Want to build a profitable consultancy with clients that light you up?
Access a proven, step-by-step action plan for building a profitable consultancy that attracts consistent, premium clients and affords you the freedom and flexibility of working when, where, and how you want.
The Upside Accelerator Is Laser-Focused on Helping You Build a Thriving Consultancy or Advisory Practice that Drives More Profit in Less Time.
The Upside Accelerator includes:
6 SELF-PACED MODULES packed with everything you need to know about launching a thriving consultancy, distilled down to the most important details and NONE of the fluff, overload, or overwhelm.
VIDEO AND AUDIO so you can move through the materials in the way you learn best.
BONUS PDFs you won’t find anywhere else, including high-level guides, step-by-step plans, and strategies that move you along quickly and efficiently.
CONTRACTS BUNDLE including proposals, scopes of work, and time-tested contracts that are specifically designed by our experts to reduce ghosting and increase client close rates.
UNLIMITED ACCESS to the course materials for the life of the program, so that you’ll continue to have all the most up-to-date resources you need to build your consultancy.
MEMBERSHIP COMMUNITY exclusively designed for Upside Accelerator students, where you can ask questions, receive direct support from Accelerator experts and connect with like-minded consultants to support you on your path.
MONTHLY LIVE GROUP SESSIONS with Erin Halper and other experts so you can ask questions along the way, and receive personalized advice and laser-sharp clarity.
And so much more!
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What Accelerator Students Have Said
"The Accelerator is the best investment you can make in yourself."
Principal, Purple Peak Marketing BA from Tufts, MBA from Babson 10 years with Lindt Chocolate
"Everything about the program has been substantive."
Business Development and Growth Strategist BA from Howard, MA from Notre Dame 15+ years in government contracting
"Even three weeks into The Accelerator, the return on investment had already cleared itself for me."
Brand Strategist/Publicist, Royal Street Agency MS from Tulane
"I was super impressed with the community... It's really a community built on a give-and-receive model"
Owner, LightWorks BA from Harvard, MBA from Stanford Executive roles at Time Warner and NBCUniversal
"I tripled my fees after joining The Upside Accelerator!"
“Erin has a bird's eye perspective of service-based businesses and is a vast resource of benchmarks and best practices. I presented her with two directional ideas of where I was considering taking my business and she broke it down in three sentences. The choice was clear. I stopped vacillating and agonizing and committed myself to building a consulting practice with clear focus. That clarity led to me putting a higher value on what I offer, and the results I produce for my clients. Once I was clear on my value, I could communicate my my value proposition confidently.
This is no distant-learning video course. You are part of a vital community. The Accelerator became my sounding board and gut check. It helped me overcome doubt and approach my business challenges more strategically and confidently. ”
Kristi FaulknerBrand Equity Strategist
"I was able to land a 5-figure/month client right out of the gate."
“I was earning the same amount I did in my previous corporate job, but working half the hours and being in control of my own schedule! I have never been more inspired and motivated as a businesswoman, mother and wife.”
Mia SwikardRevenue Growth Strategist, Beauty & Retail
"The Accelerator helped me hone in on a focused area of expertise"
“The Upside Accelerator will fast-track your efforts in building a successful business in straight-forward, no-nonsense, empowering, and tangible ways. Quite simply, it will provide you with all the tools you need, and then some. The Accelerator helped me hone in on a focused area of expertise, define a clear offering, understand my worth, gain an expanded vision of what my business can be, provided a vastly improved LinkedIn presence and marketing plan, and, above all else, it boosted my confidence! As a result of The Upside Accelerator, I now have potential to land clients worth far more than what I would have previously offered.”
Gina GretchkoSocial Media Consultant
"If you need practical steps and tools to grow your consultancy as well as a supportive community of likeminded professionals, The Upside Accelerator is a worthwhile investment."
“Before The Upside Accelerator, I was both unsure if I could generate consistent revenue as a consultant and unsure if wanted to grow an existing consultancy doing something I don't really love. Now I am more than ready to commit to self-employment doing work that I do enjoy, and bet on myself rather than just dipping my toe in the water from time-to-time.
I've really enjoyed the community of consultants going through The Accelerator together, being inspired by others who are consistently generating the revenue I want and actively living the lifestyle I want. I was impressed by the tools provided to help me generate real results, and the ability to go at my own pace and revisit the program as needed. I also appreciated how practical and tactical the information is. It's specific and substantive, not just inspiration and encouragement (even though it is inspirational and encouraging!)”
Allison MillerBusiness Development and Growth Strategist
"The program provides clarity and valuable resources that I have not found anywhere else."
“The Upside Accelerator is well worth the investment. The content is just right, and you'll make a lot of progress without feeling overwhelmed. The program is a step-by-step success path and Erin's coaching is amazing. She gives smart practical advice and understands how to avoid common pitfalls in business. The program provides clarity and valuable resources that I have not found anywhere else.”
Dr. Carla HightowerPhysician and employee wellness consultant
"The Upside Accelerator is the most well-rounded and valuable guide to getting you off the ground to confidently build and grow your business"
“Before investing in The Upside Accelerator, I wasn’t sure If I was on the right track to start my consulting practice or if I should try to get a 9-5. Through the program’s resources, step-by-step actionable guidance, the community and the weekly Q&A calls with Erin, I’m confident that I can achieve success out on my own and have more security as a consultant than I would in a 9-5. If you are looking for clarity and guidance on building a consulting practice, The Upside Accelerator is the most well-rounded and valuable guide to getting you off the ground to confidently build and grow your business.”
Luis FelipeFounder, Imperial Branding agency
"It would take someone at least a year to figure out what the Accelerator teaches you in less than 2 months."
“Before joining The Upside Accelerator, I was having trouble marketing myself. I didn't have any community of consultants helping me and kept finding other communities that were not a full "hit" - either they were founder-focused for product businesses (not consulting) or they were small business owners/makers that didn't reflect the ambition I had to make my consultancy big league. It would take someone at least a year to figure out what the Accelerator teaches you in less than 2 months. The Accelerator gives you a cheat code to start out on the right foot without having to learn those lessons the hard way.”
Courtney WebsterFounder/Operator, nymbly
"Each module is filled with gems of information that guide you step-by-step and hold your hand through the whole process."
“Before joining The Upside Accelerator, I wasn't sure how to transition from small freelance consulting gigs to my own consultancy with bigger, longer-term projects. However, the Accelerator gave concrete examples and walked me through exactly what I needed to do to carve out my niche, update LinkedIn and start generating a pipeline of clients. Erin's knowledge is so valuable and her experience so rich that I really felt like I was in the right hands. The weekly calls and the Facebook group were extremely valuable as well, giving me a great place to get quick feedback and ideas from Erin and others in the same boat. This is the best program if you are ready to press go on creating your own consultancy. Each module is filled with gems of information that guide you step-by-step and hold your hand through the whole process. It is a big bonus that there is lifetime access because the information is rich and you will want to go back and review again and again.”
Paulette JencksGrowth Advisor
"The guidance, materials and connections to others with similar journeys have been invaluable."
“Not knowing Erin or that much about the Accelerator, I joined based solely on a gut feeling. At the time, my biggest challenge in my business was simply getting started, despite having an MBA from a top business school! The guidance, materials and connections to others with similar journeys have been invaluable. Today I not only have premium corporate clients percolating, but one is halfway across the world, officially making me a global leader in my space!”
Sally WolfOwner, LightWorks
"Finally, after 10+ years of working long hours in the corporate world, I now own my own business with full control of my work schedule."
“As a result of The Upside Accelerator, I have finally decided to launch my own business as I have gained the confidence in my ability to do so thanks to Erin's guidance and step-by-step process, and easy to use templates. Finally, after 10+ years of working long hours in the corporate world, I now own my own business with full control of my work schedule.”
Andrea HoldenOwner, MayDay PR
"If you are considering leaving the corporate world and going solo, this is the single best investment you can make for yourself."
“If you are considering leaving the corporate world and going solo, this is the single best investment you can make for yourself. I represent many consultants, and I heard about Erin through several clients who had a noticeable "je ne sais quoi" and confidence in their professional disposition.
My curiosity led me to join The Accelerator, and as someone who deeply values and invests in continuing education opportunities, I was blown away by the value that was packed into this program. I have personally learned many insights that have allowed me to serve clients in a more strategic way, and I have referred many of them to work with Erin directly and take advantage of her wisdom.
The investment for The Upside Accelerator has a significant ROI that will get new, stuck or transitioning consultants up the mountain very efficiently. It helps to lay a solid foundation, which is necessary for any business, that will guarantee continued growth for consultants to define their offering and set them up for success. ”
Sydney PetiteBrand Strategist/Publicist, Royal Street Agency
"The community, resources and support you'll find within The Accelerator is unmatched."
“Prior to finding The Upside Accelerator, I was working in-house for a retail brand and I was a new mom to twin boys. I've now transitioned to being a mom full-time during the pandemic and also working on launching my own consultancy so that I can have more flexibility with my schedule. What stood out to me about the program was Erin's expertise and success in the space, plus the testimony of all the professionals she's worked with over the years.
Hands-down, The Upside Accelerator makes launching your own consultancy less scary. Erin absolutely knows what she's doing, plus the community, resources and support you'll find within The Accelerator is unmatched.”
Maggie PhrompechrutRetail Growth Strategist
"Within just 2 months of starting The Upside Accelerator, I closed four accounts while also increasing my rates."
“Within just 2 months of starting The Upside Accelerator, I closed four accounts while also increasing my rates. I am now considering scaling! The Accelerator tells you what you need and gets right to the point, the content is easy-to-digest and it saved me tons of time researching on my own. Join The Upside Accelerator - you won't be sorry! ”
Melissa SanvictoresOwner, MSV Financial
"I saw immediate and significant ROI from her advice and frameworks."
“Erin is a powerful ally for anyone launching or building a consultancy practice. At the beginning stages of my consultancy, I saw immediate and significant ROI from her advice and frameworks.
From optimizing LinkedIn, to crafting a professional website, to concisely communicating your value offering to clients, Erin distills the most important elements you need to build a successful business with her practical, actionable and highly-effective strategies and toolkits.
Erin is different than anyone else out there. She is dynamic and encouraging--the ideal person to support and empower professionals on the journey to building their own highly-successful consultancy business. If you're a consultant looking to create the type of business that not only survives but thrives, then investing in Erin's programs is a no-brainer!”
"Enabled me to gain top-notch client and partnership opportunities."
“If you are looking for the “expert” resource and mentor in the consulting space - Erin Halper is your go-to. She has inspired and led me to revamp my consulting business to narrow my focus and target a niche market, which enabled me to gain top-notch client and partnership opportunities. Erin is the perfect storm – a true professional, a pleasure to work with, a brilliant leader and is at the forefront of the future of work.”
Danielle YannottaFounder, DMY Marketing
"Elevated my business immediately."
“You can always be confident that any advice from Erin comes from a deep understanding of the most up to date best practices. Her advice is sound and elevated my business immediately. She was able to focus my offerings, give honest feedback, and ask the right questions to direct me to concrete improvements.”
CAROL PAK-TENG, MD FAAEMADVISOR, SPEAKER AND FOUNDER OF APA EMERGE
"There is no one better than Erin Halper to give a pathway to success."
“Before I learned about Erin Halper and The Upside, I was traveling around the country doing ad sales and struggling to find my purpose as a new mom. I knew if I wanted to expand my family, something would have to change. Finding Erin was like finding my fairy godmother! She provided me with actionable advice on how to take the leap out of corporate and into the entrepreneurial space. I personally had financial doubts about matching my corporate salary and being a small business owner. However, Erin gave me the confidence to build something for myself and I haven't looked back since. Because of Erin and The Upside, I've been able to build a niche consultancy firm that allows me to control my own schedule and even withstand a pandemic. If you're on the fence about leaving corporate or you're in your first year of building your practice, there is no one better than Erin Halper to give a pathway to success.”
STACIE SUSSMANFOUNDER & CTO, SSR DIGITAL GROUP
"Erin has an eye for clarifying your unique value propositions to attract clients."
“Erin is like a friend that is going to tell you how it is. Erin has an eye for clarifying your unique value propositions to attract clients; regardless of industry or size, and shares it in a way that resonates and is actionable to create change.”
WENDY E. FRAULOFRACTIONAL CFO AND FOUNDER, ABINGDON SQUARE ADVISORS
"Her knowledge, expertise and the ability to connect the dots and help you create profit is incredible."
“Erin is the secret weapon that you want to have if you are looking to start, grow and build a thriving consulting business. Her knowledge, expertise and the ability to connect the dots and help you create profit is incredible—I learn something new every time I am around her. If you are looking to get focused, make money and create impact in your business—hands down I highly recommend Erin!”
KELLY LYNN ADAMSLEADERSHIP COACH | STRESS MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT | SPEAKER
"Taught me how to create a new offering that is more accessible to clients."
“When seeking advice from my consultant colleagues it was difficult to uncover insightful answers. It seemed to be a mixed bag of anecdotes. However, when I met Erin, she was an authority on what can improve your consulting business. Through Erin, I learned how to rewrite my bio to have gravitas and measurable results, gaining impressive views. She also taught me how to create a new offering that is more accessible to clients, as well as new strategies to approach the funnel that is less intimidating. I’m so glad I have Erin as my go-to resource with invaluable experience in growing successful consulting businesses.”
MICKI BOASMARKETING CONSULTANT & AUTHOR
"Helped me pitch for larger projects and greater impact."
“Erin helped me define a vision for the future of my consultancy and inspired me to launch a collective which has helped me pitch for larger projects and greater impact. Wherever you are in your consulting work, learning from Erin is a must. Her experience and expertise will help provide the clarity needed to take your work to the next level.”
KATIE IRVINGCREATIVE STRATEGY & TREND CONSULTING
"Smart and strategic advice."
“Erin is no nonsense! I love her ability to cut right to the point and share insights that get me out of my head and ready to take actionable steps. I find that with my own business, it’s hard to always have an objective perspective. Erin’s an incredible sounding board and offers smart and strategic advice.”
MARCY BLOOMFOUNDER, THE BRAZEN CORPORATION
"I felt supported in my decision to build my practice."
“By following Erin’s step-by-step process, I felt supported in my decision to build my practice. I’ve been able to close the clients that lined up with my social impact goals, and now have an advisory and consulting practice that is making a difference to others.”
"Erin cuts through the fluff and keeps me focused on what will move the needle."
“Every session with Erin teaches me something I can immediately apply to my business. Erin cuts through the fluff and keeps me focused on what will move the needle. What I appreciate most about working with Erin is how she leads me to insights that connect the dots, inspiring a–ha moments that create deep understanding, way beyond the rote fact sharing of other business coaches and advisors.”
KRISTIN JEKIELEKVIDEO MARKETING CONSULTANT
There has never been a better time to be your own boss and gain control of your future.