Structure + Strategy + Leadership = Re$ults

  13000 S. Tryon Street Suite F-172 Charlotte NC 28278

  +1 980-221-9377


Our Vision

By December 31, 2028 Smith Gruppe will be a Multi-Million Dollar Trusted Business Advisory Firm For Small To Medium-Sized Businesses, Non-Profit Organizations, And Lower Middle-Market Companies.


We will realize our "Vision" by:


  • 100% responsiveness to our client's needs makes us "Faster"  
  • Re$ults oriented engagements with our client's make us "Trusted" 
  • 2X, 3X, 5X, and 10X growh multiples for our client's make us "Superior"  


Our Mission

Establish Smith Gruppe As A SUPERIOR CoE (Center Of Excellence) for Business Structure, Strategy, Leadership Development, and Business Intelligence For Small-To-Medium-Sized Businesses, Non-Profit Organizations, And Lower Middle-Market Companies Seekiing Trusted Business Advisory Services.


We will complete the "Mission" by:


Exploiting Functional Synergies (Across Smith Gruppe Business Units And Strategic Partner(s)) To Achieve Execution Excellence And Brand Leadership Over Single Offering Advisory And Consultant Competitors.  


Our Daily Goal

DO What God Requires Of Us, While Executing Strategically With "Discipline, Drive, Passion, Precision, Fearlessness, Resilience, Relentlessness, And Independence!"


Our Core Values

FAITH - 2 Corinthians 5:7

v.7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)


STRENGTH - Philippians 4:13

v.13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.


HOPE - Romans 8:25

v.25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. 


ENDURANCE - Hebrews 12:1

v.1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience (endurance) the race that is set before us. 


TRIIUMPH - 2 Corinthians 2:14 

V.14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to "triumph" in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place. 



Three Simple Steps Towards Execution Excellence


There are three essential building blocks to building the architectural framework of a business model that creates, delivers, and captures value. Most importantly, if built correctly, these three essential building blocks will allow your company to scale to any size and scope without failure or collapse. 




Since our inception Smith Gruppe has focused on helping small to medium-sized businesses, non-profit organizations, and lower middle-market companies understand how to wrap their arms and minds around day-to-day operational challenges.


When "structure" is in place, systems follow very closely. There is a reason why: both systems and the structure of the  business are necessary to respond to complexity, which grows exponentially as you scale your business. 




"Strategy" Defined: 

1. The science of planning and directing operations, specifically (as distinguished from tactics), or maneuvering resources into the most advantageous position to execute. 

2. The skill in managing or planning, specifically by using strategy. 


The three imperatives you need in order to clearly define and articulate your strategy:

1. Vision: Where you are going!






At Smith Gruppe, we have learned over the hundreds of client engagements where we were retained to develop and grow exemplary leadership; we have arrived at the single most critical question that the leader should ask themselves, and that is, "Whom do I have to be, and what do I need to do to lead this company to success?"


We have found that whatever strengths or weakenesses exist within the business can be traced right back to the cohesion of the executive team and their respective levels of competence, trust, respect,

disclipline, and alignment of ideals. 




Why Choose Smith Gruppe?


Smith Gruppe exists solely to fulfill its purpose to "Make A Difference" in every client engagement. As a "Difference Maker," this commitment is embodied in our every action, word, and deed. We are dedicated to creating meaningful impact and value, ensuring that our efforts drive siginificant success for your business. 


Engaging Smith Gruppe as a "Difference Maker" allows us to deliver deep subject matter expertise in helping our clients design a CoE (Center of Excellence) mindset  and program manage it end-to-end to yield high-impact Re$ults!


We provide an all-in-one business intelligence repository that gives you everything you need to run and scale a business. Whether you're just getting started or an established brand, our experience, proprietary software applications and solutions, and our expansive network of resources help business owners and executives realize their objectives and visions.




Smith Gruppe bases its entire business case on fairness and shall at all times act with the highest degree of integrity. We treat our clients with the utmost respect and in a hightly ethical manner.


Our company shall at all times place the integrity of the structured finance, corporate strategy, coaching, leadership, and sales profession and the interests of clients before its own business interest. We use extreme care and exercise professional judgment when conducting strategy analysis, structuring financial transactions and advising on strategic objectives, providing coaching, leadership, and sales training and further making recommendations. 


Furthermore, our company shall promote the integrity of and uphold the laws and rules governing any and all transactions, and business dealings and will strive to maintain and improve the professional competence of the capital, strategic, and resource partners.


In closing, the firm will always make full and fair disclosures of all matters that could impair its independence and objectivity and further interfere with its duties and obligations to its clients and/or the business community that would represent any degree of a conflict of interests.    



Who We Are As A Company

Smith Gruppe advises, consults, educates, and trains small to medium-sized businesses, non-profit organizations, and lower-middle-market companies. We serve our clients by providing comprehensive advisory and consulting services. Whether you are at inception, a start-up, a mature business looking for growth and expansion, or a static business in great need of solutions to everyday obstacles, we can help.


Our breadth and scope of knowledge and experience across multiple market segements deliver powerful support to our clients within the domestic and international business arena and private capital markets. We help companies structure themselves and prepare for succesful growth. We work shoulder to shoulder with our clients in crafting strategies that align with their structure. From there, we work with the client to develop the right leaderhsip skills to build a "Shared Vision." The results are growth and improved top line revenue.


Smith Gruppe serves the business community by providing the necessary formula for success, which is:


                             Structure + Strategy+Leadership= Re$ults 



Our Experience


Smith Gruppe with its vast business and transactional experience, possesses extensive knowledge of what actually works as it relates to business success. Having experienced the same challenges that our clients face on a daily basis, we apply real-world methodoligies in order to make our clients successful


The company in its overall service offerings has always conducted itself with the most significant degree of thoroughness. Whether it be financial analysis and deal structure, extensive market research to allow for expert strategy advisory services, or an increase in effective leadership - the conclusion of the matter never varies in that we deliver Re$ults!


Why Our Experience Is The Reason For Our Success


We maintain experience and proven accounting, business, legal, and financial experts. Every member of our team and our extended partnerships share the same core values of solid allegiances, collaborative interactions, and high moral turpitude. We communicate continually and have deep bonds of implicit trust as a result of relationships extablished at the organization's inceptance. These relationships have been in place for decades. As a result, we deliver on our commitments. 


We use the same philosphy of complete collaboration for working with our partners as we do with our own people. We partner with strong partners that possess in-depth knowledge in their respective disciplines and industries, who care who their partner is, and who choose to be very selective in who whom they do business with. 


Our commitment to teamwork tomake the dream work is shown most clearly in our consideration and acceptance of all points of view. We endeavor to be constructive by being honest, forthright, and direct in all communications in expressing our views. We recognize our limitations and give our clients the latitude to run their businesses without the threat of overbearing advice and guidance. The final decsion is always in the hands of the client.  



What Our Clients Say About Us

Working with Smith Gruppe has made all the difference between the success and failure of DIVA Dumps, LLC. The executive training and leadership development of Smith Gruppe, resulted in my company being recognized as the fastest-growing Woman-Owned Waste Management Solutions company in the southeast region of the United States; and my being recognized as an "Executive On The Move" by a regional business journal.


I highly recommend Smith Gruppe for any business looking to scale their business model. 


... Stacey Robinson - President & CEO, DIVA Dumps, LLC 




As a prominent non-profit organization with over 25 years of community service successes, Goler Community Development Corporation struggled along with most not-for-profit organizations in todays charitable foundations in defining how it would deliver on its Msssion and Vision in this new typical environment for Charitable Foundations.


Smith Gruppe, with its extensive Project and Program Management background and deep expertise in the non-profit sector, sat shoulder to shoulder with us to assist in redefiining our project portfolio to align with our Mission and Vision. Smith Gruppe facilitated strategic planning sessions that allowed Goler Community Development Corporation to strengthen its capabilities and increase its capacity to pursue more significant grant initiatives than it was capable of in the past. 


This resulted in two significant grant awards within the first six months of the engagement relationship with Smith Gruppe.


Goler Community Development Corporation is honored and pleased to consider Smith Gruppe a Strategic Partner who adds value as a community stakeholder in our current project initiatives. 


... Michael Suggs - CEO/Executive Director, Goler Community Development Corporation

The decision to invite Smith Gruppe to assess and advise A-PLUS Community Solutions, Inc. on a corporate restructuring was quickly the best decision I made regarding the future of A-PLUS Community Solutions, Inc. in 2016. Not only were the insights provided by Smith Gruppe invaluable, but the impact of having identified new verticals and additional market segments that we had not considered; the increased velocity of capital had a profound effect on the company's balance sheet.


If your company struggles to identify where and how to exploit your current opportunities, the first call you need to make is to Smith Gruppe.


... Larry Morrow - Founder - CIO/CTO, A-PLUS Community Solutions, Inc. 


As Project Executive, Board Advisor, and Faculty Administrator at Carter G. Woodson School, I am pleased to offer this testimonial on the tremendous benefits of engaging Smith Gruppe as our Business Advisor.


Although their expertise in the K-12 Education Space is not prominently displayed or promoted, it was immediately evident to the entire faculty and adminstation that the Process Excellence and technical expertise Smith Gruppe possesses is unprecedented. The keen abilities of their software engineers and the train-the-trainer skill sets brought to the project allowed Carter G. Woodson School to be the only Charter School and K-12 Educational Institution  in Forsyth County to offer high school students and advanced Software Engineering cohort program.


By streamlining and taking a "lean approach" to how our educational content delivery systems could be optomized to deliver an excellent online educational experience and further supplementing our technology stack to provide a hybrid (cloud and on-premise) solution, we were able to run a successful cohort and have a high certification rate in our first cohort.


Without Smith Gruppe's leadership, coaching, and guidance, we would not have known where or how to start. ---- Thank You! Thank You! Thank You to the Smith Gruppe Team, and we are eternally grateful that Smith Gruppe has adopeted the Carter G. Woodson School's mindset and motto - "Strive To Excel, Not To Equal."


... Aynn Daniels - Project Executive, Board 

Advisor, Faculty Adminstrator, Carter G. Woodson School

How can we help your business?


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You Ask, We Answer


Answer: The core competencies of Smith Gruppe are that we have over 27+ years as entrepreneurship success ourselves and can thus educate, train, coach at a a high level because we can directly relate to our clients. we have expereienced failures and successes along the way, just as many of you have, and can help you avoid the blind spots and traps you will never see coming. Because we sat where you now sit at some point in time in our past, we are subject matter experts at overcoming insurmountable obstacles. 


Answer: Success leaves clues. Smith Gruppe and its clients are successful in meeing and/or exceeding goals and objectives. We fully expect and appreciate being vetted. Look at who we are and our Core Values, and request character references. Our credibility in the marketplace and our on-going track record of success speaks for itself - "Teamwork Makes The Dream Work!"


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