we love what we do

…and who we do it for.

A look at how we’ve helped businesses jump off the hamster wheel and achieve business growth that sticks. It’s a look into the meat and bones of what we do – from those we do it with – and why we love doing it so much.

Case Studies

Case Study – Sue

Starting point: Sue and her team had structured a business around training people how to do their own PR. While sales were ok, profits were not. Added to that, Sue was flying all over the country servicing different markets. She was exhausted and couldn’t see how to scale it further. She wanted to hire a

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Testimonials

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“Bringing in someone from the outside is not something I'd done before in business so engaging with Jamie felt like a bit of a leap of faith.”

I've been in and around businesses my whole life and consider myself to be a reasonably sophisticated business owner. Bringing in someone from the outside is not something I'd done before in business so engaging with Jamie felt like a bit of a leap of faith. I'm pleased to say it has worked out well. Jamie really has helped me in many areas of my business - not all of which can be articulated in writing. One example that comes to mind was a time when we had some cash flow issues. Jamie ran our numbers through his proprietary software and showed us through some small tweaks in our inventory and accounts receivables how we could generate a significant swing in our operating cash flow. It's funny because managing the balance sheet is a concept I was familiar with but having Jamie point it out in such a clear, concise and real way was eye opening. Seeing the hard numbers on the page was like a smack in the face and prompted us to action. Right then we brainstormed some strategies to act on the information and subsequently saw some better numbers in the bank. I truly believe that when we think we know things, that in itself can make us blind. Jamie has been instrumental in helping us see the important things clearly and developing the plan to act on those things. That combined with the follow up and accountability has led to massive changes in our business.Right then we brainstormed some strategies to act on the information and subsequently saw some better numbers in the bank. I truly believe that when we think we know things, that in itself can make us blind. Jamie has been instrumental in helping us see the important things clearly and developing the plan to act on those things. That combined with the follow up and accountability has led to massive changes in our business.Right then we brainstormed some strategies to act on the information and subsequently saw some better numbers in the bank. I truly believe that when we think we know things, that in itself can make us blind. Jamie has been instrumental in helping us see the important things clearly and developing the plan to act on those things. That combined with the follow up and accountability has led to massive changes in our business. Right then we brainstormed some strategies to act on the information and subsequently saw some better numbers in the bank. I truly believe that when we think we know things, that in itself can make us blind. Jamie has been instrumental in helping us see the important things clearly and developing the plan to act on those things. That combined with the follow up and accountability has led to massive changes in our business.
Mark Trent
CEO - Pegasus Glass

“Our investment in marketing is down but our results are up. It's hard to argue with that..”

When I started my business I enjoyed some quick success and rapid growth. But at the 3 year mark things had plateaued, even slightly declined and I still was not where I wanted to be. I knew I needed something just not sure what. I had heard of Jamie's work through some other franchisee's plus had met Jamie previously through his work with a past employer of mine. He seemed to be getting results and people spoke highly of him, so I jumped on board. I should also mention, it was a significant investment for my business so not a decision I took lightly. But I'm sure glad I did ... Within 3 months we had things turned around financially. Our small profit had grown significantly through a greater understanding and awareness of our numbers. The biggest change I felt was a relief of stress around our cash flow. The cash flow forecasting Jamie showed us has been awesome! From there we have really nailed down our marketing with a very detailed actionable plan and some creative strategies. Our investment in marketing is down but our results are up. It's hard to argue with that. Even with my existing knowledge around business, and marketing particularly, it has been extremely helpful to have someone to bounce ideas off and help me see my blind spots. Jamie's style is assertive yet empathetic. He makes sure we are getting results but does in a way that makes it fun. If you have the desire to take your business up a notch (or turn it around completely) I highly recommend getting Jamie on board."
Stacey Sherwood
Owner - SupperWorks Ancaster

“Jamie literally walks with you. He is mentor, teacher and cheerleader. He wants nothing more than to see you succeed.”

As a family owned and operated business we face unique challenges in achieving our vision of a successful ongoing, profitable enterprise. Working with Jamie has raised the bar of our success. As most small business owners know, it is challenging to find the time to focus “on” growing your business we are so caught up in the day-to-day tasks. Having Jamie assures that we schedule this all-important work into our day. Jamie literally walks with you. He is mentor, teacher and cheerleader. He wants nothing more than to see you succeed. Jamie helps us to dream “large”, challenging us to identify the beliefs that we have that are limiting. Coaching helps us focus on the important engines of business that will increase our success. The expertise of a personal business coach is incredibly valuable and we believe that it has been one of the largest factors in our success. In the past year we have increase our profits over 800% and have just finished a record month. I would say to someone who is trying to decide whether or not to use SalesUp! for family business, “What are you waiting for? This could be the best decision you ever make. I know it was for us.”
Jerry & Joan Foster
Foster Auto