What Others Say
"I’m not a big fan of the word try. It carries a lot of baggage, including doubt, hedging, and fear of failure. Do is another story — it’s filled with promise, belief, and a firm commitment to make it happen. NOTE: DOers are 10 times more successful than TRYers when it comes to starting a business.
Several months ago, I had the good fortune to meet Dick Sacks and Mark Hollander of The Sacks Group in St. Charles, MO. These guys are DOers to the max. Dick is author of “The XII Commandments for Small Business“ and his firm works with small business owners to accelerate learning and guide them in making savvy decisions as to where they spend their time and their money. Dick Sacks has an unmatched 25-year-long track record of success in helping entrepreneurs drive amazing results.
February is an exciting time for The Sacks Group, as they introduce The Matterhorn Project, an 18-month business apprenticeship program where aspiring entrepreneurs receive expert coaching, engage in critical education and network building sessions, and fine tune their business plans to launch successful business ventures. Phases 1 & 2 span six months and focus on preparation and strategy. Phase 3 is showtime, aka – your first 12 months in business.
I have examined hundreds of business start-up programs and The Matterhorn Project is by far, as good as it gets. It’s outstanding, both for the quality of learning/coaching and for the depth of support. Two out of every three business start-ups fail. Signing up for the Matterhorn Project is like taking out an insurance policy to give yourself every chance of beating the odds and creating a thriving and profitable business venture.
This program will launch in the St. Louis area (free info seminar for job seekers thinking about starting their own business on Feb 11th), but plans are underway to bring The Matterhorn Project to other cities.
DOers: Contact Mark Hollander at firstname.lastname@example.org or (636)949-9949 for more information.
TRYers: Buy the book and think about it.
"Thank you, and remember what you have done for us is extraordinary! We truly mean it!!! You have totally changed the way we look at money and our bills! We are truly indebted to you! We from now on will be trying to look at everything with you in the back of our minds letting us know, Do we truly need to buy that, is it in our BUDGET etc. I hope you can read this and SMILE and then pat yourself on the back for a job well done. Thanks again and I will let you when we both can run by to see you and pick up our things.
A Compass Project Client
"I learned more than in many of my college courses."
Harris Westplex Transportation
"Great advice for everyone thinking of staring a new business. A straight-forward, head-on discussion of basic issues most entrepreneurs don't think about."
Maria Guadalupe Taxman
Former Board Member, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
"This book is an excellent resource for owners and managers of all businesses, but especially of small and medium enterprises (SME). It is full of concepts and statements that seem to be simplistic, but are most often not given sufficient importance and consideration. Mr. Sacks has a way of simplifying and clarifying issues that are pivotal to business success but that frequently are overlooked, ignored, misunderstood or regarded as too complex to apply to a small company."
Jane H. McNeil
International Consultant to SMEs and Banks Lending to SMEs
"Great ideas. I wish I had heard these before I opened my business!"
Zippp Center - Mailbox Rentals
"Richard Sacks is a fantastic teacher and makes running a business a lot less scary."
Resource Forge L.L.C.
"It's easy to read and fun. The humor made the subjects a joy to read."
Jake's On Main
"I learned more from The XII Commandments for Small Business than I have in 18 years of being in business. Anyone who is thinking of running, or is already running, a small business needs to read this book."
Lloyd V. Brown
Brown Heating & Air Conditioning Service