Working With Me2018-11-07T14:59:17+00:00

Work with me

David Harkins Company is a management consulting company helping companies and organizations identify and develop business and revenue improvement strategies.

Since 1995, I have worked with startups, growth companies and nonprofit organizations in the areas of innovation, business strategy, intellectual property licensing and trademark protection, and marketing operations.

I partner with clients identify new opportunities, build new businesses, develop and implement expansion strategies, facilitate change, and scale operations to meet growth targets.  I tailor the work to the needs of each client but typically what I do falls in the areas of Strategic Growth and InnovationBusiness StrategyLicensing and Royalty Improvement, and E-Commerce Operations. I also work with entrepreneurs and business owners on executive coaching, and on valuing and selling operating businesses.

I’m typically hired to:

  • Assess and refine business strategies
  • Identify and develop new revenue opportunities
  • Evaluate a new idea or direction for business
  • Develop and pilot a new business or growth initiative
  • Design a launch plan for product, service, or business
  • Locate resources to design, develop, and manufacture products
  • Identify and navigate the disruptions that stall business growth
  • Improve scalability and business operations
  • Diagram new processes and procedures
  • Facilitate the acquisition or disposition of a small business
  • Assess licensing programs and performance
  • Assist with licensing agency selection
  • Determine risk associated with licensing programs
  • Identify and select marketing technology (CRM, e-Commerce, online marketing tools, and more)
  • Develop strategies for e-commerce and supply chain operations

Engagement Approach

I am usually engaged in one of three ways:

PROJECT-BASED

When you need an outside resource to bring fresh thinking that enables new approaches. I work with clients to research and develop markets, identify external opportunities, improve communications and messages, and to find ways to enhance business operations that create an uncontested market advantage.

ON-SITE WORKSHOPS

When you need an outside resource to challenge business assumptions that could be impeding growth. I facilitate workshops that break-down barriers. I employ a researched-based approach designed to stimulate new thinking and encourage broader thinking about possibilities and opportunities for growth.

FRACTIONAL EXECUTIVE

When you need high-level strategic thinking around sales, marketing, and business operations—to get “C-level” involvement without the cost of full-time headcount. I help develop and drive broader strategies for the business, applying best practices and approaches found in successful companies. I become an extension of your management team, working to achieve the defined goals. I lead meetings, set priorities, and take responsibility for the outcomes associated with the goals.