How I can help you

I am a very experienced corporate executive as well as an academic economist.

As a result, I have extensive experience in most corporate finance activities. For a small business just starting out I can advise on

-how to develop a business plan

-appropriate corporate structures

-development of business processes

-principles of marketing and selling

-principles and tools for financial reporting

-principles of funding

-personnel management

- financial structure and capital funding

For an established company, I can do these things as well as

-develop effective cash management practices 

-advise on business issues

-work through next steps of business management and development.

My experience as a SCORE Mentor has taught me that the keys to be a successful business owner include discipline, the practical knowledge of marketing and selling,  knowledge of and involvement in the local business community, a  passion for the product being sold, and good back office processes.




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

Industry Experience
  • Professional & Business Services


Kenyon College : BA in Economics

University of Chicago : MA in Public Policy, MA in Economics, PhD in Economics


Jim Hodge

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Phone