Over 20 years experience working with small business owners and entrepreneurs with an emphasis on developing business plans, marketing strategies, etc. Have an MBA from University of Michigan. Previous experience with strategic and operational planning, administration, accounting, marketing, and personnel issues. Also am skilled in career planning and resume-writing.
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Client companies have included: Internet, Service, Financial, Construction, Manufacturing, Automobile, Retail, + others.
I help business owners and entrepreneurs with a business idea, a dream, a concept, or goals clarify what exactly it is they want to accomplish, get it down in writing, and develop a strategy to accomplish it. In the process I offer encouragement, hope, an honest assessment, greater understanding of themselves and what they have to offer, and increased confidence.
Contents include the typical Purpose, Mission, Vision, Products & Services, Need, Target Market, Positioning, Legal Entity, Financials, Organizational issues.
Additionally I help business owners define their core values and develop "overarching goals."
My niche is with start-ups and businesses with less than 50 employees.
ANOTHER focus is Career Planning with excellent resume-writing skills. Have worked with many different levels from management professionals to front -line operational and service personnel. If you are unemployed, under-employed, or want a change,I can help you better understand your strengths and weaknesses, your gifting, talents and passion and develop options to greater personal and professional fulfillment.
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Halifax Community College, NC
Small Business Center Director
2005 - 2010
Worked with entrepreneurs and existing business owners on business plans, aspects of business plans (e.g., product line extension, marketing, financial projections) and related business issues...
1995 - 2005
Worked with business owners and start-ups in Atlanta. Management consulting covered most aspects of business management - Business planning, Strategic planning, operational planning, Marketing...