#1 Business Advisor You Haven't Met


We are drowning in a deluge of information and it doubles every six months. What is valuable? How do you decipher what you need? 

You have thousands of Facebook ADs selling you coaching services, over 500,000 entrepreneurial experts on LinkedIn and hundreds of marketing experts direct messaging you each day. Who do you trust to provide you with the most valuable advice? 

Nothing beats my experience when guiding your business to the Next Level. I've been at every step you encountered on your journey to managing your own successful business. 



There is no need for you to go it alone. Many times my clients say to me, "I wish I met your first." 

If you are a first-time entrepreneur or seasoned serial business owner struggling with growth challenges, I will share with you the expert experience I gained through real-life examples in my twenty-five years as a business owner and management consultant.

There is no need for you to struggle when I am available to work with you side-by-side navigating the many challenges all businesses face. 


Why an Experienced Business Consultant Can Help You

A business coach works with you to develop the skills you already have.  They bring out the best in you.  

A business consultant is an expert you turn to for help with your business.  They teach you skills you don’t know.  They are well versed in business strategy which they use to help you gauge the direction and scalability of your business.

They analyze the goals you have for your business and help you create a plan of action required to actually accomplish those goals!

With me, you get both services. I am an experienced business consultant advising many business organizations.



How Creating A Solid Business Strategy Builds Business Wealth


real-life proven LESSONS shared  to reach your business GOALS - and avoid mishaps along the way


ENHANCE your current success - have the LEADING BUSINESS of your dreams. No need to reinvent the wheel.


ACCELERATE your business to the NEXT LEVEL in less than one year with my techniques


you can DO IT NOW with minimal financial risk - build on your current success

Is Your Goal Long-Term Financial Independence? 

Let go of everything you learned about business. My competitors talk about how easy it is to grow your business. Facing challenges in business is inevitable. Many advisors don't talk about it because it appears too difficult to tackle or they personally have never faced them.

From my personal experiences I can tell you It gets easier when you look back and discover it wasn't as hard as you thought it would be. Why reinvent the wheel when I can help you identify the gaps in your business before it becomes they become problems and slow your business' growth? 

Whether you are nervous about a startup or your business is stale or you feel you are beat down and cannot get back up, I have mentoring options to fit your budget and your needs. 

You don't have to go it alone! 




WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE? Many business owners presume all of their challenges in gaining more customers is due to the lack of marketing. 

My clients all came to me asking for help after they spend a great deal of money designing beautiful websites, graphics social media campaigns, and new images. 

After reviewing their current business model I discovered many could not describe their ideal customer or why these customers purchase their product or service.

Together we will collaborate on designing a pre-marketing strategy describing your ideal customer and build a plan on why they will purchase from you versus your competition. 


Darlene's Entrepreneurial Blog

If you are a small business owner or considering a new launch or an experienced entrepreneur, Darlene’s Blog is for you. Small business owners face many challenges not written in books, journals, or classroom case studies. I’ve been there before you. Review these posts, continue to follow my stories, and together I can help make you successful through my entrepreneurial experiences. These posts cover business topics from startups, exit strategies, marketing, and operational demands you never thought you would have to face. Don’t beat yourself up if you’re struggling in your business. I’m here for you and willing to help guide you through small business struggles.

""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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