About Ron Tester: Your Guide to Sustainable Business Growth

Hey there, I’m Ron. Welcome to my corner of the internet, where I help mission-driven solopreneurs like you grow their businesses without the burnout. I’ve spent over two decades building businesses from the ground up and successfully sold my last one in 2020. I know the highs of success and the lows when things don’t go as planned. I’m here to share what I’ve learned with you—the small business owner who wants to make an impact.

My Background and Experience:

  • Successful Business Owner: I’ve walked a mile in your shoes. I started my first business as a physical therapist who was great with patients but knew nothing about running a business. Despite the challenges, I persevered and grew my home health company to a team of over 50 people. And after 20 years of growing the company and serving our community, I sold it for a tidy seven-figure sum.
  • Educator at Heart: I hold a BA in English Literature from SMU and an MS in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University. These degrees and my subsequent decades of work experience have taught me how to observe keenly, communicate effectively and solve problems creatively, skills every entrepreneur needs.
  • Certified Coach: I’m not just about theory. I’ve been coaching small business owners for about 10 years (I started while I still owned my home health agency). I’m a Certified Book Yourself Solid® Coach and a Certified Executive Coach through the Center for Executive Coaching. This means I’ve got the strategies and the skills to help me be the best coach I can and serve my clients most effectively.

Why I Do What I Do:
I love seeing small businesses succeed. They’re more than just shops or services; they’re the heart of our communities. When a local business shuts down, it affects real people—the owners, their families, their employees, their customers. That’s something I’m passionate about changing. I want to help keep those doors open, keep dreams alive, and see your business thrive.

Who I Work With:
I like to work with folks who’ve got big dreams and the courage to chase them. I find I work best with business owners who are mission-driven and really want to make an impact through their business. If you’re the kind of person who’s honest, smart, cares about others, stays positive, and gets back up when life knocks you down, we’re likely a great match.

How I Can Help You:
I’m all about practical, actionable advice. No fluff, just stuff that works. I help you:

  • Market Smarter: Learn how to reach your ideal clients without wasting time or money.
  • Sell With Confidence: Selling doesn’t have to feel sleazy. I’ll show you how.
  • Operate Efficiently: Streamline your operations so you can do more in less time.
  • Balance Work and Life: Grow your business while keeping your sanity intact.

Why Work With Me?
I’ve been where you are. I know the struggles of running a business and the thrill of making it successful. When I started, I couldn’t find a coach who really understood what it was like to be in my position as a small business owner. That’s why I decided to become the coach I wished I had—someone who really gets it. I bring my real-world experience of small business ownership to the table, not just textbook strategies.

Let’s Connect:
Whether you’re just starting out or looking to take your service business to the next level, I’m here to help. Think we might be a good fit to work together? I’d love to hear about your business and see how I can help. Drop me a line at ron@rontester.com or book a call by clicking the button below. Let’s make your business dreams a reality, without sacrificing your life to do it.

Originally from Dallas, I now call Atlanta, Georgia, home. When I’m not helping businesses grow, you’ll probably find me on a hiking trail or lost in a good book.