How I can help you

I’ll use my 30 years as an entrepreneur, 20 years as a teacher, and year as a business consultant, to help you start and grow a successful retail store and website by improving your performance in sales, marketing, operations, and bank financing for your small business. For 30 years, I co-owned, and co-operated an award-winning all-American-made Christmas Shop and Website in Bar Harbor, Maine. In their November 5, 2018 award, rated our retail specialty shop the best holiday decor store in Maine, based on Yelp reviews. My wife and I were proud that our decades of dedication to our customers had been formerly recognized with this special achievement award. Let me help you achieve your entrepreneurial goals. During my early retail years, I also taught business management courses for 5 years at the University of Maine's University College in Bangor Maine, building on my previous 20-year career as a Corporate Training Director for the world's largest privately-held company in the health care field. There, my work-related courses improved the skills of medical doctors; laboratory technologists; and biomedical sales, service and management employees. As a business consultant, I worked for a formal affiliation of consulting firms specializing in human resource development, training, and organization development for mid-size to Fortune 500 companies. There I learned how to work with my clients, along with other consultants, to meet their needs. As a shopkeeper, I also enjoyed my volunteer work with my local Chamber of Commerce, improving its marketing committee efforts, and serving on its Board of Directors. Today, I enjoy my part-time, website-only Christmas business; my volunteer work with my town, improving the unique character of its business community; and my volunteer work with SCORE, helping small business entrepreneurs achieve their goals.
Areas of Expertise
  • Business Plans / Startup Assistance
  • Buying or Selling a Business
  • Marketing, Public Relations & Sales

Industry Experience
  • Retail Trade

Pete Bono

Communication Methods

  • Email
  • In Person
  • Phone
  • Video