Testimonials



This is what clients who have utilized our services are saying about Buchanan & Associates' small business planning and management consulting services...



1. Amir Erez, President - Cedar Financial - A nationwide debt & credit collection service

Reputation - How did you hear about Gilbert Buchanan and Buchanan & Associates?
"We were referred to Buchanan & Associates by the Valley Economic Development Center (VEDC)"

What type of Service(s) were you provided?
"Consultation, development and preparation of a governmental Request For Proposal (RFP)"

Quality of Work?
"Buchanan & Associates quality of work was ABOVE superior"

Professionalism?
"Top notch! Like a personal coach, Gilbert was there for us when we needed him most. Always attentive and responsive to the challenges presented by an elaborate and tedious government RFP process."

Responsiveness to your needs?
"Very responsive and very fast. Always on top of our request. Unbelievably, We got this RFP done in less than two weeks! Mr. Buchanan turned impossible to possible!!!"

Were you satisfied with the end-product?
"Absolutely! Would recommend his services to all who are serious about the success of their company."

Cost? (Reasonable/unreasonable)
"Reasonable. Worth the investment!"



2. Mr. Jitinder Singh, President of Milli Micro Systems (MMS), Inc.- An IT and Project Management Company

Reputation - How did you hear about Gilbert Buchanan and Buchanan & Associates?
"MMS, Inc. met with Mr. Buchanan at the Valley Economic Development Center, in Van Nuys."

What type of Service(s) were you provided?
"Mr. Buchanan assisted us in obtaining our certifications, 8(a) Business Development for the Federal Government the development of a Business Plan."

Quality of Work?
"Mr. Buchanan's work was succinct and to the point."

Professionalism?
"Mr. Buchanan was always very professional in his dealings with us."

Responsiveness to your needs?
"His response was always timely and succinct."

Were you satisfied with the end-product?
"MMS, Inc. was very satisfied with the end product."

Cost? (Reasonable/unreasonable)
"Buchanan and Associates always priced our projects to deliver excellent value."



3. Vanessa Gutierrez, Bond Representative - Preferred Bonding; A Surety Bond agency providing bonding to small businesses in the construction industry

Reputation - How did you hear about Gilbert Buchanan and Buchanan & Associates?
"I met Gilbert Buchanan at an LAUSD Boot Camp Session, where he was instructing a class on contracting with LAUSD & the certification process."

What type of Service(s) were you provided?
"Introduction to prospective clients; counseled clients in preparation for bond program; assisted in bonding process."

Quality of Work?
"Excellent at what he does; he makes people feel comfortable and goes the extra mile to get the job done."

Professionalism?
"Presents himself well, always courteous, well mannered. Presentations are always prompt and well timed."

Contacted and assisted in obtaining documents from hard to reach clients in a quickly and efficiently.

Were you satisfied with the end-product?
"Yes."

Cost? (If Applicable)
N/A



4. Long Nguyen, President - IPI Corporation; A construction painting and General Contractor

Reputation - How did you hear about Gilbert Buchanan and Buchanan & Associates?
"Introduction through IPI Corporation"

What type of Service(s) were you provided?
"Complete, comprehensive training on the SBA 8(a) and DBE Certification Program; Business Planning; Strategic Planning; S Corporation Documentation Advisor; Federal and Public Works Certified Payroll Training; provided extensive contact information inside the LAUSD, CALDOT, LADOT, Labor Compliance, PSA, PLA, Hubzone. Advisor on the B-Letter contract; Prequalification training with LAUSD; Subcontractor referrals; Leads on private and public works projects; Advisor on a variety of options in bonding."

Quality of Work?
"Reliable and dependable, with exceptional accuracy. Implements and oversees completeness of projects until the required objective is met."

Professionalism?
"Strong, very presentable. Extensive knowledge in a wide variety of business related functions. Provides a personalized one-on-one relationship in all areas of communication."

Responsiveness to your needs?
"Outstanding timeliness, reliable in follow through & exceptional availability 24/7"

Were you satisfied with the end-product?
"Fully satisfied, have referred Buchanan & Associates to others."

Cost? (Reasonable/unreasonable)
"Uncommonly reasonable. Immeasurable value for the price. "



5. Dennis Diez, Operations Manager - Greenland Supply, Inc. A landscape equipment and supply distributor

Reputation - How did you hear about Gilbert Buchanan and Buchanan & Associates?
Recommended by a Small Enterprise specialist familiar with our needs as a growing business."

What type of Service(s) were you provided?
"Business Plan to present to an industry leader the company was hoping to achieve dealership status."

Quality of Work?
"Very commendable. Always available for questions, provided close support while letting us become aware of our current situation in an enlightening perspective."

Professionalism?
"On time, every time. Follows through. Balances concerns and opinions."

Responsiveness to your needs?
"Effective in helping us differentiate what is truly needed to achieve our goal from what merely is a list of ideals."

Were you satisfied with the end-product?
"Achieved what we needed. Had a positive response from recipient within a week of shipping out the proposal/business plan."

Cost? (Reasonable/unreasonable)
"Reasonable for what it is, negligible for the benefit it will contribute to our operations as well as future revenue."



6. Ms. Ana Maria Correa-Montgomery - Esmalgres Clay & Tile USA, LLC

Reputation - How did you hear about Gilbert Buchanan and Buchanan & Associates?
"I met Mr. Buchanan while assisting me during my tenure as an SBA Boot Camp Student, Graduate and during my start-up business. His services were and are exemplary and extremely helpful."

What type of Service(s) were you provided?
"Consulting, direction, guidance, and leadership. Mr. Buchanan provided these services while I was a student at SBA - Valley Economic Development Center ~ VEDC, in Van Nuys, CA"

Quality of Work?
"Without a doubt, exemplary. The leadership, guidance and contacts Mr. Buchanan provided have all been extremely useful and handy."

Professionalism?
"A true professional and gentleman, even during the stressful and demanding days of Boot Camp."

Responsiveness to your needs?
"Excellent!"

Were you satisfied with the end-product?
"YES. Mr. Buchanan facilitated the tools and direction I needed to develop the company infrastructure, catalogs, setup, billing, invoicing, etc. The coordination of all the courses and teachers were excellent."

Cost? (If applicable)
"None."



7. Ray & Cindy Balderas, President and Vice President - CINARY Construction, Inc.

Reputation - How did you hear about Gilbert Buchanan and Buchanan & Associates?
"He was referred to our company through the SBA while he was with the VEDC, and was the sole person responsible for our company's success. He listened, answered questions and did any and all leg work necessary to help us as we were a start-up company and no one wanted to give us a chance. He is the best!"

What type of Service(s) were you provided?
"Any and all, meaning no job too small for him and no job too big for him. If our questions were complex, he would get to the bottom or get to the person we needed to speak with further in order to help our needs. His best service was always that he believed in us and was willing to help us and give us a chance."

Quality of Work?
"Nothing short of 110% - quality of work on a scale from 1-10 would be "11". He is the best!"

Professionalism?
"Same as above "unbelievable" he is a consummate professional."

Responsiveness to your needs?
"Always had our best interests in mind and would find what we needed. Again, another 110%!"

Were you satisfied with the end-product?
"Always, absolutely!"

Cost? (If applicable)
N/A



8. Mr. Desmond Campbell, President - Pine Tree Communications

Reputation - How did you hear about Gilbert Buchanan and Buchanan & Associates?
"I was first introduced to Gilbert through a former business partner (Larry Hooper)"

What type of Service(s) were you provided?
"Information to services and requirements needed to do business with the LAUSD and other agencies"

Quality of Work?
"Great - from beginning to end"

Professionalism?
"Always"

Responsiveness to your needs?
"Always on time with information and opportunity to get us to the next level"

Were you satisfied with the end-product?
"Yes, very much"

Cost? (If applicable)
n/a



9. Theresa Alfred, Vice President - FHM & Associates

Reputation - How did you hear about Gilbert Buchanan and Buchanan & Associates?
"Small Business Association"

What type of Service(s) were you provided?
"Consultation, encouragement & support."

Quality of Work?
"Professional & pleasant to work with. I was very pleased with his performance and was very creative in obtaining "short cuts" avoiding endless, useless paperwork."

Professionalism?
"I trust his judgment and guidance."

Responsiveness to your needs?
"A+"

Were you satisfied with the end-product?
"Extremely pleased and would recommend his service."

Cost? (If applicable)
"N/A"



10. Mr. Charles Yang, President - TEI Construction

Reputation ? How did you hear about Gilbert Buchanan and Buchanan & Associates?
"He is very professional and good for his job"

What type of Service(s) were you provided?
"He provided support program for small company when he was with LAUSD."

Quality of Work?
"Quality of work is excellent. Everybody who attend this program like him."

Professionalism?
"He is very familiar with his job and specialized with his work."

Responsiveness to your needs?
"His response is very fast with customer's satisfaction."

Were you satisfied with the end-product?
"I am satisfied with his end-product."

Cost?
"Not applicable."



11. Mr. Louie Garza, Owner; L.G. Express - a long haul trucking firm

Reputation : How did you hear about Gilbert Buchanan and Buchanan & Associates?
"Through an accountant I had contacted."

What type of Service(s) were you provided?
"Preparation of a business plan for my business."

Quality of Work?
"The quality of work was unparalleled to anything I had previously seen in the past, it brings business plan writing to a whole new level."

Professionalism?
"Mr. Buchanan was very attentive and responsive to my needs, he was always their despite his schedule."

Responsiveness to your needs?
"Very much so".

Were you satisfied with the end-product?
"The service provided was above and beyond without a doubt for the cost."

Cost? (If applicable)
"You could not ask for more anywhere for the cost."








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