"Michael Emerald and I have been consulting together for several years. His ability to understand how to work with creative professionals like me is one of his greatest strengths and rare among financial professionals. Michael's strategies are custom designed to enhance my strengths, support my weaknesses, offer structure and provide accountability. Michael's years of expertise, business savvy, integrity, humor, approachability and hands-on style are invaluable, and truly make it a pleasure to work with him."
Owner of a real estate business outside of Boston
Michael is a unique Business and Finance Consultant in that he, unlike others we have hired in the past, listens to the client and for the client's vision. While possessing an in depth knowledge for multiple business problem areas he simultaneously maintains an level of approachability and person to person communication that is unrivaled. Michael over delivers time and again.
-Owner of a chemicals company
I have started working on my website with this company and I am very inspired and happy with their dedication for my business to do well. They certainly have many other great opportunities that I will definitely also work into my business.
-Antiques dealer in Sturbridge, MA
For many, the most attractive and rewarding part of the American Dream includes the freedom of starting and running one's own business, whether it is small, large or somewhere in between.. We hear and read success stories of people who build empires from virtually nothing and make tremendous contributions to the world in many ways.
As history has proven, anyone can do it. However, the challenge of starting a business that will thrive, especially in our current economy, lies in the many intricacies involved (depending upon the type/scale of business and the services/products offered), and the precise planning required to ensure optimum debut and sustainment.
Here is where the close personal mentorship and counseling received from Michael Emerald of Performance Business Design (PBD) proves truly invaluable. We scheduled routine meetings via Net Meeting where week after week, we would build and review our detailed plan for the startup of my first business, which we developed in collaboration and includes a plan for phased expansion.
The amount of confidence afforded as a result of having a clear vision for long-range path of your business at the outset is amazing and cannot be overstated. There is no doubt our plan, which does allow for adjustments as needed, will be the tool that will help facilitate widespread awareness of our products and services and attract customers.
Because of the improved organization and time management efficiencies afforded me in the development of my first, I will be launching a second business in the near future. With the relative low fees for the services provided, I cannot afford to wait.
Thanks, Michael. I will credit my first million dollars to your patience, talent and tenacity.
A Cleaning Business Owner
“Michael really listened to me, understood what the pain points are in my business, and is helping me develop a plan to take it up to the next level.”
–Internet Business Owner
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–Restaurant owner in Putnam, CT
“Even after our very first phone call I felt energized to take over the world!”
-A Virtual Assistant
“Michael is a unique Business and Finance Consultant in that he, unlike others we have hired in the past, listens to the client and for the client's vision. While possessing an in depth knowledge for multiple business problem areas he simultaneously maintains a level of approachability and person to person communication that is unrivaled. Michael over delivers time and again.” CEO, an industrial firm
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