Meet Candice Hargons and Taylor Toney
Candice Hargons is the Executive Director of Center for Healing Racial Trauma—an organization with a global vision using therapeutic interventions to help racially and ethnically marginalized people heal from racism. She and her Operations Manager, Taylor, reached out to Business Laid Bare for help in creating the operational foundation and infrastructure so that rapid expansion as a whole organization could happen with ease while maintaining the integrity of each individual location.
Even though Candice knew the importance of prioritizing operations from the get-go, CFHRT wasn’t brand new. They were already seeing clients, holding group sessions, and hosting workshops to medium and large-sized businesses. Still in the startup phase, the organization was bumping up against a team capacity ceiling—leaving both money and community impact on the table. They needed to get a solid structure in place so that essential information had somewhere to live (outside of Candice’s brain).
While starting with a clean slate might sound nice, the team wasn’t feeling it.
Lost business meant less revenue—and less community impact
The team was constantly digging through emails, text messages, or getting on calls just to find the information they needed to get their day-to-day work done… a common challenge for startups.
It was frustrating for the team. Reaching their targets of opening new centers throughout the country, and serving the growing stream of clients inquiring about their services required a better foundation.
With the kind of strategic partner they needed in mind, Business Laid Bare was an easy yes for the CFHRT team. The backend ASSessment and complete systems build out was the right solution for this startup.
Our focus was on designing operational systems and procedures that are the foundation of the organization’s day-to-day.
Working with the Operations Manager, Business Laid Bare developed new standard procedures, workflows, and core systems—including project management and team communication—to keep the CFHRT running smooth as they grow.
The result? Buttery smooth bliss.
In short, CFHRT:
- Experienced a 15% increase in revenue the next quarter AFTER BLB’s work was completed and
- Reduced the founder’s hours by 35%
All while making every process streamlined and repeatable.
Business Laid Bare’s Orgasmic Operations Method® is flexible enough to work even with beginning stage startups. As soon as you have the vision for growth, Business Laid Bare can create the strategy to make it happen.
By building out foundational systems for team communications, Business Laid Bare got critical company information out of text messages and email chains, and into a centralized knowledge base.
Then, they gave Candice, Taylor, and and the team a strategic ClickUp build-out that helps everyone know exactly what they’re responsible for, when, and what they need in order to execute it.
Those systems alone can be life changing for a busy Operations Manager juggling lots of clients and projects.