Cultivating your business success – together.

Nurture Your Business

Non-profit and small business strategic and leadership consulting.

MacktaWorks is a woman-owned consulting firm that helps non-profits, boutique small businesses and other clients with practical solutions for challenges big and small.

For consultant-phobic businesses, who know they need help but don’t know the next step to take, MacktaWorks delivers operational and strategic assistance, providing a pragmatic outside perspective that delivers key designs for moving your business forward.

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Small Business Consultancy

Each of my clients is unique.

Every business has its own set of difficulties and goals—my solutions are tailored accordingly. I provide actionable decisive suggestions for establishing strong operational roots to yield demonstrable returns in your business’ growth. You will see a fruitful return from our partnership—and you will enjoy engaging guidance along the way!

Some of the services I provide include:

Short- and Long-Term Goal Planning Workshops

Executive Sounding Board

Analysis and Re-engineering of:

Process and workflow
Administrative structure
Project management and templates

Solution Sourcing:

I am a human Rolodex. I strongly believe in collaboration and I gladly share my connections and resources with my clients and colleagues, allowing for a strong and trusted network to appropriately support clients’ specific needs. 

In short, I get sh*t done.

Happy Clients

MACKTAWORKS: Helping your plans and my plants come to fruition!

Jeff Solomon
Jess is not only extremely smart and savvy... she’s great to work with and is a wonderful listener and teacher, which is her secret sauce to success.
Jeff Solomon, CEO
Techromatic
Jess is not only extremely smart and savvy... she’s great to work with and is a wonderful listener and teacher, which is her secret sauce to success.
Jeff Solomon
Jeff Solomon, CEO
Techromatic
Katie Osborn
Jess has a lot of opinions, founded in in-depth questioning structured to understand my perspectives and driving motivations. I trust her insights. Working with her adds value to my business.
Katie Osborn, Principal
Via Collective
Jess has a lot of opinions, founded in in-depth questioning structured to understand my perspectives and driving motivations. I trust her insights. Working with her adds value to my business.
Katie Osborn
Katie Osborn, Principal
Via Collective
Andy Outis
Macktaworks’ experience and expertise has been an incredible asset as I have launched my own independent design studio.
Andy Outis, Principal & Creative Director
Shift7.Studio
Macktaworks’ experience and expertise has been an incredible asset as I have launched my own independent design studio.
Andy Outis
Andy Outis, Principal & Creative Director
Shift7.Studio
Maite Quinn
Every conversation with Jess spurs new ideas and solutions. She truly excels as a dynamic collaborator!
Maite Quinn, President
ReColab
Every conversation with Jess spurs new ideas and solutions. She truly excels as a dynamic collaborator!
Maite Quinn
Maite Quinn, President
ReColab
John Kudos
I highly recommend Jess for any creatives out there looking to streamline the inner workings of their business, small or large.
John Kudos, Managing Partner
KUDOS Design Collaboratory
I highly recommend Jess for any creatives out there looking to streamline the inner workings of their business, small or large.
John Kudos
John Kudos, Managing Partner
KUDOS Design Collaboratory
Karolyn Hatton
I run a small non-profit and sometimes I have to wear so many hats that I lose sight of the way forward. With a dynamic combination of strategy, pragmatism, and creativity, Jess has helped me regain clarity.
Karolyn Hatton, Project Director
I run a small non-profit and sometimes I have to wear so many hats that I lose sight of the way forward. With a dynamic combination of strategy, pragmatism, and creativity, Jess has helped me regain clarity.
Karolyn Hatton
Karolyn Hatton, Project Director
Crystal Salazar
Jess is the best at keeping us organized and focused on the goal. With her guidance and direction, we have been able to soar!
Crystal Salazar, Head Planning Ninja
Cherry Blossom Planning Factory
Jess is the best at keeping us organized and focused on the goal. With her guidance and direction, we have been able to soar!
Crystal Salazar
Crystal Salazar, Head Planning Ninja
Cherry Blossom Planning Factory

About Me

Hello, I’m Jess Mackta.

Jess Mackta, founder and CEO of MacktaWorks, consultant, in front of many plants.

With 20+ years of experience, I have become known for providing smart business advice and practical solutions through zealous digging to unearth the root of my client’s administrative challenges. I’ve always wanted to help clients grow their businesses and I love that my job allows me to do just that. But helping is just one piece of the puzzle. My clients often say that I make their workflow so much clearer, and I’m proud of the amazing relationships I’ve cultivated. Many of my clients have worked with me for years. But of course, my work is what caffeinates me.

One of the things that makes me a trusted and valued consultant is my positive outlook. I am fortunate to have been able to hone my problem-solving skills as a solopreneur and at organizations including Pentagram Design, The Guggenheim Museum and the AIGA. I’ve spoken to groups at WeWork, YouTube, Creative Roundtable, and taught at School of Visual Arts and the University of Arizona. I live in the NY Metropolitan suburbs with my Creative Director husband, manga-obsessed teen and inseparable dog, Teddy Patrick Roosevelt and when I’m not consulting with you, you can find me gardening, swimming, reading, and using my sourdough starter in a myriad of ways.

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