What is a Fractional?
Credit: John Arms, co-founder
The Fractional Directory
In other words, a fractional is a part-time fully embedded leader and the only difference between a fractional and their full-time counterpart, is that they are part-time.
What is fractional not?
Fractional is not just any part-time role, nor is it a freelancer, consultant, advisor, or interim. The below chart will help differentiate a fractional role from these other leadership roles.
Credit: Karina Mikhli, Founder of Fractionals United
Credit: Kurt Hahlbeck and Patrick Seaton, New Generation Consulting
Who should hire a fractional and why?
Any SMB (small to mid size business), startup, or scaleup that is on a budget but needs leadership expertise and experience to help them survive or thrive.
Credit: Duff Ferguson, Fractionals United board member, with the help of SteveAI
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Your Next Career Move: Part-Time Executive
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Your Next Career Move_ Part-Time Executive - WSJ.
Your C.F.O., a ‘Fraction’ of the Time
“Fractional executives,” who lead marketing, finance or operations at multiple companies simultaneously, have existed for decades. But the arrangement is becoming more common.
NYT Fractional Leadership Article.
Why Fractional Executives Are the Best Investment For Your Business
Are you considering hiring a fractional executive for your small business? It is the best investment you can make.
Council Post: What Should A Fractional COO Look Like?
A good fractional COO brings vast experience, strategic acumen, deep business knowledge, exceptional leadership and problem-solving expertise to the table.
Council Post: Strategic Staffing: Leveraging Fractional Leadership For Competitive Advantage
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Where can I learn more?
Reach out to the
Fractionals United team
, and we’ll help answer your questions or redirect you to one of our partners if they are better suited to help.
If you’re a company ready to hire fractionally, we’re
happy to share your needs
with our large community of fractional leaders.
And if you’re a current or aspiring fractional leader, we have some resources for you:
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