Business Guide Service

$149.00

Hire us to be your business guides.

We’ll help you understand and manage the complex interactions among your marketing strategy, supply chain, working capital, and financing choices.

Choose the number of hours you’d like to purchase. Buy at least 5 hours to get a 10% discount; buy 11 or more hours and receive a 20% discount. Check your inbox for email instructions on how to schedule phone calls, web conferences, or meetings. Your satisfaction with our work is guaranteed.

Still not sure? Schedule a free conversation with Dave Bayless (see tab below) to explore how we might help.

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We use visual business simulations to help you untangle complex business questions.

Through the use of visual, quantified business simulations, we’ll work with you to answer questions like these:

  • How much growth can I afford?
  • How much financing will I need and for how long?
  • How will my market channel strategy impact my cash over time?
  • What’s the right financing for my business?
  • How much cash will I need to start my business?
  • What are the financial implications of offshoring or onshoring the manufacture of my product?
  • How do I assess the tradeoffs among pricing, terms, and growth?

Engaging us is simple.

  • Prepay and “bank” hours of conversation and help. Hours don’t expire. Use us when you need us.
  • We’ll keep track of the time we spend working on behalf of your business.
  • We’ll let you know when your balance is running low, so you can buy more hours to avoid interruption of service. Otherwise, our engagement will end automatically and gracefully. We’ll be here when you need us again.

Dave Bayless

Dave Bayless

Dave Bayless

  • “Business midwife” who sees business as a tool with which to build meaningful and rewarding lives
  • Has contributed to the launch, reorganization, or growth of several companies across a wide range of industries
  • In former lives as a private equity investor and banker, made financing commitments of more than $500 million
  • As an entrepreneur, has helped raise more than $30 million in equity
  • Played a lead role in designing, developing, and manufacturing an award-winning consumer product from inception through mass production
  • Skilled user of models
  • Draws incessantly during meetings
  • Drinks way too much coffee
  • Enthusiastic skier, slowing mountain biker, and beginning electric guitar player

Laura Black

Laura Black

Laura Black

  • Wrote and edited magazine stories about traveling the Great State of Texas
  • Is at her best when she helps another hear and articulate her own thoughts more clearly
  • Thought networking was a euphemism for using people until she realized she liked introducing people to each other
  • Business practitioner who got a PhD because she was fed up with simplistic “three-step” business advice
  • Academic who prioritizes practical help over “brain-on-a-stick” pronouncements
  • Studies ways to improve collaborative work
  • Loves living in the Gallatin Valley, seeing sky, smelling forest, walking on natural ground, and poking campfires aimlessly

Here’s what other business founders say:


“Human Scale Business has been so helpful in getting a 30,000 ft view of my business. There’s no shortage of articles on different elements of e-commerce online, but it’s easy to lose sight of how they all work together. HBS helps synthesize the tactics resulting in a better understanding of your business and the best growth strategy for you.”


“Human Scale Business makes solo business pursuits a lot less intimidating. The take home calculator is a fun way to experiment with numbers and possibilities. The goal seeking tool has helped me understand how to manage my time most efficiently, allowing me to continue creating as well as setting aside necessary time for play.”


“Human Scale Business helped me to see my practice as a product, as well as a service. This insight has given me a clear direction on my marketing strategies, such as my website, community interaction, and peer communication. The individual attention, podcasts and plethora of information provided by Human Scale Business has been an invaluable asset in creating my business.”

Not quite ready? Let’s talk.