• Report: #1092409

Complaint Review:

  • Submitted: Wed, October 16, 2013
  • Updated: Thu, October 01, 2015

  • Reported By: James — Atlanta Georgia
The Talaton Group
8480 Honeycutt Road, Suite 200, Raleigh, North Carolina USA

The Talaton Group TRUSTED BUSINESS REVIEW: The Talaton Groups team dedicated to the entire Client Experience, are confident in standard operating procedures for premium customer satisfaction. The Talaton Group partners with our clients to ensure positive results, and compensate staff on overall metrics of satisfaction. Commitment to Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program, a program benefiting consumers, ensuring complete satisfaction & confidence when doing business.
*UPDATE: Recognized by Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Program as a safe business service. The Talaton Group pledges to always resolve any issues: feel safe, confident & secure when doing business with The Talaton Group, recognized by Ripoff Report Verified™ as a safe business service.

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EDitor's UPDATE: Positive rating and recognition has been given to The Talaton Group for its full commitment to quality customer service.

Ripoff Report's discussions with The Talaton Group, LLC have uncovered an ongoing dedication by the company to total client satisfaction. This means that clients can expect that the company will work towards finding a mutually satisfactory resolution to any concerns. The Talaton Group, LLC listens carefully to client concerns and sees them as an opportunity to learn from past mistakes and become more efficient as a company in the services offered and the support for those services.

My name is Herb Trotter, Sr. Partner, TTG. I once was in a position where I needed operational capital to expand my business, with no knowledge of how to navigate the underwriting process or solicit it from institutions. [continued below]....
..... It is with this passion, that I have the privilege of overseeing an organization that helps people achieve their entrepreneurial pursuits. We strive every day to find simple ways to eliminate obstacles when it comes to procuring capital. We get excited when we get capital in the hands of entrepreneurs. I’m extremely passionate, and proud to be part of an amazing organization of people, that come to work every day, for the benefit of others.

We also understand that without our clients, and a satisfactory experience with our organization, we have no business. It is with this principal and passion, that I believe the client always comes first, and we have developed metrics and performance based analytics, that ensure our clients experience is EXCEPTIONAL.

TTG survives on referrals, and I personally understand, without our clients and their satisfaction, it dose not make for a good partnership. It is with this belief, that we have implemented processes that reinforce our commitment to the overall client experience.

The Talaton Group is Ripoff Report Verified
Ripoff Report Verified™ .. part of Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program.A program that benefits the consumer, assures them of complete satisfaction and confidence when doing business with a member business..

The information provided in this report below is based on comments made by Herb Trotter during an onsite inspection held by a third party verification company with no biases toward The Talaton Group.

The Talaton Group is a consulting firm dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs. With their experience in the fields of business consulting, administration, technology, and business leadership, The Talaton Group is able to customize starting points for potential client's businesses. Additionally, through their professional relationships with various financial institutions nationwide, they are able to provide their clients with the capital they need to start their own businesses.

Leads for The Talaton Group are generated 100% through referral. Herbert Trotter, Senior Vice President of Sales, stated the following in regards to his company, "we've built up a name enough that we can survive without any direct marketing." While they have used marketing avenues in the past, their reputation allows for success on a referral basis. Potential clients can contact the sales department for a free consultation, "we actually consult with the client free of charge. There's no money up front charged." During this initial conversation the sales team explains the entire process of working with The Talaton Group, as well as seeing if the potential client qualifies for their services. Once they have qualified for services, they are sent a detailed agreement to sign off on.


During the onsite interview Mr. Trotter was asked to describe a situation where a client was not satisfied with the level of service they received. Mr. Trotter expressed that their most common complaint would be miscommunications between the sales department and the client. In order to combat this the sales team at The Talaton Group focuses on making sure the client understand what services they offer, "we train them [sales team] how to be redundant and to completely make sure the client understands...we have three levels of reinforcement so the client doesn't have a miscommunication." This has resulted in effective communication, and clients are particularly satisfied when they are able to speak with Mr. Trotter directly. In addition, any complaint that arises with The Talaton Group is followed up on through the Director of Client Experience.

When asked to comment on complaints posted on Ripoff Report's website Mr. Trotter expressed, "the assertions are 100% false." Not only does Mr. Trotter believe these comments to be false, but he knows who one of the authors of the comments are, "the individual is a known extortionist." In order to assure future clients The Talaton Group has a staff of experts with over 20 years of collective experience in the consultation business.

When asked what type of changes they have made to honor their commitment to make things right with the customer per the request of Ripoff Report, Mr. Trotter stated, "we implemented the Director of Customer Service Experience two years ago...and it instituted a process to deal with clients complaints."

The Talaton Group is proud to be a part of Ripoff Report's Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Service Program. Mr. Trotter further stated, "I like the fact that it really feels more like a partnership...similar to the BBB."



" TTG Standard Operating Procedures and Principles to Client Experience.

  • Recognize the importance of all customers and the role every TTG employee plays in influencing the customer's perceptions. While impacting these perceptions, be professional, reliable, credible, responsive and friendly.
  • Communicate promptly and honestly and via the customers’ choice of medium. Try to be brief and clear.
  • Be a voice for the customer. When rules and policies don’t make sense to our customer, challenge the way TTG does business and seek opportunities for improvement.
  • When a problem arises, which is inevitable, view the problem as an opportunity to improve. Solving problems will enable us to raise the quality of our products and services.
  • Listen well, be responsive and demonstrate a sense of urgency. Understand that how something is said has a significant influence on how it is received. Under promise and over deliver.
  • Strive to make it easy for the customer to do business with TTG to ensure that TTG remains its preferred servicer


" We pride ourselves in offering a full experience. As a boutique firm, it affords us the opportunity to give custom attention to every client and their needs. This takes the guessing out of the underwriting process, and it gives our clients the confidence to trust our process. As experts to multiple credit algorithms and underwriting techniques, TTG keeps itself abreast to the latest industry trends, to ensure positive results in raising capital on behalf our Clients. This expertise makes us a industy leader, and relevant advocate on the topic of funding.

The Talaton Group, LLC's team has over 50 years industry expertise in business operations, technology, enterprise operations, & start-up business launches. It is with this is experience, that TTG has extreme confidence in its ability to perform and strategize around a client’s specific needs. The Talaton Group, LLC takes employee satisfaction seriously as well. Employee feedback and surveys reveal comments such as this, "TTG is an environment that promotes healthy work/life balance. In addition, the Sr. Partners at TTG understand accountability, and they make sure, we are accountable to our stated companywide initiatives, which includes extreme dedication and commitment to our clients experience with TTG."

Ripoff Report was pleased to learn that The Talaton Group, LLC's past and current approach to business is focused on its pledge to total commitment towards client and employee satisfaction.



The Talaton Group, LLC recognizes that complaints posted on Ripoff Report (whether true or not) are issues that need to be addressed, not ignored. If handled correctly, complaints can be valuable learning opportunities. With the feedback generated by Ripoff Report's review, The Talaton Group, LLC has made organizational changes allowing its clients and employees a more streamlined approach to problem resolution and a commitment to a great client experience.

In summary, after our review, which included discussions with Herbert N. Trotter II, Ripoff Report is convinced that The Talaton Group, LLC is committed to quality delivery of services resulting in total client satisfaction.

Be sure to contact us with your questions and comments about any business that is part of the Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program. Your questions, comments and suggestions are always welcome and will be considered even if we don't agree with them. Please realize Ripoff Report is chartering in new territory, working to make a change for both consumers and businesses alike.

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Ripoff Report has determined that The Talaton Group meets Ripoff Report Verified’s standards which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. Members of the Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction program do pay a fee for our on-site review, 24 hour monitoring and for support with customers to resolve any disagreements.

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Read more about why consumers should feel confident when doing business with a member of Ripoff Report's Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program. Yes, it’s a long name for a program that does a lot for both consumers and businesses alike.

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As a matter of policy, when a business becomes a member of the Corporate Advocacy Program they agree to allow Ripoff Report to contact every client who filed a complaint so they can make things right with them. In order to confirm that the complaints were resolved, Ripoff Report is copied on all responses so we can insure that the member business did right by their customer.



The Talaton Group Herb Norris Trotter II SERVICESS NOT RENDERED - STOP COMMUNICATING!! Raleigh North Carolina


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We have no idea who this is, and cannot respond to accusations, if we are not made aware. We believe its competition, and individual with an vendetta against Herb Trotter Personally.



Just wanted to Add to BEWARE of Herb Norris Trotter. Seems like he's at it again. I wish there was an RIP OFF Report BEFORE i attempted to use him. Goes under the Name The Talaton Group states he's base in Raleigh, NC but I believe its just a front location. Used him for tradelines and funding. Took forever on the tradelines which did nothing for my score and never received any funding. Mr. Trotter just stop returning any communications and I havent heard back from him since. PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS GUY if you are seeking financial help, U HAVE BEEN WARNED. Very unprofessional and smooth talker will have u in a bind!

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/16/2013 02:35 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/The-Talaton-Group/-Raleigh-North-Carolina-27615-/The-Talaton-Group-Herb-Norris-Trotter-II-SERVICESS-NOT-RENDERED-STOP-COMMUNICATING-R-1092409. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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AUTHOR: pr@thetalatongroup.com - ()

It's great to see we are getting the attention of our competition!  We are expanding and enjoying the growth.   If you mention you saw this article, you will receive 20% off any of our services.  

Our satisfaction guarantee is backed by our 24 hour customer response center, and client support team.  Call to make an appointment for our Raleigh office at 877-310-8009 or visit us online at www.thetalatongroup.com.   

We look forward to serving you!

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