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Meet Bill Collier

Mission - "Let's make your business work ... for you!"
Collier Business Advisors helps small and mid-sized companies grow profitably and create a winning culture.

Small Business Coach Bill CollierBill Collier - Background
Bill Collier has real-life experience starting, growing, buying and selling successful companies, using his own money. He knows what it's like to have to "make payroll." 

Bill is a long-time entrepreneur turned business coach, consultant, professional speaker, and author.

Before becoming an entrepreneur, his career included time in the U.S. Air Force, McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft (now known as Boeing), and General Electric Company. 

In 1988, Bill and his wife Joyce founded BC Group International, Inc. with a small personal investment and a loan guaranteed by the SBA. Over the 15+ years they owned the company, it grew from a local/regional distributor of biomedical testing equipment into a respected force in the industry with customers all over the world. 

The company was named to the St. Louis Technology Fast 50 list in 2000, 2001, and 2003 - recognizing the 50 fastest-growing technology firms in the St. Louis Metro region. In 2005, Bill received the Hall of Fame Award from the Great Game of Business for BC Group's "extraordinary business practices and performance."

Bill hired and developed a management team that allowed him to work on the business and not just in the business. He used Open Book Management and other innovative techniques to motivate employees and achieve solid financial results The company surveyed its customers on an ongoing basis, and satisfaction was continually above 95%. Voluntary employee turnover was well below 5%.

Recognizing the value of the company they had built, Bill and Joyce decided to sell the company in 2004. The deal was successfully negotiated and transacted in 2005, and both buyer and seller remain delighted.

In mid-2003, while still CEO at BC Group, Bill took advantage of an opportunity to buy into a small 35 year old manufacturing company whose owners were retiring. He remains actively involved in ownership and management of that company.

Bill is active in a variety of community and non-profit organizations, including Toastmasters International, several board memberships, and more. He is a former ad-hoc faculty member for St. Louis Community College's Continuing Education and Entrepreneurial Development programs, and is a past board member for the St. Louis Enterprise Centers (joint St. Louis County/City business incubator program). He has written for various business publications and has a regularly featured column in St. Louis Small Business Monthly. He has given presentations, including keynote addresses, at a variety of trade shows and industry conferences, including Great Game Australia in 2011 and 2012.

Bill is the author of the book, How to Succeed as a Small Business Owner ... and Still Have a Life.

In his years as an entrepreneur, Bill has met literally hundreds of fellow business owners - many of whom work too hard for too little return. Due to his love of small business and his interest in seeing others achieve the success they dreamed of when starting their companies, Bill formed Collier Business Advisors, LLC.

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