Counselors to America's Small Business
24 years experience with UPS (5 accounting, 7 industrial engineer, 12 operations). My experience included turn arounds of help needed operations. I have also made a living operating small businesses: selling real estate, catering, a retail furniture business, a contracting business, selling consulting, startup testing for the Hanford Engineering Development Lab at FFTF, grievance work for organized labor and State of NH.
AA Columbia basin College
BS Central Washington University
MBA Plymouth State University
10 years Marine Corps
30 years as attorney at law working with small businesses
<p> iPEC Professional Coaching Institute; Western State University School of Law - Juris Doctorate; University of Maryland; Hastings School of Law - Trial Advocacy College; Pepperdine University - Institute for Dispute Resolution;</p>
Morris Plains, NJ
I spent nearly 20 years in the corporate world of franchised real estate. For much of that time I coached and mentored entrepreneurs helping them to start and grow their businesses. As such I assisted them in addressing every facet of their business operations, from initial start-up, to marketing, recruiting, retention, technology, administration, facilities, finance, and more--essentially everything focused on building profitability and success.
Prior to franchising I had completed a career in the military as a senior officer where I directed large community support operations, much like a city manager would do. I retired as a lieutenant colonel.
I earned two master's degrees, an MBA and an MS in Organizational Effectiveness.
I have an absolute commitment to people and leadership, and I consider myself an excellent coach of entrepreneurs looking to establish and grow their small businesses.
<ul> <li> MBA</li> <li> MS, Organizational Leadership & Innovation</li> </ul> <p> </p>
Experience in: Start up small business, marketing, growing and managing business in multiple locations in US, budgeting, strategic planning, hiring and managing staff off site, commercial real estate, reviewing leases, building and designing office spaces, analyzing financial statements from multiple locations, managing non profit organization. Extremely knowledgeably in business strategy and planning.
Serve as a mentor in Austin, Texas as well as thru SCORE email mentoring. Before retiring as Executive Vice President of Operations and Center Development for BusinesSuites, Celia was responsible for center-level operations and the transitions of newly developed or acquired centers. Over fourteen years of experience in the development, integration and management of business centers. She successfully grew the business from 40 offices in one center in 1989 to 416 offices in five centers in 1997, including the integration of five acquired centers. Previous to her association with BusinesSuites, she was an officer at Bank One, Texas in Austin. She was also the executive director of two not for profit organizations in Chicago, Ill. She is a retired businesswoman and one time user of SCORE.
BS University of Texas, Graduate work at University of Arkansas, University of Texas, University of Illinois and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.