Business Advisor

Chicago, IL

Maura Vella

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Expertise Areas

  • Leadership

  • Sales

Maura is passionate about helping entrepreneurs grow–whether that means scaling revenue, learning to attract the right customers, or creating systems to maximize productivity and freedom.

As a business owner, she knows what it’s like to ride the rollercoaster of entrepreneurship. With over a decade of personal experience owning and operating a 7-figure, multi-location business alongside business partners and over 40 employees, Maura has learned what works. In just one year, Maura transformed her struggling business by reducing costs and implementing scalable systems for a 1000% increase in profit.

As a Cultivate Advisor, Maura translates her track record into tangible advice for entrepreneurs who want to launch, scale or overhaul their businesses. She teaches her clients when you combine hard work with smart systems and solid leadership, you can achieve a powerful and balanced entrepreneurial life.

Maura believes there is no “right” way to grow your business. So instead, she forms a unique connection with each of her clients and helps them create a path that will leave them feeling confident and in control of their own destiny.

Maura focuses on helping her clients learn and implement the hard and soft skills required to scale in a way that resonates with their vision. For one client, that meant understanding the value of their time. So she empowered them to leverage their services by hiring more of the right people they could train to perform these services. As a result, they increased their year-over-year income and profits by 50%. In 2022, they are on track to increase revenues by another 50% and profits by 60%.

Maura Vella
Because of her experience running a business through the 2008 economic crisis, she has the unique ability to help her clients through some of the most challenging parts of entrepreneurship.
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During the COVID pandemic, all of Maura’s clients stayed the course and are now seeing higher revenues and profits than they did in March 2020. Maura helped them bounce back and navigate the exciting new challenge of unexpected growth.

With Maura’s unconditional support, owners are experiencing less stress and more success. She enjoys expanding her knowledge and growing along with her clients. Maura’s goal is to enjoy the journey, and connecting with other growth-minded business owners helps her do that.

A Chicago resident, a people-person and an avid yogini, Maura is the proud momma of three young girls.

Because of her experience running a business through the 2008 economic crisis, she has the unique ability to help her clients through some of the most challenging parts of entrepreneurship.Because of her experience running a business through the 2008 economic crisis, she has the unique ability to help her clients through some of the most challenging parts of entrepreneurship.