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Small Business Consulting & Executive Coaching


I bring a wealth of experience and a keen understanding of the challenges facing small businesses today. I will tailor the approach to growing a successful business and address your unique needs, offering strategic guidance in areas such as business development, financial management, and operational efficiency. With a personalized approach, I collaborate closely with you to identify opportunities for growth, streamline processes, and enhance overall performance. Let me be your trusted partner on the journey to achieving success and unlocking the full potential of your business.

Grow Your Business

Solve Management Issues

Develop Strategies

What It Takes

Implementing change and improvements in a business can be difficult. My clients have found that it is not enough just to know what needs to be done, one also needs to know how to do it. It is this implementation of change that often requires some help.

Here is what I have found to help you achieve success:
  • Regularly scheduled conversations with my clients – This helps you to stay on course and allows you the advantage of personalized help and instruction
  • Weekly phone calls, Zoom calls, or personal meetings – These last no more than an hour; sometimes as little as 30 minutes.

Create & Implement Your Plan

Keep You On-Course

Attain Skills To Improve Your Business

We Can Help
IF...

any of these 4 characteristics apply to your or your business.

1

You are the sole owner

2

You have been in business for more than three years

3

You have been successful and have sales over $1 million per year

4

You have 6 or more employees

Cost:

$1500

Per Month

9-12 Months

It normally takes a client about 9 to 12 months, to not only learn the necessary skills but also to have successfully implemented them in their business. We will work as fast as you can learn. Cost is $1500 a month with no long term commitment. My only goal is to help you and your business succeed.

Management Video Series

If, on the other hand, you are a startup or do not have sales of $1 million per year… yet, you still may be interested in my 10-week Management Video Series, that will help you get to that level. The cost of the course is $495.

$450.00

Helping business owners flourish

I recently received a phone call from a woman, who wanted to thank me for helping her save her business. It was an interesting phone call, one I enjoyed very much receiving. The most interesting part of the story, however, was that this woman was never a client.

She had called me several years ago, asking for help in her candy business. Rowena was an excellent saleswoman, and had several large wholesale accounts, but struggled to scale up her process for making the delicious candy treats to meet the demand.

Her equipment was in many respects worn out and inadequate. She was trying to fix it and modify it. She had employees that were not much help. She was working very long hours to keep her company afloat, because she knew she could sell her candy, if she could only get it made. She was treading water. Her manufacturing costs were too high. Her equipment was both too small and too old. As her employees were not much help, Rowena did most of the work.

As she looked at her problem, she concluded that she needed to borrow money. Money, she thought would solve all of her problems. She could by the equipment she needed and get the manufacturing process running efficiently. In short, she saw this as a capital problem, and yet, no one would lend her money.

I did not see this as a capital problem or a money problem. I saw this as a management problem. Rowena was a great salesperson, but not a great manager. I suspect the banks that looked at lending her money, also saw that this was a management problem. That is why they would not lend her the capital she thought she needed. Until Rowena learned how to manage her business, until she gained the management skills to run her business profitably, any money lent to her, would quickly be lost, leaving Rowena with no ability to pay it back, and leaving the lenders with some very expensive caramel making equipment that they now needed to liquidate.

I met with Rowena only once, as I laid out a strategy to the management problems she was facing. Not surprising, my approach was not as appealing as the very attractive alternative of borrowing money, so she did not hire me to help her.

Unable to borrow the capital she wanted, she eventually sold 10% of her company to an investor, who promised to bring in new capital and some management experience. She told me on the phone that it was a disaster and did not work. The investor, unable to make a difference, had moved on to other things, leaving her no better off than she was before, but now the owner of only 90% of her company.

Without alternatives, she decided to implement the very rough plan I laid out for her a year earlier. She did what I suggested, and it started to work. After a year of working my plan, she called me to thank me. It was a management problem after all, and management problems are the easiest ones to fix.