What I Do: "I Help Startups Start and Stay Started."
To date, Ceo Resource LLC, has already helped THOUSANDS of diverse startup and emerging companies and their CEOs in 49 of the 50 states in more than 46 countries on six of the seven continents with their business planning, strategy and tactics, action planning, problem solving, fundraising and plan implementation.
I'm also an author with five bestseller books on Amazon - 4 of them are #1 bestsellers.
Key services I provide include:
::: Virtual COO (VCOO) and Virtual Executive Services
::: Strategic and Tactical Planning For Start Up Companies
::: Fundraising Service For Finding Angel Investor Capital
::: Business Plans, Planning and Realistic Implementation
::: Real Estate Consulting Services
::: Hourly and Project Based Consulting
::: Other Services For Start Up Companies
How can I best help you with YOUR start up or emerging company's success?
What kind of expertise and experience could MOST help you and your company, right now, to get past the major impediments blocking your path and help you to genuinely accelerate the successful implementation of your vision?
I'm Robert Lee Goodman, Ceo and Chief ImpleMentor at Ceo Resource LLC, and I might be able to help.
For the past 21 years, I have focused solely on helping start up and emerging companies with their business planning, fundraising, implementation and mentoring of the CEO and other senior executives.
During that time, my clients have directly benefited from my personal experience gained from:
* Three decades of personal hands-on experience conceiving, forming, founding, funding and building nearly 4 dozen corporations, joint ventures and partnerships
* Raising $25 million from investors and VC for my own deals
* Taking my software company public
* Buying over $100 million of income property and operating over 45,000 rental units.
* Directly helping CEOs, entrepreneurs and founders on a one-on-one basis, at THOUSANDS of diverse companies in 49 of the 50 states and in over 46 countries on six out of seven continents.
If your company could benefit from a resource with this kind of experience, let's talk!
Let me also give you a little background on me and my company - with the goal of seeing if there may be a match between your needs and my services.
Key services I provide my clients include:
:::: Hourly Consulting / Virtual Executive Service - ranges from $75 per hour to $175 per hour, depending upon the number of hours needed and the duration of the engagement. (This is often the ideal starting point, and can be the lowest cost, if you need additional part-time, interim senior-level help.)
:::: Strategy, Tactics and Action Planning - ranges from $2,495 and up depending on the needs and complexity of your business. (This is the usual, best starting point for most startup companies so that you know where you’re going before you enthusiastically start down the wrong path.)
:::: Sales and Marketing Planning Services - ranges from $350 to $1,995 with all services focused on answering 200+ pivotal questions about your marketing and sales strategies, pricing and tactics for your specific products and services. (Since “everything starts with a sale” virtually all companies need this before they’re ready to start a business plan.)
:::: Business Plans / Financial Projections - ranges from $595 to $1,995. (Hint: Lack of realistic, genuinely implementable financials is a key reason for startup and funding failure.)
:::: Fundraising – ranges from a low of $75 per hour to $175 per hour depending upon the number of hours needed and the duration of the engagement. My turnkey Fundraising Service is priced at only $9,750 for the first three months. (Make sure you are complying with both state and federal securities laws!)
The details and the deliverables for each of these services are transparently described in a document that I can send you upon request and include dozens of testimonials from my prior clients.
You can also see my 4.9 out of 5.0 rating from my 63 reviews here on Elance.
Which of my services can most help you right now, today?
All the best,
Robert Lee Goodman, MBA
Ceo & Chief ImpleMentor
Ceo Resource LLC
PS: My elevator pitch: "I Help Startups Start And Stay Started."
I Help Startups Start And Stay Started
One main reason you should hire me to help you and your company is because of my unique “Compound Knowledge” about startup companies that can directly benefit you and your company right now.
During the past two decades, I've already directly helped THOUSANDS of diverse startup companies and their CEOs, in 49 of the 50 states, in more than 46 countries, on six of the seven continents.
I've helped these companies, in more than 150 different industries, with their business planning, strategy and tactics, action planning, problem solving, fundraising and plan implementation.
All of this has also added to my own Compound Knowledge about startup companies.
Compound Knowledge is like compound interest: the more relevant experiences, data and skill sets that you add to your bank of principle knowledge, the more you know and the more your Compound Knowledge account grows.
I've also learned that the greater your level of Compound Knowledge, the more “dots you can connect” in quickly solving problems and tapping opportunities!
In addition to all that I learned from earning my Engineering Physics and MBA degrees, I gained volumes more Compound Knowledge about people, business, customers and startups from starting and operating four dozen of my own companies during the 15 years prior to starting my consulting company over two decades ago.
This included successfully raising $25 million from 1,200 angel investors and venture capitalists for my own companies – and included taking my software company public.
Just as important, I’m grateful to have accumulated volumes of additional Compound Knowledge on startups from the extensive additional experiences, insights, epiphanies and expertise that I've gained over the past two dozen years from working closely with thousands of diverse client companies, CEOs and entrepreneurs in almost every conceivable industry – learning each company’s detailed, inside moving parts and helping each of them slay their own multitude of dragons that were blocking their path to success.
That's THOUSANDS of individual companies.
This additional Compound Knowledge comes from my working directly, one-on-one, with thousands of very bright, visionary CEOs, entrepreneurs and founders.
It comes from understanding each of their visions - seeing the inside, unfiltered workings of their companies - crystallizing what may be only a fuzzy business model - developing action-item tactics that truly fit their strategies - helping them fix what may be broken - redesigning what may not fit - learning what worked and what didn't work - all of it with the goal of accelerating the successful implementation of each of their visions.
Even though each company is unique, many have the same issues and dragons that you may face: cash flow, sales, marketing, personnel issues, raising capital, juggling priorities, managing growth, missing puzzle pieces - and too little time to get it all done.
This Compound Knowledge on startup companies that I've earned from the combination of my degrees, my own four dozen companies and those thousands of past client companies really IS the special and essential ingredient in my services that I am offering you.
My extensive Compound Knowledge base is not something that you simply get in school earning an MBA - or from just working for a few employers or even working with a few hundred consulting clients.
The good news is that all of my aggregate experience and expertise - including all of the Compound Knowledge on startup companies that I've gained over the past 35 years - is available to you and your company - on a very cost-effective basis.
Isn't this the kind of expertise that you and your company need right now?
If you're ready to take the next step, let’s get started!
Robert Lee Goodman, MBA
Master of Business Administration degree, Presidential & Key Executive Program
1976 - 1977
University of Tennessee
Post-graduate studies, Master of Science, Computer Science
1971 - 1972
University of Tennessee
Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, Engineering Physics
1966 - 1971
Ceo Resource LLC / Goodman Group, Inc.
Founder, CEO and Chairman
1978 - Present
Goodman Group, Inc. is a 37 year-old company specializing in diversified investments, advisory services and management consulting. 1978 - Present.
* Areas of investment for Goodman Group have included commercial real estate purchase, management and brokerage of apartments, office buildings, office-warehouse and self-storage facilities. Other areas of investment have included debt-instrument investment and collection; high technology; and securities and syndication -- with special emphasis and experience with start up organizations.
* Areas of focus for Ceo Resource LLC include business planning & implementation; business plan packaging; venture capital and private placement funding; senior level analysis and problem solving; computer systems solution; real estate analysis and evaluation; investment analysis and due diligence -- with special emphasis on dragon slaying.
Good Financial Corp.
Founder, CEO and Chairman
1990 - 2002
Good Financial Corp., specializing in the analysis, investment, purchase and collection of loans acquired from the FICA, RTC, banks, savings & loans and other lenders. 1990 - Present.
Good Software Corp.
Founder, past CEO and Chairman
1982 - 1997
Good Software Corp., a publicly held company, that specialized in personal computer software for business applications, distributing its products through thousands of dealers nationwide. Mr. Goodman’s background in computer programming, systems project management and international computer system sales were gained from a variety of positions held at NASA, Oak Ridge National Laboratories and Rockwell International. Mr. Goodman personally developed Good Software’s first commercially available product, Investor III for Real Estate Investment Analysis, which provided the economic and organizational foundation for the Company. 1982 - 1997.
Good Asset Management, Inc.
Founder, CEO and Chairman
1980 - 1994
Good Asset Management, Inc., which provided real estate investment, property management and brokerage of income properties for lenders, government agencies, partnerships, individual and institutional investors including the management and operation of more than 4,000,000 square feet and nearly 45,000 units of commercial and residential properties.1980 - 1994.
Goodman Securities, Inc
Founder, CEO and Chairman
1982 - 1989
Goodman Securities, Inc., a direct participation broker-dealer and member of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD) and the Securities Investor Protection Corp. 1982 - 1989.
International Sales Manager, Computer Systems Division
1973 - 1977
Oak Ridge National Labs
Physicist, Systems Analyst
1971 - 1973
Designed and implemented a computer network for data collection for fusion research and experimentation. 1971 - 1973.
NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center
Physicist, Rocket Scientist
1968 - 1970
Performed research in superconductivity. 1968 - 1970.
Yes, I really am a rocket scientist!
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All business plan services require a payment of 100% of the agreed amount as a retainer prior to Ceo Resource commencing work. Turnaround time will depend on the scope of your specific project. All travel expenses are pre-paid directly by client prior to trip.
Ongoing ImpleMentor Management Consulting Service or Virtual Chief Operating Officer Service requires a fully executed written agreement between the parties accompanied by a retainer equal to two weeks estimated Standard Weekly Services prior to Ceo Resource commencing work.
All plans and planning services include up to three drafts of the financial projections and up to three draft reviews of any narrative. Additional revisions and drafts can be provided at my standard rate, with a one hour minimum. The final document will be delivered to client via email in both Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat formats. All spreadsheets will be provided in Microsoft Excel format. Any and all updates and changes requested by client after delivery of final document will be billed at at my standard rates, with a one hour minimum.
All project and hourly rates are exclusive of travel and other out-of-pocket costs which will be charged and billed separately. All services, prices and terms are subject to availability and may change, without notice, at any time prior to and outside the terms of any binding, mutually executed agreement. Payment is required within 3 days of receipt of invoice. No refunds of any retainers or other amounts paid shall be made after payment has been made.
Any and all material, business plans, financial projections and consultation are presented for informational purposes and general business consultation and are not intended to be construed as legal or tax advice. Please consult your counsel or accountant for legal or tax advice.
Please see Terms Page at my web site, for details on all terms and conditions.
Internet Community Concepts, CEO
“You are one of the best business persons I have come across in more than 23 years of starting and running my various businesses. The breadth and depth of your insights and acumen, your consistently cool and logical problem solving abilities, your quick and decisive "dragon slaying" and your management style - along with your honesty, integrity, outstanding charisma and leadership skills, have continually impressed me as you have used those talents to help ICC as our Virtual COO.”
“Between your work on our business plan, establishing our web presence, bringing focus to our systems, procedures and management approach, dealing with securities law issues, handling operations, doing "whatever it took" to get the job done, and meeting every commitment - on time - that you ever made, it has been a real pleasure working with you.”