Business Success Stories from Clients
According to clients, leveraging our business support services, through experience that includes The Alternative Board is the most effective business tool available to small businesses – offering unparalleled entrepreneurial advice, the best business ideas, and strategic planning assistance to improve the personal life of small business owners.
Steve Harris | A.P.I. INC. | O'Fallon, IL
Greg has provided both myself and our company with excellent and intuitive assistance in most all matters both business and personal. If there ever was a person meant to be a consultant / facilitator it is Greg.
Jeffrey Lapidus | JBL Financial Services, Inc. | St. Louis, MO
Greg has the two most important skills that one would look for in a Coach and Consultant- He is a great listener and has terrific focus. His observations are insightful and he has truly helped me in keeping my focus on what is important for my business success. I have truly benefited from my association with him and he comes with my highest recommendation.
Gary Most | Marketicity LLC | Waterloo, IL
Greg’s guidance, direction and ability to provide an outside perspective have proven to be so very valuable on a number of levels. His keen sense of business insights coupled with an in-depth business acumen make our work sessions enjoyable and incredibly productive. Securing Greg as a business coach is something that has truly helped me to move my business forward.
Jamie Williams | Effective Technology Partner | O’Fallon, IL
When starting my business in April 2007 I read many business books and noticed all successful business executives were members of some type of strategic board. When I heard about TAB, I thought this was a great way to meet other business owners and discuss our challenges/obstacles, and most importantly, our successes. It just makes sense, and it has definitely lived up to my expectations. I would recommend TAB to any business owner that is not already a member of a strategic board.
John Traube | Traube Tent Co. | Columbia, IL
I’ve benefited personally and professionally since joining TAB. On a personal level, TAB taught me sometimes to let go of my business and focus on personal goals, including purchasing real estate, spending time away from my business, and starting an exercise program. On a professional level, TAB helped my business revise our employee manual, mediate an important, employee-planning session, start work on an operations manual, and establish a five-year strategic plan. The TAB process and our facilitator, Greg Yank, continue to be valuable assets for my business.
John Armour | Watson's Office City | Fairview Heights, IL
TAB has positively influenced how I run my business. The open forum, with no competitive pressures, allows for open and frank discussions. The input and support that I receive from my TAB peers gives me a sounding board for important decisions that I make.
Charles Sanderson | Waltco Tools & Equipment Inc. | Wood River, IL
Our TAB Board experience enables my business partner and me to focus time on our business and not just in our business. Like most owners and managers, we get lost in our day-to-day activities, never finding time to improve and upgrade our business. It’s easy not to realize the consequences of putting your own business on the back burner, and the severe amount of money, time or energy it costs you.
Fortunately, four years on the TAB Board have brought many lessons. As a result, we developed an employee manual, started quarterly staff meetings, improved our insurance (saving more than $21,000), developed our store image and logos, and tackled numerous issues my partner and I were too afraid to approach. Having a business partner can cause extreme resistance, anger and wear on a relationship. Through our monthly, one-on-one meetings with our TAB facilitator, Greg Yank, we have resolved many issues, improved the future view of our company and now work toward the same business goals.