Frequently Asked Questions
Who can I contact if I have more questions?
How do I can cancel my membership if I decide that I no longer want to be part of G4G?
You can simply choose not to renew at the expiration date of your membership contract.
Who are the founders / leaders of G4G?
The G4G Leadership Team consists of former executives of Accenture, Deloitte, PwC and other global professional services firms. They each possess an average of 25 years’ experience in their field of expertise.
How much does it cost to join G4G?
There are 3 levels of memberships. All have the same access and privilege of being a member of a global oranization. However, fees vary based on G4G involvement with your firm and the amount of public relations and marketing that we are expected to do on your behalf:
- Basic: $3,000 per year
- Premium: $4,500 per year
- VIP: $6,000 per year
What is the criteria for membership in G4G?
- You have active clients and you are able to provide references from at least two (2) clients
- You have been in business for at least two (2) years
- You are willing to collaborate and help other members succeed
- You are willing to participate in developing thought leadership pieces and case studies
- You agree to allow us to promote your name throughout our international market
- You agree to allow us to conduct interviews with you for testimonials about your own firm and experts / employees
- You are active in social media and new-age savvy
If you meet all these requirements, we would strongly encourage you to apply for membership! Simply fill out our membership application form.
How do I determine if my company is eligible to join G4G?
If you are an independent company that provides professional services in any of the sectors listed below, as well as adhere to high quality standards, deliver excellent projects with an eye towards total client satisfaction and service, you are eligible to apply for membership.
- Brand Management
- Graphic Design
- Environmental Services
- Financial Services
- Information Technology
- Legal Services
- Management Consulting
- Marketing Services
- Social / Online Media
Is there risk or liability of being associated with G4G or other members?
No. The role of G4G is to create synergy among member firms and encourage collaboration among members. Each member is responsible to select members or subject matter experts that would be best suited for their specific situation.
Where are the G4G headquarters?
Our G4G headquarters is located in heart of downtown Chicago, Illinois.
What is the legal structure of G4G and where is it registered?
G4G, Inc. is incorporated under the laws in the State of Delaware of the United Sates of America.
What are the advantages for my firm to join G4G?
There are seven main advantages for joining G4G:
- The ability to serve bigger clients with international operations
- The credibility of membership with a prestigious global organization
- Access to worldwide resources, knowledge & expertise
- The potential to increase your business between members and from clients
- Access to proven tools to help you manage your firm better
- Professional training & development through the G4G Academy
- Group discounts on various purchases
How much business will be generated through G4G?
This depends on several factors. The more active and visible you are, the more people will be aware of the value you bring and interact with you. We advise you to be very active in the alliance and take advantage of the numerous opportunities G4G will make available to you and your fellow member firms.
The G4G Chief Engagement Officer and her team will foster cooperation and collaboration between members. The Enagement Team will serve as “matchmakers” to actively work to create synergy and foster growth and collaboration amongst member firms.
How is G4G different from other alliances?
G4G is a professionally managed organization founded by a Leadership Team who possess a wealth of large, global professional services experience. We are solely focused in this area; we know the business of professional services. These executives led some of the largest consulting firms in world. This fact is a clear differentiator from other voluntary associations and alliances.
Synergy: We understand the importance of synergy among member firms and we work hard at achieving it.
Enabling growth: We believe that in order to grow and expand there are fundamental activities that you must perform. Often times you may be unable to do this given time and cost restraints. We will work with you to promote your brand through thought leadership and case studies, PR, training to employees, and guidance to your leaders. We want you to focus on delivering for your clients and securing new business.
Enabling delivery: We understand that as a small or medium size organization you are focused on attracting new customers, but your platform must be ready to deliver, and deliver well. We can help you setup all of your CRM & ERP tools and negotiate group contracts to help you reduce your cost on items such as medical insurance, hotels, transportation, etc.
Quality: We understand that the key to a successful alliance is the careful selection of member firms. Thorough vetting of companies is a key component of G4G’s business strategy.
Multidisciplinary approach: G4G covers a wide range of complementary services which fosters collaborative working relationships and adds value to members. This enables G4G member firms to serve their clients better. All of our members benefit from having access to a wide range of professional services firms all over the world.
Independence: Each G4G member firm maintains its independence and company name. You belong to a large, global organization, but your business is still your own.
Do I get paid for offering my services and products to other members?
Yes. You may offer and propose your services or products to other members who have a need via the G4G Market Place. You work directly with the member firm on fees and terms & conditions.
Also, you can provide your company's subject matter experts to other member firms where they can play a role on engagement and projects throughout the world. This will expand your footprint and broaden your company expertise.
What is the role of G4G headquarters/main office and regional offices?
The role of G4G’s main office, called the G4G Center of Operations (PCO), is to first and foremost, provide synergy among members in order to enable lead generation as well as:
- Provide ongoing information, communication and support to member firms.
- Manage the marketing & communication activity for the G4G brand and its members.
- Manage the day to day activities of the business.
- Actively engage with members to foster collaboration and cross-selling.
- Maintain allrelationships with third party vendors and suppliers in order to continue providing G4G members with the best group discounts given the large member base of the G4G Community.
The regional offices are responsible for attracting additional members, organizing regional events and ensuring the smooth operation of the business.
As a member, do I have to attend meetings?
G4G will conduct regional and global meetings to bring members together in order create a strong, cohesive bond among the member firms. We highly recommended and encourage attendance at these conferences since it is very important to foster collaboration and a strong G4G community. Furthermore, we will also provide webinars and e-meetings that we highly encourage members to attend. We will require each member firm to attend as least one meeting per year – either in-person or virtually.
The most important element of successful cooperation is personal contact; therefore, we do ask you to stay in touch and participate in the discussion forum and blogs, thought leadership and case studies, e-meetings, local meetings, etc. The more active you are within G4G alliance, the more visible you are, and the more business you will receive.