The STUCK Breakthrough Strategies Platform is a cloud-based product that helps small to midsize privately held businesses, and their advisor, go through our advising process. The Platform has our process and tools laid out in a simple and organized manner that will help keep your team on the same page with a Single-Page Plan. The video at this link describes how it is used to grow businesses.
Your data is protected in a couple ways:
Your data is stored within a SQL Database. This database supports both server-side encryption via the Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) feature and client-side encryption via the Always Encrypted feature. This simply means that your data is encrypted on the back end (in the database) and on the front end (which prevents administrators from seeing things like passwords).
Your data is secured with ‘data at rest’ encryption. “Data at rest” includes information that is not being used and resides in persistent storage on physical media, in any digital format. Some examples of media includes files on magnetic or optical media, archived data, databases, and data backups.
Along with data that is at rest, Azure has mechanisms for keeping your data private as it moves from one location to another. Microsoft uses the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol to protect data when it’s traveling between the cloud services and customers.
Perfect Forward Secrecy (PFS) protects connections between customers’ client systems and Microsoft cloud services by unique keys. Connections also use RSA-based 2,048-bit encryption key lengths. This combination makes it difficult for someone to intercept and access data that is in transit.
If you wish to learn more about how your data is protected, please refer to the following articles from Microsoft Azure:
Overview of Encryption in Azure
SQL Database Encryption
The STUCK Breakthrough Strategies Platform software:
This 99.9% is irrespective of any unforeseen operational issues of the Platform itself (including any bugs or major functional updates that affect the uptime of the software):
Business owners and/or the leadership team will partner with either an internal (current employee of your company) or external (3rd party) certified STUCK advisor to use the software. It offers data, information and file storage, report generation and access to numerous tools in order to help businesses grow. The utilization of these tools and storage follows the time-activated and flexible STUCK Breakthrough Strategies process.
After getting registered to use the Platform, the advisor and designated business users of it will get access to their account by going to https://platform.getunstuck.com/index.aspx.
For interested businesses: learn how our tools and strategies can help you grow.
For interested advisors: please refer to Become an Advisor.
The software is as simple as we could make it while still having the ability to take advantage of advanced features, such as:
Our advisors are trained to use the software and will be available to answer any questions.
The STUCK Breakthrough Strategies Platform covers our entire process from Yearly Plan to Monthly Execution. We also included 50+ tools to help businesses as they go through the process that were created to help develop both the hard-skills and soft-skills of your team. These tools will guide them to get over different sticking points, use the software, and generate financial reports all while keeping their information and data organized.
In order to be successful while using the Platform, we do require you do have an advisor. There are two ways to get one:
The advising held through the STUCK Breakthrough Strategies® Platform is managed by one of our certified advisors. While it’s license fee is cost effective and required, any negotiations about the advisor’s compensation will have to be made through them.
After the client and their advisor collectively agree on an amount, the advisor will send that agreement to STUCK. From there, STUCK will send the business an invoice with instructions on how to pay. The fee is annual and will be valid for 12 months.
The Platform was designed to work on any browser. As it does work on mobile devices, it is recommended to use it on your laptop or desktop computer as it’s easier to view, type, download and email materials.
Classroom and follow-up training will take place either our office or online (via an online conference room). Any other questions after this training will take place over the phone, email, or in special circumstances, online.
Classroom and follow-up training, as well as miscellaneous support thereafter will happen from the STUCK team.
Below is the criteria we use when assessing advisors:
If this sounds like you, please contact us! We will review your qualifications and if we think you are the right fit, we will get in touch. For more information, please refer to our Become an Advisor page.
Advisors will first apply to become part of our team. If, after reviewing their credentials, we feel they are a great fit as to what we are looking for, we will contact them. After that, we will send an agreement for them to sign and will then get a date for them to meet with us to be trained (either in-person or virtually). Certification will happen after the completion of the training.
After getting trained and certified, they will have the ability to find their own clients and start the STUCK Breakthrough Strategies® process with them.
Every advisor will apply to STUCK. If we feel that they are a great fit, we will get in contact with them to train and certify them. The training process involves:
We want to help grow our advisors. This being said, we will not get clients for you, but will give you tips to get you right on track.
Our process. The steps we use to access, create, deploy, and execute the Single-Page Plan is quick as we value the busy schedules of our clients. At the same time, it was created in a way that allows time-activation, simplicity, and organization in order that clients overcome any sticking point that may occur before or during the execution of the plan. In other words, our process was formed to always help you “today”.
Our strategies, tools, and methods came from the experience we gained from growing our business from a basement start-up to a 100M international company. We have the experience to handle all obstacles that arise from business growth while still maintaining the maximization of your investors share value and the empowerment for your staff.
Our strategies and tools helped grow our previous business, EMTEQ, from a basement start-up to an international 100M organization. These strategies and tools are consolidated in our advising structure, STUCK Breakthrough Strategies®, which offers a time-activated, simple, and organized approach to helping businesses get to the next level. In addition to this process, the tools help with the development of both soft-skills and hard-skills, helping businesses get unstuck from any inflection point that may occur.
We have worked with and would be willing to work with businesses from any industry. More importantly, we seek alignment with like-minded leaders who have a desire for growth.
We prefer to work with small to midsized privately held businesses that are looking for the next phase of their business growth.
Our passion is to help small to midsize privately held businesses drive substantial and sustainable growth by using our proven simple and effective strategies. The strategies we have created allow for a simple and effective way to create and implement a culture of growth within the business. When this is done, the business will start to grow as the employees are empowered, engaged, and accountable, and the owner can then work ON the business and not IN the business.
Our strategies are available to any business owner who has the courage to grow their business. To share our success with other businesses, we created the STUCK Breakthrough Strategies® Platform, our cloud-based product that contains numerous tools that guides businesses, and their advisor, to reach their full potential while using our process.
We are patient and flexible business investors that are looking for companies to partner with and invest in. Criteria for STUCK to invest capital into a business is based on:
To see more criteria, please refer to the Business Investments page.
Our advising is a good match for an owner and leadership team who answers yes to all of these questions:
The STUCK tools, techniques and processes can plug n’ play into essentially any legitimate business from startup to sale. However, there may be situations where STUCK is not the best fit for you. We will be happy to discuss your situation, confidentially, and let you know whether your situation meets the decision criteria we use in selecting clients. This decision criteria ensures a positive ROI for you in engaging with STUCK.
There are multiple times when you may get stuck and need our guidance:
The experience we gained from growing our business from a basement start-up to a 100M international company allows us to be compassionate, empathetic and allows us to help you get over any sticking point you have. Our services include but are not limited to:
The advising held through the STUCK Breakthrough Strategies® Platform is managed by one of our certified advisors. Any discussions about the pricing of the Platform and it’s advising will have to be made through them.
The first benefit is flexibility. By choosing a certified STUCK advisor, you will be able to do as much or as little as you need and can afford at any given time. Another benefit is that our advisors come from various industries, experience, and roles. This allows them to not only provide you with our tools, but bring in their own tools and advice to assist your business.
After initial discussions and we have tentatively agreed on project scope and structure of an agreement, we are happy to provide references.
Some of our clients insist on strict confidentiality, so we cannot divulge any information beyond their industry and a general description of the services we provided.
Yes, our clients are located across the United States as well as locally. Certified STUCK Advisors come from various areas and can serve your business. If there isn’t an advisor in your area, an internal advisor (or, employee of your business) can be trained and certified.
For more information about the STUCK Breakthrough Strategies Platform, please refer to this overview.
For more information about becoming an advisor, please refer to Become an Advisor.
Yes. We typically start off our process with strategic planning, which includes sales and marketing, before focusing on deployment and execution. In another case, if there is already a strategic plan in place, our process and tools can be inserted wherever your business needs it. The most important part of business growth is in plan deployment and execution, and much emphasis is placed on those two.
The STUCK Breakthrough Strategies® process can help any size company, including start-ups. The process involves the creation and execution of your Single-Page Plan which was created to help you achieve your goals. Our advisors come from various backgrounds, skills, and expertise and can help you through the process while using the STUCK Breakthrough Strategies® Platform.
To learn more about our advising, please refer to How it Works.
For more information about the STUCK Breakthrough Strategies® Platform, please refer to Our Platform.
The STUCK Breakthrough Strategies® process is based off the creation of a Single-Page Plan. Our process was formed to allow for a simple, effective, structured, organized and flexible approach towards the creation and execution of it. Depending on the pace that your team will allow, the assessment, planning, and creation of the plan can take less than a week.
While our process allows for a quick path to execution of the Single-Page Plan, it will have to be administered by an advisor, either an external (certified STUCK advisor) or internal (we will train and certify one of your employees). The time it takes get an advisor will depend on if it will be internal, external, the availability of the advisor, and the time it takes to hire an advisor.