How I can help you

I love to coach entrepreneurs through the startup phase of a business, insuring that all the bases are covered. As a former small business owner with an M.B.A., I can offer step-by-step guidance on the development of a business plan, marketing strategy, web presence, operations plan, business entity set up, insurance analysis, accounting procedures, zoning/land use issues, and all aspects of the startup phase of a business. I was the Chief Operating Officer of a successful business for 10 years. I owned and operated my own business for 10 years. I am a Leadership Grand Traverse graduate and served as a Township Planning Commissioner for 9 years. As a 40-year professional musician, I love to assist arts-based businesses. Having enjoyed the benefits of a home-based business, I have a passion for working with women who seek a better balance between their professional and home/family life.

Areas of Expertise

  • Accounting & Cash Flow
  • Business Plans / Startup Assistance
  • Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
  • Non-Profit
  • Operations

Industry Experience

  • Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation
  • Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services

Donna Probes

Communication Methods

  • In Person