Our Business Coaches Have All Owned Businesses

Alan Melton,CBI,CBB,FBA

Alan Melton, CBI, CBB co-founded and served as CEO of a leading small company until selling it to a publicly held company. During that time he led the company to grow from 2 employees to 130 employees. The company was listed in several national and local publications as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies. Prior to selling the company, Alan was recognized by the President of the United States as the SBA’s Small Business Person of the Year. His company was the recipient of the coveted Florida Sterling Governor’s Award for organizational performance excellence; joining a distinguished list of large recipients such as Merrill Lynch, the Ritz-Carlton, and Honeywell. Alan has started and led ten companies, and he has decades of experience in business management. Presently he serves as founder and partner of three growing businesses .. He founded Small Business Coach & Associates in 2002. The author of Small Business Solutions, Alan has a passion for business coaching, marketing strategies, business growth and increasing cash flow for business owners.

Alan attended Thomas Edison State College and Jacksonville University, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He is a certified family business advisor and certified business intermediary. Alan is married to Donna Melton and they reside in Landrum, SC.They have two children and are involved in the community. Alan mentored juvenile delinquents for 15 years, and has presided over national and local boards and committees.

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Brian Pisor, Small Business Owner & Coach

  • Created and ran four small businesses, still operating two of them (one generates over $7 Million revenue)

  • Won over $28 Million in annual revenue selling B2B

  • Recipient – Staff Management | SMX Strategic Award for Growth

  • Business “superpower” is quickly visualizing growth strategies

  • Strong focus on consistent team execution via developing and implementing Standard Operating Procedures
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Robert zook, small business coach & consultant

  • Created dynamic company cultures to improve delivery performance, lower costs and increase profits

  • Sixteen years as coach and consultant for 80 businesses

  • Facilitated over 110 teams to solve the tough problems

  • Trained over 40 team facilitators making future leaders

  • Recipient – GE Executive Award for Technological Improvement

  • Wrote 30 concise procedure templates for businesses to systematize and optimize their processes
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  • Has founded multiple successful businesses

  • Has financially advised over 800 business owners and families

  • Extensive teaching and leadership skills with over 30 years experience, with performances to 2 seated US Presidents

  • Taught Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University for 20 years

  • Associate with Top 10 Business Coaching Company worldwide: Influence Digest, Protoly and Six Figure Coach Magazine

  • Associate with business recognized by Hubspot as #14 Top Business Coaching Services Worldwide in 2018 – 2022

Sorpresa Cardoza, Office Manager

  • Experienced negotiator with vendors
  • Company communications manager
  • Oversees billing and collections
  • Seasoned social media manager
  • Graphic design
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • 5 years of teaching as a junior and senior teacher
  • Medalist for virtual assistant training from DigitalJobPH in 2021
  • Excellent leadership abilities gained through five years of a homeroom teacher
  • An ESL teacher for 1-on-1 tutoring for kids

“The only way to do great work is to love the work you do.”

Steve Jobs