How I can help you

I've been experimenting with websites & online businesses since 1998. I bootstrapped my First eCommerce mail order company in 2001 and a second in 2003 growing that business to nearly $100,000 in gross revenue in it's first full year of operation. Since 2007 I have counseled hundreds of businesses and individuals, nation-wide, on topics ranging from business planning to effective use of technology. I am also a SCORE Gold Member award winner.

I have special expertise in the business of Open Source Software and using Open Source Software in your business to save time and money. (ie OpenOffice or Libre Office as an alternative to Microsoft Office.  The GIMP or InkScape for Graphic Design, Best website free website software to build your online presence, etc.)

Areas of Expertise
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Intellectual Property
  • Non-Profit
  • Business Operations
  • Technology & IT Services
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience
  • Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
  • Technical & Scientific Services
  • Professional & Business Services
  • Retail & Wholesale Trade
  • Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations

Education

Before I started my first business, you could best describe me as an enrollee in the School of hard knocks.  SCORE helped me start my first businesses and as a counselor I have the benefit of working with lots of other businesses and my fellow counselors. The one-two punch allows me to continue to grow as a business owner.

Besides the school of Hard Knocks, I have a BA Economics with a minor in Psychology from the University of Michigan-Flint.


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Communication Methods

  • In Person