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Services for Business Startup, Growth, and Planning Exits


Advisory Services to building a sustainable business model for growth and success. 


Building marketing strategies to increase sales for your business to become one of the top 1% in the world. 


Collaborating with the Best in Class bankers, lawyers, accountants and others to increase your company value before you exit. 

My Value - "Nothing Beats Experience"

People often ask me why my experience is measured at so much value. Basically it's 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.  

I launched 4 businesses, completed 3 successful exits. I have experience with startups, mergers, sales, IPOs, ESOPS, and turnarounds. 

I collaborate with a massive Best In Class contact list of advisors and experts I built throughout my career. 

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. 

I specialize in all aspects of launching, growing and selling companies in the 7 and 8 figure range. I've been in the top 1% of successful companies many times. You will wish you met me sooner. 



"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

"I hired Darlene to help me develop and implement marketing strategies. She has worked tirelessly to help separate me from my competitors in a competitive marketplace and encouraged me to cover every detail. The greatest compliment I can give anyone is trust, Darlene has indeed earned my trust!"

Hayward Harris, Jr .
President and Founder of The Rib Doctor, Inc.

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