We employed the services of Eric Billoud trading as Breakthrough Business Systems on a six month contract from October 2009 – March 2010.

 

During the contract we followed the advice of Eric to pull our existing advertising/ marketing spend from the various types of media we were using including media aimed at both locals and to attract the tourists.

 

At the same time we concentrated on various targeted strategies recommended by Eric and tweaked these to fit our business.

 

The strategies that were successful enabled us to form a main direction and to fine tune it into an appropriate Marketing Plan for our business that is proving to be a much more cost efficient and effective form of marketing. We now feel more confident with our marketing direction and with the return for investment we are receiving.

 

As marketing is an ongoing evolving part of any business we have decided to keep Eric on a maintenance contract.
We would recommend Breakthrough Business Systems as a worthwhile exercise for any business owner willing to put in the effort to make it work.

- Angela and Nathan Imlach, The Mediterranean Market, Queenstown
 

From waning cash flow to a full schedule in 6 months, and more to come! I first met Eric at his seminar. I attended because I needed to revive my passion for my business, following a difficult year. I achieved that on the day of the seminar. I am now working with Eric on a one to one basis.

Committing to coaching has made me re focus on marketing: losing that focus has been my biggest mistake in the past, as I got caught up in the day to day “stuff”. The process has given me clarity and confidence in my marketing. I now know exactly what to do to get new clients, and it’s working: I am booked out!

- Jean Foster, Foster and Burke Interior Design, Queenstown
 

Our plumbing business was fully reliant on new housing projects. With the building boom slowing we were aware that we needed to expand our business to maintenance and repairs as well. We did that successfully with Eric’s street smart marketing strategies. We also got the confidence to know exactly how to structure our marketing for maximum results.


We are still measuring the spin off …thanks again!

- Steve And Linda Jarvis, Peak Plumbing, Queenstown
 

We contracted Eric’s services as we identified the need to learn how to market our property inspections service more systematically. It was our firm intention to become leaders in our field as it was becoming very competitive. In the last 5 months our business has grown by 45% and we are now confident that we have all the tools required to sustain that growth.


We are definitely the market leaders now, and here to stay!

- Alan and Erin Kirk, Independent Property Inspections Ltd, Queenstown
 

We contracted Eric’s services as we identified the need to learn how to market our property inspections service more systematically. It was our firm intention to become leaders in our field as it was becoming very competitive. In the last 5 months our business has grown by 45% and we are now confident that we have all the tools required to sustain that growth. We are definitely the market leaders now, and here to stay.

- Keith Mc Donnald, Keith Mc Donnald, Christchurch
 

Working with Eric has taught me how to define my point of difference, how to communicate with my industry partners and target markets, and maximise referrals.  My business has tripled since the beginning of the year, and I have quickly become the market leader in Queenstown, despite difficult market conditions.

- Mark Pullar, Roost Mortgage Broker - Raising Start of the Year Award Winner, Queenstown
 

I made $3451.00 from a strategy that cost just $208 to implement, this is just one example of the strategies that we used, and I will be able to repeat them and get similar results again.

- Janny Reinstra, Reflections Skincare Clinics, Invercargill
 

We went to Eric at to see what we could do to help increase Café Mondo online presence. From being on the 5th page of google, now we dominate the first 2 pages of google and are the only café on the page one. From this and we have had 4000 views on website in the last 6 months and this has greatly increased the profitability of the business. We have got an extra 200 likes on facebook page and and we have now a great following from this. Thanks for your help!!!! The team at Café Mondo.

- Ben Gallie, Café Mondo, Arrowtown
 

I hope all goes well with you and your business. I must say that my business has gone from strength to strength since our brief encounter at one of your free seminars (that Isabelle dragged me along to) back in 2009 I think?
I know it was aimed at Healers / Alternative medicine types, but the few good ideas I did pick up certainly helped turn my business around. Please feel free to get in touch, it would be great to catch up. Best regards.

- Rhys Owen, Owen Corporation, Queenstown New Zealand