Testimonials

Here are what clients of Startup to Growth, LLC have to say….

“Where would I be without the incredible guidance of Robin Suomi? She was instrumental in keeping me steady in my previous business, and absolutely vital in launching my newest endeavor. She is one of the sharpest, most insightful people I have ever met, and a wonderful person to boot. I could not recommend her more highly. Stop what you are doing and sign up right now. I’ll wait.”

Geoff Crawley, Chief Networking Ninja at yournetworkingninja.com
Sep 2017
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If you own a business or you’re looking to start one, I highly suggest you work with Robin Suomi and her company Startup to Growth, LLC. I had the pleasure of working with Robin as I was growing my business.

I credit her help and support in growing my company into a mult-million dollar business.

Paul Cathcart President/CEO at travwala LLC
Jun 2017
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As a business coach, Robin has brought knowledge, understanding, encouragement, and stability into my business, and to my growth as a business owner. It isn’t enough to say that through knowing her, I have a much deeper and clearer picture of my business today, and where it will go in the next few years (and longer!). On top of that, the Mastermind groups have given me opportunities to understand the similar challenges all business owners face, no matter the industry. We brainstorm, bounce ideas off of each other, hold each other accountable and end our sessions with renewed motivation and dedication.

Chelsea Snyder
MojoWriting, LLC – Your voice on the web!
www.mojowriting.com
LinkedIn – mojowriting
Twitter – @mojowriting
Dec 2016

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“I have known Robin Suomi for the past four years as a resource partner in my capacity as the co-owner and executive producer of StageCoach Theatre Company. Robin is one of the most committed, hard-working, and knowledgeable business leaders I have met in Loudoun County. She has been a business counselor I could trust implicitly for sound advice and reliable resources. I continue to enjoy collaborating with her on new and creative ideas to grow my business.

Robin is a smart and savvy business woman who understands delivering excellent service, understanding her clients, marketing through multiple media, and forging strong partnerships. Your investment in her will pay great dividends for your business.”

Jerri Wiseman
Co-Owner and Executive Producer
StageCoach Theatre Company LLC
Herndon, VA
(571) 477-9444
Jerri@StageCoachTC.com
www.StageCoachTC.com
Nov 2015

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Among Robin’s many gifts are her talents for empowering “wishers” to become “doers,” for helping new entrepreneurs to hold onto their visions while bringing the tools and brass tacks to make those visions a reality. Robin’s instruction and counseling have been key in getting Joyful Dog LLC, off the ground, focusing on building the business in a way which reflects my principles and passions.   Robin has mentored and coached me, and along the way became a valued colleague and friend.

Marnie Montgomery, Owner
Joyful Dog, LLC
marniem@joyfuldogllc.com
www.joyfuldogllc.com
703-554-2384

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“Robin Suomi of Startup to Growth, LLC is the real deal. She’s gracious enough to calm jangled nerves — but never sugar-coats the tough realities of business-building. I needed help to navigate some rough start-up seas, and her recommendations were spot on. Trust her with your pocketbook, business plans, and dreams — they’ll be in capable hands.”

Jan W. Whiteley
Business Writing, LLC
Reston, VA  20190
703-915-4701
transformr@aol.com
Oct 2015
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“When first “going it alone”, I had a choice to make: How do I best invest my resources to maximize my probability for success? Without question, I made the right choice, by investing in me: increasing my knowledge of how to run a business, how to manage my finances, how to market my business, and how to maximize my connections. I found all o this information through one resource: Robin Suomi at Start Up to Growth as my business mentor. Together, we had this!”

Linda Black ChFC,CRPC, RICP
Registered Representative
LifeMark Securities
Leesburg, VA 20177
Nov 2015
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“I would recommend contacting Robin at Startup to Growth, LLC with any questions you have about starting or improving your business. If she doesn’t have the answer, she will find it for you. She is a knowledgeable community leader who is also fun to work with!!”

KD Kidder
Photoworks and Leesburg School of Photography
Leesburg, VA
703-777-4002
photoworks@photowork.net
www.photowork.net
Nov 2015

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I met Robin Suomi 9 years ago when I first started my own business. I was frustrated and lonely from lack of resources, and from working alone.  Robin was instrumental in providing me with the fundamentals and all the logistics necessary to take my business to the next level. She even provided me with friends through the roundtable discussion, as I met some wonderful people at her classes.

If you’re starting your own business, Robin will know how to help you. She has decades of experience and is most resourceful; she has the knowledge, the expertise, and the patience…. and I almost forgot… the most wonderful smile!

Heidi Yang, Leesburg, VA
Jun 2017