"Rich and Mary are the best-kept secret a for small business organization. Whether you are looking to get to the next level, streamline your existing business, or even make more money by working less, Rich and Mary can provide fresh insight and clear guidance."
Mitesh P. Lakhani—Group CEO, Reliable Group
"Vision, clarity of objective, structure in the chaotic daily world of business, coupled with a dose of humility, seeing the best opportunity in the toughest situation and good old-fashioned business sense -- this is what this team consistently bring to the table. The fact that it is all packaged with a good sense of humor makes you feel as though you are working not only with experienced business consultants but trusted friends."
Emma Roubtsov—2006 WITHIT (Women in the Home Industry Today) Future Leader Award Winner
"My company engaged Rich and Mary to help us through the 'buy or build' example we did in class at EMP. I highly recommend them since they helped us reach a very good strategic decision by facilitating discussions between me and my two partners and our president, which I believe we would not have been capable of accomplishing in the same time frame alone without their help. Our decision not to entertain buying this company prevented us from making the single biggest mistake in our company’s history."
John Mousheghian—Chief Operations Officer BillingTree
"Working with Mary and Rich made me realize that it doesn’t matter how big you grow your business, you can’t lose focus of the bottom line or you will most likely be destined to fail."
Jorge Partidas—CEO of WAU
"Big love coming at you;) I will gear this more towards them, less on us. This is great feedback and am looking forward to winning this client and working with BLU to do our best! I feel so blessed to have you two by my side and I feel like all is possible with hard work and persistence."
Matt Kaseeska—Net Works Consulting Resources networkscr.com
"Rich and Mary have had a huge positive impact on every businessperson I have directed their way. Their real-world, hands-on approach to the issues that confront every business makes a real difference."
Gary Hoover— serial entrepreneur, founder of Hoover's, Inc. (hoovers.com) hooversworld.com
"I would not be standing here today without Rich's guidance and support. He is my coach and mentor and has been an endless source of knowledge, wisdom, motivation and business expertise."
Brett Hatton—CEO of Four Hands upon receiving the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
"Rich I and Mary are focused coach’s and business educator’s that made a huge difference working with me and my team at Ticket City. I highly recommend working with Rich and Mary and reading their book, Make Banks Compete to Loan You Money."
Randy Cohen—Chief Energizing Officer & Author, Ticket City
"As CEO of an award-winning service organization, I've learned how essential it is to have a solid financial team and systems in place to help guide my decisions. The team at Bottom Line Up Enterprises provides creative approaches and practical solutions to help entrepreneurs make sure their financial operations serve as a solid foundation upon which to launch their endeavors."
Damon Gersh—& CEO of Maxons Restorations, INC Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2002 (Service Category - NYC Region Inc. 500 Award Winner 2003 Fast Company Fast 50 Award Winner for Leadership
"Mary has the incredible ability to see things that others don't. What is an uh duh for Mary is an aha for the rest of us."
Daniel A Marcos—Serial Entrepreneur, CEO Braintrust
"Rich and Mary helped guide our company through some very rough financial times in 2009 and 2010. I will always be grateful for their wise council and expertise. But more importantly, I will always remember their kindness and friendship when we needed it most! Rich’s corny jokes (that make a point) and Mary’s steady, thoughtful advice were a perfect combination. They make a great team."
James E. (JB) Bleckley, Jr. President—The Banks Group, Capital Energy Advisors, Inc.
"For just a few short months we have been working with Rich and Mary at Bottom Line Up Enterprises and I wish we had been working with them for the past decade. They both offer great solutions that are not theory-based, but solutions that can impact your business immediately."
Kevin Sypolt—Padma’s Plantation
"When doing diligence on a business, Rich and Mary helped me to come to a perfect valuation and deal structure that I confidentially presented to a room full of VCs and attorneys. They are so good with the excruciating details as well as the big picture."
Nicole Donnelly—Author of ‘Ride Like a Penguin’ and founder of Baby Legs and Salty Waffle
"Meeting with the two of you this past Monday was life-changing! I can't thank you enough for all the valuable advice. I am confident now in what I am doing, and feeling equipped, energized, and able to take on even the most extraordinary of business challenges. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
Kelly Winkler—Vice President, Inc. Magazine