Through The Business Guidance Company, Buck Miller has been organizing and conducting business meetings for like-minded independent business owners and managers in a forum … [which] facilitates the free and uninhibited exchange of ideas, business problem resolution and simply the feeling of not being alone when you are in business for yourself. It is truly a privilege to be associated with the caliber of talented and ambitious business people that Buck is able to assemble to meet on a regular basis.
Buck is also a talented, capable and effective business coach. During coaching sessions he is above all a good listener, who can help identify strengths, weaknesses and areas of one’s business that needed improvement. With a knowledgeable approach based on decades of experience he is able to help one see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel, and come up with suggestions based on how to make a positive change using a strategic and systematic approach. All this comes to him with a natural ease, as he is rounded in all aspects of business. If you are trying to grow or improve your business, or just are striving to have a little time left at the end of your work day, he is an ally who can help you make that a reality.
Alex Goliszewski, President, Gutter Guys, LLC, Stamford, CT
As an entrepreneur, I needed independent advice from other entrepreneurs that understood what it means to be in your own business. I looked for years for the right combination of advisors and knowledgeable professionals to provide clarity as well as help us outline our priorities. Ten minutes after our first business discussion group meeting started, I knew my search was over. The experience has paid off many times over both professionally and personally and is helping us transition from a good success story to an exceptional business.
Todd Rissel, e2Value, Inc., Stamford, CT
This is an experience every business owner should have. The people in the discussion group are bright and articulate. They won't tell you what you want to hear, but what you need to hear. They give a unique perspective to any challenge presented. The fresh outlook and ability to bounce ideas off an independent group of business owners has enabled me to maintain a steady growth.
Michael Rosa, MMR Construction, Inc., Stamford, CT
Concerning discipline, accountability and goal setting, I have found that ...[meeting with other business leaders] has helped me maintain focus in my entrepreneurial venture into the Custom Framing and Art Gallery business. Having made the transition from a corporate environment of twenty-two years with Enterprise Rent A Car to purchasing a small business five years ago, I needed to find an organization where I could share all of those business issues that could not be shared with friends or spouse. I also needed to feel that I was accountable to more than just myself.
Stephen R. Desloge, Rockwell Art & Framing, Fairfield, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Ridgefield, Westport,
BGC benefits me in a number of ways. It helps me learn what has to be done to operate a mature, strong company, then provides direction on how to implement those steps. These include creating a process so the business can grow and succeed without me; cash flow and finances; employee relations, and short- and long-range planning. The counsel of fellow members and our facilitator is both enlightening and encouraging.
Matthew Hallock, President, The Voice, the-voice.com, Fairfield, CT
My coach, Buck Miller, has done an outstanding job of helping me through my planning process and holding me accountable for my deliverables through regularly scheduled progress meetings. This structure helps to keep me focused on the things that are important for me to grow my business. It is all too easy to get lost in the minutiae of daily issues and lose sight of your goals. Buck... is keeping me on track and pointed in the right direction.
Frank Orzechowski, Owner & President, Cartridge World of Fairfield County