Success Stories

Hear From Our Delighted business owners


The best part of my experience with a STUCK peer advisory group is being in a room full of business owners who live in the (sometimes lonely) entrepreneurial world that I also live in.  Having this group to talk through issues, keep on task, and celebrate wins has proven invaluable.  I have learned new concepts, and have been given advice that I wouldn’t have learned on my own!

Amanda Nowak, Founder, The Simple Home

Our STUCK peer advisory group members collaborate with us on specific “how to initiatives” that pertain to working ON our business and not just IN our business. This group helps us hold ourselves accountable to our long term planning and gives us an avenue for asking questions/bouncing ideas off our trusted group members. We enjoy how our peer advisory group is about focusing on the big picture, while offering tools to drill down on how to effectively make the small changes that drive the big picture.

Kari Conradt, Controller, West Allis Blue

Working with STUCK has helped Tall Guy and a Grill on two fronts. First, we were able to fully implement the Single-Page Plan to help streamline our workflow and keep our management team focusing on our most important/high impact projects to keep scaling the business. STUCK also helped us stay on track as we successfully launched two sister businesses, Flour Girl & Flame, which is a mobile wood-fired pizza concept, and The Crafted Tavern, which sources craft cocktail offerings for both to-go and in-person events and parties. Now, we have multiple revenue streams to better diversify our product offerings.

Dan Nowak, Owner, Tall Guy and a Grill

The Stuck team has been an incredible partner in laying out the path forward for scaling our business.  For the first time in 15 years in business I feel like we have real direction. We finally have tools that work and a coach to give us the nudges we need.  We are grateful for the collaboration with them and our peer group, both of which are contributing to our continuous momentum!

John LaPointe, Co-Owner & Founder, GRG Playscapes
The STUCK advisory process keeps me focused on what is necessary to grow my business. It ensures my team and I regularly discuss and accomplish our key initiatives. The software platform keeps us on track and maintains our accountability. Before we implemented the process and platform, we were just like every other business and regularly got sidetracked. Since that implementation, our results have been so dramatic!
Larry Chapman, President, Summerset Marine Construction

We made a big pivot within our business and we used the cloud-based STUCK Breakthrough Strategies Platform to help bring the pivot to life, which was really important with our team working remotely. The Platform helped us facilitate value-added meetings where the focus was alignment and making sure everyone stayed accountable to what was needed to create, what is now, our new revenue stream!

Dave Stern, Managing Partner, Harrigan Solutions

STUCK’s methodology does not allow for employees to leave their minds at the door. Their tools help us promote a culture where employees are involved, support innovation, and contribute to our growth initiatives.

Michelle Kartman, Director of Business Development, Vendura Industries

With the STUCK tools and training, as well as support from my peer advisory group, my staff finally understands that business growth is up to all of us, not just me. I used to be focused on doing the work, now I’m focused on growing the business.

Janine Dagons, Owner, Mariah’s Family Care Home
The STUCK Breakthrough Strategies process and tools have transformed our business. Before STUCK, we were writing 20-25 page business plans that we were too busy to follow. Since we started working with STUCK’s tools and Single-Page Plan, we are meeting and reviewing the plan regularly. The plan helps us focus on the things that truly grow the business whereas before we were focusing on too much!

I also like STUCK’s Peer Advisory Group because they are open forums for other members to ask great questions about my business that my colleagues may not think to ask. Those questions made us reflect on our current methods and what we can do to maximize our results.

Dawn Vogelsang, President, Hamacher Resource Group

My involvement within a STUCK Peer Advisory Group has helped me become a better leader. Now, my staff is much more engaged and accountable to the STUCK Breakthrough Strategies process which has helped improve our morale!

Ana Lopez, Owner, ALLCON

STUCK has helped us identify our company’s real purpose and helped us create a plan to grow into the business we’re best suited for. Our growth has been phenomenal and our team is more energized and focused than ever before.

Mike Harpster, President, Capital Electric Wire & Cable

The STUCK Platform tool helped us maintain a highly focused business planning and execution process. For the final 3 years that I owned my business, we achieved a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22%, a 158% increase in profitability and a resulting successful sale of the company to a strategic buyer for a high multiple. The buyer, a large national firm, was impressed with STUCK’s tools and they continue to use it to this day.

Andy Oliver, Founder, Gear Wash

The STUCK Breakthrough Strategies tools have assisted us in accomplishing more in the first year than the previous seven years including the last five since we’ve owned the business. The tools are simple and methodical and allow us to focus on growth.

Al Leidinger, President, Mathison Manufacturing

Paul and the team at STUCK via their experience and their STUCK Breakthrough Strategies® Platform have increased our efficiency and cohesiveness. Guided by fundamentals, the creation of a culture of growth and the addition of the accountability that drives execution, our team can now work towards a Single-Page Plan. This plan allows us to coalesce around key performance indicators vital to the future of the business.

Thomas Masterson, President, MediVet Biologics

Our revenue has grown by 30% and we have seen a 50% increase in our profit since we implemented the STUCK Breakthrough Strategies advisory process and software. Their tools are easy for my leaders to understand, use, and have helped them align their staff to the plan. This has helped the business grow faster, easier, and more profitably!

Tim Schmidt, Owner/President, Schmidt Custom Floors, Inc.

Our previous business plan was 50 pages in a binder on a shelf that no one read. With STUCK Breakthrough Strategies®, our new plan is condensed to a single page that we consistently review, follow, and take the necessary actions to achieve the plan. Previous to STUCK, we didn’t do that at all and we were stuck. Now, with the Single-Page Plan, we’re definitely unstuck.

Neil Karolek, CEO, TLX Industries

The STUCK Breakthrough Strategies process is very streamlined and keeps us on track. The simple Single-Page Plan, internal communication schedule, and 30/60/90 Must Do/Can’t Miss Board has made growth easier by increasing our accountability to our plan. By better defining our roles and training needs for each role, the performance of our staff has greatly improved. Before STUCK, we never really planned ahead, but now that has become the primary role of our leaders which has accelerated our growth.

Scot and Carolyn Trojanowski, Owners, Z.T. Distribution, Inc.

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