SBCA

TESTIMONIALS

  • “Several years ago we had a very poor experience with a consulting firm that charged us a lot of money and did not deliver any significant results. This made us hesitant to hire another coach. However your firm was the exact opposite. Our business grew from $700,000 to $1,400,000 in revenues from 2010 to 2011, but our cash flow was worse than before. I was stressed out as I realized how volatile our cash position could be.
    We asked you to come in and perform a business assessment for us. You were very tactful as you interviewed us and our employees. Everyone was at ease and felt relaxed through the process. You identified over $200,000 per year in additional profits for our business and we decided to implement over $170,000 per year of your findings for now. We’ve been very pleased with your results! I have recently been sleeping better at night as a result of your coaching. We highly recommend your services to business owners who are looking to improve their business.” George and Angie, Owners, Interior Design Co

  • In the field of Orthodontics, there is no shortage of consultants who can improve your business if you are willing to submit to their vision. I sought out Small Business Coach because I was at a crossroads and needed help defining my own vision and path for the future. Invest and expand? Work harder? Hire an associate? Improve net income by reducing expenses? So many choices for us non-business-trained mini-CEOs. Alan Melton listened to where I was at. He was able to quickly understand the financial aspects of our industry, and then work with me to find a path that is both right and reasonable for me, as a person. I cannot thank Alan enough for being the right person at the right time. Dr. Ken, President of Orthodontics Practice

  • “After deciding to sell our company we contracted with Alan Melton who gave the proper advice and coaching that we would need to pursue this. Through the course of last few months Alan set up the path that we wanted to follow. I received excellent coaching and excellent advice from him. We consider this business sale to be an excellent outcome for all concerned.
    The primary thing that we were looking for was to maintain our employees’ jobs. This was important since my father, who was the founder of the business passed away 15 months ago. Our overall goal was to make this company something that would’ve been respectable for my dad. I cannot say that was not a little nerve-racking for all of us. But everything went extremely well. We feel like Empire performs one of the best brokerage and coaching services you can find in this area.” Rusty, President, Textile Distribution Co

  • I wanted to share with you that Alan Melton assisted my wife and I in achieving our lifelong dream of owning our own business. We began to work with Alan and his team when we felt that the Lord was leading us to own our own business. They were very instrumental by making our dream their own. Through numerous obstacles, they persevered and now we are the owners of a business. I would not only recommend Alan and his team but I would add that if in the future I was to seek out another acquisition I would not hesitate in reaching out to him once again for assistance. He is a man of high integrity and excellent work ethic.” Angel, President and CEO, Medical Research Clinic

  • Before calling Alan, my work schedule was filled, but revenues and cash flow weren’t growing proportionately – in short, I was becoming unhappy with my financial situation, I missed my family and felt burnout after only a year and half of self-employment running a bookkeeping service.
    After one consulting session with Alan I gained the confidence and tools to collect 49% of my aging A/R balance. After our second consulting session, we had the beginnings of a business plan that unveiled a 20% increase in revenues (before adding new business). I needed a mentor and found it! I wholeheartedly recommend Alan and SBCA!”Leanne, Owner, Bookeeping & Office Solution

  • “Alan Melton is helping me to improve my business in a number of ways. Before I was under extreme stress from being constantly interrupted, was working way too many hours and had not taken a vacation in several years. With Alan’s help I have less stress and I’m able to conduct meetings without any interruptions. I have taken days off and took a week vacation this month. Alan helped me to evaluate the costs/benefits of hiring two new employees and gave me the assurance that I could justify the additional expense. My sales and profits have grown even with the new hires. He encouraged me to activate a software program that helps me to market my business and measure results. Alan has coached me on how to motivate my employees to meet my business goals. With Alan’s help by next summer I plan to have my business running without my day-to-day involvement. Alan’s coaching has made me progress much faster than I would have otherwise. I just purchased property for my second location! I highly recommend Alan’s services to any business owner that wants grow and improve their business.” Mark, President, Auto Repair Shop

  • “Alan Melton provides needed resources for business owners. We have been using his business evaluations for our clients, and our clients have been very pleased with his very thorough 30+ page report with 8 evaluation models. His business evaluations are an incredible value. Prior to using Alan we paid $5,000 to $6,000 for business evaluations and up to $15,000 for a business evaluation with market research.

    Business owners have the vast majority of their wealth invested in their business. It is critical that you know the value of your business. This is even more important when business owners are 3 to 4 years from retiring. Knowing the value of your business is the first step to growing your business value. Then you can get coaching from Alan or if you are a manufacturer, from the SCMEP. Start early to work on your business; don’t wait until some event forces you to sell when the value is not there.” Chuck, CEO, Manufacturer Consulting Organization

  • “Over the past few months Alan Melton has been helping me become the CEO of my practice. I now have clarity of vision and a growth plan for my business. Not only has he advised me about a strategic partnership with another doctor, he referred me to a business attorney to make sure that my interests are protected. He is helping me to implement checks and balances with my income. Alan keeps me focused on important issues, and keeps me motivated and energized after our coaching sessions.” Dr. Don, MD, Vein & Aesthetics Center

  • “Alan helped me define realistic goals for my business and to define and implement a strategy to meet those goals. Since that time, we have experienced significantly increased revenue and profit and our path forward is clearly established.” Tom, President, Technical Publishing Co

  • “In choosing someone to work with that could help me map out the path to the vision that I see for my company I interviewed several potential business coaches.
    The reason that I chose Alan Melton of Small Business Coach is because he took the time to hear me. He really got what I wanted to accomplish and had a great deal of insight into how to get me there. He did not try to fit my business and myself into some box that would make me uncomfortable.

    Alan is always calm and willing to listen, even if I find myself ranting about something. Thanks Alan!” Elle, CEO, Skin Care Company

  • “After just one meeting with Alan, he had developed and discussed innovative ideas that were very realistic and little or no cost to BCA to implement a marketing and growth strategy.” Rick, Business Chaplain

  • “Alan has been working with me to set and meet aggressive goal for my company. He’s even gotten my employees on board with my vision, and I’ve had problems with them in the past. After several “false starts” I’m finally taking my business to its potential, and I would like to see my clients do the same. He helped me identify $20,000 in unmade sales (services people wanted but we didn’t offer to them and they didn’t know we could provide) and another $25,000 in missed revenues due to underpricing certain services. We also found a way to change our process for preparing returns that cut the turnaround time by 30%.” Dan, Owner, CPA Firm

  • “Thank you so much Alan. I can’t tell you how much your coaching has blessed my life! Truly I know I would not be enjoying my life nearly as much as I am because of the many changes you helped me make. It all seems rather miraculous to me now. I thank Providence for the life coaching I received at a crucial time in the start up of my business. The wisdom and experience of Alan Melton as a coach combined with the connections he provided were key to turning my dreams into reality. His focus, encouragement and ongoing support have led me to take big steps in the right direction. I have no hesitation in recommending this service to everyone I know.” Stephanie, Healing Artist

  • “A couple months ago I hired Alan Melton with Small Business Coach & Associates. I came to him because I was unsure about staying in my business. As a result of the downturn in the construction industry my revenues had declined over the last three years by 70%. I had been forced to reduce my personal income and I was ready to get rid of my business. I didn’t see much growth going on; I felt like I was stuck in the mud. Now that I have been working with Alan for the last couple months, my whole mindset has changed. Our business is moving in the right direction. I am very optimistic about growth opportunities in this market. Alan is showing me ways to immediately improve my income, and how to grow my business. Now I am very excited about the future. I believe all businesses can benefit from his service.”Karl, Owner, Plumbing Co

  • “One of your ideas increased my income by $12,000. Your coaching process helped me with my vision to know what we were moving forward to. Involving my employees in the process and seeing the plan in writing was helpful to all of us. My employee morale improved and the process helped to confirm my direction of selling my business.” Lisa, Owner, Pest Control Company

  • “As we began to work with you we were impressed with your values in the workplace. Your gift of gaining our trust helped you to quickly assess our situation. In the past we had not shared our business practices with others. We now realize that we had become lackadaisical; we were letting the issues of day-to-day life prevent our growth.
    You have really taken the blinders off our eyes to see the potential of our business and now you are taking us there. We are thrilled that you achieved 84% growth and a profit increase in excess of $181,000 in 2012 since we started working with you in January. The Lord is using you as an instrument to help us realize our dreams. You impressed us because of your past experiences of growing businesses into success. You know what is necessary to take businesses to the next level. You got us out of neutral, waiting on business and now we are reaching for the stars.” Charlie, Bus Sales and Service Co

  • “When I read Small Business Coach Associates’ home page I was blown away because the points in their message hit home with where I was in my life and business. I was experiencing owner burnout in my business and I wanted to dump my business. Alan Melton has a lot of insight on where I was because he has personally been there himself. He can really relate to me. I initially thought that the benefits that Small Business Coach offers were too good to be true. However during our first meeting I discovered that every possibility will come true. The plan that Alan developed is far beyond my expectations. Since we have been meeting weekly Alan’s coaching continues to blow me away with new ideas to grow my pipeline, market my business, and stay on target with my goals.”
    Billy, Owner, Carpet Cleaning Service

  • “Alan Melton is my business coach, but more importantly, he is my personal Life coach. Whether he calls himself one or not, that is what Alan has become for me. He has offered “therapy” and amazing solutions for my Life and business, going forward!! Alan hears me and believes in me and my work, and he translates this into a methodical plan of action! He is leading me on a journey of self-discovery, and for the first time, I believe in ME!
    Alan’s direction has been instrumental in re-organizing my Life AND my business. I am so excited about going forward and doing what God intended for me to do. I am excited about my business again. Alan gets to the very core of who you are – by making you think past your limitations and toward your dreams. Your dreams need to be the force that motivates your actions each day. Alan helped me take my scattered puzzle and orchestrate it into a beautiful picture of what lies ahead of me!” Vicky, Owner, Creative Graphic Design Co

  • “I have worked with Alan with several of my business owner clients. Alan’s expertise with helping the business owner maximize their business and ultimately sell to another party is very valuable. Alan’s integrity and character show through in his efforts to serve his clients. I would recommend Alan and his services.” Bryan, President, Financial Planning Co

  • “I work with the public daily, and what I see are a lot of confused people. We can often become disillusioned and lose our focus and drive in life. It’s easy to become frustrated and lose hope. I had. I went to Alan Melton for help. I needed to be able to sift through my information and the information around me to figure out what I wanted to do with my life and with my career. Through a systematic process, Alan has been able to help me do just that.
    Personally I’ve seen a strong improvement in my day to day routine. Before working with Alan I struggled just putting my day together. I lost the ability to construct my day. This meant that many times my days were happening to me instead of me being the leader of my time. I use to have those abilities, but the many changes in my work environment caused problems in my regular work routine. Now I’ve become much more productive, I’m able to organize and work through my day, having a strong emphasis on my goals. I have a plan. I am working the plan. The day and its problems are not working me. My frustrations have been replaced with clear goals. I am already seeing results. I highly recommend the services Alan Melton provides. They have made a significant improvement to my life, my productivity and my ability to reach my long term goals. Thank you Alan, It is a pleasure working with you.” Angela, Insurance Agency Manager

  • “I feel very fortunate to have met Alan Melton. The timing could not have been better. My business had reached a point of growth in which I really needed some help pushing it forward. I had been actively seeking a mentor and business coach and there could not be a better fit than Alan. He was quickly able to access my current situation and provide a clear plan and direction. I immediately starting seeing results in both my business and overall quality of life. If you need help taking your business to the next level Alan is the one that can get you there.” Doug, CEO, Web Design and Marketing

  • “Recently I used you for a valuation on two of my companies. I found your service to be very professional and very thorough; you had good, thought provoking questions. Among other things, we discussed the markets we are located in, our industry, our inventory levels, and our revenue and profit growth. I believe you ‘shot straight’ with me on my company’s strengths and areas for improvement.” Bobby, CEO, Retail Machines and Products

  • “Before I met you, I had thoughts about selling my business or a portion of it. I had spoken with a couple of other business brokers, who after finding out several details about my business, told me that they weren’t really interested because they felt it wasn’t particularly “sellable” given the business facts and figures.
    After my wife passed away in August, I approached you about doing what others had said probably couldn’t be done. Very soon after signing with you, I began to hear from you about potentially interested people in the business. In just a very few weeks, a portion of my business sold to one of my competitors for what I believe was a fair price. Throughout the entire process, you kept me informed and helped guide me to the final sale.

    I appreciate your hard work and effort and above all your professionalism and support as I went through this process. I consider you a good friend and a very capable business associate. Thanks again and God bless.”
    Bill, Owner, Home Medical Company

  • “Alan Melton has the uncanny talent of taking people’s skills and ability and shaping them to grow and develop in these increasingly changing economic times. Alan has had a profound impact on me and he will greatly benefit any start up entrepreneur or small business owner who wants to see their business grow and prosper. I experienced business growth from his coaching.” Mike, Co-Owner, Transportation Company

  • “This Strategic Planning and Coaching session was very timely for our organization. You led us to address key issues and to create ideas and actions to resolve them. You prepared me in advance for the constructive criticism that would come from my employees. You were especially effective in drawing out ideas from my employees in my presence, who may have otherwise been intimidated and reluctant to volunteer constructive criticism. I would highly recommend you to other Presidents, CEO’s and Business Owners.” John, President, Manufacturing Company

  • “You were very helpful in guiding us with our business plan; you provided excellent coaching and feedback. We appreciated your business expertise. You were knowledgeable, fair and your character and integrity are rare in today’s business world.” Glenn and JoAnn, Owners, Bed and Breakfast

  • “As new, prospective business owners located in the sunbelt, we had general ideas about what we wanted to do but had no idea how to approach the beginning processes associated with business purchase and ownership. We sought and found in Alan Melton at Small Business Coach Associates excellent counsel based on his own business experience as well as the ability to network through him and meet other professionals that have helped us a great deal in the pursuit of our business venture.” Donna and Eric, Owners, Restaurant

  • “Approximately fifteen years ago I met Alan Melton, president of Small Business Coach & Associates. Prior to meeting Alan, I was aware that he was a respected owner of a highly successful business in my hometown in the sunbelt. In our first meeting, I approached Alan’s company and they gladly provided financial resources and services for an event that benefited health care services for the homeless. In fact, Alan later provided a conference room in his business for regular meetings of a group of business men.
    From that point forward a strong relationship developed between Alan and me. Having common threads in our business and family life, we have fellowshipped regularly for the last fifteen years, and I have come to appreciate him both as a trusted friend and a valuable mentor.

    Over these last few years Alan has aided me in my professional life as a business coach and mentor. He was helpful to me as I began to consider selling a chiropractic practice of 25 years. His counsel was particularly helpful in the area of preparing my business for sale, establishing a value for my company, and successfully negotiating with business buyers. Experienced advice, business valuation, and confidentiality are reasons that I value Alan Melton and Small Business Coach Associates.” Sincerely, Lee, Co-Owner, Chiropractic Clinics

  • “I just wanted to thank you for the time you invested in me. As a small business owner, I sometimes made decisions with no seemingly logical or “goal driven” reason. Sometimes ending in success, sometimes not! At times I think it was just my entrepreneurial drive and spirit that keep me going. You have shown me the specifics to having a distinct plan and destination. And to formulate a specific plan to reach those goals. No more just “winging-it”. My business, time, and life are too valuable to let emotion, crisis or competition have control over my destination. I am following some of your suggestions, even though they did not always seem “do-able” and I am very encouraged by the results. And your laser focus marketing ideas have increased my retail customer base by 17%. No more “shotgun” approach. It feels great to have a plan and to know that it is realistic and attainable.” Neil, President, Printing Co

  • “Thanks for all the help that you have given me. The practical advice and business-savvy ideas you have given me have added dollars to my bottom line, and will stay with me as a successful business person. The ability to stay focused on your goals and the way to develop them was information that I was able to use right away.” Michael, President, Motorcycle Sales and Service

  • “Although we operated a successful operation in New England, we came away with some of the industry’s best practices. My heartfelt thanks are to you for helping us to become a better company. There are businesses out there that could benefit from your roadmap to success and how they too can get there.” With high regards, Richard, President/CEO, Limousine Service

  • “Alan Melton helped me to see my company in a new light. His point about the difference between a business owner and someone who is self employed was a new idea to me. I plan to prepare my business for sale, and one of my priorities is to become less involved in the details, and more involved in God’s will!” Andy, CEO, Airplane Parts Sales

  • “I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your input into my business. I consulted with you in February of this year in severe distress regarding the condition of my business. The future looked bleak. You provided me with an assessment of my status, gave me concrete recommendations for changing course and personal follow-up necessary to see me through the rough times. You did not pull any punches, and indeed this course has been a hard road. But we closed an office that was bleeding resources and concentrated on the location most likely to succeed. It is not over yet, but the information that you provided allowed me a vantage point that I had not previously observed. Just knowing that my struggle was not unique gave me some reassurance. Thank you again for your support of my situation through your expertise in analysis and advice. The prognosis for my business is improved as the result of your involvement.” Barnes, President, Physical Therapy

  • “Alan, over the past 35 years through my involvement with The Executive Committee and the chamber of commerce, I have seen literally thousands of resource speakers. You are one of the best! Your presentation is heart warming, deep and thought provoking. Your message of open book management, and preparing your business for sale is needed among CEO’s today. I highly recommend you to business groups.” John, CEO, Business Advisory Co.

  • “I really enjoyed your presentation. I have tried to incorporate some of the things you spoke of to help my husbands business and a lot has seemed to change. Some things I thought for sure would not work turned out to be the best things that has happened. A lot of things have changed for the better. I will pray for your continued success in your speeches and your life and hope that someone follows my footsteps and walks away like I did with a lot more knowledge and an understanding that they are not alone in the business the Lord is there also. You are a very good speaker and you were able to keep me on the edge of my seat; so many others are not able to achieve this. Respectfully yours, ” Melissa Ivy-Kuespert

  • “Alan is a great motivational speaker as well as a coach for small businesses. He was our speaker at a monthly chamber of commerce luncheon and was received well. I have enjoyed knowing Alan and respect him for his knowledge and values. His on developing a life and a business plan was inspiring. We can learn much from your message.” Kent Dykes, President, Chamber of Commerce

  • “It was a true pleasure to have Mr. Alan Melton as a guest speaker in various Management classes of mine at the University of Phoenix. The students were awe struck with his knowledge of business. Mr. Melton is a polished speaker, fielding questions with ease and making each student feel as if what they have to say or the question they ask is valuable and pertinent to the topic at hand. His testimony alone makes for a wonderful witness to all business persons wanting to succeed in industry today. You merely need to know where to find the material. Mr. Melton excels at mapping the route. I would not hesitate to give Alan my highest recommendation. He gives a much needed, refreshing twist to management principles and their employment.” Kristin Doolin, BS, MBA, Faculty, University

  • “I now see my company with new eyes. I’m inspired to focus on the vision God has for my company. I want to move from self-employment to business ownership.” Victor Schultz, Owner, Tour Company

  • “It’s obvious to see what God has done in Alan’s life. His perspective on business is refreshing to a person concerned with building their business.” Russell O’Dell, President, Warehouse Management

  • “When I heard Alan Melton present a program, I was so impressed by his knowledge and emphasis on business ethics, that I invited him to speak to our Executive Roundtable, a weekly forum for our clients in career transition, many of whom aspire to be business owners. I was equally impressed by his presentation to our group. It is clear that Alan is interested in coaching business owners to their best solution. He is also a wealth of information for those who believe they would like to be entrepreneurs and assists them in discovering whether that is an appropriate path for them.”Ann Golden, Co-Owner, Career Strategies

  • Alan and his partners did a great job with our business valuation topic. They were very informative and the material was definitely timely and thought provoking. They were very professional and knowledgeable. Jon Lopez, President, Business Services

  • This seminar is a MUST for ANY small business owner. This is one of the few seminars that I can say “is a wake-up call for the small business owner to NOT LEAVE MONEY ON THE TABLE!” Jim McClain, President, Business Consultant

  • “I greatly enjoyed your presentation to my Rotary Club last week; you gave an interesting and thought-provoking presentation. In my search for a new career, it dawned on me that purchasing a business would be both rewarding and challenging. It is easily seen that the best way to sell a business is to keep growing that business, a sound principle in many ways. After all, if you are not moving ahead, you really are falling behind, especially in the fast pace of the global economy. This is a message that every public or private manager should take to heart. ” Stan Reid, MD, Financial Advisor

  • “Alan Melton’s message is very practical and powerful! I plan to prepare my business for sale for purposes other than its sale! I recommend this speaker to any business owner.” Paul, CEO, Cold Storage Business

  • “The feedback from the group yesterday has been amazing. I had two people who have been to PNC meetings but never considered joining that are insistent in being a part of this group. One has contacted 5 of her business friends setting the next meeting date as a must for them to visit. A major part of her decision was your delivery. You answered questions for her that neither the SBA nor anyone else had given her. Thank you so much for your great research, your powerful delivery and your transparency.” Kay A. Martin, Director, Networking Organization

  • “I attended your Maximize Your Business Value Workshop and it was great; on a scale of 1-10, I give you a score of 10! I really learned a lot; thanks.” Dick, President, Airplane Brokerage

  • “Your workshop Maximize Your Business Value really opened my eyes to greater possibilities. Thank you for the information!” Pam, President, Manufacturing Company

  • “Common sense approach presented with confidence and enthusiasm. This helps to determine value from a buyers perspective and not only your own point of view.” Tom, Restaurant Owner

  • “From hearing Alan speak on a number of occasions and in different venues … and from private conversations … I find him to be a highly ethical, confident and energetic professional. He has an expansive knowledge of business and unselfishly shares his expertise with others. I confidently recommend him as speaker, consultant or business coach.”Don Crews, President, Electronic Payment Services

  • “I want to express my appreciation for organizing and presenting the recent meetings in Jacksonville, Florida regarding multiple business issues revolving around customer service. The meetings were well organized and thought provoking, as well as very insightful, informative, and innovative. Your informative presentations were very well prepared, and will aid me with future dealings at the business and personal levels. Your sincere candor and your ability to reach attendees through your presentations were very apparent by the interaction of the groups. I look forward to attending more of your future meetings and seminars.” John Milton, Vice President, Pest Control Co

  • “Very real; I felt close to the story. Alan Melton was very good and concise”.Brian Behnken, CEO, Sales Company

  • “I have had the pleasure of hearing Alan Melton speak on several occasions. He is a terrific speaker and really knows how to keep his audience engaged. His topics are always relevant to what is going on in the business world and one always leaves with fresh ideas on how to make his/her business better. It is obvious that Alan really knows and loves what he does and is very happy to share what he has learned along the way. It would be an honor to have him back to speak again anytime.” Janet Goolsby Helling, Area Manager, Networking Organization

  • “Alan is a trusted and dependable friend. I eagerly recommend him. You will find he speaks honestly and with a great sense of compassion.” James A Nolan, PA, Business Law and Estates Attorney

  • “Working for and with Alan Melton at East Coast Transportation had to be the turning point in my career, my personal and my spiritual life. Alan not only was our leader he was our mentor and our friend. He used his knowledge of the transportation business, his ability to lead, and his heart to create a successful business and a working environment that was a joy to come to every day. His door was always open to us for new ideas and as a place to come to for help, comfort or guidance in our lives. Alan Melton is truly a rare breed in today’s world.” Linda Hayes, Assistant Controller, East CoastTransportation, Inc.

  • “Alan is a highly experienced and successful business person with a deep understanding of business brokering, business growth and acquisitions. Working with Alan has always been a very rewarding experience. I highly recommend Alan, not only for his business acumen but also for his integrity.” Matt Chapman, President, Data Consulting

  • “Alan is a valued member and client of Professional Network Connections. As a business coach he’s had the opportunity to speak to some of our Networks (networking groups) on relevant business topics. And I know that “if and when” I’m ready to sell Professional Network Connections that Alan will be the person that I will go to. His honesty and integrity stand out above all. Debbie Griffith-Brown, President & CEO, Networking Organization

  • “I have known Alan Melton on both a professional and personal basis for over 20 years. He is a both a friend and colleague. Key words to describe Alan are Integrity and Professionalism. He exemplifies these attributes to the highest degree. The values and principles that guide his life are the foundation for who he is, rather than mere words bandied about. I gladly give Alan the strongest recommendation possible, without any reservations.” Eric Markley, Controller, East Coast Transportation, Inc

  • “Alan Melton is a professional in every sense of the word. I have known Alan for seven years and have worked with him on a number of business acquisitions and dispositions involving commercial real estate. He knows his business well and is a trusted associate and advisor. As a result of my good relationship with Alan, we became partners in a speculative commercial investment a few years ago. I rely heavily on Alan for his business advice and guidance.”Rodger Willoughby, Co-Owner, Commercial Realty Co

  • “I met Alan about 3 years ago dealing with a client that was interested in selling their business. Since then I have gotten to know Alan on a more personal and business level. I know and he has extensive knowledge of how to run a successful small business. If you need someone to help you with your business then I would recommend Alan above anyone else.” James Lindley, President of CPA Firm

  • “I have worked with Alan in many capacities, as a service provider and as a client and I was able to get to know many of the employees in his company. He always created a great work environment for the employees which manifested into good moral and ultimately great service to the customers. Alan is a very personable man with the highest integrity and is an expert at making businesses successful.” His top qualities include: Great Results, Personable, and High Integrity. Joy Schultz, Independent Consultant

  • “In this day and age it’s seems to be ALL about the dollar. Providing a service, getting paid and getting out. With Alan it has NOT been about the dollar, but about his client’s SUCCESS. He is a refreshing change and a reminder of the days when business cared about their clients and not just about the buck!” Jim, Sales Associate, Web Design Co

  • “Alan not only talks the talk, he walks the walk. He has proven to be a wonderful person to work for, and a business and spiritual mentor as well. He is well known to never ask you to do anything he wouldn’t be willing to do himself, and makes you feel like you are an important part of the success of the company. Alan also makes sure he is well versed and educated in whatever he does. If he doesn’t have the answer, he will make sure he finds it or sends you to someone who does. He exhibits the highest level of integrity in everything he does.” His top qualities include: Personable, Expert, and High Integrity. Linda, Accountant, ECT Properties

  • “Mr. Alan Melton of Small Business Coach & Associates made a very large impact on my business. Although we have had a reputation for outstanding service and technical expertise since 1965, our business was having a difficult time making it through these hard economic times. In 2010 we incurred a bad debt of $174,000, which equals about 10% of our annual sales, and it caused me to explore possibly filing bankruptcy or reorganization of the company. At the beginning of 2011 I was beginning to lose hope in recovering from this large loss. We had many obstacles to overcome, low moral with our employees, non-existent cash flow, and inefficient business practices. I was working 80 hours per week and I told Alan that the number one thing I wanted was a date with my wife.
    Alan first worked with me one-on-one, then met with me and my managers, and finally with all of the employees. Our cash flow has started to improve and continues to improve daily. After six months our profits had increased over $152,000, which annualized is over $300,000 per year! We have started paying off our accounts payable to our vendors. We have reorganized our office and improved our staff with Mr. Melton’s help. We are starting to achieve many of the actions in our action plan. I have a clearer vision of where we are going and what it takes to get us to the next level. With this clearer vision comes renewed hope. Most importantly, I am working less and have started taking my wife out on dates. I would like to thank Alan for seeing hope in me and my company, and helping us through this difficult time.” Robbie, President, Service Company

  • “I would like to highly recommend Alan Melton for coaching any business owner. Alan was instrumental in turning our business around during the economic recession. Our annual sales have grown from $3.6million to $9million and our profits have grown by 400 percent. Alan helped create a stronger team atmosphere and was able to get great team “buy in.” This was after helping us to make some tough decisions necessary to initiate the turn around. Alan helped us to develop and deploy key marketing  and branding strategies,  grow our design-build division by 700% and turn our warranty department from an expense to a 30% profit. He developed a 5 year business plan with our team’s involvement and we have been successful in reaching every milestone.” Wendell, President, Landscaping Company

  • “I started working with Alan after floundering for a while with my first business because I wanted to avoid mistakes and shortcut my way to profits. A year later, I’ve tripled my revenues, have steady employees, and give myself a paycheck. My infrastructure allows me to travel out of town without worrying about the business, and I’m now looking at more advanced strategies to keep pushing the business to the next level.

    The steps I’ve followed are actually simple, they just require some focused effort. As great as it is to see this business do so well, I’m equally as excited and confident that I can apply many of the same strategies to future businesses and see success even faster. Thanks Alan, your help will extend far beyond my immediate return on investment.” Brian, Owner / Operator, Event Entertainment Company

When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” – Ernest Hemingway