Business can feel heavy. It doesn't have to be! We host Webinars, Entre-Hour, and CFO Peer Groups, to make business feel a little less heavy for you.


Upcoming Training & Events

Logo of Fiesta 4 Impact event for United Way in orange and midnight blue.
August 23, 2023
11:30am - 1:30pm

Fiesta 4 Impact

Light Consulting invites you to be part of a new, rising example of uniting to create positive impact in this community we love. It will be a true fiesta over the lunch hour! Attendees can enjoy taco in a bag and sweet treats from local bakeries, all while connecting with others in the community. By supporting the inaugural Fiesta 4 Impact you show your commitment to “our home”, and help end poverty for families by supporting United Way of Cass-Clay.

Here’s how YOU can get involved: Sponsor, Volunteer, or Attend! 💪🤑

Tickets can be purchase HERE 🌮

Owner Sarah West standing with a dry-erase marker in her hand next to a white-board covered with yellow and blue post-it notes.
Next session Q1 2024
10:00am - 5:00pm

Finance. Simplified.

Finance for non-financial managers & leaders. Build confidence at work, able to analyze, evaluate, and communicate organizational finances.

Sarah is on a mission to help business owners and leaders thrive. Not everything has to feel as heavy as you might think. That's where Sarah comes in to makes things feel Light. Join this full day of learning on March 1st as Sarah breaks down organizational finances in a way that everybody can understand and immediately apply in their jobs.

What can you expect?
→ A full day of learning and growth for non-financial managers and leaders.
→ Simplified financial concepts.
→ Practical application of the topics to your organization.
→ Access to influential business professionals in our community.
→ In-depth dive into organizational finances.
→ Printed worksheets, quick guides, and other supplemental documents.
→ Bonus takeaways!

Owner Sarah West presenting to a group of people at a conference room table.
December 7, 2023


12/7 Topic: The Light Consulting Way: Our Hiring Strategy

Sarah West leads quarterly webinars that help you, as business owners and leaders, thrive in what you do. Not everything has to feel as heavy as you might think.

Past topics:
Building vs Buying a Business
→ Using Entertainment to Influence Your Business
Quiet Quitting... Reengage & Keep Your People
We Expect a Recession... Is your Small Business Ready?
7 Things you Should Know Before Starting a Business
Pricing as a Business Owner - Finding the Sweet Spot
→ What you Should Know about the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)
→ A Taste of Finance. Simplified.

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TBD 2023

CFO Peer Group

Next Topic: Taxation

Sarah West hosts quarterly sessions for CFOs in the area to get together and learn from one another. The CFO Peer Group typically meets from 8:00 am - 9:30 am, with light breakfast and coffee included. These sessions are casual, with round table discussions and a short guest presentation focusing on the chosen quarterly topic. The best way to learn about what's going on in the CFO world is from other CFOs!

Past topics & Speakers:
→ Robotic Process Automation (Trina Michels - Eide Bailly Technology Consulting)
→ Retention & Attraction (Ashton Hansen - Allegro Group)
→ Doing it all - wearing all the hats as CFO (Melissa Marshall - Dale Carnegie of ND & MN)

Interested in having Sarah
speak at an event or lead a training?

  • Executive Leadership Laws
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Business Forecasting
  • Finding your Purpose
  • What do you want to hear from Sarah?
Jim Roers, Owner of Roers Companies
Light Consulting Client
“In my 40+ years in business, I have never experienced someone quite like Sarah. Her ability to understand and present complex financial information so I can make business decisions easily is unmatched in a finance professional. She understands the big picture, not just the numbers.”
Light Consulting Client
“I have worked with several business coaches and always felt that I was receiving the cookie cutter service. Sarah knows our industry and yet does not steer me in any certain direction. She coaches-not leads. I feel that she has our best interests in mind and truly wants to see us succeed.”
Light Consulting Client
“Light Consulting provides coaching and facilitation methods consistent with our culture and leadership training. Light communicates in a respectful manner and has the business acumen to understand the technical and soft skills required in our line of business.”
Light Consulting Client
“A business at times needs to spend money wisely to make money and to truly invest into the growth of your business. I would highly recommend to any business who is at that pivotal point of growth and wanting sound advice and help.”
Light Consulting Client
“Normally I would be sleeping an hour in talking about numbers but Sarah is so great at breaking things down and explaining them in a way that anyone can understand.”