Before we started working with Do Your Thing, the numbers were a mess and completely useless. We were in the middle of making expansion decisions and did not have good numbers to project off of. We just couldn’t think about the future of the company and assess its health because the numbers were not telling a truthful story.
We realized we were not able to move forward in terms of understanding the risk associated with our growth opportunities not did we have reliable numbers to seek financing options. We needed financial support from someone who took us seriously and believed in our business.
We knew from the first moment we spoke to Ariane, that she was the right person for the job as she completely understood what stage our business was in and carried an innate curiosity about our business potential and wanted to clean the numbers to see what treasure was underneath the current mess.
We are now able to move forward on our growth strategies and know what questions to ask up front to assess our options. We know where our productivity efforts need to be focused and what aspects of the business should garner investment. We better understand the levers of our business and can prioritize scarce resources. We also understand our limitations which has allowed us to narrow in our strategic plan and remain disciplined on how we use our energy and resources.
In addition to Ariane’s incredible financial and business strategy skills, she is a wonderful human being who cares about you and your creation. She will treat your dreams with great care and make sure she does everything in her power so that you will thrive!
- Grace Kraaijvanger & Julie Carlucci, The Hivery
"Before working with Ariane, I didn’t feel fully in control of my numbers and thus my business. I felt like a coach and not a business owner or Entrepreneur. Today I feel like a Ladyboss! A real tried and true business owner and entrepreneur who happens to coach people for a living and that feels absolutely amazing!
"Ariane was so great and I cannot say enough about her style. She is so good at this! During our time together she helped, supported, mentored and guided. Her combination of insight, guidance and love of numbers really put me at ease in the beginning and then transitioned into a love of looking at my numbers, my success and forecasting my future!
"I am a better business owner and coach with Ariane Trelaun on my team!"
- Lisa Smith, The Peaceful Parent
"My decision to work with Ariane was one of the most significant and transformative decisions I've made in the four years I've spent building my coaching business.
She's this strategic, tactical, angel-power pricing warrior and our work together gave me a sense of clarity and alignment about my business that was completely new and refreshing to me.
ost importantly, the work we did together didn't just impact the bottom line of my business (I made $25K when I launched my signature program the month after our sessions); it was a major paradigm shift around my personal economy and earning power that will impact my business and my family for years, if not generations."
- Laura Wagner, Laura Wagner Life Coaching
"My Pricing Ninja session with Ariane was everything I wanted and more! The amount of clarity I got about my numbers in 90 minutes is unreal, people. Unreal! I now have a clear understanding of the mistakes I was making when pricing my programs and am confident I have the right prices on all of my current offers. I highly recommend Pricing Ninja for every single entrepreneur out there. Trust me, picking a number out of thin air because "it sounds good to you" is not the method you want to use. This is required training for anyone who needs to come up with prices for their services or products. "
- Rachel Rodgers, Rodgers Collective
Before my pricing session with Ariane, I thought I could figure it out on my own because that is what I have done the whole time. But I realized that with my different offerings and things changing, it was time to get another perspective. What I found powerful is that it focused me on the numbers in a new way. It was like shining a light on it all.
I would highly recommend this pricing session to others who are ready to OWN the worth of their services in new ways. Ariane provides the perfect mix of CFO knowledge and gentle/wise council to help business owners get to the next level!
—Johanna Beyer, On Your Path Consulting
“For years what kept me from paying someone to do my books was the cost. Even in the very beginning it felt like something I might not be able to afford—now, I know I can’t NOT afford it.
My numbers are now completely buttoned up, organized, up-to-date and put in hundred helpful little categories. The best part is the amount of stress it took off my plate and the time it freed up for me to be a photographer. Thank you, Ariane!”
—Diana Rothery Photography
"Before I hired Ariane, I thought I could do this myself. I’m a decently-smart business person, and very organized. What was going to be so hard about tracking my income and expenses and preparing for taxes? I was wrong. It’s a nightmare that I don’t want to deal with. Too many details to manage. As a result of working with Ariane, I’ve got peace of mind (priceless) that my financial affairs are in order for my business. Now, I know someone else is helping me, as a solo-preneur, watch the bottom line. I also feel a sense of relief that at tax time (and year-end) that I won’t become a crazy person. She is easy-going, non-judgmental, optimistic and a great communicator. Ariane is excellent at explaining certain bookkeeping principles to a non-accounting mindset. She is professional and efficient."
- Heather Walker, Founder, Functional Spaces Organizing
“Before we hired Ariane, our books were a constant source of stress and shame. We weren’t tracking our revenue and expenses in a way that made sense, and we had literally no idea how much money we had brought in until tax time each year. Trying to make sense of our tangled books required so much time that I was tearing my hair out in frustration, knowing my time would be better spent on our rapidly growing business. We agreed that it was time to bring in professional help, and I knew Ariane was the one to call.
The investment has more than paid for itself, and we are truly grateful to have her guidance and support. Working with Ariane is the single best investment we’ve ever made in our business!”
—Audra Wilke, Upright Position Communications
“Ariane Trelaun is a true joy to work with. Her astute guidance through the maze of my business’s financials has provided me with a much greater understanding of where my business currently stands and what it needs moving forward. She has a great attitude and sense of humor that actually makes working on this stuff surprisingly fun! I can’t recommend her highly enough.”
- Michelle Fliegauf, International Yoga
“Ariane has been an invaluable asset to my business. She has helped create an accounting system for multiple large grant projects, an overall business accounting and record-keeping system and we are on our way to a streamlined tax record keeping system for two of my businesses. I only wish she had started Do Your Thing years ago. Now I am not sure how I would manage without her”
—Susan Yeres, Consultant
“Running my own business it’s so nice to be able to take something off my plate and give it to a highly skilled, trustworthy person with a great personality.”
—Jennifer Graham, Jennifer Graham Photography
“Ariane was on time, friendly, and knew her stuff! She was patient with me as she taught me how to fix the mistakes I had made and had great suggestions for how to move forward and do things more efficiently.”
—Linn Tyhurst, Wellness and Fitness Professional