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Experts At Building Business Clarity


We are a Minneapolis-based consulting agency with a proven track record of helping businesses like yours thrive. Our team of experienced consultants has a deep understanding of the manufacturing industry and the challenges you face. We provide comprehensive consulting services in sales, marketing, operations, and product development, tailored to your specific needs.

We seamlessly integrate with your organization, functioning as an internal department or an extension of your existing team to deliver tailored solutions that help you achieve your business goals.

What Makes Us Unique



We display character and competence, building long-term relationships through transparency, mutual respect, and our consistent ability to deliver results.

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We tirelessly support the cause of our clients and teammates, responding quickly to their needs, and giving them confidence through our execution.

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We willingly hold ourselves accountable for our own development, always endeavoring to learn, undaunted by criticism and setbacks, knowing that hard work will always trump ability.

Learn how to fulfill your potential by reading Mindset, The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck PhD.


We cater to the manufacturing community.

Whether you have a manufacturing business, channel partner, or service provider, we’ll guide you to your growth.

Founded in 2015 by Jeff Radichel, The Next Step was born out of a passion for excellence and a commitment to providing top-notch consulting services to manufacturing businesses. Having run international sales and marketing teams and led new product development efforts, Jeff’s vision was to create a consulting agency that understood the unique challenges faced by manufacturers. Our goal is to use our expertise to guide other businesses and individuals towards sustainable growth and success.

Over the years, we have expanded our services to meet the evolving needs of our clients. While our roots are in manufacturing consulting services, we have diversified to become a comprehensive business consulting agency. Our services include:

We understand that running a manufacturing company can be challenging, and that’s why we’re here to offer our expertise and support. If you’re searching for top-notch consulting firms in Minneapolis or a reliable business consultant in Minnesota, your search ends here.

When you partner with us, you gain access to a wealth of experience, a dedicated team, and a passion for your success. We are more than just consultants; we are your allies in the journey to achieving manufacturing excellence. Let’s work together to move your business towards sustainable growth and prosperity. We believe in offering practical, actionable solutions that drive tangible results.

With years of experience in running international businesses, our team brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. We’ve navigated the intricacies of the global market, and we’re eager to leverage our expertise for your benefit. Whether it’s streamlining operations, optimizing supply chains, or expanding your market reach, we have the know-how to guide you every step of the way.

At The Next Step, we focus on delivering value and inspiration to our clients. Our goal is to provide you with information that empowers your decision-making and inspires innovation within your organization. We understand that manufacturing companies often face resource constraints, and that’s where we come in – we can handle the challenges you don’t have the resources to tackle on your own.


Ready to take your manufacturing business to the next level?
Let’s work together to overcome obstacles, seize opportunities, and drive your company’s success.

Manufacturing with Our Data-Driven Business Consultants


As those who have run technical product and service businesses, we understand you’re already strapped for time and pressed for growth and execution. The Next Step, Inc. brings a team of battle-tested, driven simplifiers who are wired for problem-solving. Our motto is pretty simple: No homework for the customer and one less problem to solve.

What business problems do you need help with? We’ll deliver the results. Contact us today.

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