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Is Your Business Ready For A Fractional Integrator?

As a Visionary business leader, do you often find your plate overfull, the balance tipping, signaling a need for change? Are you wrestling with the notion of releasing the reins of day-to-day management and decision-making in your organization? If you can resonate with these situations, your business might be ready for a Fractional Integrator.

A Fractional Integrator is an experienced executive who works part-time in your organization, lending their expertise to manage day-to-day operations, help streamline processes, and propel your business towards its objectives. Differing from a full-time Integrator, they offer the same high-level operational and strategic support but on a flexible, reduced-hours basis, providing an ideal solution for businesses not yet in a position to commit to a full-time role.

In this article, we'll discuss how to identify if your business is ready for a Fractional Integrator, their role, benefits, and how they differ from a full-time Integrator. Let's get started. 

4 Questions To Determine If You're Ready To Hire A Fractional Integrator

But how do you determine if you're genuinely prepared for a Fractional Integrator? Authors Gino Wickman and Mark C. Winters discuss four aspects of readiness in their book, "Rocket Fuel". Let’s check them out: 


Financial Readiness: Can You Afford a Fractional Integrator?

Can your business afford a Fractional Integrator? A proficient Fractional Integrator, although not a full-time investment, still provides an impressive return that may very well be the best your company has ever seen. They're a cost-effective strategy, promising substantial benefits in terms of time, energy, and business growth.


Psychological Readiness: Are You Ready to Let Go?

Fractional Integrators are organized, motivated, and focused on nurturing robust leadership teams. The critical query here is whether you're prepared to surrender day-to-day leadership and management tasks to your new Fractional Integrator. Reflect earnestly; are you ready to allow someone else to pilot your company's voyage?


 Lifestyle Change Preparedness: Embracing a New Work-Life Balance

Are you ready to work fewer hours overall, allowing the Fractional Integrator to shoulder part of the operational burden? This setup will let you focus more on being the Visionary and less on the intricate workings of daily operations. Are you prepared to savor life after you've grown your company? We suspect your answer would be an emphatic yes!


Unique Ability Readiness: Stepping Into the Spotlight

Are you ready to fully embrace the Visionary role that is your destiny? "Rocket Fuel" notes that this transition may ignite some apprehensions. You'll often be in the spotlight as you are entrusted with charting the company's future. Are you comfortable relying on your Fractional Integrator and management teams for information instead of gathering it firsthand? This step may be outside some Visionaries' comfort zones, but it's essential to truly become the Visionary you desire to be.

When a Full-Time Integrator isn't the Right Fit: A Fractional Integrator Might Be

You might have realized the need for an Integrator in your company, but what if you're not quite ready for a full-time position? Maybe your business model or financial situation can't yet support a full-time Integrator™. This is where a Fractional Integrator steps in as a perfect solution. 

Businesses running on the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS ) can especially benefit from a Fractional Integrator. They receive the same level of high-quality service as with a full-time Integrator but on a fractional, part-time basis. This allows for significant flexibility and efficiency in managing your company's growth and operations.

As a Fractional Integrator, my partnerships with business owners involve:

  • Assisting visionary entrepreneurs running their companies on the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS).
  • Collaborating with companies that are actively working with an EOS Implementer.
  • Working with businesses that are financially ready to invest in their success by hiring a Fractional Integrator.
  • Supporting owners who are psychologically prepared to let GO to GROW their company to higher levels of organizational health, revenue, service to their clients, and freedom in their business.
  • Facilitating a lifestyle change where business owners are ready for fewer hours or the same hours with a different, less stressful focus.
  • Empowering entrepreneurs ready to fully step into their unique abilities and lead their companies authentically.
  • Helping those who aspire to live the EOS life and are ready to leap forward to accomplish their dreams.

A Fractional Integrator can be an essential bridge, easing the transition towards eventually hiring a full-time Integrator while ensuring your company continues to grow and thrive in the interim.

The Value of a Fractional Integrator: What's Your Investment?

The cost associated with a Fractional Integrator is a topic best approached during a Discovery Call. Several factors will influence the pricing, such as the size of the leadership team, the level of support needed, the experience of your executive team, and whether you're self-implementing or working with an EOS Implementer. 

But the more vital question is, what's the cost of not having a Fractional Integrator?

To give you a clearer picture, a full-time Integrator's annual investment, as reported by several reputable recruitment agencies, can range between $250,000 and $350,000, excluding taxes and negotiated incentives. In contrast, a Fractional “Bridge” Integrator provides an affordable and effective interim solution for businesses not ready for such an investment.

Is It Time for a Fractional Shift?

If you're a Visionary business owner, stretched thin and grappling with the challenge of daily management, it may be time to consider hiring a Fractional Integrator. By engaging a skilled Fractional Integrator, you gain the space to focus on what truly matters: guiding your business toward its envisioned future with increased time, energy, and freedom. 

Is your business ready for this beneficial shift? If so, schedule a call with me today.

About the Author Brenda Violette

Brenda Violette, Founder and CEO of Violette Business Services, LLC, is a highly experienced and sought-after Fractional Integrator and Mentor based in Connecticut. With a remarkable track record of over 30 years in leadership, Brenda excels in administration, operations, and people management. As a relentless learner, Brenda actively engages in multiple EOS-based Visionary/Integrator communities and holds esteemed memberships in the FIM (Female Integrator Mastermind) and Advanced Integrator Mastery Forum in Rocket Fuel. She’s also a distinguished Rocket Fuel Mastery Program graduate and a certified Kolbe Consultant™. With a keen focus on driving growth and making a positive impact beyond profit, Brenda guides Visionaries to achieve their strategic goals. Brenda brings transformative value to her clients and partners exclusively with companies operating on the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), who are already working with an EOS Implementer or have graduated from the program. Discover how Brenda can propel your business towards significant growth and sustainability while freeing you to fulfill your role as the Visionary. Visit www.BrendaViolette.com to learn more.

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