Strategic Consulting

Live & Learn was founded by Gina Malloy, J.D., a highly successful non-profit executive with over seventeen years of experience starting, managing, directing and retooling non-profit organizations and start-up projects, working with budgets and assets from the tens of thousands to multiple millions. She has successfully transitioned and reformatted staff structures and boards of directors and has a track record of increasing efficiency and output with careful attention to need, ability, demand and potential. With a 90% success rate in grant submissions, she has helped organizations, large and small, move their strategic plans forward. With Live & Learn, Gina is committed to lending her knowledge and experience to helping organizations grow and evolve, giving new graduates a leg up on the management ladder, and helping people try out their business dreams, learning through low-risk experience whether to take the next step as entrepreneurs.

Marketing & Start-Up Guidance
Whether you are renting space, incubating a product or just looking for advice, Live & Learn offers individualized guidance on how to target and reach your audience, the requirements for starting a business, and what a good start-up path would look like for you. In your first free consultation, we figure out whether you want to proceed slowly or quickly, all-in or just on the side, with a big splash or a gentle ripple—all of which informs the right start-up path for you.

Growth & Expansion Guidance
You may already own a small business and are looking for advice on next steps. You might be tired of working out of your home or the farmers markets are too much work to be profitable or you are trying to figure out how to get into your own facility or maybe you want to explore opening a new store or outlet or expanding your product line. Growth can be a tricky beast to manage. We can help you analyze your
situation and make a strategic plan. Every business or organization should have five and ten year plans that guide their day-to-day operations.

Trouble-Shooting & Assessment

Whether non-profit or for-profit, Live & Learn is experienced at identifying problem areas in your operations, personnel, fundraising or framework. You can have us do an assessment of a particular area of your business or we can do an overall assessment. In either case, you will receive a detailed analysis from us with specific recommendations for greater success.

Grant-Writing & Fund-Raising

Live & Learn’s President has a high success rate with grant submissions and a proven track record for maximizing an organization’s funding base. Whether you want us to write grants or assist with an overall fundraising strategy, Live & Learn’s strategic fund-raising guidance addresses specific issues or general concerns.

Your First Consultation is Free While We Figure Out Which Process Meets Your Needs
After your first half hour consultation, you can select from a pre-priced package of actions or pay by the hour. In other words, you can purchase a tailored package or say, this is what I can spend, give me that much help.

Pricing Options — In the Spirit of Business, All Are Negotiable.
Full Start-Up Business Plan and Licensing Package, Average of 7 to 10 hours
Growth Analysis and 5-Year Plan Production, Average 5 to 10 hours
Broad Business Assessment & Strategic Advice, Average 3 to 5 hours
By the Hour, for Tailored Advice & Assistance $50  (for aspiring entrepreneurs, small business owners and small non-profits; all others $100 per hour)