|Significantly More Revenue
recommend Mark if you want to generate significantly more revenue for your company. Mark
is both a creative thinker as well as pragmatic and very aggressive when it comes to
helping his clients be successful."
|Dynamic, Go-to Guy
"Mark is a dynamic, focused "go to guy" who has depth in
business understanding and knows how to channel that into helping companies grow their
businesses. If you want to take your business to the next level (whether startup or
established), Mark is definitely the person who can craft the roadmap and lead you there."
|Attracting More Customers
"Mark has helped us better understand the strategic nature of marketing
- to get at the nuances of our customers' needs, so we can reach them most effectively. He
is also a tremendous wealth of knowledge, offering insights when we need it."
|Client's best interests
"I felt that Mark always had my companys best interest at heart. I
would recommend Synergy to any small business that is looking for a way to increase their
"I have had a very positive experience working with Mark from Synergy.
His professionalism is refreshing and his ideas are always backed-up by strong data."
"Mark has been a tremendous help to us in the start-up phases of our
business, and we look forward to working with him as our business grows."
"Synergy has made a difference - helping us achieve growth at a 40%+
rate and increasing profitability by 75%."
"I should've hired Synergy Consulting two years ago!"
"You have already added significant value to my company and to me! We hired you
to help me quickly increase the number of customers, revenue, and improve our cash-flow...
I am glad I did! Very shortly after engaging you, we have seen a serious increase in our
"Mark, I appreciate how quickly you came up to speed! Especially in
light of your flexibility in the payment plan we developed, and you taking a risk on your
own recommendations by taking a part of your fee from additional revenue."
"I have no hesitation recommending that other business owners hire Synergy
Consulting Group in general, and you in particular!"
"Mark has a distinctive, inventive, resourceful and imaginative approach
to the successful accomplishment of every objective -- on schedule, within budget."
"Mark is one of the most results-oriented people I have ever worked with."
"I would've spent an additional $400,000 or more unless Synergy
Consulting Group came into the picture."
"Value to me - Excellent; Value to my organization - Excellent; Overall
rating - Excellent."
"You absolutely stand out in the "let's get this thing done" category."
"I felt the benefit to me exceeded the cost by a significant margin.
Everything was first class."
"Your unique methods to product development ... will save us valuable
time and money."
"The additional expertise you brought to us supported our goals and
objectives very well."
"I am in control of projects and can measure the value of using specific
techniques I learned."
"Mark Paul is a results-oriented executive, who has successfully solved
root-causes for poor schedule and cost performance. I strongly recommend him to bring you
better profit margin, schedule and project performance."
"... effective because they presented new ideas for making project
management successful at our company."
"Mark is well respected within the Oregon Electronics industry and
is very well connected to all facets of the industry."
"Mark has considerable problem-solving and analytical abilities,
with a special skill in modeling complex problems."
"Mark Paul has been instrumental in helping us look towards the
future in a more meaningful way."
"Your presentation was excellent. Several members commented that (this)
will help immediately. Seldom have I received such unsolicited comments."
"Your facilitation skills are very evident...You have a good blend of
humor, responsiveness and guidance to capture the interests of the audience."
"Your knowledge of business development is impressive."
"You do an excellent job of facilitating the learning process."
"Your new business development insight was extremely valuable."
"Your insights are always so right on target!"
"You obviously have a great deal of experience in product development,
methodologies, processes and organizational development."
"You are a trust-worthy person. I hope that we have the opportunity to
work together again in the future."
"I think it's a great place to add energy to our curriculum."
|Business acumen / ROI
"You have clearly proven that your experience and understanding of
business has helped many companies improve productivity, and ROI."
"As I look back to the people who have helped me most, you are on the top of that
list. Thank you Mark."
"Your involvement helped me:
1) "Grow-up" to a much higher level of understanding about how one conducts when
leading teams of people.
2) Learn the basics of management, and the tools available to help us improve.
3) Look at myself to see where I needed to step up my game and become a better person and
"You did a fantastic job! In extremely short order, you were able to
immerse yourself into our unique and complex business, and put together a business plan
that will be essential in helping us raise our next round!"
"The executive summary you put together was great! It communicates far
better than what we had. You were very responsive in meeting our needs in very short
|Idea to market advice
"We greatly appreciate your involvement in the Lab2Market short course!
Your input on the volunteered pitches was invaluable, and we received very positive
feedback from the participants. The strength in Lab2Market rests with leaders like you who
want to assist up-and-coming commercializers. Many thanks!"
"You were able to provide real, practical advice for businesses. You
helped attendees realize the need of re-evaluating their marketing concepts and ideas and
the implementation of strategies to increase their customer base."
|Attracting more customers
"Your article on How to
Attract more Customers is really making me rethink my approach."
""A straightforward 15 minute chat with Mark about our
start up approach made the difference between months of floundering, looking for
direction, and being pointed in the right direction from day one. It may have only been 15
minutes but it was probably the most important 15 minutes of the whole project!""
|Building marketing awareness
"Its like Ive been
driving my marketing with my eyes closed and in the dark. Now Ive got both my eyes
open and there is light ahead on the road. Thank you so much."
|How to find more customers
"...there are some folks out in the business world that are eager to
know what really makes their customers tick. You are certainly the guy to fill in the
blanks for them!"
"I wanted to let you know that even in the small amount of time we have
spent together, your advice is already improving my business."
"Very valuable information derived from experience, and ... cannot be
found in textbooks."
"In the past day, I have already gathered information on 30% more
potential customers. This is a significant improvement already. Im absolutely
confident you will help me achieve great results."
|Product Development Excellence!
(Acceptance speech: Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference: Software
"I want to recognize the founding father of modern process at Chrome
Data Corporation. I want to thank Mark Paul of Synergy Consulting Group, who was
responsible for helping Chrome Data adopt the concept of process, put it in place, and
reap its benefits."
"I want to thank you for the entrepreneurial advice you
gave me absolutely invaluable. You zeroed in on the essential questions and led me
to reconceptualize the whole venture."
"Thanks for taking the time to see me yesterday and for the guidance. I
learnt a lot and you also helped me to avoid a few mistakes I was on my way to
"My idea is outside the box but you grasped the
idea right away and helped me clarify the problems I will be facing."
... let you know how much I learned. I walked away with valuable information
that will definitely get used.
"As I've mentioned before, what you do is very compelling. I personally
admire you due to your intelligence, morals, entrepreneurship, sensitivity, and sense of
|Gain best ROI
"Marks strategic approach to marketing quickly shows where
executives should focus their efforts to gain their best ROI and save money in the
"You have been a tremendous value to me and the
strategic direction of Rapid Transform. It would be a great pleasure to continue working
with you in the future."
|$500,000 in one meeting!
"His idea, developed in just one meeting, provides upwards of $500,000 of
"I really appreciate your sage wisdom."
|Set our feet on the right path!
"I knew I needed Mark's help because I was helping raise Angel funding
for a startup. We had a product but few clients and were running low on money.
In just an hour Mark was able to find the weaknesses in our pitch, show
us how to fix them, and set our feet on the right path with increased confidence and a
much stronger business plan.
|Sense of Business Issues
"Our mutual acquaintance is an excellent businessperson and he seldom
recommends someone with such enthusiasm and now I know why. Your sense of business issues,
roadblocks, and solutions came through in our meeting."
"I'm confident Mark's help has put us much, much closer to being
funded. His experience and breadth of knowledge are extraordinary."
|Great listener/Actionable advice
"I really appreciate all the clarity and understanding you bring to the
table. One of your strongest skills is being a great listener, and then being able to
translate the conversation into meaningful activities and actions. I definitely value your
assistance and your friendship."
"It was the best session I attended all day. As a
"serial entrepreneur" myself, I was happy to see the concise and helpful manner
in which you presented the material. I'm ordering your book and looking forward to a great
"This is amazing! The feedback is
invaluable, especially from Mark. He really did dissect the options and gave a very
thorough pros and cons."
|Support & friendship
"Thank you for your time, support and friendship - I really
appreciated you helping me develop a new marketing plan for me!"
|Talent, Wisdom, Enthuiasm, Heart
"This is a talented guy. Hes a business guide who can help clear
your way to success. Mark has the wisdom of a sage, the enthusiasm of a kid and the heart
of a drill sergeant."
|Quickly identify opportunities
"Marks vast business experience allows him to
quickly identify opportunities, customize strategies and provide insightful direction at
all levels of business."
|Proven & effective guidance
"Mark brings proven and effective guidance to companies
looking to build value and profits. His track record for success in this regard
consistently brings increases that are measurable by multiples, rather than percentages. I
have referred Mark to several business owners, and will continue to do so."
"Mark's no-nonsense approach is invaluable. He is able to transform the murky
grays of business in to actionable black and white."
|For a CEO, Mark is ROI
"Get more customers. What business does not have this need? None who
stay around for long. Mark Paul has demonstrated multiple times to myself and others he is
the superior being to make this happen. Mark realizes the KIND of customer a business
needs to attract, and how to attract more of them. Moreover, he works WITH the management
team, helping them come up with the formula by themselves - with his guidance. Lessons
like that are long-remembered. For a CEO, Mark is ROI."
"Mark works with high integrity!"
|Thrive during this economic turmoil
"Mark delivered tough-truth coaching in a
way that enabled me to confront my own blind spots and make change in time to thrive
during this period of economic turmoil. He delivered practical business savvy hammered out
on the anvil of experience. It ranged from 101 for dummies delivered in a respectful way
to 901 for old-hands delivered in a mentor to mentor way."
"I never doubt that he
puts my mission and deepest needs first . I feel more like me at my best after working