Mel Reis brings both the big picture 30,000 foot view and the exact pin point know how to her consulting clients. As a new solopreneur, I had many questions. Mel explained the concepts in ways I could understand and then helped me map out the ground work I should do to accomplish those goals. She is practical and encouraging, constantly encouraging the need to tell the story of a business or school. My love of organizing has found a friend in Mel, who helped me create a CRM and boosted marketing efforts from tentative to confident and effective. Before engaging her for my business, I had seen her creativity and enthusiasm at work in an advancement project for an independent school of which I am on the board. My business has so many more tools to succeed after consulting with Mel Reis and Associates and I strongly recommend her excellent services.