How I can help you

I can help you start, run and grow your business. I am an experienced entrepreneur, owning and running two small businesses (since 1997). I have mentored and taught hundreds of clients during the past decade with SCORE across a wide range of business types. I would like to help you to achieve your goals by making good business decisions. Mentoring topics include:
• Starting and managing a business
• Business operations improvement
• Business feasibility analysis
• Fundamentals of website design
• Fundamentals of online marketing
• Fundamentals of ecommerce
• Business planning and strategic planning
• Evaluation of invention ideas for possible patent protection
• Product development
• Marketing and sales
• Self-publishing books
• Consulting practice - starting and improving
• Freelancing
• Cost reduction and profit improvement
• Decision making
• Creativity and innovation processes and tools

My work experience includes:
1997-Present: Founder and President of an international training and consulting firm specializing in innovation and profit improvement. Clients have ranged from individual entrepreneurs to billion dollar companies in almost every business segment. 1996-Present: Co-founder and Vice President of an Internet based publisher of self-development materials . Seven Years: Executive Vice President and COO for a $20 million advanced materials company. Full operating responsibilities. Fourteen Years: Nine different positions up to Director level of a large specialty materials company. Positions included: sales, marketing, operations, plant management, R & D, division level management of international operations and sales. Two Years: Co-owner of a highly successful figure salon franchise unit that was built from scratch. Four Years: Engineer to Assistant Superintendent for a very large metals and materials producer. Published author. Patented inventor. Consulting. Freelancing.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Plans / Startup Assistance
  • Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
  • Operations
  • Product Development & Manufacturing
  • Strategy & Planning

Industry Experience

  • Other Services (except public admin.)
  • Educational Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services

Steven Martin

Communication Methods

  • Video