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Tom N Trone
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Meeting Preference: Email, In Person, Phone

Languages: English

How I Can Help You

I can help you to identify and capture business opportunities in untapped markets as well as help with business strategy, marketing, operations, leadership, and talent development.

For nearly 30 years, I was an owner/entrepreneur in business-to-consumer and business-to-business commercial markets. I developed, owned and operated ten businesses in four industries employing nearly 5,000 people. While managing these businesses, I developed and taught entrepreneurship programs at a leading university. These programs were also adapted for and delivered in Africa and Europe in collaboration with international development agencies and local Universities.

For 17 years, I held business development and commercial operations executive roles for a Fortune 100 Company with a focus on sales, marketing, product development, technology integration, change management and international business.

Currently, I devote my time and efforts to help others identify new business opportunities and/or grow existing businesses via SCORE mentorship and at education institutions where I continue to teach today.

My Mentoring strengths include:
 Starting and managing a business
 Business operations improvement
 Business feasibility analysis
 Business planning and strategic planning
 Marketing strategies
 Product development

I enjoy utilizing my business acumen and experience as a coach and mentor to help small business owners and entrepreneurs realize their dreams. I bring a high energy level, commitment, responsiveness, and the ability to provide relevant inputs and observations to help you start and grow your business.

Areas of Expertise

  • Funding/Loans
  • Human Resources
  • Management & Operations
  • Marketing
  • Product Development
  • Strategy Development
  • Technology

Industry Experience

  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Food & Beverage
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional Services
  • Retail
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1165 Herndon Parkway, Suite 100
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Herndon, VA 20170
(309) 797-0082

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