~ originally published in the Journal of Business on Feb. 2, 2012 ~
Stephen Grant, a local entrepreneur, has started a management consulting firm, BusOPS LLC, out of his home here.
Grant offers financial, analysis, and strategy services to small businesses in the area. He asserts his business is like giving a company an “MBA on demand”—getting an expert’s opinion without having to create a full-time position.
Grant received a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in business administration from Gonzaga University. During his time there, he worked with New Venture Lab, a small business consulting firm within the business school, he says. He used his experience with the firm as a foundation on which to build his own company.
“My thought with this business was to largely pick up where New Venture Lab left off—(with) basic business planning and research for start-ups—and fill the void between there and where larger, more established consulting practices pick up,” Grant says.
In addition to BusOPS LLC, Grant also works at Event Rents LLC, of Spokane.