How I can help you

For over thirty years I owned my own successful small business, an audiology practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan. So I know what it's like to try to balance all the different roles and jobs involved in running a small business. I also know the challenges and the thrills of being your own boss, and I am excited to help people on the journey. My strongest areas are understanding the financial and operational aspects of starting and running a business. In addition, my clinical work as an audiologist helped me learn the skills of listening, analyzing, and teaching. All three are critical to being an effective mentor.

Areas of Expertise
  • Business Finance & Accounting
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Business Operations

Industry Experience


B.A. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1972.  Pre-medicine major

M.A. Wayne State University, Detroit, 1978.  Audiology major

Au.D. Salus University, George S Osborne School of Audiology, 2003.  Doctorate in audiology

Numerous courses in management, leadership, marketing, and professional development, through continuing education efforts over the years

Ed Szumowski, Certified SCORE Mentor

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Phone