What are People Saying about
"I've been involved in the Make-it-Fly®
program almost since it's beginning. It has been an
invaluable sounding board for drawing on the expertise
of other business owners. When I'm faced with business
challenges, I know with confidence that I have 'team
members' I can turn to for sound business counsel."
the Make-it-Fly® family
years ago, I have enjoyed the friendships, the advice
and the power that collaborative efforts bring. More
than that, the Alumni Advisory Board has supported my
goals to lose bad working habits and set prosperous,
I am thankful for the
active accountability partners from my board. I am ecstatic
to have yet another outlet to share my expertise on
corporate identity, branding and graphic design. Thank
you, Dave and Victoria, for setting me on a stronger
“Having owned and
operated my own business for over 10 years, I became
keenly aware that I needed support if I was to grow.
Since joining in 2004, Make-it-Fly®
has helped me take my business from surviving to thriving.
Through brainstorming and feedback, the Make-it-Fly®
Alumni Board challenges me to stay focused, clear, forward
moving, creative, inspired and realistic. It has also
helped me realize my potential and expand the horizons
of what I have to offer—my business has transformed
from being fairly one-dimensional to clearly multi-faceted.
Through the support of Dave, Victoria, the Alumni Board
and my many accountability buddies, I now consider myself
to be a knowledgeable, confident and inspired business
"I started my business
two and a half years ago. The Make-it-Fly®
Alumni Board has given me:
- Quality mentoring in those elements that are required
to start and sustain a new business
- Access to other talented business owners and their
- Enthusiastic belief in my abilities, when at times
I doubted it
- The opportunity to give my expertise and support
to other business owners.
has been instrumental in my success."
an Alumni Board member for three years and have found
the group indispensable to my business’s growth.
As a small business owner, I sometimes feel as if I’m
on an island. My ticket to getting off has been my co-alumni.
I know that I can call any one of them at a moment’s
notice to discuss an issue or bounce an idea off of.
Their diverse backgrounds have opened my eyes to new
perspectives and have helped me to make wiser choices
in managing my business.
I would highly recommend the Make-it-Fly®
Alumni Board to any small business owner seeking guidance,
support and friendship from executives like himself.”
Jay A. Murray
Certified College Planner
Alumni group functions as my board of advisors. Whenever
I bring an idea or a challenge to the group, I know
I will take away valuable feedback in addition to ideas
and strategies I might not have discovered on my own.”
Staffing, Inc. (also known as VSI)
Advisory Board helped me focus on the basics. Although
I felt that I had a lot of the foundation in place for
our company, the program provided me some insight into
the potential flaws in the foundation as well as how
to use the foundation to springboard into growing our
I would strongly advise anyone who’s interested
in Make-it-Fly® to
stop contemplating, sign up for the program, allocate
plenty of time for the homework and stick with it. If
you don’t feel you have time to give 100 percent
to the program, now is not a good time. This program
is one that ‘you get out of the program what you’re
willing to put into it.’”
“I met some of the most brilliant, fantastic
people in my life through the Make-it-Fly®
Advisory Board program. I got some amazing new ideas
and a tremendous amount of support from my new friends.
The biggest thing I am taking from the Alumni Advisory
Board is the understanding that I don’t have to
do this all on my own. Asking for help has never been
easier. I am excited and re-energized knowing that.”
“Make-it-Fly® has helped hold me accountable
to my own goals. As an entrepreneur, it is easy to get
caught up in the menial day-to-day tasks. Make-it-Fly®
forces me to take an honest look at my business and
its progress. When you have an informal board of directors
there to help, it is much harder to remain oblivious
to the mistakes that are happening. The bottom line
is that once a month you have to sit with a group of
your peers and examine your actions for the last month.
Despite the best intentions of a new business owner
or one who has been at it for years, they need an outside
perspective. We all love our businesses, which means
we are too close to be objective. Make-it-Fly® gives
you a group of peers who are interested in your success
and are willing to share their expertise to help you
achieve your goals.”