Partnering With Jeffrey

Partnering With Jeffrey
by Jeffrey Summers

Your Experience Is Our Business

Not enough operators ask for help. It doesn’t matter if it’s macro issues like opening a new business or growth or micro issues like hiring their first General Manager or engineering their menu. The real reason nearly 3 out of every 4 restaurants will go out of business in their first three years is because the operator didn’t know what he didn’t know.

It’s why accountants and lawyers are hired. It should be the same thinking that makes you understand how critically important for your long-term success it is, to hire a consultant/coach for your business.

You will achieve the level of success you deserve, much faster than going it alone and relying on yourself to navigate both the successes and failures in order to get to the other side.

I know. I’ve been there.

Here’s the 5 W’s and an H:

"Who should I ask for help?"

Find someone who has been there and done what it is you want to do – successfully.

"What help should I ask for?"

If you need someone to just get something done or build you something that you do not have the resources to spend on learning how to do it yourself – invest in a Consulting solution.

If you have the resources and inclination to learn how to do something yourself – invest in a Coaching solution.

"When should I ask for help?"

Before you need it. Seriously.

If you wait until time has run out and you are forced to make a decision, right now, then chances are you rushed the analysis or left out a few facts and chose a direction that wasn’t fully vetted. Basically, you probably relied on your gut or else copied what someone else did.

"Where should I ask for help?"

Technology has created different opportunities to receive help in growing your business.

  1. Phones
  2. Fax
  3. Web chat
  4. Email
  5. Online video courses/conversations
  6. Someone traveling to meet with you
  7. Traveling to meet with someone

Right? So you have no excuse.

"How do I know if it's the right help?"


  1. Has the person successfully done what it is you want to do?
  2. Do they agree you should do it and want to help you?
  3. Did you calculate the return on the investment and is it significant enough to move forward?
  4. [*Very Crucial] Do you feel the person helping you shares your values?

Are we there yet?

"Why should I ask for help?"

Lots of reasons:

  1. Because you don’t know everything you need to know and not knowing what you don’t know is the #1 reason businesses fail.
  2. You want to grow your business to a level at which you have no experience and need help in getting there – and staying there!
  3. You want to do something different that you believe will add success to your business but have never done it before.
  4. You’re resources are stretched to the point that you’re attention is needed elsewhere but you don’t want to pass up on an opportunity to grow your business.

I think you’re getting the picture.

Our Free Consultation

Because I know that money is tight and talk is cheap, I’d like to provide you with a FREE, no-obligation review of exactly what I can do for you or your business. But first, I have to understand your needs and the opportunity.

So You Talk, I’ll Listen. I’ll examine with you, selected key factors effecting your businesses growth opportunities, identify potential performance gaps and a program to innovate through your existing issues and toward a more solid path for long-term success. I will then work out a proposal with you and come up with an outline that clearly shows:

  1. The real opportunities for your specific business.
  2. A program to realize them.
  3. What investment is required to realize the opportunities we identified.
  4. What the return on that investment (ROI) will be. (S.M.A.R.T. Goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely).

So you can either sit back and hope your world will change for the best or you can do the work others won’t and achieve the success others sit back and hope for. What will you do? What will the consequences be?

Media Inquiries

Need a hospitality industry expert source quickly? Let me know and I’ll get on it!

All urgent media inquiries should be made to: Jeffrey Summers +1-888-575-7115  Or email Jeffrey using the form below.

All calls are returned in less than 90 minutes. I want to be your source for all things hospitality.

If you’re a reporter seeking an intelligent, knowledgeable and trusted source for hospitality industry pieces, you should look no further than myself. I have been a go-to hospitality industry expert for over four decades, providing in-depth analysis, story ideas, statistics and a seasoned perspective to some of the top news outlets worldwide, including Fortune, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Smart Money, The New York Times, USA Today, Entrepreneur Magazine and many more equally admired news and business organizations worldwide.

I am one of the most experienced and trusted hospitality consultants in the world.  I have a very unique insight on the hospitality industry and bring a high degree of dynamic, passionate and successful experience to help add color and give context to any industry-related story you may be working on.

I am extremely personable, comfortable in front of a camera and experienced in conveying complex information to the general public. I understand the urgency of deadlines (given my training in journalism), especially in the digital age. Give me an idea of the questions you’re looking to have answered so I can start working on providing you with the appropriate background,  insight and analysis.

Need some ideas? If you don’t have a specific story or tight deadline but cover the business/hotel/retail, marketing or business beat, contact me anyway to brainstorm some unique story ideas.

And if I can’t help, I’ll help you find a source that can.  My job is to make your job easier. I am happy to be quoted, but that’s not the motivation. My motivation is to extend my hospitality – it’s in my blood. If I or a client of mine is not a fit for your story, I will put my team to work for you to find someone that is – it’s the right thing to do and I’d love to earn your top-of-mind awareness.

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Jeffrey Summers
9500 Feather Grass Lane
Suite 120-203
Fort Worth, Texas 76177
United States

TF: +1.888.575.71115

For Businesses

Do you have questions about how Jeffrey can help your company? Call or send us an email to schedule your free consultation.
Phone +1.888.575.7115 between 10:00 am and 7:00 pm CST Monday thru Friday. Our goal is to return all calls within 90 minutes.