Curt Clinkinbeard is a former director of the Kansas University Small Business Development Center and has worked extensively with the national SBDC network. Curt has conducted workshops at the national ABDC conference in 2005, 2006, and 2007, has conducted professional development trainings at 13 state/ regions, and has trained over 500 consultants in the SBDC network.

Curt is available to work with your SBDC state team as well. In addition, if you not with the SBDC network and have a group of business consultants who need training, the CUSTOMER PILLARS system is adaptable to work with your organization.

So what does it cost?

Curt speaks based on a day rate. This rate is reduced when done in conjunction with The FAMEE Foundation, a program which provides FREE ACCESS to the CUSTOMER PILLARS program.

This discounted rate on speaking fees and materials is a direct result of the our partnership with The FAMEE Foundation (Foundation for the Advancement of Marketing Excellence in Entrepreneurs). Workshop participants are also provided a pre-paid membership into The FAMEE Foundation, which is a simple and inexpensive way to share these concepts on an ongoing basis with clients.

Curt has done professional development trainings at the following SBDC programs:

* ASBDC National Conference 2005 - Baltimore
* ASBDC National Conference 2006 - Houston
* ASBDC National Conference 2007 - Denver
* San Antonio (Sout-West-Border Region) Texas
* Dallas (North Region) Texas
* Houston (Region) Texas
* Sacramento (Northeastern CA Region) California
* Georgia - State
* Virginia - State
* Oregon, Washington, Idaho (Regional Meeting)
* Maryland - State
* Kansas - State
* Oklahoma - State
* Arkansas - State
* 3 Teleseminar programs with SBDC consultants
"His approach facilitates the client getting their arms around the root causes, leading to effective execution of best viable solutions. By far, this workshop may well be the most effective business solution workshop I have attended in the last 10 years." - Joe Lam, SBDC Consultant, Austin, TX



"Your practical program based on fundamental principles coupled with your SBDC experience makes the material that much more relevant." - Jody Keenan, Virginia State Director

"Let me thank you again for your presentation yesterday. It was most excellent and most beneficial. You've developed a great program that logically and systematically explains a process to build a successful enterprise. I hope that we will be able to work something out to bring you back to present the workshop to our clients."

- Roberta Skebo, Director, University of Houston Small Business Development Center

"I wanted to let you know how much everyone enjoyed and learned from your program. We have not compiled all the evaluation forms yet, but so far the positive results for your presentation are "off the chart." It is obvious you are passionate about what you do and I believe some of that has rubbed off on our folks who are eager to try your process out on their next clients. Again, thanks for all you did."

- John Maynard, Director of Programs, The Georgia Small Business Development Center


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