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Carmen Guinto
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Meeting Preference: Email, In Person, Phone, Video

Languages: English

How I Can Help You

Using my experience as a small business owner and entrepreneur I can help you succeed in your business venture. I am high-energy, curious, and upbeat and will use these traits to offer focused, practical strategies to help you achieve your goals. My areas of expertise include finance and cost management; accounting; strategic planning at several phases of the small-business lifecycle, including development, start-up, expansion and maturity; sales and marketing at a hyper-local level; and IT/software implementation. I understand the importance of identifying the true cost of bringing a product or service to market. I can provide guidance on Product Cost Planning, from product development to plant cost and variance. Here are some things we can we work on together.. Turning an Idea into a plan of action Creating a Business Plan and Annual Strategic Plan Analyzing a Franchise Disclosure Document Setting Up QuickBooks (I use it every day) Calculating Break-Even Point and Return on Investment Understanding financial statements and ratios Annual Budgeting and Periodic Forecasting Creating an Employee Handbook Figuring out the true cost of a product, or service, and how much you must sell it for to earn a profit given market conditions Lets get started!

Areas of Expertise

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business Plan
  • Franchising
  • Human Resources
  • Management & Operations
  • Marketing
  • Product Development
  • Strategy Development
  • Technology

Industry Experience

  • Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation
  • Education
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional Services
  • Retail
1165 Herndon Parkway, Suite 100
Herndon, VA 20170
(678) 506-0718

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