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

Edward J Szumowski

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Phone