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What Is VITAL?

VITAL is a business excellence platform for the Custom Integration industry. The VITAL Method has helped over 400 Custom Integrators optimize their business using technology, benchmarking and personal guidance.

VITAL’s Cloud Dashboard technology and proven business metrics have transformed CI business for decades from chaotic owner-centric businesses to profitable and stable enterprises.


VITAL is comprised of thinkers, doers, and experts from all over the CI Industry. Originally founded by Paul Starkey and Steve Firszt, VITAL is now growing rapidly through the guidance of former Integrator Matt Bernath and a team of the brightest experts in the industry.

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Monthly Coach Notes

Sustain and expand business performance with monthly expert dashboard reviews, right in your inbox

Impact Speaker Series

Dive into latest business best practices and more with top experts in this quarterly, members-only webinar series

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Solve your biggest challenges with a dedicated three-person VITAL team who knows your business inside and out

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Ask The Expert Series

Advance your business goals and clarify concepts in the monthly live Q&A with a VITAL coach and QB Process Manager

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Lean on 50+ hours of curated Business Excellence training, webinars, and best practices in our secure online learning portal

Fractional CFO Monthly Reviews

Dive into your financial metrics and budget performance each month with a Master Coach so you can see around corners and maximize outcome

One on One Coaching

Tap into expert guidance to maximize opportunities and eliminate roadblocks in these private coaching sessions

Resource Knowledgebase

Dive into 15+ years of CI experience to get the right answer fast. We know what works and what doesn't...and we've documented it all for you

Annual Financial Planning

Set yourself up for a profitable year with an annual budget that works, guided by an expert VITAL coach

Financial Support Solutions

Meet with our Quickbooks Pros who know the industry and the VITAL method and will help optimize your financial processes

Private VITAL Slack Group

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VITAL Executive Mastermind

Solve strategic problems each month with like-minded, non-competing dealers in these focused group sessions

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Access 28 CI business metrics in an easy-to-read dashboard to see how your business performs against established industry success benchmarks

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