Success Stories

Hear from our delighted business owners

  • The BreakthrU 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 BreakthrU, 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


    Z.T. Distribution, Inc.

  • BreakthrU’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.

    Mark Ciepluch


    Vendura Industries

  • Our previous business plan was 50 pages in a binder on a shelf that no one read. With BreakthrU 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 BreakthrU, we didn’t do that at all and we were stuck. Now, with the Single-Page Plan, we’re definitely unstuck.

    Neil Karolek


    TLX Industries

  • The BreakthrU 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


    Summerset Marine Construction

  • The best part of my experience with a BreakthrU 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


    The Simple Home

  • Our revenue has grown by 30% and we have seen a 50% increase in our profit since we implemented the BreakthrU 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


    Schmidt Custom Floors, Inc.

  • The BreakthrU 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


    Mathison Manufacturing

  • With the BreakthrU 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


    Mariah’s Family Care Home

  • We made a big pivot within our business and we used the cloud-based BreakthrU 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

  • The BreakthrU Strategies process and tools have transformed our business. Before BreakthrU, we were writing 20-25 page business plans that we were too busy to follow. Since we started working with BreakthrU’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 BreakthrU’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


    Hamacher Resource Group

  • The BreakthrU 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

  • Working with BreakthrU 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. BreakthrU 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


    Brazen Standard Hospitality

  • The BreakthrU 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.

    Andy Oliver


    Gear Wash and Certified BreakthrU Advisor

  • Paul and the team at BreakthrU via their experience and their BreakthrU 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



  • Our BreakthrU 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


    Amplify Graphics and Branding

Ready to Write Your Own Success Story?