Matthews advice and support has been critical in securing my place in the Los Angeles market as a ‘Writer/Producer & Editor’, working on some of ‘Falls’ biggest launches, and marketing campaigns including spots for ABC, CBS, Disney, CW, G4, Esquire Network, ‘TruTV’, ‘Soap Net’, & ‘FX’, also including campaigns for the features “21 and Over”, ‘2 Guns’, and ‘This is the End’. After 20 years of experience working with many of the major Australian television networks as a writer, editor and producer I decided to take my career to the next level by heading to Los Angeles. Soon after arriving I realised getting into the Los Angeles market was a much harder endeavour than I first thought. In Australia I had grown relationships and status over many years, with many of the major television stations, and in Los Angeles I had to start again. Matthew’s help has been amazing! He talked me through keeping a clear mind when approaching prospective clients; managing my time to priorities and get the money generating tasks done each week; provided ways of staying motivated to call, what seemed to be an endless number of people each day; and gave me invaluable advise when negotiating complex engagement contracts. Matthew is the essential ingredient to any business that has a great functional skill but lacks the sales, marketing and time management strategies to get the world to know it.
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Matthew Pollard is an excellent business coach -- he has helped us to plan the statewide efforts for our non-profit, and his advice is always spot on. Whether Matthew is helping us with refining our strategic vision or coaching us on how to better manage volunteers, he is always clear in his guidance, and very insightful. I am consistently impressed by both the breadth and depth of Matthew's knowledge. He will help you approach your work in a smarter, more effective manner.
Matthew has been an invaluable resource to our organization by providing business consulting services to the companies within the EdTech Austin network. His insights into business fundamentals are so important to the kinds of startups that we work with on a regular basis. He has helped a number of companies grow and reach new markets, investors and certainly customers. Matthew is a vital part of the Austin small business and startup ecosystem!
Matthew is an entrepreneur that is always ahead of his game. In an everchanging VET sector Matthew led his business using an "outside of the box" mentality which kept him and his business striving for success. As an entrepreneur in a different market space, he still impresses me with his ability to soak up knowledge and turn his passion to profits.Monica Ferreri2015-02-03