You Will Wish You Hired Me Sooner!

"Nothing beats big league experience." - Darlene Ziebell

Defying the Odds: My Journey to Success

The Big Leagues are made up of small businesses that reach 7 figures or more in annual sales per year. There are more than 31 Million small businesses in the USA. Here's how many make it to the top. 

  • Less than 10% of them ever reach 7 figures
  • Less than 4% of women-owned businesses reach 7 figures
  • Less than 1% of all small businesses reach 8 figures

I reached the top four times in my career. Today, I share with you how my experience stands out in a crowded market of business mentors and why my expertise is valued at over $56 million. 

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Overcoming the Odds:

85% of all startups in the USA fail by their fifth year in business. 

What are the top reasons so many small businesses fail? 

  • Lack of capital
  • Poor management team
  • A business model that targets every and any customer
  • Inadequate marketing plan 
  • Unable to differentiate from the competition

I have personally experienced each of these challenges and through determination and resilience I never gave up learning how to succeed.

There is no need for you to struggle when I share the planning methods that helps you navigate the many challenges all businesses face. 

Why not learn from someone who has been in your shoes? 

Beating the Competition

I learned early in my career how to build a business with little or no outside funding. I began with a small scale and plan to reach my next level within two years. Typically to 7 figures or more. I learned how to:

  • Begin with a small target audience
  • Surround myself with the strongest team of people
  • Learn which management skills are required for small business success
  • Build a business model with a targeted marketing plan
  • Then sell, build and grow

I share with my clients how to start local, but think global. I've reached the odds to 7 figures per year in sales in less than two years of a new strategic plan. Are you willing to spend two years to make your business grow beyond your biggest dreams? 

About Darlene

Jump To The Big Leagues Now

Specializing in business growth, there are three convenient ways you can work with Darlene to help you reach success. Meet with the #1 Business Advisor where entrepreneurs claim they wished they met before trying other coaches' ideas. "Your results will make you wish you had hired me sooner."


If your business is facing a large scale business idea, or your business is not producing results, consider contracting with her for private services where she can act as your Fractional Executive in guiding and helping you manage your business to success. You don't have to go it alone. As your CEO, Darlene will help guide you how to build and grow your business for success. Call for more information. Engagements begin with monthly contracts and are designed to fit your individual business needs. Start today but selecting more information. 

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In Jump To The Big Leagues, join your fellow entrepreneurs in this unique affordable online weekly coaching program where I hold your hand on how to build a business plan that beats your competition. Together in our initial meeting we will perform a Critical Analysis of your existing business or startup plan. Where your business is today, where do you want it to go and how to improve your business to reach your goals. Sessions are scheduled at your convenience and include both private and group sessions. Click below now and get your business 'unstuck.' 

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PRIVATE SESSION - Quick Questions Answered

If you are facing a business challenge or problem that requires immediate attention, connect with me today. I offer private sessions by online or telephone. These private appointments are perfect if you are struggling to make a quick  business decision such as negotiating strategic or marketing planning programs. After you accept, you will be directed to my private private calendar to schedule your appointment. If there is more than one owner in your business, they are invited to these sessions. 

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"Why didn't I meet you earlier? Darlene has helped me focus on my value proposition, identifying customers and most importantly how to make money. Regardless of the level of business ownership you are at, her no nonsense approach is of great value. She has a global connection with owners through her site Center for Women Business Owners."

Kathy Ameche

"Jonathan Mraunac "Our start-up company retained Darlene to provide consulting services related to fund raising, marketing, business-modeling, and web development. She went out of her way to meet at a location most convenient for us and provided several key pieces of useful, professional advice which clearly demonstrated her experience and expertise. I would recommend Darlene to any company in a similar situation.""

Jonathan Mraunac

"Darlene has MUCH to offer small business owners, regardless of whether they are just starting out or have been around for years. She has owned several types of businesses herself and has both broad experience and a unique approach to offer. Moreover, her style is refreshing. She doesn’t waste your time! She zeroes-in on the issues and talks-turkey to help the business owner confront the barriers to greater success. Darlene was a board member for two nonprofit organizations that I served as a consultant. I’ve seen her work in numerous settings and absolutely trust her judgment."

Katheryn Weidman, Ph.D.

"Darlene is an exceptional businesswoman who has tremendous foresight, credentials and experience. Her work, commitment to excellence, and character make her one of my most valued professionals to work with and I always look for ways to get my network in front of her. She is a good friend and colleague and I strongly recommend Darlene to anyone who demands the top level professionals."

Newell Anderson

"Darlene has a remarkable instinct for business strategy of not only knowing WHAT improvements to make, but WHEN and HOW to implement them. In the 20+ years I’ve known her, she has always provided us with useful management advice including accounting methodology, personnel and legal issues, contemporary marketing foresight, even spot-on location suggestions. Darlene is a true professional, honest and straight forward, whose insights have guided us through nearly 25 years of success as a growing national entertainment company."

Mark Seven

"Darlene Ziebell is an experienced and thoughtful consulting professional, as well as a business owner and advisor who knows "the right thing to do" for both clients and employees. She also injects fun into work by always having a positive outlook and using humor to create a relaxed and productive work environment. I will always consider Darlene my colleague and friend."

John Frank

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My Experience is Valued at $56M

People often ask me why my experience is measured at so much value. Basically its because I started from the bottom, learning the hard way. 

I have more than 30 years of business experience owning my own companies. During that time, one of my businesses, a management consulting firm, grew to more than 8 figures per year. Over the life of that one company, sales measured over $40M.  

By advising more than 20% of the Fortune -1000, growing my own businesses and advising hundreds of other small business owners, I developed techniques that major corporations use combined with mentoring small and mid-size business owners on how to use these same techniques but at a much lower investment. 

All of the mistakes I made along the way, turned into valuable lessons helping you reach your goals. 


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