How I can help you

My 33+ years of expertise in the California Bay Area is in the 4 Rs - Retail, Restaurant, Real Estate and now Retirement. I can help you with the following: - Strategies on business plans for startup retail or restaurant businesses. - Business strategies on identifying problems and solutions for sales, marketing, operations, customer service, cost cutting, maximizing profits and succession planning for retail, restaurant and real estate. - Running a successful business. Some of my expertise is in: Keeping it simple, focusing/starting on the basics, being consistent day in and day out, etc. - Developing a team - surrounding yourself with great people (internal and external Team), retaining the great people (not always about the money), and motivating your team. Real Estate - I can share best practices in buying real estate, property management, minimizing tenant turnover, etc. Retirement - I can coach on succession planning, exit strategies, having purpose, budgeting/finance, analyzing life and health insurance needs. Volunteer - East Bay SCORE, Alameda CERT, CAL Parents Ambassadors, Red Cross.

Areas of Expertise

  • Accounting & Cash Flow
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
  • Operations
  • Strategy & Planning

Industry Experience

  • Accommodation & Food Services
  • Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services
  • Real Estate & Rental & Leasing
  • Retail Trade

Leland Dear

Communication Methods

  • Email
  • Video