Testimonials


1” What I’ve gotten from TAB is being able to talk candidly with business owners who have tackled the questions I’m asking. “

1” Regardless of the specific skills or background, each and every member of my TAB board has been able to provide me with ideas that I can use to improve my business. “

1” TAB has helped my business grow significantly by encouraging me to take a step back and identify the basics I need. ”

1” I’ve learned to manage my business objectively by the numbers. It is making a huge difference in my management style and the growth of the business. “

1” TAB meetings are a breath of fresh air and have helped me think outside the box about a variety of issues from collections, to marketing to partnership. “

1” As your business grows, you always learn more things that you’re supposed to be doing or need to be planning for. “

1” We have been with TAB for over five years and the relationship has been a key element of our success. “

“I hired Smart State to help me through an emergency situation at my company that I founded 22 years ago and to coach me as I transitioned to the President & CEO role. They came in and rolled up their sleeves and from day one immediately gained the trust and respect of the entire management team. They successfully guided me and the company through the emergency and transition period helping to improve the company in virtually every area. They cared and helped me personally as much as they cared and helped the company, amazing coaches. I feel comfortable discussing any decision with them. Their sound judgment coupled with their vast experience helps bring clarity to the decision making process. They are wonderful business coaches. “

Clark Maurer , President & CEO
SlickEdit, Inc.


” TAB, my board, and your Smart State business coaching in particular have been extremely rewarding for me and I can say one of the best business decisions I made “

Steve Sewell
Raleigh Business Owner


” It is kind of amazing that we have the caliber of business coach talent here in the Triangle via Smart State. They have helped me and my team work through a tough succession issue. After 18 months we have made the formal announcement that I have stepped aside as Managing Partner… We had tried other assistance professionals… these guys are the only ones who delivered. “

” I worked with Keith, my Triangle based business coach, to help me make some difficult decisions at a time of financial stress for my company. He effectively utilized his experience and judgment to add clarity and to give me the confidence to make some hard choices. As a result, the company was able to recover from an $800,000 loss to a $600,000 positive EBITDA. “

Shail Jain, President & CEO
IIS