Justin Gaull – InTech Program Manager, West Virginia Small Business Development Center:
Red House consulting provided keen insight on technology commercialization that helped us validate our ideas and expand upon our strategic direction. Using practicle tools that Jocelyn created and customized to fit our market, the WVSBDC In-Tech Program is rolling out a robust coaching platform to effectively assist our state’s most innovative companies and entrepreneurs.
Shirly Roets – President and CEO, createTank:
In Jocelyn Sheppard’s workshop “How to Pitch Your Idea” [presented at the 2012 Women in Technology Conference], I really felt that her PowerPoint presentation, coupled with her 1-pager handouts, knowledge, and ability to get the group to engage, made a fantastic session.
Vic Baker – Founder, IntelligentSimulations, LLC:
Jocelyn Sheppard has been my “go to” consultant for the past several years in support of my company’s NSF SBIR work. Initially, Jocelyn provided market research in support of writing, and ultimately winning an NSF Phase I SBIR. Most recently, I had the pleasure of working “shoulder to shoulder” with Jocelyn as we developed a winning NSF Phase II SBIR.
Working with Jocelyn is a fantastic experience – she immediately “gets it” and has a knack for questioning you in such a way that sometimes it feels that she already knows where to go and wants to help you catch up to her.
Jocelyn has a gift for turning an inventor’s technical, abstract concepts into a cohesive, easy-to-read narrative. She’s equally at home working with the business development team to develop a complete story blending technology with good business sense.
I discovered what I’ve always needed but didn’t know where to find – that perfect mixture of talented writer, successful entrepreneur, and brainstorming partner – all rolled into one.
Richard Gerkin – Co-Founder, PolyPlexx, LLC:
We have utilized Red House Consulting on several occasions and have been extremely well pleased with their work. They offer significant expertise and understanding of research tools allowing effective approaches to answering highly technical market research questions. On two occasions, we required in-depth analysis or market segments of significant importance to us. Red House was able to generate high-quality data that allowed us to effectively focus our overall development effort. This data was delivered in a very professional and timely manner. We highly recommend Red House as a resource for developing high-quality marketing information.
Paul Schreffler – Vice President for Workplace Education, Pierpont Community & Technical College:
Red House Consulting was critical in our ability to complete the submission of a grant application related to energy efficiency training in 2009. Detailed requirements, tight deadlines and multiple stakeholders did not deter Jocelyn Sheppard and her team from completing project management activities that were required for the development of a clear strategy for this project and its successful execution. The strategy development, communication support, grantwriting, budgeting and sustainability planning that Red House contributed were critical for not only the grant submission and its subsequent award, and were also factors in the success of the overall project. The grant, funded by the US Department of Energy, managed through the WV Community College System, and executed by a partnership of two community colleges in northern WV, ultimately met its stated outcomes and continues to provide economic development benefits for the people and businesses of West Virginia.
Dan Headley – President, HCS Technologies, Inc.:
In developing the HCS Technologies, Inc. business plan, Red House Consulting proved invaluable. A business plan for most companies seems quite an undertaking, but Red House was extremely professional and thorough and helped take the task to completion. The finished product is a shining example of a well crafted business plan, which received numerous good comments. We are very pleased with the quality of work of Red House Consulting.