Testimonials

Website Design and Hosting

Software Repair & Troubleshooting for Individuals, Clubs and Small Business

Website Design and Hosting

We went live with our new website www.gourmettogosouthport.com and these folks exceeded our expectations. Great new look, great price, great service. If you are looking for a marketing solution I recommend  Susan and Neil. 

- Cariolyn Gherardi. Gourmet to Go and Catered Affairs, LLC. 607-244-9602. 22uticacafe@gmail.com


For website creation, I heartily recommend Susan Harman:  Susan@xcelventures.com, 910-620-4897.  Susan Harman, of Xcelventures in St James, is a wizard and a wonder in website creation and setup.  Creating a website loomed as a daunting prospect for me.  It was something other people, famous people, seemed to do, beyond my horizon, and usually a pricey prospect. Nevertheless, I am an author who had been advised and urged to develop a website.  Somehow I got wind of Xcelventures and decided to take the plunge.  I couldn't be more pleased with the result, and the cost was significantly lower than any other quote I had gotten.  In less than a month my website was up and running.  Her design for it was multidimensional in display and strikingly attractive in appearance.  She was always available to make any desired adjustments during the process, responding immediately and accurately.  I recommend her enthusiastically and with utmost gratitude.  She has done me a great service and has given a fine boost to my work and professional visibility.

- Richard M. Trask, 4277 Loblolly Circle, Southport NC 28461, 910-448-0350, rictrask@gmail.com.  Website:  richardmtrask.com


Marketing, Website design, Copywriting, Strategy and PR.  Focused, task oriented and high energy, Susan gets the job done and quickly. In less than a month she re-constructed the Samara's Village website, introduced new print literature and arranged a TV special with WECT TV. Susan thank you for stellar, timely results .

- Tony Rizzo, Samara's Village


 Designing, implementing and maintaining a Website was done with ease when working with xcelventures.  A pure delight to work with, offers creative solutions and delivers on all commitments.  Recommend without reservations.   

-  Steven Rosen, Community Manager, Marsh Winds Condos in Saint James Plantation.


The website you have created for us Susan is outstanding, it is not only beautiful it is informative and easy to manipulate.We thank you so much for bringing Vintage Ladies into a new level of technology.Thank you so much.

-  Pat Tucker, Executive Chair, Vintage Ladies

Project Management

Software Repair & Troubleshooting for Individuals, Clubs and Small Business

Website Design and Hosting

 Neil helped us launch a new SharePoint portal in a highly fluid and demanding environment. He orchestrated the whole thing and through a variety of difficulties kept the project in line and moving forward. He was a delight to work with and very personable. I would recommend Neil for future work and hope to work with him again.  

- Kurt Kremmer, Jack-in-the-Box


It is always a pleasure to work with somene who takes on difficult tasks and makes them look easy. Neil came on board as Project Manager amid multiple complex interrelated SharePoint projects with agressive delivery dates and involving critical LOB systems. Potentially, it was a "perfect storm;" however, with Neil's unrelenting attention to detail, understanding of the technology, confidence, quick smile, and easy manner, he won the cooperation of stakeholders, and team members to the extent that under his stewardship the projects were completed and delivered according to schedule. I highly recommend Neil for even the most challenging Project Management engagements. 

 - Keith Brickey, Jack-in-the-Box


Neil is great to work with because I know that the projects he manages are going to proceed as effectively as I could expect. Surprises are an inherent part of ERP implementations because of the rapid pace of the sales process and the critical nature of the functions being managed by the new systems. Neil is adept at analyzing issues as they arise, communicating to clients and consultants, formulating solutions, and folding it all nicely into the implementation plan. Neil is effective at managing consultants in regards to focusing their attention and abilities to the tasks at hand. He is willing to jump into problems and get things sorted out. Neil brings his extensive technical expertise and experience to the job, and it shows. The projects get done; meeting the clients’ expectations.  

- Steve Chapman, Rose 

Software Repair & Troubleshooting for Individuals, Clubs and Small Business

Software Repair & Troubleshooting for Individuals, Clubs and Small Business

Software Repair & Troubleshooting for Individuals, Clubs and Small Business

 Received excellent computer help from Neil Harman. very responsive and thorough.   Neil worked on 2 pc's, one new and one old, plus gave tips on a third old.                           

- Connie R., St. James resident


Just wanted to recommend Neil Harman who resides in St. James as a great Computer IT consultant

- Denise H., St. James resident


Whenever I have a problem with my computer, I know I can count on Neil Harman to fix even the most difficult computer malady.....He is my go-to for all of my unsolvable Computer issues....Knowledgeable, Friendly and Reasonably Priced
- Tom C., St. James resident 


Thanks so much for your outstanding help in finding the solution to my email account setup problem.  Appreciate your persistence that eventually paid off in changing the Gmail setting to allow setting up the account in Outlook. 

- John B., St. James resident

Strategy, Innovation & Product Management

Strategy, Innovation & Product Management

Software Repair & Troubleshooting for Individuals, Clubs and Small Business

I hired Susan to run US small business marketing because Apple had a lot to learn (at that time) from Susan's experienced, disciplined approach to segmentation, opportunity analysis and action planning. She was a great hire. She secured an important alliance with Peat Marwick (now KPMG), held herself accountable to very high standards, and grew Apple's small business revenues from $0 to 600 million in just over 2 years. All this at a time when Apple was focused elsewhere, and the small business initiative was distinctly unglamorous. Susan was persistent, resourceful, inspiring — and got traction. She invested in mentoring her people, and was a very effective manager of people and resources. She made a difference because she had a smart plan, hired and nurtured great people, and knew what it took to make alliances work. She's an asset to any employer or partner. 

- Christine Thompson, Apple


Susan is a fearless innovator with the rare knack for uncovering key customer insights, and then conceptualizing / getting prototypes to market in blistering time. She inspired our group with her innovations, her strategic thinking and her drive for results, and I consider myself very fortunate to have had the opportunity to partner with her.

- Sacha Adams, Intuit


I've worked with Susan on several projects within Intuit, where she has either championed an innovative project or taken on the role of innovation program leader herself. In both roles, she became the very embodiment of her project. She brings creativity and determination to anything she undertakes. If she takes something on, you can count on it happening, and that it's going to be done thoroughly and creatively. Any organization needs people like Susan in order to be successful. 

- Mike Graves, Intuit

 

Susan is an innovative leader in product management, she demonstrates admirable creativity, passion and leadership in several New Business Initiatives with great customer insights. Susan always takes ground breaking innovative works, from idea generation, market research, customer study, all the way to closely work with development team to prototype, run pilot programs, collect user feedbacks, and lead the entire team to the next phase of success, and to periodic product releases that serving real customers and solving real world problems. Creative, energized and resourceful makes her a very successful and valuable product manager.

- Modesty Zhang, Intuit 


Susan taught me more about innovation in 6 months than I had learned in the previous 6 years. She is a true believer in what it takes to innovate: learn quickly, and inexpensively, until you find the right formula for success.  Susan and I worked together on a clean-sheet reinvention of law firm practice management software. She both demonstrated AND taught the team and me how to find (outside the building) and understand customer problems, and then how to turn those lessons into ideas, into experiments, and finally into a great product. 

- Christopher Anderson, Lexis Nexis


 Susan lead disciplined innovation at Knowlagent. She was able to tap creativity from within the organization, customers, and analysts, in addition to her own, and organize the best product Knowlagent had released at that time. 

- Derek Lanham, Knowlagent

Marketing & PR

Strategy, Innovation & Product Management

Marketing & PR

Marketing, Website design, Copywriting, Strategy and PR.  Focused, task oriented and high energy, Susan gets the job done and quickly. In less than a month she re-constructed the Samara's Village website, introduced new print literature and arranged a TV special with WECT TV. Susan thank you for stellar, timely results .

- Tony Rizzo, Samara's Village


Susan has been a tremendous add to Samara's Village accomplishing much in a short period of time.  The web site and print materials are tremendous.  Glad to have her working with us.

- Jeff Bantle, Chairman of the Board, Samara's Village 


Susan is expert at launching new brands and solutions. Mindful of the customer and end user experience, she creates messaging that is relevant, crisp, and understood in an instant. She knows her target market's buying process, and trained her sales team on specifics for their targets, re-did the website, acquired a tradeshow booth, and created award-winning sales aids: a real multi-tasker! 

- Ann Christensen, Leadfusion


 “Many companies have great software solutions, but fail to connect with their market space. Susan's marketing vision has allowed us to engage with Financial & Insurance companies in a short period of time. Her ability to create a marketing campaign and more importantly, execute this plan with her team in the agreed timeframe, I believe is the reason why Leadfusion is seeing so much success. 

- Tom List, Leadfusion


  

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