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Alternatives TLC


Alternatives TLC was founded by Carol R. Kaufman in 2006.  She recognized that it takes more than one great idea to attract clients or investors; it takes demonstrating professionalism and control over the business’s “inadvertent” risks, most of which fall under and surround operations.  She notes that too many times, it’s the questions that firms didn’t know to ask or couldn’t answer that result in a company’s failure.

Most recently, Ms. Kaufman has focused her efforts on operational excellence.  She consults to small businesses of all kinds, including financial firms such as emerging managers, hedge funds and various other types of financial industry participants, performing high level operational due diligence, identifying the gaps a firm has and then strategically advising and orchestrating ways to mitigate the risks – such as educating firms on “best practices”, introducing firms to the right technology solutions/service firms and leading a search for a new needed solution or service.

Specifically, Alternatives TLC provides:

  • The Small Business Roadmap business review

  • Consulting to small businesses on operational strategies

  • Educating firms wanting to enter the small business industry on best practices and creating customized training programs to satisfy various regulatory needs, be they USDA, OSHA, SEC, CFTC, FINRA or DOL.

  • Outsourced COO, CHRO (human resources)


Most significantly, Alternatives TLC provides innovative resources, tools and expertise offering customized training and consulting approaches, allowing clients to have education, training and consulting tailored to their own specialized needs, focusing on and properly organizing the unique way they do business.


By the way, that’s the extra “TLC“…

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