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We coach people who just started a business or are considering starting one. From someone who's currently an employee wanting to start a business to someone who's already started and is stuck.

970 Lake Carillon Dr., Saint Petersburg, FL, 33716, United States
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About The Startup Expert ®

Hi! Thanks for visiting The Startup Expert ®. We’ve been in business for almost 7 years and have assisted thousands of startup and well-established small businesses with their business development needs through our guidance and expertise. We’ve talked to more than 12,000 clients in a wide range of industries, enabling us to learn so much (both what to and not to do). We’ve loved every minute of it. Helping people follow their dreams and start businesses is our passion and we’re interested to learn what you do (or want to do) and to see if there’s a possibility we can work together!

We offer one-on-one business coaching, free webinars and many other (free and paid) services – all geared towards startup companies.

Our Training and Qualifications

  • Univestity of Florida College Graduate
  • Certified SCORE Mentor
  • Certified Small Business Coaching Specialist
  • Regsitered Tax Preparer

Our Coaching and Work Experience

We've been doing this for 7 years and have consulted with more than 12,000 small business owners.

Customer Reviews

  • from Christopher Wicks, CEO - Artistic Diners on 18 May 2016

    I was hesitant when the suggestion was made to work with a Sales Coach. As a Startup Founder, I understand the importance of sales, but was fearful of appearing like a "used car salesman". I knew I had limitations on my ability to sell, but in the back of my mind I was telling myself that my clients would see my sincerity in wanting to help their business. Needless to say, I contacted the Sales Expert and it has proven to be the best decision I made. In the few interactions that we've had, I have broken down many of the limiting beliefs I formed around the sales process and most importantly I am experiencing tremendous increases in my confidence level. The Startup Expert takes the time to teach you the concepts and principles behind the process, in a manner that allows the sincerity of your business offerings to be featured. No games, tactics, or get rich quick schemes, but real insight and a committed coach is what you receive from the Startup Expert.


  • from Candice DeJesus, Work/Life & Recognition Coordinator at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on 18 May 2016

    I worked for Bert for almost two years, he possesses the ultimate "can do" attitude and has great managerial skills which includes understanding the needs of his employees. He is knowledgeable, gracious, supportive and empowers his employees to go beyond.


Customer Reviews

  • from Christopher Wicks, CEO - Artistic Diners on 18 May 2016

    I was hesitant when the suggestion was made to work with a Sales Coach. As a Startup Founder, I understand the importance of sales, but was fearful of appearing like a "used car salesman". I knew I had limitations on my ability to sell, but in the back of my mind I was telling myself that my clients would see my sincerity in wanting to help their business. Needless to say, I contacted the Sales Expert and it has proven to be the best decision I made. In the few interactions that we've had, I have broken down many of the limiting beliefs I formed around the sales process and most importantly I am experiencing tremendous increases in my confidence level. The Startup Expert takes the time to teach you the concepts and principles behind the process, in a manner that allows the sincerity of your business offerings to be featured. No games, tactics, or get rich quick schemes, but real insight and a committed coach is what you receive from the Startup Expert.


  • from Candice DeJesus, Work/Life & Recognition Coordinator at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on 18 May 2016

    I worked for Bert for almost two years, he possesses the ultimate "can do" attitude and has great managerial skills which includes understanding the needs of his employees. He is knowledgeable, gracious, supportive and empowers his employees to go beyond.


  • from Joshua Jones, Principal at Sigma Management Group on 05 May 2016

    Bert is an exemplary manager and instills a very professional atmosphere wherever he is. He is always willing to lend advice to his colleagues and assist in honing their communication skills. Bert does a tremendous job adding value for his clients, whether it is ad hoc mentorship, or a public speaking/educational engagement; he cares deeply about his clients and their success in navigating the business world. I would highly recommend him as a management consultant.


  • from Thea Cimmino on 30 Apr 2016

    Bert Seither is undoubtedly one of the most effective motivators I have come across in my career. I have had the pleasure of working closely with Bert and his reviews are nothing short of glowing in regards to his mentoring abilities as well as his acute sense of fairness and integrity. Bert’s energy, drive and determination are unmatched. To say he is ambitious would be an understatement. He is a visionary who thinks outside-the-box. His sights are constantly fixed on the big picture and creative ways to improve it.


  • from Hannah Schauer, Marketer on 21 Apr 2016

    Bert is a natural leader with innovative ideas and a drive for success. Working with Bert strengthened my understanding of business planning and entrepreneurial spirit. I was encouraged to think outside the box and generate new ideas for building clientele. Bert cares for his employees and actively promotes a positive, exciting work environment.


  • from Eric Tash, Digital Marketing Manager on 07 Apr 2016

    Bert Seither's work ethic is bar-none one of the best I've ever seen. He is professional, articulate, and always in control of any situation--large, small, bad, or good.

    He's a constant motivator who never lets anyone he works with settle for average. He pushes and pushes his colleagues and the people underneath him for their absolute best! I brought my ambition to every task but Bert showed me the way to get in front of people, articulate my point across in a concise and intellectual way, and persuade them that the product I am representing is the best they'll ever come by. Bert is largely responsible for the success I've experienced and will continue to experience in the future. My positive attitude is a direct reflection of Bert's guidance.


  • from Kevin Gambold, CEO Unmanned Experts on 28 Mar 2016

    Bert is an extremely intuitive, driven and diligent professional with a peer-less grasp of the taxation and accounting fields. I was charmed by his honest approach and very pleasantly surprised by the superb results. Highly Recommended.


  • from Kendle Surgeon, Sales Manager on 03 Mar 2016

    After the first time speaking with Bert, it was clear to me that the time that I spent with others in the industry was wasted. As a true executive professional, all bases are covered and custom tailored solutions are seamlessly integrated into the businesses and the people that he and his team touches. He has a real interest in the people that he works with and the end results are all the proof that anyone could ask for. As he was recommended to me, I would recommend him to anyone looking for advise or direction from one of the best in the industry. All Hail the Bert !!!! (not to mention a very funny guy).


  • from Grace Schroeder, CEO Idea2 LTD. on 20 Feb 2016

    I was very impressed to see Bert's ability to innovate utilizing the resources at hand to create integrated marketing campaigns to address the specific needs of the customer and the offers of the firm. In short, he mechanized the process from lead generation to cultivation and close - with an eye toward improving conversion rates, upsell, and cross-sell opportunities. He's a good egg.


  • from Grace Schroeder, CEO Idea2 LTD. on 08 Feb 2016

    I was very impressed to see Bert's ability to innovate utilizing the resources at hand to create integrated marketing campaigns to address the specific needs of the customer and the offers of the firm. In short, he mechanized the process from lead generation to cultivation and close - with an eye toward improving conversion rates, upsell, and cross-sell opportunities. He's a good egg.


  • from Larry Klein, Dentist on 27 Jan 2016

    Bert is a focused and motivated individual who takes charge of a given situation and expects excellence from himself as well as the people with whom he works. He is a detailed, disciplined, and determined while at the same time sensitive to those around him.


  • from Geoff Deutsch from Single Hop on 11 Jan 2016

    Bert is a pleasure to work with. By way of his vision, passion, and ability to bring out the best in everyone around him, he is a tremendous asset in all aspects of business. I learned a great deal from Bert in the few years I worked with him, most of which have stuck with me today. It is truly is an honor to say, he is a great guy!


  • from Mike Mendoza, CEO M Squared Networks on 13 Dec 2015

    I attended a seminar in Irvine, CA that was put on for new business owners. I learned a lot of useful information in the general session, however found that my one on one meeting with Bert gave me the most direction and insight on how to use the tools available to me to become successful. His honesty and knowledge passed on to me was truly valuable in guiding me on my path. I would highly recommend Bert as a valuable partner and asset to any businesses portfolio.


  • from Larry Beckler, Owner of Law Office of Laurence Beckler, PLLC on 01 Dec 2015

    Bert's entrepreneurial spirit is contagious. He's honest, hard-working and has incredible integrity (not to mention a great sense of humor). His love for helping entrepreneurs shines in all he does!


  • from John McGowan, President/CEO of JAM Global Consulting on 12 Nov 2015

    Bert has great leadership skills and knows how to motivate/inspire the work of his sales staff. Through effective training and communication he enables the organization to reach their target goals on a monthly basis, day in day out.


  • from Ayinde O. Alakoye, Founder/CEO Hitch Radio on 08 Nov 2015

    I met Bert after being asked to sit on a panel that he was moderating earlier this year. I was impressed, not only by his moderating skills and his breadth of knowledge during the event, by the care in which he took to prepare for the panel. He had meticulously studied each of our businesses to find ways for each of us to share our expertise and have a successful session. If "how you do anything is how you do everything," then Bert is someone I can't wait to work with again in the near future!


  • from Leo Gordon, EA and owner at LG Accounting Services on 22 Oct 2015

    I have been working directly and indirectly with Bert for over seven years now. Bert is someone who deeply cares about his work. He never lets anything slip and with his work load oftentimes I am amazed at his ability to be on top of every task, big and small. Bert is always there when needed by his co-workers, subordinates, and most important his clients. It is expected that in any work place certain situations will arise that would require special attention and when Bert deals with those they are always resolved quickly and efficiently. Bert's ability to deal with every possible situation makes him an asset for every organization he is involved with.


  • from Seth Horowitz, Self-Employed on 05 Oct 2015

    Bert is thoughtful and creative, and always has his sight on your goals and objectives. He is willing to do just about anything to satisfy a client.


  • from Steven Frame, SAAS Consulting Pipeline Management on 13 Sep 2015

    The social science reference to the 10 year rule or 10,000 hours to master a craft has not be lost on Bert.

    He has a unique ability to speak to the fundamental building blocks and foundational efforts required to get a small business successfully off the ground and is great at helping business owners focus on the basics and execution over worrying about future outcomes that they cannot directly control.

    We worked together on a project I remember that included a total rebrand of a solution for our partner....we collaborated over weeks and not a single detail escaped him as we implemented a total overhaul on both process, system, training and implementation. The client who initially was frustrated, not only gave us rave reviews, but he has since been able to amass over 5,000 client success stories and testimonials from a single partner as to the legitimacy of his consulting and his teams prowess at helping small business owners look at their business holistically rather than getting myopic on individual details.

    The greatest testament to his Managerial skills and small business understanding is the sheer number of companies that have successfully implemented his plans and directives and saved money in taxes all along the way in ways they never would have imagined without his help.
    You definitely want Bert in your corner whatever the issue if you are a business owner.


  • from Miranda Tan, CEO at Robin 8 on 21 Jul 2015

    Bert is a rock star. Really enjoyed working with Bert. He is smart and reliable. You can always count on Bert to deliver and get the job done.


  • from Len Dozois, Freelance Marketing Technologist on 09 Jun 2015

    Bert is a motivating leader who thoroughly understands not only the sales process, but what it takes to keep salespeople psychologically motivated. He is a good listener and problem solver. His team-building skills were evident every day. He is quick to recognize and praise effort. If you are looking to kickstart a new sales team, or take your existing one to a new level, Bert's your man.


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