Make Your Mark Training and Consulting Inc. have been assisting couples who own businesses together since 2004. The company was founded by Colin & Gabi Sprake who have been in business together for over 20 years and they know what it truly takes to work together day-in and day-out.
We have been assisting businesses that are in the start up phase through to businesses that are making $3,000,000 in annual revenues. We are experts in profitability, strategy, growth, systems, structure, procedures, efficiencies, scaling and exiting or succession planning.
Colin is the business genius in their replation and has owned, operated and sold numerous businesses over the past 30-years. Gabi brings her gifts of creativity, support and implementation that has made majority of their ventures successful. Plus, she has a kindness and gentleness about her that is magnetic.
Sadly things have not always worked out as planned and some ventures hit a wall which really tested their fortitude and relationship. On the positive side, they are extremely grateful for every challenge they have experienced because it has allowed them to grow and learn, and now help businesses in the same position.
It feels like we got married a week ago! We so adore each other and the life we have created.
In depth understanding of ownership, corporate, liability & tax structure. Planning your business with the end in mind.
Building a magnetic business for your customers and employees.
How to fall in love with your numbers.
Be the honey, not the fly in your marketing
How to make decisions based on FACT and not FEELINGS.
Understand how to minimize the tax you pay, through strategies only taught to the wealthy.
Mergers, acquisitions, exit strategies (including success planning) and raising capital for various growth reasons.
How to get true FREEDOM from your business.
Decades of strategies packed into empowering each other and having true work/life balance.
Colin transformed my mind. I became the person I needed to be in order to change our business, my marriage, my family, and my personal life for the better. He gave me the tools and the “boot to the butt” that I needed. We were also connected to so many like minded people that have elevated our lives to a place that we honestly never thought we’d be. . My wife and I basically tripled the size of our business in 2 years. We hired amazing team members, I was able to get off the tools, leave site and do what I do now which is client relations and business development.
My wife and I have been running our business for 7 years before meeting Colin and joining Make Your Mark. The wealth of knowledge and growth we have received has made our business profitable and ready to face any challenges. We believe the two most important things are to be open minded and understand it can always be done different and always take action on what we have learnt. A key factor Colin has introduced into our lives is to constantly work on our mindset and face all our fears of failure, there are no limitations to our success.
We are truly grateful for all the loving, caring professional support that Colin, Gabi and his MYM team has provided for us over the years. They are like no other in delivering exceptional heart centered value and results to couples owned businesses as we can truly say we would not be where we are today without MYM.
Given the pandemic's economic impact, signing up in November 2020 for Pro-CEO mentorship as a couple was another leap of faith, but we were in complete agreement and excited. Your care, mentorship, encouragement, and connection when we have struggled the past three months in this exciting process and program has been invaluable.
Recently we did a 3 month personal 1 on 1 with Colin that again changed the results we were getting. I can say with 100% certainty that we are more profitable, confident and 10 times the business people that we were without his coaching.
We have worked directly with Colin during these trying times and he has come up with some very creative solutions for our business. We also have some low profit margin items that he has helped us pair with other high profit items in the shoppe to help increase our profit margin. This kind of out of the box thinking is what has helped our business not only survive but thrive during these unprecedented times.