Various business professionals that I have worked with have written their
thoughts of our relationship.
"Two years ago I was introduced to Mike Strand. He was offering free services
to a limited number of clients and sharing his expertise in business. I had
been an educator for over twenty years wanting to learn as much as I could about
developing a successful business. With Mike's encouragement and teaching I was
able to complete a business plan that allowed me to win EDC's "Create Your
Own Business Contest" for a Micro Business in 2004.
Mike's knowledge and advice has helped me develop my business plan into a on-line
store to sell my products across the United States. My company, B Able To, Inc.,
is successful because Mike Strand shared his wisdom with dedication and patience."
Kathryn Bareis - BAbleTo.com
"The opportunity for us to partner with an experienced business leader
from our area was extremely valuable. The students benefit from a set curriculum
to work through, but the coaching and advice from Mike (our [Junior Achievement]
business volunteer) made it come to life. Our youth learned many things about
the reality of running a business which bolstered enthusiasm for some and encouraged
others to think more deeply about their options for the future. It was an important
learning experience for all involved. Mike Strand is a great partner for our