Smart. Savvy. Always Candid. A Startup + Small Business Incubator+Think Tank.

StraightUp? We love business, deals, and strategy. The chess game that is capitalism and industry excites us and we’d love to help you improve your game. Our recipe? Experience, instinct, preparation, decision making.

*Our Goal:
To support, advise, and inform startups, executives, and business owners using a common sense, smart, savvy and candid approach. Our goal is to reduce unnecessary risks and exposures while launching your confidence and profits for long term sustainable growth.

See us as a second right hand, external round table, or personal think tank. Not everyone is business minded and not everyone has started a business before. We can help.

*Why StraightUp Strategy?
With global and national experience ranging from startups to Fortune 200 companies we can provide you with experience and insight at a price that you can afford and an approach you will find refreshing.

We realized that not only is there a talent shortage and that instinct is a rare find but that leaders are often isolated and surrounded by “Yes Men”. Leaders can turn to us as unbiased, experienced professionals who know the business, what will work, what won’t, why, and won’t hesitate to speak up

We provide fast, effective, candid and pragmatic advice.

*The StraightUp Difference:

We don’t overcomplicate. We don’t posture. Appearances are less important to us than results and effectiveness. We cut through the b*s and figure out the problem and solution, pragmatically and quickly. Professional StraightUp banter leads to solutions, alternatives, game plans and opportunities because they come easy to us and we can offer them to you.

*Our Services? 

We have two main goals: reduce unreasonable risks and promote sustainable growth for our clients. We do so in the four following ways:

1) Growing Businesses. Goal: reduce unreasonable risks for longterm sustainable growth.
a. strategic initiatives and new markets
b. marketing campaigns
c. product development
d. vendor selection and management.

2) Deal Strategy and Negotiations. Goal: streamline deals by cutting through overcomplicated posturing and adjust approaches.
a. review and provide key terms
b. assist with closing strategies
c. attend high level meetings as back up.

3) Corporate Formality Development. Goal: increase the formality and professionalism while retaining the company’s culture and spirit.
a) review or create policies, compliance and regulatory programs
b) review compensation and morale strategies
c) assisting with culture and integration issues

4) Leadership Support. Goal: take some of the isolation out of leadership by increasing confidence and transparency on decisions and results.
a) candid and confidential problem solving and sounding board
b) boots on the ground services (suiting up and supporting you as needed).


We guarantee all four competencies will be provided with a smart, savvy, and candid approach that you can count on and at a fee that you can afford.

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*Past Experiences.

Beyond the categorical breakdown below we’ve taken companies national, wound them down, handled teams across the globe, dealt with big banks, Fortune companies, negotiated huge deals, led marketing campaigns, handled risk strategy and done it all with a StraightUp approach that worked. Educated in law, business, politics, and psychology we have the angles and perspectives you need. 

Marketing -reviewed hundreds of ads, websites, sweepstakes, scripts and videos for compliance with laws and regulations

-created disclaimers, terms and conditions, and campaign rules

Finance -led several acquisitions in multi million dollar range

-led several tax equity deals for hundreds of millions in financing with major US banks

Strategy -launched a local solar company to the national level

-introduced new products and set up offices overseas for and on behalf of the big oil and gas companies

Compliance, Operations, Deal Advisory -advised on federal + state compliance rules + regulations

-created policies and responded to regulators

-mediated several employee and vendor disputes

-managed outside counsel

-resolved escalated customer issues for a thousands of customers

-negotiated hundreds of marketing, supply, and vendor contracts

*This company and website do not provide legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship. If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney directly.