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Summit Business Team offers the best value and quality by extremely professional, courteous staff. I would definitely recommend them to anyone needing more structure and systems implemented in their business, whether the business is still new or has been around for a while.
Jonathan Copley is a business owner's best friend and ally. I have never seen a consultant who so quickly and nimbly gets to the heart of any matter. His background in corporate global, combined with his many years of experience working with start-ups and other firms gives him a base that most don't have. I recently presented him with a scenario for a new alliance for my business. Within a minute, he assessed what I had said and gave me feedback and I put to use immediately, saving me MONTHS of research and thousands of dollars. I have also referred several contacts of mine to Jonathan. In every case, they always thank me in a big way, because of the quantum movement they receive from their interactions with Jonathan. I wholeheartedly endorse him.
Where do I begin?? Crystal is a life saver! My husband and I had been blindly running our business for over a year and couldn't figure out why/what and most importantly how we were even staying afloat. After sitting down with Crystal and putting together a successful plan for our finances - I can gladly say that it has literally all "paid off"!! We can't even imagine how far into debt we would be right now if it weren't for her knowledge and strategic planning to help us succeed. I would recommend Crystal to anyone in need of financial services. Omgoodness!! Thank you so much for your help Crystal!
Got help from Resonant Solutions on further development and plan of start up business. Great work ethics, easy to work with. Very involved in what our business goals were. Great results.
I have always done my own taxes and this year starting a new business I truly had no idea what I was doing. Lily was there to help me all the way. She was able to take away all of my stress, and help me optimize as well as learn about taxes in the business world. I will definitely be using her again next year!!
Lisa was quick to respond to my inquiry about writing a resume for me. She gave me a concise list of what was needed for her to get the job done. Within that same day she was working on it, emailing me questions as necessary to perfect it. I had a descriptive, accurate resume to send out to prospective employers within 2 business days! Wow! I already have an interview lined up too! She's the best!
Michelle, I can't thank you enough for what you've done to help my business. I was starting to feel like maybe it was time to hang it up because the phone was just not ringing. You've done so much more than revamp the look of my website and business cards; you've re-ignited my enthusiasm and confidence in owning my own business. I am going to keep you forever, you've gone above and beyond what I ever imagined was possible. I love the new sales kits and would have never thought to include a Starbucks card, makes me feel more like I'm dropping off a present -- nice touch! I also have my family's support again; it's nice to see the kids get involved and proud of their dad.
Joy has helped me in numerous ways in my business. I've attended her workshops and have come away with very useful information that I could put to work immediately. I've had the pleasure of attending some of the events she's put together for various non-profits and they've been huge successes! I highly recommend Joy as an expert in taking any non-profit or business to the next level. She's a gem!
I have known Melissa for many years and have been impressed with her skills, intelligence and drive to help her clients clearly identify and reach their goals. She thinks creatively and develops an individualized strategy for each client. Melissa is great at helping to identify messaging to find new customers and investors who would be interested in a particular business. She brings enthusiasm and dedication to each project's success.
Stephen was outstanding. What a great communicator. I had a vision of where I wanted to take my company and through just a couple of brainstorming and outlining sessions, he was able to organize and quantify my vision into an incredibly well thought out business plan, along with an impressive compliment of investor pitching tools. I will consider Stephen my "go to" business consultant for all my future business needs. Thanks Stephen!
When we first started the company, we never thought business growth and hiring employees could be scarier than not growing at all. Just like any other business owner, we were very hesitant to hire employees due to the cost and liability we have to take on. I didn’t want to spend more money and tried to do hiring and payroll myself, only to find out that there are so many regulations I have to know and tasks I don’t have time to do. Instead of growing our business and getting work off my plate, I ended up stressed and unable to complete anything due to all the hiring mistakes and mandatory regulations we have to comply. The Barbelo Group was highly recommended by several members of the Seattle and SLU Chamber of Commerce. I felt very relieved after our first conversation with their team. These people know their stuff! They knew right away what needed to be done. They are very strategic in their approach, meaning they walk us through the process, gave us options and explained the pros and cons of each of our decisions. One of the best things about the Barbelo Group is that they provide most of the administrative work that needs to be done or they already have a great working relationship with other providers that we don’t need to research and look for other vendors to keep our company going. They do that for us as part of their service. I couldn’t believe how lucky we were that they were the first one we hired. A good example is when we started to grow nationally and globally. They set us up with the right employee policies, health benefits, commuter programs, liability insurance including worker’s comp and life insurance. Since they work with other companies, they also help us not only get new clients but new investors as well. They vetted our board, and most of all guided us through the different stages of our journey. I would not know what to do or where we’ll be without them. The value they bring to any organization is far more than how much they charge. And I can tell you for a fact that they are worth every penny. Take it from a client who took another business owners advice to hire the Barbelo Group.
Hey has been consulting with my nonprofit for the past three years, helping design campaigns, increasing our public profile, and professionalizing our social media. I will definitely continue to work with Hey and frequently refer them to colleagues. Intelligent, thoughtful, professional, and up to date. Hey makes sure our PR is always in alignment with our mission and values!
I worked with Valerie on evaluating career options and explored starting a small consulting business. Her thoughtful questions and incredible business expertise was tremendously useful and a great investment in my professional future. Her upbeat attitude makes her very enjoyable to be around.
Ok, This guy knows what he's doing. I've been getting coached by Matt for about 2 yrs now as a private client. He walks the walk, not just talks the talk. He used to work at Costco back in 2000, he quit & started his own business. Now he has several. I know other coaches (tried 2 of them) that charge twice as much, but I'm telling you they knew less than 25% of what Matt does. I prepay with him, because I know his prices will be going up, once people figure out what he has accomplished with his own life and in teaching a few others so far.. Only thing I need to get better at is the retention of the info he gives me. I forget half of it, so suggest bringing notes or a tape recorder to your online or in person session.
I honestly don't know where I'd be without Humberto! I began seeing him last summer to help me build my business (I'm a small female business owner who had hit a wall of sorts) I knew I needed to expand but, I was just too intimidated. Humberto and I worked through a few of my insecurities within a matter of weeks! Now, I return to see him for everything ranging from childhood grievances to daily eating habits. I couldn't imagine getting this kind of work done in such a short amount of time and for a very reasonable price. And I have never felt uncomfortable with him. He excels at what he does and I hope to have a long relationship with him.
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My Resume and Recommendations: I've built and sold a $12.8-million service company, co-founded a consumer product company, launched and closed start-ups, and coached 100s of entrepreneurs/business owners, and I teach entrepreneurship and marketing at Northwest University. Coaching. Projects. Program management. Part-time team. I work across industries with business owners and directors to exceed goals and deliver results. I've failed fabulously and Ive succeeded. I didnt get a business coaching certificate, and Im not a glorified project manager whose never built a multi-million dollar company or failed at start-up. I've been responsible for the P&L and the people not a mere manager or employee consulting others. I've lost money and I've hit home runs, and now, I can help you. I hired Pam to help me find a way to be creative again in my business. However, what I received instead was a total reinvention of my business, inside and out. This unexpected path has helped me feel alive again inside my business and find new sources of revenue. I have owned my business for 20 years, and I had become narrow in my thinking. "Pam brought her vast business skills to our meetings, helping me expand my thinking, and challenging me to find simple ways in which to grow my business. I hired Pam to work with me, and found an incredible ally; her work with me these last months has been similar to having a business partner. "I have changed, my business has changed, and most importantly for me, my enthusiasm and my interest in my business has been revitalized. I received much more than expected from working with Pam." Michelle D. Valeo, Therapeutics on November 28, 2010 My Story: After earning my undergraduate degree in marketing (at the University of Illinois, Chicago), I thought I knew most everything about business; I didnt. Thankfully, I was hired as a Regional Supervisor, and over the years, I began to learn what prior to that, I assumed Id mastered. Immersed in the lives of my team, on the front line of a service business day in and day out, I quickly learned that the heart and soul of business is people. As much as I loved marketing and communication, my interest paled in comparison to my passion for helping people unleash their best to achieve a common goal. It was during my 16-year stint at Third Dimension, which I co-owned, where we served over 25,000 clients a week with 500 employees, that I learned how to grow and scale businesses, and it was here where I also co-founded my first consumer product brand. After selling the company to an international competitor, I went back to school and earned my master's in teaching (MAT Seattle Pacific University). Before too long, I was back in business, knee deep in a social venture, which did capture the attention of Nordstrom but did not get adequate funding, thus allowing me to learn all about start-up sequence and business failure. Yes, I've failed. Dramatically. Yes, I've succeeded, and if youre not working with a team that has done both, youre at a disadvantage. Soon thereafter, I began collaborating, teaching and training entrepreneurs, leaders and MBA and undergraduate students everything they wanted to know about entrepreneurship, marketing, social marketing, business and leadership. To date, I've teamed with businesses on both coasts, in Mexico and in small towns like Edmonds, Washington. Ive worked in pre-start up; I've helped sell businesses, scale and grow operations, launched new ventures, developed new products, helped people re-invent themselves, their companies and their marketing. I've worked across every industry, from consumer products to coffee shops, bakeries, legal, finance, service firms, social ventures and online gaming. Pam inspires and thinks big. She helped me put shape to my big idea. She has this fantastic ability to ask the right questions and guide you through a process that brings clarity to your vision. She helped me define my business model while keeping me focused on sustainable revenue streams. Mine is a social venture and Pam is passionate about changing the world. I am grateful to know her and look forward to my next opportunity to learn from her. Thank you, Pam! Pam Blanton I offer real results by someone whose been there, done that and still doing it!
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John is among the knowledgeable small business advisors who provide quality support services. He offers copywriting services as well.