URBAN PRAIRIE CO

Make Operations Your Secret Weapon

You started your organization because of your passion. 

We support you and manage your business operations so you can work on your business, not be buried in it.  

 

WHY WE DO THIS

We know that sometimes all it takes to change your world is a little support. Since our founding in 2020, we have been determined to make an impact on our communities.

Providing operational support is at the heart of what we do.  Different organizations have different needs.  Some businesses are just getting started and need operational support part-time.  Others need process and policy setup and a strategy-minded person to plug into the executive team regularly. The range of needs may look like coaching for the team or embedding with the team for a time. 

Solutions are customized to the needs of your organization.

What would it mean to you to have a schedule for your day that gives you time to get back to what you love about your business? Having time to develop, network, and grow? In addition, what if you could get back time to spend on other things you love—like being with your family and friends?  We provide that solution.


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What Does Your Average Day Feel Like?

As an owner, does any of this resonate

with you?

Starting a business is a big deal.  It is putting your dreams out there.

You’re the one taking the risks, embracing new ideas, putting them out to the community, then executing them to help move your business forward. You are rolling up your sleeves and building something great.

In a big company, you’d be surrounded by experts in finance, sales, HR, marketing, operations, legal, etc. Now you are the leader of a growing business and you’re wearing most of these hats.

What feelings do these questions bring up to you?

  • Balance. Are you spending too many hours a week in the business rather than on it?

  • Growth. Do you lack the time you want to grow the business?

  • Energy. Are you spending too much time putting out fires rather than strategic work?

  • Strategy. Do you have the vision but struggling to execute due to dealing with issues?

  • Partnership. Are you wanting another person at your level to strategize with?

If you start your day off already feeling overwhelmed or stressed about your workload, imagine the relief you’ll feel when your company is organized and efficient running off a developed operating process that allows the company to run while you work on growth.

We work with entrepreneurial leaders to bring about significant and lasting change that supports your business, the community, and ultimately your personal goals. 

 

HOW WE SUPPORT BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Solutions as Unique as Your Organization

Furthering your cause is the most important goal of our organization. We seek to support, empower, and provide high-quality resources to our community partners in a safe and secure environment.

  • Determine the most efficient means to achieve your objectives

  • Develop a practical and achievable plan with measurable results

  • Advance your mission and manage the day-to-day

  • Transform complex problems into actionable solutions

If you are a new organization, we can help develop operational strategies. For existing organizations, we work with you to analyze organizational performance from all angles and evaluate the efficiency of core operational strategies.


We drill down to identify the core issues of your organization and help you develop solid strategies to address them.  Together we develop practical implementation plans and OKRs to measure progress.

Success isn’t measured in terms of wealth or profit margin, but by the value we provide to those we serve.


Here are various ways we can work with you.  Let us know how we serve you and your team.

EMBEDDED COO

Bring Unity to Your Business

With years of experience in business operations, I take over the areas of your business that spark the least joy for most small business owners:

  • financial analysis, planning, and reporting

  • human resources, including benefit setup

  • project management

  • profit tracking and performance metrics

  • day-to-day workflow optimizations unique to your company’s needs.

STRATEGIC PLANNING

Alignment and Roadmap

With your organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge. We bring C-Suite experience.

  • We evaluate your strategy, systems, team, and finances. 

  • Create quarterly and annual plans

  • Establish a simple, working budget

  • Identify performance metrics (OKR)

  • Brainstorming Sessions

PEOPLE OPTIMIZATION

Optimizing Your Team

Unique to your organization is its people.  

  • Process optimization

  • Operations and team management

  • Team optimization

  • Recruiting strategy

NON PROFIT MANAGEMENT

Helping The Community

Our team has c-suite experience in non-profit management.  Services can include:

  • streamline and automate processes

  • development of policies

  • improve staff accountability

  • financial modeling and reporting

  • reduce costs and increase efficiency

  • Diversify and drive more reliable revenue growth.

  • Setup policies, payroll, and benefits for new organizations

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Invest in the future of your project

We understand that a project is there to ultimately provide value for your organization, therefore, we apply a holistic approach. While a project must be tightly executed to be on time and on budget, we work with your project team to also uncover the overall organizational value of the project

  • Project Assessments and Audits

  • Methodology Development & Implementation

  • Project Controls

  • Strategy Development and Implementation

  • Milestone Development and Reporting

  • Operational Performance Management

MANUFACTURING

Navigating the Supply Chain

In times of global supply chain disruption, operations leaders should seize the opportunity to build enterprise resilience, drive transformation and reframe the future of their organizations.  The team has varied backgrounds including manufacturing and supply chain.  

  • COGS Analysis

  • Co-Packer Management

  • Continuous Improvement

  • Demand Planning

  • Raw Material and Packaging Procurement

  • Warehouse and Logistics

  • Organization Planning

Our approach is not prescriptive, but rather adapted to fit your unique culture and organizational needs, which is particularly critical in developing an authentic strategy and ensuring successful implementation of the roadmap.

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“The essence of leadership is not getting overwhelmed by circumstances.”

Kim Malone Scott

 Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

 

CONTACT URBAN PRAIRIE CONSULTING

Transforming Complex Problems into Actionable Solutions

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