How I can help you

How I can help you
I understand the opportunities and challenges of owning a small business after owning a business in the automotive industry for 11 years. I became a small business owner after a 20 year career working for large corporations.
My education is finance and accounting with an MBA. I started my career as a commercial lender (for Norwest/Wells Fargo and 1st Bank/USBank) and continued my career in marketing within the financial services arena for other large corporations (GreenTree Financial, American Express).
I left "corporate america" early 2009 to buy an existing (financially distressed) auto repair shop in Rosemount. The shop was successful through marketing and better financial and operational management. I acquired a 2nd (again, financially distressed) shop in Woodbury in 2017, selling the business in 2019. I closed the Rosemount shop in 2020 for a number of reasons including COVID and the eventual development of my leased building.
Areas of Expertise
• Small business operations
• Business plans
• General knowledge of Quickbooks
• Understanding financial statements
• Effectively using vendors for business marketing and promotion
Industry Experience
• Financial services
• Automotive/skilled trades

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Plans / Startup Assistance

Industry Experience

  • Finance & Insurance

Debi B Mcconnell

Communication Methods

  • Email
  • Video