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Carolyn Allen and her associates have developed easy to use business tools for product and service innovation. The Active Innovation Management (TM) system helps growing small businesses and organizations turn their core knowledge into market-valued new products, services and marcom through innovation and creativity techniques scaled for them

You can grow your business as you maximize the impact of your core ideas with targeted strategy.


Monika Kobylecka, business owner

Carolyn Allen's "Dinner and a Plan" seminar series has been a lifesaver. Spend just a few minutes with Carolyn and you will be amazed by the constant flow of wonderful ideas and tools she presents. As a business owner you cannot afford to waste time rethinking your marketing strategies every month. Her simple yet powerful "plan", once implemented, works like a well-oiled machine that generates business with minimal adjustments. Taking her seminars was the best business decision that I have made. Ina Hillebrandt, Nonprofit executive director, InasPawprints.com

Carolyn has been invaluable in pointing me toward a more focused position. Despite the fact that I have advised others for years on marketing, when acting as my own client, I, too, often can't see the forest for the trees. Carolyn kindly but firmly has been helping me cut through the chaff to find the kernels I need to think about to create a clear, compelling marketing strategy and materials. And her design ideas are professional, fun and fitting for the image I want to create. I recommend her strongly for her ability to tailor her consulting to the individual needs of the people and businesses she is advising, for her generous spirit and supportive style. Peggi Ridgway, Consultant

Carolyn Allen has a unique ability to identify potentially profitable products and services for her customer and, working closely with her customer, to generate a host of practical avenues for developing those centers through the use of marketing materials, events, projects and other approaches. Working with her has been a wonderful learning experience in which I've discovered strengths and assets I had overlooked before. Carolyn is truly focused on her customer's business and potential and has an uncanny ability to move her customer into a creative frame of mind that leads naturally to action and results.
Barbara Wright Abernathy, publisher

No one could ask for a finer editor than Carolyn Allen, whose razor-sharp insights and probing questions helped me shape my ideas into a well-organized work of which I am very proud.
Sue McCollough, career coach

I appreciate your expertise and help in improving my Be Your Passion guidebook. Your tutoring me through the entire guidebook step-by-step is helping me to re-think the outline of the book to make it more saleable. Your professional marketing strategies are invaluable in bringing the guidebook to a higher level of marketability.

What a talent you have for helping authors and entrepreneurs enhance their offerings through additional products and product improvements. Thank you, thank you!


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