time to Focus on What Matters Most: As a startup CEO, your time is your most valuable asset. Fractional COO Services free you from the burden of day-to-day operations, allowing you to focus on your core strengths – like product development, strategic planning, and building relationships with investors and key partners.

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 and avoid costly mistakes. Think of us as your personal operational mentor, guiding you through the complexities of scaling a business.

A Scalable Solution that Grows with You: Fractional COO Services are designed to be adaptable. As your startup grows, 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 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 startups and established businesses to operational excellence.
  • Proven Track Record: We have a proven track record of success in helping startups scale efficiently and achieve their growth goals.
  • Collaborative Approach: We believe in building strong partnerships with our clients. We'll work closely with you to understand your unique 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 Scale Your Startup with Confidence?

Don't let operational challenges hold you back from achieving your 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 startup 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 Decision-Making: Our Fractional COO will help you analyze data, identify key performance indicators (KPIs), and make informed decisions based on real-world insights.
  • Enhanced Investor Confidence: Investors value startups with a clear operational roadmap and a strong team. Fractional COO Services demonstrate your commitment to long-term growth and stability, making your startup more attractive to potential investors.
  • Reduced Operational Stress: Knowing you have a trusted advisor by your side can alleviate the stress associated with scaling a business. We'll be there to help you navigate challenges and troubleshoot any operational issues that arise.

Operational Voodoo: Your Partner in Startup Success

We are passionate about helping startups like yours reach their full potential. 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 startup soar!

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 Operational Coaching content.

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...

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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.