How I can help you

I have been a SCORE mentor for more than 5 years. Previously, I worked for more than 40 years in the field of business-to-business publishing, publishing trade magazines for the restaurant and foodservice industry. Two were startups; one I took over in a turnaround situation.

These magazines ranged from broad-based for the foodservice industry as a whole (commercial and non-commercial) to niche publications for chain restaurant executives and chefs and chef-driven restaurants. I was primarily responsible for audience development, advertising sales, marketing of the brand, custom content and collaboration with the editorial team. I was also responsible for bottom-line P&L management.

I find that the fundamentals of marketing, branding, communications, sales and finance are applicable to most entrepreneurs and small business owners, and I enjoy helping them overcome obstacles and find their own path towards success.

Areas of Expertise

  • Advertising
  • Branding
  • Budgeting
  • Business Plan
  • Cash Flow
  • Customer Service
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Strategy
  • PR/Media
  • Pricing
  • Sales
  • Strategy Development

Industry Experience

  • Advertising, Design, & Marketing
  • Food & Beverage
  • Media & Publishing
  • Restaurant & Bar

Steven D. Mayer

Communication Methods

  • Email
  • In Person
  • Phone
  • Video