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James L. Torti, Ph.D.
James L. Torti, Ph.D.

James L. Torti, Ph.D.

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Introduction: The most satisfying aspect of consulting are the personal relationships that are built- 'Business IS Personal' and we spend a lot of our life in work, so we should enjoy the people and the challenges we face together. Seeing my clients' business flourish, overcome challenges and maximize growth opportunities are some of the results I enjoy witnessing. There are more than 61 million small businesses and account for 44% of all U.S. economic activity, and if combined would represent the country's largest employer. Small business is a powerful engine of the economy and with forced closures challenging even the best organized, it's time to take charge of what we can control. Given the majority of businesses are in this category, and due to the continued COVID-19 impacts to small businesses, until further notice I will cut my rates 40-60% to assist owners, founders and managers who need assistance navigating through next few weeks and months. I have more than 15 years business creation and management experience from start ups through to $100M size companies. I provide owners, founders, managers and CEO's with collaborative support, strategy, planning and implementation services across industries. Most all of my starting projects have led to growth and extended multi-year relationships and engagements.

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Jacob P.

Business Consulting

Jim and I had our introductory consult this morning and it went as well as I could've hoped. Jim clearly has an incredible wealth of knowledge in business management and was able to dissect our company's model very quickly. I am looking forward to working him in the future to facilitate in the company's stability and growth.
Aug 14, 2020
Justin Z.

Business Consulting

Jim is one of the most personable and welcoming business consultants I had ever been able to discuss my work with. He was able to guide the direction of my business forward answering each question of mine concisely and was able to direct me to all the parties I need involved to find the most thoroughly researched answers. It was exceptional to feel this degree of success all within an an initial phone call. I will absolutely be working with Jim in the future.
Jul 8, 2020
Alex U.

Business Consulting

Speaking with James was such an easy and pleasant experience. James got back to us with hours and we were already on a call taking about business possibilities. He is very knowledgeable, experienced, and easy to talk to. James gave everything and asked for nothing, my business partners and I got off the call, optimistic, empowered, and feeling great about what James gave us in his free consult and we are excited to see if we can work together. We are very grateful to meet James and hope that we can keep him in our contacts for future business support, insight and consultations.
May 16, 2020
Antoinette W.

Business Consulting

I contacted James to setup a consultation; he responded promptly and less than an hour later we had our initial consultation. He provided great insight and value I'm leaning towards using his service.
James L. Torti, Ph.D.'s reply
Thank you Antoinette! Whatever decision you make will be the right one. Best, Jim
Mar 29, 2021
Randall A.

Business Consulting

Just getting started with Jim but already very comfortable with his knowledge, style and approach. Excellent fit for our small business
Mar 20, 2021

License Type: Investment Adviser Representative (CA)

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James Torti


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I typically structure several fee options for my clients to choose in ascending order of involvement and fee level. From a more Advisory approach (minor involvement), to a Consultative to most integrated or Managerial engagement provide Clients an opportunity to tailor my efforts around their project. In some cases when requested or appropriate, I do provide hourly rates starting with a discounted Thumbtack-only rate of $155/hour.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Given that clients usually have a pressing need or challenge they urgently need to address and also have a pretty good idea of what results are they looking to achieve. My typical process, in advance of the project engagement, is to take the time and attention necessary to be sure that I understand what those issues and results are and how best to approach. Once we have conceptual understanding, I can create a scope of work and fee structure that aligns with those challenges, meets their requirements and is targeted to achieve the desired result(s).

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have spent the last 15+ years in various entrepreneurial and corporate environments acquiring many different skills and capabilities. I have a bachelors in business, with a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. Most of this formal training and education has provided me with a deep understanding of methodology, systems and necessary communication tools required to assess and prescribe effective solutions in organizations and businesses, after all business is made up of people and it is personal. Executive business case work done in London through Harvard Business School, analyzing growth opportunities in scaling and channel development.

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