Welcome to de Groot Solutions, LLC
We are a seasoned group of startup veterans with a wealth of experience in the various functional skill sets (sales, finance, operations, etc.) that are required to successfully grow a startup or an established, entrepreneurially based small to mid sized company. In the early stages of a company, these areas are often fused together as everyone wears "multiple hats". We work with the management team to partition off these areas as the company grows and new structures/roles need to be implemented as new hires are added.
Our advice is at a strategic level, but we have this uncommon ability to actually roll up our sleeves and actively participate in the implementation of our advice. When needed, we can also step-in on an interim basis as a fractional member of the management team.
We are headquartered in Bellevue, Washington but have access
to a wealth of global talent if needed.
Our Unique Approach
Foremost, we only partner with ethical entrepreneurs with high integrity that persevere through creativity, adaptability, stamina, and sheer will power "to make it happen". These types of entrepreneurs eventually succeed. Accordingly, our commitment is long-term. And, as such, our relationship with the founder(s) evolves into a deep and substantive one that enables us to partner with them to hone a strong value proposition and develop a clear path to revenue with profitability following on its heels.
Working with management, we help them develop a structured, stable, efficiently run company that grows revenue organically and/or can raise funds at an optimal level if needed.
At DGS, we actively listen first. We recognize that every business and every situation is unique. This is why we emphasize and insist on discerning your unique circumstances from your perspective. This approach allows us to expose the critical aspects of your business and jointly develop effective solutions.
We maintain a simple, direct, and constant communication channel with our clients. This provides the foundation for true insight into your business. By emphasizing communication from the earliest stage, we are able to acquire the knowledge of your business needed to extract optimal solutions together.
We are disciplined in our commitment to enhance the value of your firm. While we believe every business is unique, we maintain a methodical approach to optimize our services. This starts with an initial comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and persists throughout the engagement.
1) Actionable Consulting Engagements - focused, consultative projects with defined, actionable deliverables and/or recommendations for action that management should take.
Often, startups to mid-sized companies do not see the worth of such consultative engagements as they just want help “getting stuff done” and “do not have the money for consultants.” We get it. We have been there. You do not want to pay for something that you “know already” - you just need help getting everything done.
Our response - we prescribe tough love/medicine. If all a company wants is for some pills to quickly alleviate some symptoms, please look elsewhere. On very rare occasions, we will step in and help out in this fashion but only for a company we believe in, is in a truly dire situation, and plans to engage us to address the root causes once the "ER visit” is over.
2) Digital Consultants - principal areas of focus:
a) Web Site Re-engineering
b) Mobile Solutions
c) Blockchain Solutions
Excluding spam and bogus solicitations, we would love to hear from you.