Lender & Other Testimonials

We encourage each of our business partners to complete a survey that rates us on various aspects of the services that we provide. The feedback that we receive is very valuable to us as it helps us continually improve on our services. We are proud to say that on a scale of 1 to 5 (1=not very satisfied and 5=very satisfied), our clients have given us an average rating of 4.7 through June of 2009. We would like to share some of the comments that our business partners have taken the time to write below:

Bobbie Beckman, Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce (Kaukauna, WI)
"We would like to thank you for serving the Chamber by providing a great educational venue for our members, guests and the general public. Your Fall Business Seminars were a success. Thanks again for your time, talent and energy and we look forward to working with you in the future."

Richard Smith, First State Bank (New London, WI)
“I was very impressed with the Business Plan. It was thorough and provided the information in an organized way that made it easy to understand the deal. It contained all of the elements I needed to evaluate the credit request.”

Brian Paschen, Bank of Kaukauna (Kaukauna, WI)
"Well defined and structured package."

James Schlies, Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Appleton, WI)
“Your presentation was exactly what we were hoping for – informative, insightful, and thought-provoking. I thought you provided the audience with some invaluable advice, based on your own personal experience. Judging from the evaluation forms, the attendees felt the same way.”

Amy Pietsch, Fox Valley Technical College (Appleton, WI)
“Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to participate as a speaker in Fox Valley Technical College’s E-Seed training series. Your delivery of the information you shared was very well received. Again, thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to enhance the class. I am sure you will be asked again!”

David La Duke, Community Bank and Trust (Sheboygan, WI)
“I thought the business plan from QuickStart was very well prepared and easy to follow. Really had a lot of needed information that allowed me to put together an accurate write up. I would give it a very satisfactory rating.

Mike Anderson, North Shore Bank (Green Bay, WI)
“The plan was thorough and easy to follow. Very well organized. Mike Hall is very good to work with.”

Gene Jessup, SCORE Fox Cities (Appleton, WI)
“Your presentation at our recent Seminar was most appreciated. In fact the evaluations sheets indicate that your presentation was excellent.”

Tamara Jo Mattioli, Associated Bank
“Great compilation of all the necessary information. Helps speed up the process for both the customer and the bank.”

Paul F. Jadin, Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce (Green Bay, WI)
“We at the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce are well aware of the value your company brings to the New North marketplace by helping your peers navigate business plans, financing, and other logistics of starting a business.”

Jim Lotter, First State Bank (New London, WI)
“Overall great package. I wish more future business owners would use your services. I will definitely send them your way first. Thanks.”

Richard D. Hofer, U.S. Bank (Fond du Lac, WI)
“The ‘Deal Summary’ was nice as it did a good job of summarizing the request and laying out the issues up front. I had sufficient information to make the credit decision as to whether to pursue or not. I wish all of our applications came in with this kind of information.”

Pat Gorski, Wells Fargo Bank (Green Bay, WI)
“QuickStart does a great job with the “details.” Your plans make a banker’s life easy!!”

Jason V. Krepline, First National Bank (Sheboygan, WI)
“Thank you for sending me the refinancing package. As customary, your presentation is well organized and complete.”

Chip Coenen, Lakeview Credit Union (Neenah, WI)
“Joe and I are very impressed that your firm is not simply a vendor, but a partner and mentor, providing sound advice and realistic information, on which your clients can make good decisions. It is great to have a reputable business locally that people looking to start, purchase or expand a business can turn to for help. When we help a business succeed, it really helps all of us.”

Brad Charapata, M&I Bank (Green Bay, WI)
“You have a great service to offer and I will keep you in mind while talking with start-ups and existing business owners who need your consultation.”

Craig Hansen, Wells Fargo Bank (Milwaukee, WI)
“I was impressed with your level of professionalism and your background. I would feel very comfortable referring a client to you.”

Susan Albers, North Shore Bank (Appleton, WI)
“We are very impressed with the thoroughness of your business plan. I look forward to working with you and your group.”

Richard Peabody, Amcore Bank (South Elgin, IL)
“The plan was well laid out and the information well presented. All sections were better prepared than most of the packages I see from “experts” in our area.”

Tamera Hagner, Wells Fargo (Green Bay, WI)
“You do a great job of putting business plans together and it is very nice and easy getting deals from you.”

John Ramer, President Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corp. (Fond du Lac, WI)
“I am impressed by the quality and the effectiveness of your services. I am eager to work with you in the future!”

Dave Loritz, Associated Bank (Appleton, WI)
"Excellent package."