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At Alcyon Consulting, we seek to create peace and prosperity by offering small businesses proactive advice and lasting solutions that result in stable and efficient business operations.

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The Story of Our Name

Alcyon comes from a story in Ovid’s Metamorphoses: Alcyone was the daughter of the King of Winds named Aeolus. She married her true love Ceyx, son of the Light King. They were very happy together, but Ceyx was determined to go to sea to seek his destiny. Alcyone pleaded with him not to go but to no avail. He sailed off only to encounter a terrible storm at sea. All was lost. Waves carried his body back toward his homeland. At the moment when Alcyone, waiting for him on the breakwater, recognized his body, her father Aeolus changed them both into Kingfishers. They flew off together over the seas. To honor their love and provide them with safe conditions for bearing their young, Aeolus stilled the waves for seven days They have come to be called halcyon days, traditionally falling at winter’s Solstice. Halcyon days evolved to mean, more broadly, “a time of peace and prosperity,” and the adjective halcyon evolved to mean, variously, “calm; rich; carefree.

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 Business Consultant & Advisor

Accredited Small Business Consultant (ASBC)

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Bob Blum


Bob leverages over 35 years of extensive and varied experience, in both staff and leadership roles, helping companies build and maintain stable business operations by focusing on maximizing both financial and human assets.  These roles include Principal and Chief Financial Officer for Peerless Candy & Tobacco Company, Senior Human Resource Consultant for Peoples Energy Corporation, Controller for Ben Brooks & Associates, Controller for Incentive Logic, and most recently CFO for MAC6. 

Bob is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), an Accredited Small Business Consultant (ASBC), a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Ohio University.  In addition, Bob earned a Master’s in Human Resources, with a specialization in Organization Development, from Loyola University in Chicago.


Bob is a forward-thinking tenacious problem solver and troubleshooter who will not stop until an issue is fully resolved.  His attention to detail, follow-through and results-oriented approach allow him to identify opportunities and tackle important issues that otherwise might not be addressed.

Scott McIntosh, Founder MAC6

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As an Accredited Small Business Consultant (ASBC) I have the training and access to the tools to uncover and resolve issues and challenges that small businesses face, and given my background in Organization Development, the passion to help small businesses develop the capability to manage the systems and processes that were created to address their issues and challenges.

The Association of Accredited Small Business Consultants (AASBC) is the only global association specializing in training and certification of small business and SME consultants.

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