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I will help clarify your focus,
organize your business,
and grow your organization
into a sustainable force for good

Greater Columbus Consulting specializes in Social Enterprises, Non-profits that want to Capitalize on their Strengths, and For-profit businesses that are working towards a Higher Purpose


Every small business owner’s to do list is longer than what could be accomplished today, this week, or even this month. Sometimes, choosing what to work on any given day can feel more like guessing and luck than intentional progress.

I’ll help you determine what to focus on today, to make progress toward your long term goals.


The one thing more valuable to a business than money, is time. Whether it’s something small, like your desk, or something larger, like a presentation to potential investors, organization is the key to accomplishing more with what you have.

I’ll help you free up time, to reinvest in your core business.


Long term, sustainable growth is the goal, but how can you tell if you’re on track? Measuring progress, analyzing what’s working and what’s not, and deciding whether to course correct can be daunting, and can distract from your day to day business.

I can help you use the data you already have, to tell if you’re on track to hit your goals, and to help you set new goals as you reach each milestone.

Specialties include: Strategy, Analysis, Data Visualization, Executive Presentations, Non-profit Administration, E-Commerce, Efficiency, Operational Logistics, Inter-departmental process and communication

"Rachyl eased my mind about the organizational state of my small business. She approaches with ease the daily problems that drive some of us more creative types crazy. I have met very few people with her ability to size up a situation and provide perspective with seemingly minimal effort. It's because she's beaten you to it. For years. If you are tearing your hair out trying to manage your tasks, track your expenses, keep a grip on your goals - contact her. No need to shop around."
-Ruth S. on August 2, 2018

"If anyone is on top of things, it's Rachyl Kershaw. Ms. Kershaw has been working with our not-for-profit organization for approximately 6 months, and has made a huge impact in keeping us and our finances organized, in addition to her work in assisting with our business planning and grant writing. I honestly don't know how we'd have made it through our recent efforts without her."
-Amee BW. on Oct 23, 2017

"Rachyl is an analytic thinker and a strategic leader. She has been key in providing advice for starting new businesses as well as performing due diligence for the acquisition of existing businesses. I would trust her as a partner for any business endeavor."
-Warner M. on May 1, 2017

"Rachyl's knowledge and consulting have been a valuable asset to this venture. I would not be as confident to my future success without her help. I would highly recommend Rachyl for any consulting needs you may have."
-Jen K. on Jan 31, 2017

"I met at a Meetup networking event and she agreed to meet with me on her own time to discuss some future steps. She has been very helpful in directing my attention to the important things about my business."
"She is driven to make sure I succeed as I'm sure she is with all her clients. She takes initiatives and moves on projects without prompting. She is a great consultant to work with."

-Chef Kuukua on Oct 16, 2017

Initial consultation is always free. A clear estimate of pricing will be provided before any paid work begins, in order to ensure no surprises or unexpected costs.
Non-profits, B-Corps and other benefit businesses please inquire directly about discounts and pro-bono availability.
Small businesses make the world a better place, and the first 18 months are the hardest. Sometimes, right when you need the most help, you're the least certain you can afford it - that's where #BEGREATER comes in! Tell me about your small business and the impact you hope to make and you may qualify for FREE business consulting! Whether you need help clarifying your focus, figuring out where your time and limited resource will be most impactful, or practical skills training, like how to build a financial forecast, you will become as confident about running your business as you are passionate!

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Not sure if you would benefit from some help? Use my confidence checklist to get some perspective on how running your business feels today.
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Coronavirus Pivot

This virus is no joke.

Everyone from civic leaders to individuals working the gig economy is weighing public health impact against financial concerns with every decision, every interaction, and there’s new information to consider every day.  It can be overwhelming.

I hope the information below will make some of your decisions less overwhelming and more doable. My goal, as always, is to help your small business be a sustainable, good organization that enriches our community for years to come!

“My product/service could totally be sold online, but I’m not technical enough to stand that up quickly.”

Can’t Stop Columbus wants to help. Fill this out!

“I was so close to launching something new that would work during this crisis, but with no new cashflow, I have to put it on hold”

Who is the #1 customer of this new thing? Could they be convinced to pre-pay? One organization doing a great job rolling out pre-pay options is Wild Goose Creative. Even pre-corona, they used a kickstarter to help fund their second location (Would a kickstarter/indigogo work for you?) Now, they’re offering nice discounts on bookings for events in the future.  Both tactics are great ways to get cash flowing into your organization months before product delivery, just make sure to account for your claimed offers in your financial projections.

“I can’t do my (normally successful) regular business, but I still have bills to pay”

If your business was doing great before coronavirus, your regular customers want you to survive this too. Think of ways you can reach out to them now, and what you can offer them. Try a new membership program (one free dinner a month, early access to new products, or a virtual gathering place for all the members to discuss common interests). Don’t skip considering old school methods, either, phone calls are amazingly effective!

“I could make this work, but I’m understaffed / don’t want to ask others to take risks by working”

Make your customer an employee.  I’m talking about instead of full-service dinner, a delivery meal kit and access to an online how-to video &/or recipe sheet. Instead of a wall painted in their home, a 1-hour how-to online session to kick off their project with optional support calls as they DIY it. Get creative! Most people have a little extra time on their hands these days and may see the extra “work” they do for themselves as a bonus. And don’t worry, people will still pay for the full-service version when all this is over, they’re crunched for time (& less crunched on cash) later.

“I’m fine, but my employees…”

Here are just two of the ideas I’ve seen so far: Cameron Mitchell established an Associates Relief Fund (funded by online gift card sales), Eight & Sand set up a gofundme for their employees.

“Ok fine, now I have an idea, but I don’t have the skills to do it alone”

I want to help. Can’t Stop Columbus wants to help. This whole amazing community we call Columbus, pretty much all of it wants to help.  Now is the time to reach out and ask!

I hope you found a practical next step to take, but if not, add your question or specific challenge below (or on Facebook), and I’ll do my best to answer!

And once you’re feeling confident again, I hope you take a minute to pay it forward.

Episode 8 – Watershed Distillery

I had a great time talking shop with Greg Lehman, Owner of Watershed Distillery.  His story is an inspiring story about how plans can change along an entrepreneurial journey. Being open to change and letting others help you is key in so many of the stories this season, but I think I saved one of the best for last, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!


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