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There are two ways to choose what’s right for you and your business. 

  1. Check out the services page and descriptions of what each level includes, who it’s geared for, and who it’s not. 
  2. Schedule a consultation with Tamara to go over the areas where you feel you need help. Tamara will put together a custom service to meet your goals. 

There are several things to consider when deciding if you should contract a fractional or virtual COO vs hiring a full time employee COO. 

  1. Cost – Only pay for what you need. Every business owner must assess the cost benefit of every dollar spent. If you’re not generating the revenue or have the level of responsibility that requires the level of expertise required of a COO, don’t pay for it. Pay for the expertise you need for specific responsibilities and hire below the pay grade of a COO for those smaller skill tasks. A VCOO can help you find and even oversee the additional hire, so you don’t have to. 

    In addition to only paying for what you need, a Virtual or Fractional COO is not an employee. You don’t need to deal with the added cost and liability. You’re not responsible for their office equipment (unless you require they use only a computer owned by you for your work), you pay no office space overhead, payroll taxes, benefits, PTO, or other employee expenses. It’s a mutual contract relationship were either can sever the relationship at any time, for any reason. 

  2.  Availability – While most VCOOs are masterful at time management, a  virtual or fractional COO  works with several clients. A quality professional will never take on more clients than they can handle and know how to prioritize for and with their clients. Some will take your email or call at 2:00 am on a weekend and some only work strict hours. You need to be clear on that before contracting. 

    If you need someone who is only focused on you and your business 100% of their time, no matter if they have enough work to keep them busy, you need a full-time employee COO. 

    If you think your needs will require more than an average of 40 hours per month, you will most likely need a full-time COO.  It’s always wise to discuss this with a potential VCOO to see what will work best for both of you. 

I have a network of the best and the brightest global leaders in their industry to assist with anything from market strategy and brand platforms, to mass customization in manufacturing and services, to full service social media marketing and management. 

A Virtual COO or Fractional COO will perform the same duties as a full-time COO employee, but will spend less time on the clock. As a small business owner or solopreneur, you need the expertise on a smaller scale with less cost than a full-time COO.

If you have questions, the channels of communication are always open. For non-emergencies Tamara will respond within 24 hours, but most often you get an immediate response. If you have an emergency situation that needs immediate attention, you can contact Tamara by phone, text, email, or Slack with 911 first thing in the title. Tamara gets back to clients as soon as humanly possible. 

Yes, Show Up Strong does content strategy and majority inbound marketing, depending on the type of business you’re in and products or services you offer, we may do outbound marketing. 

Tamara is very selective of the types of products, services, organizations, and people she will work with and help grow.  She reserves her expertise and efforts for quality, integrity, and responsibility over all else. 

Tamara will travel to your place of business or meeting location. The client is responsible for the cost of traveling to client locations unless it is within her local area. 

If there is ever an emergency and it’s not possible for Tamara to break away, she has people available that will be able to assist at the highest level in the industry. The additional high fee to have them fill in is at Tamara’s expense. 

Tamara has worked in a vast array of industries and so do her clients. From the insurance industry, wealth management, and medical field to high end real estate firms, thought leaders, consultants, authors, and speakers. 

Tamara is very selective of the types of products, services, organizations, and people she will work with and help grow.  She reserves her expertise and efforts for quality, integrity, and responsibility over all else. 

The cost is dictated by the level of attention and service required to get the best possible results. Service levels can be adjusted at any time to suit the needs of the client. 

Tamara keeps her price point reasonable so the client gets what they need and quality work will be done together without you being distracted by the cost. Her goal is to help small businesses, thought leaders, and solopreneurs succeed and grow their business without being financially bled flash and no substance. She’s been in your shoes. 

Tamara will travel to your place of business or meeting location. The client is responsible for the cost of traveling to client locations unless it is within her local area. 

Show Up Strong has a strict confidentiality policy and does not share information with anyone unless it is with the client’s consent. Any third-party we bring in will have the same agreement as Show Up Strong, in place. 

If Show Up Strong has a planned change of office hours, you will be notified in advance to make sure anything with a deadline is handled prior to office closures. 

Tamara works with clients all over the world and is accustomed to working non-traditional hours for some of her clients. 

Show Up Strong does website design, development, re-modeling, security, optimization, and management for all types of websites. WordPress, custom html, and site builder websites. 

We also offer managed hosting for client websites. 

YES! We understand the cost, value, and time you and your marketing strategist have developed. Tamara has implemented the plans of and collaborated with top market strategists in the world. She keeps your implementation on point with your brand platform, without trying to change it. 

You’ve come to the right place. Tamara is extremely experienced in shifting direction and purpose, without losing the high level of success you’ve built. 

With her experience by your side, making the bold moves when you don’t know what to expect, will make your pivot or new initiative less stressful and risky. Think of her as your Navigator in Chief.