Rich Trince, Director of Sales, BagUps “The power point presentation that we put together for my company has come in handy at recent meetings that really made a difference. I used it in a presentation in front of 155 VA hospital buyers and my sales representative is now using it to present to Costco. The feedback has been great; the power point really hits on the key features of our company. Such as, the green ability of our product, the time saving aspect, the biodegradability, the fact that we are Veteran owned and the product is made and packaged in the USA by veterans and people with disabilities. Price comparisons charts and competitive comparisons have really helped in the retail and commercial markets. I have been taking this power point to all of my meetings because it has been useful in every setting. With your coaching I have come so far and now feel confident in speaking to large groups of investors and buyers because I feel like we have covered every angle of our verbal and power point presentation tactics. I would recommend your coaching and expertise to any new start up that is looking to take their game to the highest level. It’s amazing how far our presentation has come because of your class and I feel like now I can swim with the big fish. Thank you so much for all of your help, you really made a huge difference in my business and in my life.”
Shannon South, founder, Shannon South REMADE IN THE USA
“Mary’s lessons taught me to see the bigger picture, where opportunities were that would help my business grow, and made me think about scale. She helped me to chart my goals, revenue projections, and figure out where I sat in the marketplace - define who my competition is, who my customer is - the importance of being clear about both. In the second half of the course, I had one-on-one weekly consultations with Mary, which was invaluable because they helped me to fully understand how the previous lesson’s teachings applied specifically to my business and she was available to answer specific questions I had.
I often describe Mary’s course as a highly accelerated MBA that gives you just the essential tools. I only wish I had her classes much earlier on.
Mary also has a great way about her. She delivers information in a very smart, down to earth, easy to understand way. Business courses can be very dry, but she was able to make these classes interesting and fun. She is also very positive and supportive which is extremely important in dealing with someone starting a new business because there are so many ups and downs. It’s easy to feel like you are alone in a venture and lose the initial excitement for your start-up as you realize that it is not a quick and easy path, but Mary never showed a loss of faith.”
Melissa Kirgan, Founder, Eko-Lab "Mary did an excellent job in helping us gain prospective of our market and how we can scale our business. Prior to meeting Mary my partners and myself were the main workforce behind every aspect of our company, through our classes we were able to learn how to hire and delegate responsibilities to new hires. Our productivity increased and our staff has doubled."
Donnella Tillery, New Jersey Fashion Week I just wanted to say thank you very much for sharing your guidance, insights and expertise as my business coach. This past year has been very challenging for me, personally and professionally, so having you guide me through really how I need to speed ahead with my business - goals,mission and plans has been truly invaluable. Its just so hard to really get to the nuts and bolts of being an entrepreneur - how are you going to make money, what you do if you don't and so many other things - you can be too scared to think about or don't at all many times. You've really been the true business professional coach that I needed. Just when I thought I should give up on what I was doing, I realized instead I need to re-group and re strategize my plan. Already, I've seen some results as I rework my plan which now has already let me know - I have a more solid plan- and business in the works. Working with you has helped me keep my confidence and motivation as well as let me know inside that truly I am an entrepreneur in spirit and mind- and more importantly I will be a successful, well- managed and profitable business owner!