Visions to Excellence

Expert Small Business Consulting for the Bay Area

If building a profitable business were easy, there’d be a lot more Teslas on the road.

You may have a product or service that’s the greatest thing since they brought back the Twinkie, but your business just isn’t taking off like you know it could. If building a profitable business were easy, there’d be a lot more Teslas on the road. While your business is unique, there are roadblocks common to all ventures that can obstruct your way and keep you from getting to the next level.

Visions to Excellence is a small business consulting firm for the Bay area with a track record of success in helping small businesses achieve phenomenal growth and profits. We will identify any obstacles that stand in your way, then give you the right tools and knowledge you need to clear the road to success so that you can enjoy all of the rewards of a front runner.

If you need to tune up your business management skills—from financial management to marketing, working with Visions to Excellence is like getting your MBA on the job. Plus, we’ll help you build your infrastructure so you can accomplish a lot more than your revenue goals. Like maybe buying the car of your dreams.

From financial management to marketing, working with Visions to Excellence is like getting your MBA on the job.


Our Step-By-Step Process to Profitability
  • Planning

    Purpose, objectives, business model, vision, mission, product, financial, client niche, funding & exit plan.

  • Action

    Implement plan, create advisory team.

  • Systems

    Create operational systems, implement systems.

  • Support

    Phone support, client support , email response.

  • Process

    Aligning client wants & needs. Systematically and continuously improving business effectiveness. Creating written procedural outlines, and clearly defining employee responsibilities.

  • Opportunity

    Business growth, marketing to build share, build referrals.

  • Reporting

    Monthly, quarterly, yearly financial results, comparison with previous period last year, evaluate effectiveness of processes.

  • Training

    Prepare materials on new procedures, prepare materials for new employees, educate clients how to work with you.

Our Services

Business Consulting

We will help you to resolve specific problems, fill in the gaps in your business education, or increase your personal effectiveness in the workplace. If you are just starting up, we will help you build and implement a strategic business plan that gives you the roadmap, tools, and skills to achieve your vision.

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Business Education

Executive business management classes are based on the P.A.S.S.P.O.R.T. System for building and implementing winning businesses. You and your management team will gain all of the knowledge and tools needed to create sustainable growth and profits. Classes are led by Visions to Excellence professional advisors.

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Certified Sales Trainer

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What Our Clients Are Saying

Hear from people like you who are now enjoying business success.

“Working with Doreen Milano and Visions to Excellence has brought dramatic changes to my life. After owning my business for nine years, I was in a repetitive cycle with marginal success. With her guidance and expertise in several facets of business management, we were able to target areas for immediate overhaul while planning long-term business strategies that meet my personal goals and objectives. 18 months later the results have been a 40 hr work week, 75% more in gross revenue, and the joy that comes from making a difference in people’s lives. Having time for my family and living an inspired life is the best gift that Doreen could give me.”

John Flaniken
Broker Associate – American Dream Realty

"Thanks to Doreen and Visions to Excellence, my dreams are coming true… and they are big dreams! Over my 38-year professional career, which included founding and directing two nonprofits, I worked with five different personal and business coaches. Doreen embodies the best that each had to offer, and more. She understands the big picture I have; her intuitive insight is like she almost knows what I am thinking. She sees my strengths and weaknesses. Doreen guides me to set goals and prioritize the steps of my business plan in a way that does not overwhelm me; and then helps me break it down in doable steps. She also lifts me up emotionally, and motivates me to improve in the business skills needed most to become a complete success, and makes learning the hard stuff fun. I trust her implicitly. I am reaching my goal of becoming a paid Executive Director thanks to her belief in me and her tenacious drive and energy that motivates me to follow through with the right steps. Thank you Doreen for bringing out in the best in me!”

Samuel Schoonover
MA, CMT – Tender Loving Care Holistic Health Foundation

"Doreen took the time to ask me the right questions until she understood how my business worked and what the dynamics were between my employees and me. She then gave me plenty of direction on how to move my business where I wanted it to go. I was a bit resistant at first and not sure if I could do what she asked of me, but I decided to put my trust in her and go for it. The results where that I was able to take my business where it had never gone before, where I had always wanted it to go. We hit record sales numbers about a month after I started coaching with Doreen. It was one of the best investments I’ve ever made in my business."

Damon Cart
Licensed Insurance Agent –

" I have worked with Doreen in a number of capacities; as a former strategic partner; peer mentor; and in joint-client work. Doreen is a highly experienced consultant, and business coach, who draws on her background as a CEO, CFO and Controller in private as well as public corporations. What makes Doreen unique is her ability to transition her corporate acumen into a small business arena; and then combine this with her expertise as a certified Master NLP Practitioner. This results in a very powerful mix of personal, leadership, and business development."

Denis Roberts
CEO – Business Coaching For Premium Coaches