Helping small businesses transition from one stage of growth to the next. With ease.

100 Waters is a strategic growth firm serving small businesses. Our sweet spot is companies with $250k – $3M in annual revenue and up to five part-time or full-time employees. Sound like you?

Excellent
Based on 21 reviews
Hagen Kern
Hagen Kern
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I worked with 100Waters while going through the exit/sale process for my business, as well as exploring new opportunities post sale. Brian has become a strategic+thought partner
Sara Goddard
Sara Goddard
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Working with Brian has been fantastic. He listens, learns our challenges and quirks, and provides direct and actionable guidance from small employee questions or larger-scale strategic growth initiatives. I appreciate his calming presence, ability to be direct but still kind, and the advice he has provided me and the company. Highly recommend working with Brian!
Dan Tamarkin
Dan Tamarkin
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100Waters Group has been instrumental in helping to strategize and evaluate possibilities and risks. Brian is a wealth of information, and his support and insights have become indispensable for my business. The benefits of 100Waters Group cannot be understated - having a trusted advisor makes navigating challenges less daunting and helps me excel in new and different areas of business. Thank you Brian!
Amy Burgess
Amy Burgess
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Our company was at a crossroads. Due to market shifts, we needed to dig into our business model and organizational chart and find the best way to position ourselves for a strong future. Brian listened closely, studied all the business reports I gave him, and brought clear, strategic thinking to our meetings. He has a knack for asking great questions -- the ones that are hard to see when you're on the inside and too close to the problems.
Jim Fessler
Jim Fessler
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Brian Bauer and 100Waters Group have helped our small business through a number of challenges throughout the years. He not only cares about the growth and success of your business but also who you are as a person behind the firm. Brian takes a custom tailored approach to getting to know you and your goals and providing meaningful frameworks and action plans to achieve results. He has a calm and thoughtful demeanor, provides excellent insights, and has contributed greatly to our firm's success. We highly recommend working with Brian + 100Waters Group.
Emily Drake
Emily Drake
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Brian came highly recommended to me when I was looking for help to scale my business, and I can confidently say it's because he structured our sessions in a way where I could track and follow my progress; he challenged me to claim my value, and honor my gifts - aaaaaand help me increase sales by a wide margin. Not to mention, he's just FUN - fun to be around, gracious and affirming, and practices what he teaches. With a Booth MBA to back it all up. Thank you, Brian!
Austin Carr
Austin Carr
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100 Waters group and the owner Brian have been a phenomenal partner to work with. Brian has been a consultant for our organization for several years while we've grown by almost 700%. Highly recommended!
Nate Legue
Nate Legue
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I've known Brian for years, so I knew he was a stand up guy, but when I hired him to help me grow my law firm, I was pleased to discover he's also a peerless small business expert. Within a year of hiring him and adopting his suggestions, my firm's revenue was up more than 60%. But even better, I was less stressed and had more time to concentrate on the important things in life - like welcoming my fourth child into the family! If you're an entreprenuer trying to figure out how to make your whole "thing" work, then I can't recommend Brian enough. He really knows what he's doing!
Andrew Lambert
Andrew Lambert
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Brian Bauer and 100Waters Group has been a fantastic find for my company. His experience, patience, and education tied to business growth, employee retention, and any other internal challenges has helped to grow my business greatly. Highly recommend working with this company!

What if growing could actually be fun (again)?

Too often, business owners do all the right things to grow their company and yet feel stuck, defeated, or worse, resenting their business as they struggle to hire the right people or integrate new processes.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

Most owners have never been taught how to navigate the liminal spaces between growth stages, which is where so much unnecessary disruption and turmoil occurs. But with a plan in place, those transitions don’t need to be anything more than just that — transitions. In fact, those transitions can actually be transformational.

Meet Your Guide, Brian

Together, we’ll create a strategy that’s best for you.

We provide a future-focused, systematic approach that doesn’t just solve immediate problems but sets the foundation for sustained growth.

Let’s talk pricing

We operate on a low-touch, high-impact model. Meaning, we use our bi-weekly meetings efficiently, and set achievable goals between meetings so we’re always making progress. That keeps our hourly rate fair, and your bottom line happy. A typical client will engage for 3-4 hours a month, for a monthly spend of ~$750-1000. And that can scale up or down based on your business needs.

Other details:

  • Each consultant has a different rate. Rates range from $300-$450/hour
  • We bill (hourly) for the time we work together.
  • Month-to-month commitment. No long term contracts.

Frequently asked questions

You control the agenda, but we’ll always come with suggestions to work on. Typically, we’ll work an agenda similar to a board meeting (e.g. financials, sales, operations review) at least once per month. We’ll also focus on any hot issues that come up, and continue to work on core skills we’ve identified for improvements.

You define success. Usually, it’s a combination of monetary goals (e.g. salary), work-life balance goals, and achieving some personal watermark (e.g. that one competitor you just want to beat).

Relationships ebb and flow. There’ll be times where you need more help, and others where a periodic check in will do. Working through a growth spurt is hard work, but once you’re on the other side, you’ll probably coast for a bit. And when you’re ready for the next one, we’ll be there to help. Ultimately, you’ll likely outgrow us at $20M in revenue. But candidly, we’ll be thrilled to graduate you from our services at that point.

At our initial meeting, we’ll create a roadmap to make sure we both have a plan that aligns with your goals. It’s your starting point and your next steps, all rolled into one. And if ever you feel lost or confused on what to focus on next, that’s where our expertise comes in. We’ve got your back.

It’s time to set you and your business up for success.

Take the first step towards breaking through your growth ceiling with 100Waters. Our team is ready to collaborate with you, offering tailored strategies, skill development, and accountability to navigate the unique challenges of your business journey.

Let’s schedule your discovery call

  • Book an Introductory Call: Schedule a brief 30 minute introductory call to get acquainted and discuss your needs further. Let’s connect and explore how we can best assist you!
  • Discovery Call: This is a 60-90 minute coaching call, on the house. These calls let us get to know each other and decided if this is a good match. Either way, you’ll get some excellent strategy.
  • Coaching Sessions: We meet every two weeks for 1-2 hours to talk, plan and track progress. This will give you enough time between meetings to implement changes, but not so much to allow procrastination. It also allows us to make adjustments as we go.