AppLy the Six Parts of a Healthy Business
Use the My Business Report assessment to prioritize growth areas.
build a Winning team
Discover the power of guiding principles with sales and marketing training to grow the bottom line.
Achieve long-term success
Apply frameworks today that will last today into the future..
Build Your Business With Confidence.
Growing a business shouldn’t be a guessing game. When you implement Business Made Simple. You will be installing your business’ operating system (OS). You’ll take the guess work out of running your business.
Start with the “My Business Report” assessment to give you the road map to building your business. With How to Grow a Business, you’ll understand how your business works like an airplane, and exactly what to do to ensure each part is working properly. You’ll feel prepared to face any business challenge with confidence and maintain healthy, sustainable growth for your company.
We help you choose the approaches that will work for you, giving you a return on your investment that you feel good about.
First, Let’s Define & Implement Your Guiding Principles
Mission Statement Made Simple sets your direction, bringing clarity & meaning to your goals in business.
Business Development That Gets Results
When you get your messaging right and implement the SB7 framework for your website, then build the assets that will alleviate friction in your sales funnel, you will be developing a sales and marketing engine that will work well into the future.
Built into the Business Made Simple frameworks are modules for sales training (The Customer is the Hero), marketing development (Marketing Made Simple) and others. Business development from A to Z. We’ve got you covered.
Virtual & In-Person Coaching
See the growth
Reach Your Goals
Build a Profitable Business.
Without the practical skills you need to grow a business and advance your career, it’s going to cost you… But with the right guide, you’ll achieve the results you knew you could. And the life you dreamed you would.
Weekly Strategy Sessions
We help you execute to perfection.
As your “outsourced marketing director/CMO” we will help you execute your strategy in practical, measurable ways, including the components on the left.
And, we support your plan,
staying with you every step of the way.
After we present your plan and make it actionable, we regularly check in with you and review your current business realities, goals and outcomes to make sure you’re on track.
You Live your Life
Rest easy knowing your trusted guide is taking care of your marketing strategy. You’ll enjoy seeing the hard work you have invested pay off, giving you the life you worked so hard to achieve.
Call When You Need Us
Whenever something comes up, we’ll be there to give you sound marketing advice. It can be anything from a big decision to a small campaign detail. We’ll apply Donald Miller’s Marketing Made Simple framework, to make sure you’re making the right moves to grow your business.
Our Business Made Simple leadership coaching delivers personal and professional impact from the first step so you:
Confidently make decisions that lead to growth & impact— giving you time for what, and who, matters most in your life.
Kind words from great clients & colleagues.
I had the pleasure of working with Marc. He is an exceptional leader with strong interpersonal skills, a unique capacity for empathy, and a high sense of integrity. His gentle demeanor and “win-win” approach at business negotiations and partner development are only eclipsed by his keen strategic mind and strong work ethic. He is team and service oriented and always mindful of the bottom line. Marc was an asset to our organization and I highly recommend him to any employer seeking a strong leader.
Marc is one of the brightest minds I’ve ever worked with when it comes to branding, storytelling, and crafting a unique message. He understands how to clearly position and articulate a company’s values, beliefs, and core strengths, and tell it in a way that a consumer will comprehend. In my experience, it’s difficult to find someone who is both equally gifted in brand strategy, and creative direction, and Marc is exactly that.
Brad Boekestein, Senior Vice President
Great strategy and great interpersonal leadership advice and mentorship.
Marc is the real deal and super helpful.
Ruth Finsthwait, CEO and Founder
Sombrero Time and Spanish Curriculum
Excellent coach! Professional, insightful and experienced. Provides top leadership quality sessions that bring out the best in you. Working with Marc has given me and my organization direction and purpose which has put us at the next level for success.
Jamie Johnson, Executive Director
Marshall Foundation for Community Health
Marc has the unique ability of arriving at an organization and turning marketing chaos into revenue growth within a short amount of time. He quickly identifies short term opportunities to produce “quick wins” — while at the same time developing winning marketing strategies that are sustainable. The results of implementing his “marketing blueprint” are remarkable and I recommend him. Marc is a great leader and has been both a professional and personal mentor to me.
David Kolb, Director of Marketing
Over more than a decade, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Marc Fey in several professional capacities related to marketing, and I couldn’t be more impressed. Direct, proactive, creative, insightful and a natural leader who is a joy to be around, Marc brings integrity and vision to every project in which he’s involved.
Sean Harvey, Senior Writer
I had the pleasure of working with Marc both in my role at the The Institute for Digital Transformation and as a member of the board with itSMF USA. Marc was a great inspiration to me in terms of how marketing should really be done. He approached it authentically, creatively and with a commitment to do good, while promoting the brand effectively. And this approach produced significant results! I believe this stems from his character as a person. He is one of the nicest, most open, insightful and thoughtful people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and with which to work. I highly endorse Marc on every level.
Charles Araujo, Principal Analyst
Intellyx, Best Selling Author
Marc and the team at MKF Strategic Marketing are passionate about their clients and producing results. Few marketing agencies put as much attention to detail and care for the customer experience as Marc; our partnership with MKF Strategic Marketing has been so rewarding!
Marisa Williams, CEO and Founder
Several years ago I went through the StoryBrand workshop. It was revolutionary in my approach to promotional material and for our website. But, I found it very difficult in writing my own copy. Marc Fey enabled me to finally articulate the answers to the 7 essential categories of story in order to upgrade our website.
Gary Barkalow, Founder
The Noble Heart
Forbes’ “Top 10 Qualities that Make a Great Leader” include the following: honesty, ability to delegate, communication, sense of humor, confidence, commitment, positive attitude, creativity, intuition, and ability to inspire. Without exception, Marc excels at all of these qualities. Finding the balance between fun and productivity can be elusive for many leaders, but not to him. Thus, his energized, affirmed, empowered team will go the extra mile to achieve objectives — and the results speak for themselves.
Stephanie Santos, Content Manager
Ivante Software (formerly Cherwell Software)
Clarity is what I was looking for with my Mortgage in Davis brand and “Clarity” is what I got with the helping hand of Marc Fey. Marc is a true professional and I am impressed with his endless availability and commitment to his clients. Stop wasting your $$$ on silly marketing and call Marc to help you put a plan in place to let the real fun begin. Enjoy the journey!
The Noble Heart
I have known and worked with Marc for ten years…he is first class in every way…
Michael Clifford, Founder and CEO
I have always appreciated Marc, his talent, and his passion. It was fantastic having him as a strategic member of my senior team. He is smart, capable and caring. Quite a combination. Marc has great vision and the ability to make that vision a reality. I really enjoyed working with him.
Steve Maegdlin, Founder/CEO
Executive Advisory Partners
“Awesome work and creativity! “
Mel Goebel, Executive Director, Founder
Life Relaunch, Men and Women
Our Process: Built Upon the Proven Frameworks of BUSINESS MADE SIMPLE and STORYBRAND.
The StoryBrand framework position you as the trusted guide and your customer as the hero of the story, leading to clear and compelling messaging.
The Marketing Made Simple approach puts relationship-building at the core of sales and marketing, helping you build relationships of trust.
We are highly engaged with you and your team to help you find the insights that lead to growth. There’s no magic bullet, just hard work and experience leading to insights.
We help organizations make the world a better place while also realizing their greatest profitability. These are complementary pursuits—synergistic even.