Small Business Counseling Testimonials

"Without the support and encouragement of the Hilltown CDC and its staff, it would be hard to say if we would still be in business. The Hilltown CDC is an essential part of ensuring the success of small businesses throughout the hilltown communities."

"I have had a wonderful experience working with Hilltown CDC. For anyone just starting out in business, or someone who's been in business for quite some time, this is an amazing place. Seth in particular has met with me and looked at my numbers and helped me understand my big picture financial plan. I have really appreciated the attention to detail that he has to share."

"We have a vision for our future and reasons to believe we can get there in large part because of your professional assistance! We can't believe that, if we hadn't known about your assistance, we could still be sitting around wondering "what if"? We are so grateful that all of this has come at no cost to our business. Thank you so much for all you have done. We look forward to working with you in the future!"


"Thank you once again for all the time, energy, and care you put into helping me start my business. Your advice helped me to understand how best to connect with the people who are looking for my services. You helped me to organize my thoughts, to find what was essential to say and what was not, to understand how to stay true to my message. Thank you so much for respecting all of my idiosyncrasies and supporting me on the path I have chosen."

"If you are interested in starting a business in the Hilltowns, I would urge you to contact Seth Isman. It is clear that he knows what he is talking about. As a new entrepreneur, all the roads ahead were unknown to me. With his feedback, I have been given a map and am finding my way."

"As the owner of a new small business in the hilltowns, I have found the resources provided by Seth Isman and the Hilltown CDC very helpful. I can get sound advice and great ideas almost any time. It is like having a personal business coach on my side."

"Thank you again for all the wonderful help you've given us. We learned so much from you, and from the process of getting the business up and going."

"I have worked with Seth Isman from Hilltown CDC over an extended period of time. He has taught me the "nuts and bolts" of starting and running my small business. I had no previous business experience and was at a loss as to what to do. Seth's patience, determination, and experience were invaluable to me. Without Seth, I would not have been able to proceed with my business. It is essential to me to know that Seth is available to give me advice and guidance as I continue to need it."


"The C.D.C has really helped us tremendously in the last several years, to take us to the next level of profitability. They have done so much for small businesses in the Hilltowns."

"Our business has improved with all the help Seth has given me with our newsletter. We have seen a significant increase in on-line orders due to his professional help."

"Hilltown CDC’s consultation has been invaluable to us. We have worked with various consultants over the years; the services we have received from HCDC have far surpassed services from any other agencies or individuals. Because they are based in our community, they understand the nature of the challenges and rewards we encounter. We look forward to continuing to receive the benefits of their expertise in the near future."

"I am a small, small business owner. As I am a plantsman and artist first and a business person second, I have needed and continue to need instruction and coaching in business ideas and skills. Seth has been a very patient teacher and a valuable resource in my development as a business person. I am very glad to have a resource like this close by."

"I have received extensive assistance from Seth Isman, the business development counselor at the Hilltown CDC. Seth has guided me through the planning process for a major redevelopment and expansion project. I could not have accomplished it without the help of Seth and his colleagues."