To make a long story short, by the time we met with Matt in July we had gone from frustrated and confused to ready to sell our business and quit. Seriously the day before meeting with Matt we were so stressed out and had so little direction I called Matt to cancel our appointment and tell him after 13 years I didn’t want to grow we wanted OUT!!!!
Matt sat down with us that first meeting ready to help us in any way he could. Matt really met us where we were at and helped us truly identify our goals then reminded us that our business, properly operating, was the best vehicle to reach those goal and that if we still wanted he could partner with us to get our company to the point that it was firing on all cylinders. Over the next 5 months Matt directed us to clearly identify our “Why”, helped us streamline our office procedures, gave us matrixes to allow us to track our growth and properly set projections for the future. Matt’s advice greatly improved our marketing through the end of the year. One example is October revenues for us on average are ½ of July’s revenues. After implementing a few of Matt’s strategies our October revenue this year was over 130% of July’s revenue which was a huge catapult for our business. With Matt’s help we finished off the season excited about our business, encouraged about our growth and confident about our future. Our gross revenue ended at a 45% growth over last season and we have a S.M.A.R.T goal in place to reach a goal in revenue in 2014 which is a number I never even let myself think about before, let alone say.
I am fully confident that if you are willing to listen and implement what Matt will teach you, you will reach levels of success that even you are not picturing at this time. The investment is well worth it.
Ben & Barbara Slafter
Matt is probably the most talented young business leader that I have had the pleasure to work with since acquiring the Northern Colorado Valpak franchise 7 years ago. One of Matt’s most notable accomplishments is that he has “raised the bar” for standards in the home services industry in Colorado. From the effective brand marketing that Matt employs to his reputation of quality workmanship and ethical business practices, M & E Painting has earned the confidence of Colorado consumers. Year after year, M & E Painting has shown significant growth as a result of Matt’s leadership. There is no doubt that Matt will be shaping the business landscape of our region for many years to come. Matt possesses the talents to direct business owners to focus on the key aspects of growing their business, and conveys credibility and trust in his dealings with others. Matt also has a keen grasp of the fundamental aspects of running a small business. Many of these aspects are “common sense”, but they seem to get overlooked as many small business owners get bogged down in the minutia of trying to run their businesses day to day. I would highly recommend Matt Shoup and Shoup Consulting if you are a business owner looking to grow.
Valpak Franchise Owner, Northern Colorado
After speaking with you, I felt as if I had a new found confidence in speaking with others. I really appreciate the time you spent with me. I found after our meeting how different our concerns are and how we can help the other if we listen and learn. So I hope this has brought a smile to your face. I truly believe that you need to continue with Shoup Consulting. You will be a huge success!
To Whom it May Concern:
My name is David Sward and I am writing this letter on behalf of Matthew Shoup. I have a very unique knowledge of Matt and his accomplishments as a business owner, student, father, husband, and friend. Matt and I each started in the painting industry 10 years ago and grew up together in and out of the business world. Since the beginning, he has always strived to be the best at whatever he endeavors, and always looks to continually advance himself in every aspect of his career and life. If you know anything about his achievements as a business owner, that mentality should be very apparent. I would guarantee that using Matt as a consultant would do nothing but forward your company and enable you to take whatever next step, or steps, there are in your specific industry. The advice that Matt gives as a consultant is not only sage because he himself is an innovative business man who built the biggest painting company in northern Colorado in a five year span, but because he also hires some of the best consultants in the nation to help him. The good part for you, the business owner, is that he only charges a fraction of what they charge and is able to eclectically combine their great advice.
I have personally used Matt as a consultant and mentor throughout my career. He has always had a magnet for talent and never settles for any workers who do not share his vision as a man or business owner.
I personally graduated magna cum laude from Regis University with a degree in business administration and speak three languages. And I very happily work as a crew chief for Matt. It is not because I couldn’t get another great job in a different industry, but rather is because of the atmosphere and work environment that Matt has been able to create through his business. I feel honored to be apart of it and will continue working for him as long as I am able. He brings an incredible combination of honesty, determination, and innovation that cannot be found in 99.9 percent of the population. It is with that that I give Matt Shoup my full recommendation to any serious business owner out there who is looking to move past merely “staying busy” and taking the next step as a leader in their industry.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
DPC Painting, LLC
I met Matt Shoup around this time last year, and have met with him regularly since. At first, when Matt and I met, I was considering changing careers to work for M & E Painting. At the time, I was working for another company a little further down south, and was largely growing tired of the daily commute. Matt and I often met over coffee on my way back north. Matt would tell me of the great successes that M & E was experiencing, and would listen to me as I explained some of my goals and desires.
I always left our meetings inspired, and more driven for personal success. That drive eventually turned in to a burning desire to “run my own show.” Matt understood this and offered to help me as I began taking the steps needed to get to where I wanted. My wife and I are opening our own design company this month, and Matt has been helping to guide us along the way.
Going in to business for yourself can be an intimidating venture, to say the least. I am confident that working with Matt (who’s proven track record speaks for itself) will be one of our greatest assets as my wife and I take on our new challenge. We know that Matt will make himself available to us, he will show up on time, and that we will always leave our meetings better than before we got there! We are very grateful to have such a strong support in Matt, and I will recommend Shoup Consulting to everyone I meet that is interested in working for themselves!
I wanted to write a quick note to you thank you for your help in getting my new business set up and organized to be most successful. I have had so much great feedback just by the little insights you were able to offer me in my marketing materials.
I have known you for a long time and knew you have been very successful in business. Due to pride I never asked for your help or advice in previous businesses I have owned, but with this one, I swallowed my pride and asked for your advice. By doing so I had a good friend open up to me on pitfall and experiences that he has learned from, and by you doing this, I was able to set my company up correctly the first time and I already see it has saved me a lot of time, money, and learning the hard way.
Thank you for your help in getting The Curbing Edge started on the right path.
The Curbing Edge
Matt, thank you for the great job you did presenting to our District 6 DECA Students! It is always a tough job to present to a room full of 400 high school students, so our choice of presenter was critical to the success of our conference. You did an excellent job of incorporating this year’s DECA campaign, Live, Learn, Lead into an engaging relevant presentation for our students. Feedback from students, teachers, and administrators was that this was the best presentation they have attended at our district competition.
I recently attended your Top Ten Seminar and was inspired by it. I give your opening presentation on vision and the breakdown of the painted picture an A+. I came into this seminar wanting inspirtation, hope and understanding of the action steps needed to move my business forward and I got them all! Your understanding of, and devotion to and with the vitals of a business is clear. You are a numbers guy, but don’t stop there. You use them to take care of people: self, family, and and your team.
Building and Design Services, INC
We recently attended your March Top Ten Seminar as well as have been working with you one on one over the past months. Your teachings about vision have totaly changed our company and how we work our daily business. Personally, Royal Turf will never be the same again, which is great! You have very much inspired us and our company, not with just your knowledge about business, but your heart shines through in what you do. After workign with you, we feel so much better about our business and how to grow the right way. We feel working with you was the investment of a lifetime for new entrepreneurs. Just the topic alone of knowing and reviewing the vital statistics of our business will quadruple our investment made with you.
Justin and Sarah King
Royal Turf Irrigation