What Clients Say
“I met Fred when he helped guide a mutual client through a financial transaction. We’ve worked together closely on several issues. I ‘m very impressed with Fred's ability to quickly grasp the salient points of negotiation, re-package them in a clear summary for his client, navigate the delicate back-and-forth between client and bank, and work to find a mutually agreeable solution. Fred's ability to remove emotion from a difficult process is no small benefit to his clients. Fred is very accessible, even late into the evening. I recommend Fred's services to any company that needs sage advice and help in navigating unfamiliar "financial waters". From a banker's perspective, the service that Fred and the Business Lab, Inc. team provide to clients is invaluable.”
Todd O’Brien, vice president
“Fred and the Business Lab team really understand the challenges and opportunities of running a business. They give me confidence that I am on the right track financially and strategically. If you are a business owner looking for a true advocate, I highly recommend Business Lab, Inc.”
Todd Hofer, president
Beacon Appraisal Group
“During the past 30 years in business, I’ve spent thousands of dollars on consultants to help with the financial management of my company. Frequently, these consultants learned more from me than I did from them and my bank account looked worse when the relationship ended! Finding someone with a combination of expertise, experience, understanding and integrity is extremely difficult. Fred Lilley has all of those and I am continually grateful for his advice and support.”
Barbara Hemphill, founder
Paper Tiger Productivity Institute
“I’ve benefited directly from the Business Lab, Inc. consulting services. Fred Lilley is one of the most professional, knowledgeable, and collaborative people I know. He is a true business partner to our president, to me, and to the other leaders in our organization. Fred has a knack for seeing the bigger picture but also brainstorms with me on employee-related issues. He is very responsive and is an invaluable resource. It’s a good day when Fred visits – he brings with him a blend of cheerful professionalism and astute problem-solving skills. I'm thankful for my association with Fred. He adds immense value to our organization.”
Shannon Libbert, human resources director
Avalex Technologies, Inc.
“One of Fred’s greatest assets is his ability to very quickly evaluate an issue and take action to move it forward expeditiously. This was particularly evident in his ability to realize new billing opportunities, increase cash flow and improve our accounts receivable collection times from 70 days to 45 days. Fred’s ability to manage and direct staff also allowed him to establish the respect among the project managers. He worked closely with them to create new procedures and benchmarks which ultimately resulted in better project management and higher profitability.
Mark van Summern, vice president
Perkins Eastman Architects