Doug Cole, Heavenly Cup Coffee Roasters, LLC, Painted Post, NY
I very much recommend the Business Development Course taught by Professor Jim Grillo. I was most interested in the Profit-For-Pricing class since I was about to embark on a new product pricing structure. I was using a %COGS method at the time. So I anticipated a more in depth study of this method, but what I learned was a very practical field tested approach to pricing. Jim emphasized experience not academics. The MU approach was a recipe for success, easier to understand and practical to implement. I put it into practice before the course was completed.
A year later I am delighted with its results.
Peter Stull, Bicycle Man, Alfred Station, NY
I've been in business for 30+ years and still found the class interesting and very helpful. It showed me our weak areas and gave me the knowledge & resources to work on them. In today's economy even a successful business can't afford to be complacent, we need to stay on top of our game!
Kellie O'Dell, Canisteo Valley Transcription Specialists, Greenville, NY
After 10 years in business it humbles me to know that I knew little about correctly running a business, until I took this class. Now business can grow and prosper and I can be confident that I know the right way to get to the next level!
The expertise of Jim Grillo takes this course to a level that would be hard to match anywhere else! Jim uses his own business experience and knowledge combined with textbook to make it real and relevant for all of us, no matter where we are in our business!
I would have paid $1000 for this course!!!
Kristine McCollester, Wayland, NY
I am just beginning my Memorial care business and this program has given me so much to work with. Every aspect of small business management was cover in depth. I feel my abilities to succeed in this venture have increased ten fold!
Miguel Laureano, Albion, NY
The business seminar that you head has opened my and other participants eyes beyond expectations. Hands on participation by the professor and other speakers goes beyond normal seminars that should bring about positive results to participants, The city administration should be kept abreast of the appreciation and positive applications of the program.
I wish I had taken the seminar previously, I had two 936 tax exempt corporations one in transportation and logistics and another in food procesing both were a first under the 936 tax exempt stature of the IRS. I know now some very valuable information that if I had the privelege to have would have had a major impact on my decisions.
Nathan Baker, Finger Lakes Entertainment, Penn Yan
"The MAP program has assisted me in transitioning my DJ service from a money making hobby to a full fledged business! I have learned invaluable information about business management and blue printing my future growth. I now feel prepared for growth and sure of the direction of my business is heading. I now have the knowledge and training to handle many of the problems I'm sure to face...even if it's a surprise."
been in business for 30+ years and still found the class interesting and very helpful. It showed me our weak areas and gave me the knowledge & resources to work on them. In today's economy even a successful business can't afford to be complacent, we need to stay on top of our game!