I’m Thomas Slaughter, President and CEO of Strategic Intent Consulting Group, Inc. (SICG). My partner and I founded SICG in 2015 as a full service business consulting firm to help Nonprofits, Small Businesses, and Entrepreneurs reach their full potential and effectively deliver the services and or products to those they serve.
Over my years as a consultant for both a fortune 500 corporation and a boutique technology firm, I saw that nonprofits and small businesses were routinely misguided by unknowledgeable consultants, inexperienced consultants, or sales people disguised as consultants putting them in a worse off position then they were before hiring them. I recall setting with a nonprofit organization and they were advised by another consulting firm to make a software purchase for nearly a $250,000. I asked them if they used their 501(c)(3) status to purchase the software as I was aware that there was a big discount for 501(c)(3) organizations for this software. Sadly they did not, because their consultant did not advise them that their was special pricing for 501(c)(3)’s. In turn they called the software vendor they made the purchase from and explained the situation. What they found out was that the company they purchased the software from was a 3rd-party reseller of the software, whom the consultant liked to use and could not or would not provide a refund. As the result of this ill advised purchase they spent nearly $200,000 more than they had to for the software.
This is only one case of many that I’ve witnessed in areas of technology, accounting, tax filing, compliance, marketing, and more. As a result of what I saw, I decided to start SICG to bring the knowledge, experience, and business acumen I was providing to enterprise size companies to small – medium size nonprofits and businesses to help them in all areas of their business to help them avoid being misguided. Additionally, I wanted to provide this service at a price that made business since opposed to the $200 to $400 per hour the larger companies were paying.
For us it’s simple! We believe that nonprofits and small businesses is the lifeblood of our communities, and we want to help as many of them succeed by providing the most essential services that will help them succeed taking a true consultative approach by taking a full 360 view of their business or organization starting with a business health check and assessment before doing anything.
I want to thank you for visiting our website and look forward speaking with you soon.
Our mission is simple. Help our clients avoid pitfalls and grow their business.
Be known as the business consulting firm that Nonprofits and Small Businesses can trust and count on to effectively guide them in all areas of their business.