Assistant Manager Katie Solsten Transfers to Denver!

Recently, one of our Assistant Managing Partners, Katie Solsten, has been offered the opportunity to transfer to our Denver office in Colorado. She has been with us for quite a while and will be greatly missed, however we are incredibly excited for her and this incredible opportunity to make a difference in her first move outside the state of Georgia. Below are some of her thoughts on her time spent at Buckhead Business Consulting.

“Working at Buckhead Business Consulting for the past two years has developed me professionally and personally in many ways. Coming into the business world, I had no experience in sales, marketing, or management. I kept to myself and was not very outspoken. Since joining the team, I’ve been able to improve my public speaking skills exponentially. I have become stronger in my skills of persuasion and have learned the importance of being one’s self. Most importantly, I’ve learned the value of working for my co-workers to help them meet their goals. All the training at Buckhead Business Consulting, has helped me become a more confident and motivated woman. Training and helping others reach their goals has become one of my greatest strengths and I am so grateful to have been able to learn from the best! I am constantly learning from everyone I come in contact with. Not only do I learn from other Consultants and Managing Partners, but also the business owners and entrepreneurs I meet daily.

Being part of Buckhead Business Consulting has also given me the opportunity to travel the United States for the first time in my life. I can now say I have been to Los Angeles, Dallas, Phoenix, New Orleans, Savannah, and Nashville. These experiences have made me more well-rounded and cultured. I successfully reached my goal of becoming an Assistant Managing Partner at Buckhead Business Consulting and now have even higher goals of helping to give others the same opportunity to grow as a person. Buckhead Business Consulting is not just a place where you have coworkers, but develop long lasting relationships and friends. I am very excited to be able to help out one of my best friends and Managing Partner, Meredith Noulis, in Denver, CO. I know I am going to learn so much from her and everyone in her office.  I am destined to help grow their office and exceed all expectations for growth of the company. This opportunity is going to continue to put me outside of my comfort zone by moving across country for the first time. I’m excited to be able to become more independent and open my eyes to new experiences.”

Buckhead Business Consulting is Expanding!

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We are excited to announce that we have relocated! Due to our rapid growth, we have expanded our office in our Midtown location. By the end of 2013, we had hired more people than we had room in our office and had the fortune of being next door to a vacant space that was twice the size of ours. By January we had relocated to the neighboring office which offered extra rooms for conferences & meetings, administrators, and assistant managers. We are incredibly excited about the change and believe it will be an optimistic foreshadowing of what is to come in 2014!

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Our Look Back at 2013 and Outlook for 2014

Buckhead Business Consulting is proud to look back at all of our accomplishments from 2013 and share with you our exciting outlook for the new year. 2013 was a milestone year for the company and our expected growth and expansion in 2014 will provide countless more opportunities for our team.

Last year, Managing Partner Sarah Horning received the 50/50 Growth & Sales Award and Managing Partner Jessica Linus received the 20/20 Growth & Sales Award from our clients. Both are huge accomplishments we as a family are very proud to recognize. On top of that, Sarah also received the Campaign Pacesetter Award as one of the top firms for our clients.

The year also saw Meredith Noulis promoted to Managing Partner and lead our expansion team in the Denver, Colorado market. We also promoted Amber French, Katie Solsten and Michael Da Graca Pinto to Assistant Managing Partner and promoted Shirley Rodriguez to Head of Human Resources. We’re excited to see them play a huge role in our 2014 expansion vision.

Of course, our charitable contributions have always been a huge part of the company’s vision and last year we set records for donations with Operation Smile, Dress for Success and the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

This year we’re expecting bigger and better things across the board. Not only do we plan on exceeding our donation totals with all of our current charitable partners, but we will add several new operations as the company continues to grow.

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This year, Buckhead Business Consulting will also be enjoying our upgraded office space to support our growth in the Southeast!

In 2014, our goal is become the #1 firm for our clients nationwide and expand into several new markets.

Jessica will be leading an expansion team and Meredith plans on opening new branch offices in the Northwest. We will also continue preliminary scouting toward potential expansion into untapped European markets!

Amber, Katie and Michael are expected to be promoted to Managing Partners in the first quarter of 2014 and will take the lead in extensively expanding our reach and market share in the Southeast. We also have several rising stars in the Atlanta and Denver branches who will soon be our new Assistant Managing Partners in 2014!

We invite everyone to follow us throughout the year as we take on new and exciting ventures with an aim toward surpassing all of the benchmarks set in 2013 and raising the bar higher yet again!

Operation Smile

1390649_562684703780778_1651832375_nThey say a smile is worth a thousand words, but sometimes, it seems as though its value is so much more.  Buckhead Business Consulting, Inc. participated in Operation Smile’s national event “A Day of Smiles” on Sunday, October 6th.

Operation Smile is a non-profit organization that raises money to perform surgeries in third world countries for children born with cleft palates and cleft lips.  At only $246 per surgery, the course of a child’s life changes from one of ridicule, malnourishment, and abandonment to happiness, acceptance, and normalcy.

Business Account Consultants used their sales and marketing skills to help fund raise in support of the organization.  Representatives met at the office and enjoyed a breakfast together before pairing off into groups and scattering throughout the greater Atlanta area.  When all was said and done, in just one afternoon, over $1,450 was raised; enough to perform 5 surgeries and impact 5 children’s lives.

Michael Promoted to Assistant Managing Partner!

Buckhead Business Consulting, Inc. is proud to announce that Michael Pinto was officially promoted to Assistant Managing Partner on Monday, October 14th.   Michael, who started with us in December 2012, and reached his promotion in 10 months, came to the company with a strong background in sports marketing.  Originally from Miami, Michael is a die-hard Miami Heat fan and a huge sports fanatic. When asked about his recent achievement, Michael said, “Management has put me in a position to succeed right from the beginning. It’s a tremendous achievement, but one that comes with the support of my colleagues and the hard-work we’ve all put in over the last few months. I’m very grateful to be able to reach this milestone in such a quick time frame; it speaks directly to the culture at BBC, inc and I’m excited for what’s next.”

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Giving Back

At Buckhead Business Consulting we encourage everyone to be a charitable member of society. Giving back to the community is an invaluable and important quality we hope to foster in all of our representatives. This year we have elected to join forces with the charity Dress for Success.

This particular charity focuses on aiding disadvantaged women entering the workforce. They supply women with work attire, as well as the necessary tools to be successful in the business world. As many of us know, being offered a job is only the beginning of the line. Dress for Success provides women with ongoing networks and programs designed to maximize employment retention. For instance, one of their peer groups is dedicated to enhancing professionalism and confidence in the women entering the workplace for the first time. It’s programs like these that make us proud to assist in their goal.

As an office, we will be collecting suits and separates for women who need appropriate apparel for job interviews and a professional lifestyle. Not only is it a great way to get some extra space in your closet, but it’s a perfect way to encourage support for the women in the community. While Dress for Success is an international organization, our volunteer efforts will be directly impacting the women here in Atlanta.

 We understand that entering the workforce for the first time can be challenging and intimidating, but with encouragement and a support system provided by Dress for Success, that transition becomes much less daunting. We are proud to be assisting an organization dedicated to bettering the lives and careers of the women in our community and around the world.

If you would like to learn more about the operation, check out the website Dress for Success!

Going Cajun

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Select members of the Buckhead Business Consulting team recently traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana to attend a regional leadership conference focused on personal and professional growth, and to have a little fun along the way.  Each business account consultant was hand selected to represent us and its core values at the event.

Upon arrival Friday night, representatives had a chance to network and get to know other top performers from around the country.  Saturday was dedicated to learning and recognizing top performers.  Valeria Provenzano, a full time student at Georgia State, and Joe Basile, both took home Business Account Consultant leadership awards.  These prestigious awards are given to business account consultants who have a commitment to their goals and the goals of others, demonstrate superior work ethic, and above all show high integrity in every task.

The celebration concluded with Bourbon Street and enjoying the French Quarter.  Congratulations to Valeria and Joe!

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