The Results Are In

Check out the latest feedback from the most recent SCALE UP Training Cohort.


January 2024 Training Cohort

Average Rating

Based on answers to following question:
“On scale from 1 to 10, how likely are you to recommend the SCALE UP Training Program to other small business owners?”

I enjoyed all of it. You went into more depth and into more areas than I had anticipated. Great presentation and preparation. I think it helped the employees that attended, and it caused all to look at potential improvements all over the business. I most appreciate that I think all who attended gained a better understanding of business they hadn't been exposed to or even considered.

This training is essential for small businesses that expect to compete with larger companies. I plan to implement all the strategies discussed, especially modules 1, 2, and 4. We're also very excited to utilize the AI tools. I also enjoyed the plain speak and Chris’s VERY helpful attitude.

I have attended executive education at UT McCombs and MIT Sloan in the past and yes they were transformative and empowering learnings. If I were to start a new company or work to scale an existing company today I would implement the Skayle 360 program for the entire executive team with my new friend and colleague Chris Ciunci. Chris dives into the nuances of developing actionable business plans, crafting optimized marketing and sales engines, and leveraging the cutting-edge power of artificial intelligence for scalability.

Overall I was very pleased with the information that was provided. We have already started finding ways to leverage AI and will implement some of the strategies from Module 1 as we update our strategic plan. I am also hoping to be able to implement some of the tools from the Team Building module to ensure we have the right people in the right seats.

Overall Satisfaction

Based on answers to following question:
“On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your overall satisfaction with the SCALE UP Growth Training Program?”

I appreciated and enjoyed the informal approach. I liked the fact that questions could be asked at anytime and all questions were answered.

I was invited at the last minute and am thrilled that I was able to attend. I really learned so much about the tech tools out there to help grow our business. I have been with the company for over 30 years and am excited about all the tools you have given us to modernize our approach.

Was hard to carve out the time, given that we all wear many hats, but it was worth it for the knowledge gained.

We asked:

Based on what you've learned in the program, do you plan to implement any new strategies or tools in your business?

90% Definitely Plan to Implement
10% Likely to Implement

Even though I have learned many of the concepts presented in grad school or in fortune 500 companies I have worked for, this course brought the concepts up to date and into the present environment.

I got a lot of very useful strategies and am excited to implement them and would recommend it. The SCALE UP training also helped me to gain focus on what next steps we need to take to grow our business. We’re excited to implement a lot of what we learned.

It really made us look deep into our company and come up with a better strategy for implementing technology to help promote our company. I most enjoyed the interaction with Chris and the breakout rooms to discuss what we were learning in real time.

The average rating of the Instructor Knowledge and Delivery was

4.95 out

Based on answers to the following question:
“Please rate the Instructor Knowledge and Delivery on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 is ‘Very Poor’ and 5 is ‘Excellent’”

Wonderful experience! I learned much more than I was expecting to. I feel extremely confident in supporting my President & CEO in generating ideas and formulating processes now. As the person responsible for our community engagement (email, social media marketing, website management etc.) modules 3 & 4 were groundbreaking for me and my responsibilities. As the staff person who ended up taking on these duties with ease, many of the things I learned were self-taught and these modules really provided more ammunition to have in my arsenal. I feel so prepared to grow our outreach even more, and I’m feeling so confident to use all these wonderful tools to "up our game!".

Very friendly atmosphere, lessons felt personal and conversational. This made it easier to stay engaged.