Small Business Consultant Position

Ground Floor Partners is looking for someone who cares.

  • Are you a self-starter?
  • Do you enjoy working on several things at once?
  • Do you enjoy helping people?
  • Do you like to solve challenging problems?
  • Can you see the big picture AND pay attention to detail?
  • Can you work on your own with minimal oversight?
  • Can you work on a team?
  • Do you want to work at a company that pays more than lip service to the triple bottom line (planet, people, profits)?

If your answer is yes to ALL of these, then read on.


  • Live in the Chicagoland area — must be able to meet downtown as needed
  • Demonstrate strong knowledge of business fundamentals (marketing, sales, management, operations, strategy, finance) and entrepreneurship.
  • Have a minimum of 4 years of college (MBA is preferred but not necessary) AND at least a few years of consulting experience with small to medium size businesses.
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills.
  • Must be computer & Internet savvy (Google, Bing, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) as well as Excel, Word, and Powerpoint.
  • Must be an excellent writer. Most projects require detailed written reports. (If you don’t enjoy writing, this job is not for you.)
  • Must have experience and knowledge in at least two or three industries

Job Description

You will be expected to hit the ground running and will have to learn new skills on the job. No two days will be exactly the same. Most of your time will be spent on billable projects, but you will also need to help with marketing and business development. Since this is a small company, you will work on your own much of the time, but also work with other consultants as needed. You will work on a variety of consulting projects — business strategy, marketing planning, feasibility studies, etc. across different industries. Clients range from start-ups to serial entrepreneurs to non-profits and sophisticated business owners.

Everybody who works at Ground Floor Partners will have to “get their hands dirty” with some of the mundane tasks required to keep a small business running. You will be expected to attend networking events, meet with prospective clients, and help generate new business in other ways. You will also need to help solve occasional technical problems, talk to vendors, write internal reports, research products and services, etc. This is not a typical 9-5 job.

Employment Track and Compensation

Start out as a part-time contractor with the goal of converting to full-time employee within 6-12 months. Full-time equivalent starting compensation range is $40,000 – $60,000, depending on skills and experience.

To Be Considered

Submit a resume and well written, professional cover letter to Tell us why you would be a good fit for this position. Include the words “Small Business Consultant” in the subject heading of your email. Applications without a formal cover letter will not be considered. Your cover letter should be no longer than one page.