I can help you with start-up development, financial statement analysis, cash flow, retail, other business strategies and decision making.
I was an accountant for fifteen years. Most of that time was in public accounting where I saw the inner workings of a great many businesses, large and small. This gave me a broad understanding of business practices and the financial decisions people make, both good and disastrous. All the while I was an accountant, I knew I wanted to have my own business and I gathered information that was useful to me. When I had the chance, I started my own business. First I had a book selling business and then a publishing business. What lasted was developing an antique map business. The first five years I worked out of my home and invested in maps. I sold at shows and issued catalogues. When I had enough maps, I opened a shop, I offered framing services and produced reproductions which I sold in my shop at retail and I also wholesaled them. So I have experience with starting a company, selling at shows, selling through catalogs as well as through a shop. I've sold at both the wholesale and retail level. I also self-published a book of reference for dealers in antique paper and maps. After eighteen profitable years I sold my antique map business and retired.
BA from Montclair State University. 1976
Teaching certificate in business subjects Caldwell College. 1977