Success Stories

We’ve been work­ing with grow­ing busi­ness­es for over 30 years. We have tons of incred­i­ble suc­cess sto­ries we’d love to share with you. It was hard to choose just three for the web­site! Each of the busi­ness­es pro­filed here is a par­tic­i­pant in our

Pros­per For Busi­ness™ program.

Dan Glier — Glier’s Goetta 

In the city of Cincin­nati and the greater met­ro­pol­i­tan area, Glier’s Goet­ta is a house­hold name. We’re proud to have him and his lega­cy of a busi­ness as a client of MACKEY™. Take a moment to lis­ten to what he has to say after work­ing with us after these years.

Full Throttle Indoor Karting

In the first 18 months that the Full Throt­tle Indoor Kart­ing team has been work­ing with MACKEY, they have expe­ri­enced excep­tion­al growth while increas­ing earn­ings and adding new attrac­tions & loca­tions..

Annual sales increased by 20%
Annual net income grew by 784%

Equi­ty increased by 101%
ver­age project rev­enue increased 194%

The Chal­lenge | Aaron always had big growth goals for the busi­ness. From co-found­ing the busi­ness in 2011 to expand­ing the track in 2015 to acquir­ing an addi­tion­al loca­tion in 2017, growth was always a major focus. The chal­lenge was to mea­sure the suc­cess of each new growth idea & it’s impact on rev­enue, prof­it & cash flow. 

The Solu­tion | The Full Throt­tle team part­nered with MACKEY to:
• Build finan­cial trend reports & score­cards to mon­i­tor the busi­ness through month­ly CFO meetings.
• Devel­op a clear plan for growth and account­abil­i­ty sys­tems for the lead­er­ship team to achieve that plan.
• Ana­lyze & eval­u­ate numer­ous strate­gic deci­sion points includ­ing growth strate­gies, new loca­tions and new attractions.
• Lever­age cash flow more effectively

About | Full Throt­tle Indoor Kart­ing offers a fun & com­pet­i­tive place to race and throw axes. From indi­vid­u­als to large group events, Full Throt­tle is ded­i­cat­ed to excep­tion­al cus­tomer ser­vice while pro­vid­ing a high ener­gy expe­ri­ence at their Spring­dale, OH & Flo­rence, KY locations. 

“Five years before start­ing Pros­per for Busi­ness, we said no, I wished we’d said yes. I’ve nev­er walked away with­out val­ue. Our ser­vice team at MACKEY is incred­i­bly sup­port­ive and at the same time has nev­er shied away from chal­leng­ing us. – Aaron Ban­field, Owner

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Furlong Building Enterprises

In the first year and a half that the Fur­long Build­ing Enter­prise’s team has been work­ing with MACKEY, they have con­tin­ued their excep­tion­al growth while increas­ing earn­ings and find­ing a bet­ter work life balance.

Annual sales increased by 80%
Annual net income grew by more than 1000%
Return to Owner increased by 2200%
Equity increased 300%

The Chal­lenge | When Fur­long part­ners Jude Hehman and Pete Nico­lau found­ed their design-build con­struc­tion busi­ness, they became an imme­di­ate suc­cess. With a foun­da­tion root­ed in an open, trans­par­ent process of esti­mat­ing and con­struc­tion deliv­ery, Fur­long was grow­ing by leaps and bounds. With their explo­sive growth, the part­ners quick­ly real­ized they need­ed a bet­ter han­dle on their company’s finan­cial per­for­mance and bot­tom line.

The Solu­tion | The Fur­long team part­nered with MACKEY to:
• Build their inter­nal finan­cial expertise
• Cre­ate a com­pre­hen­sive tax strategy
• Reor­ga­nize finan­cial state­ments for increased clarity
• Build finan­cial trend reports to mon­i­tor the busi­ness through month­ly CFO meetings
• Ana­lyze and eval­u­ate numer­ous deci­sion points from employ­ee ben­e­fits to office space options

About | Fur­long offers design-build con­struc­tion and main­te­nance ser­vices for com­mer­cial, indus­tri­al, and retail con­struc­tion projects. With every project they are build­ing their rep­u­ta­tion and a rela­tion­ship for the future.

“The decision to work with MACKEY was a lifechanger. They truly care about our success and give us the tools to do so.”
– Jude Hehman, President

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Holthaus Lackner Signs

The Holthaus Lack­n­er Signs’ and the MACKEY team worked togeth­er to cre­ate a more focused and account­able company.

Annual sales increased by 192%
Return to Owner improved by 974%
Annual net income increase by 209%
Working capital increased by 690%

The Chal­lenge | The Holthaus team had a lot of great finan­cial data, but didn’t have good sys­tems in place for using that data effec­tive­ly to make good busi­ness decisions.

The Solu­tion | The MACKEY team worked with the amaz­ing team at Holthaus Lack­n­er Signs to:
• Help build easy-to-under­stand finan­cial tools and key per­for­mance indi­ca­tors (KPI’s)
• Devel­op account­abil­i­ty sys­tems for the entire com­pa­ny and kept the lead­er­ship team account­able to the over­all busi­ness goals
• Edu­cate both gen­er­a­tions and cre­ate a com­mu­ni­ca­tion sys­tem around finan­cial information

About | Holthaus Lack­n­er Signs is a 3rd, soon to be 4th, gen­er­a­tion man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pa­ny that deliv­ers per­son­al­ized iden­ti­fi­ca­tion for com­pa­nies and peo­ple. They lead the indus­try in sig­nage solu­tions in the Cincin­nati region, some of their cus­tomers include the Cincin­nati Reds, Cross­roads Church, The Uni­ver­si­ty of Cincin­nati & TriHealth.

“By adding CFO level expertise, taking a larger view, and building better decision making systems, Mackey & her team helped us make more informed decisions that brought about confident action.”
– Kevin Holthaus, CEO

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The Bauke Group

In a sin­gle year, work­ing with the MACKEY team, Julie Bauke cre­at­ed a finan­cial sys­tem that allowed her to begin grow­ing the busi­ness she’s been striv­ing for years to build.

Annual sales increased by 72%
Gross Profit rose by 217%
Net income increased by 450%
Business Debt dropped by 70%

The Chal­lenge | Julie was putting in a lot of hours, doing great work for her clients, but the rewards were just not there. She was unclear about her finan­cial mea­sures and bench­marks. She need­ed a part­ner who could help build a finan­cial sys­tem that would align her busi­ness deci­sions with her vision for the company.

The Solu­tion | Togeth­er Julie and the MACKEY team:
• Deter­mined what actions would real­ly dri­ve Julie’s goals for her business.
• Set up a finan­cial report­ing sys­tem that mon­i­tored the direc­tion of the busi­ness through month­ly CFO finan­cial reviews.
• Devel­oped prop­er cat­e­go­riza­tions for her finan­cial infor­ma­tion and asked her the tough ques­tions to help ensure impor­tant busi­ness deci­sions were in line with Julie’s goals for the business.

About | Julie Bauke is Chief Career Hap­pi­ness Offi­cer and own­er of The Bauke Group, one of the most excit­ing career coach­ing busi­ness­es in the Mid­west. She’s the Careers and Jobs Expert on Cincinnati’s Fox 19 and the host of “Get Career Hap­py with Julie Bauke” on 700WLW.

“By truly getting to know me, Mackey and her team were able to guide me through a different approach to my finances that is making my business more successful.” – Julie Bauke

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*These results are from busi­ness­es work­ing with MACKEY™ and The Pros­per­i­ty Expe­ri­ence® for Business