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Doug Smith

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Meeting Preference: Phone, Video

Languages: English

How I Can Help You

I worked as a paid CFO advisor and business coach to small businesses from 2011-2022. I'm retired now but welcome the opportunity to continue to work with entrepreneurs and small business owners as a SCORE Mentor. I’m a good listener and quick learner. Rather than provide generic advice, I always try to understand the challenges and opportunities of your industry and business.

I can help you with business planning, setting up financial systems, key metrics and reporting, compensation (payroll and bonuses), operations, personnel and HR, and working with bankers – and I’m also happy to share general lessons learned from 40+ years managing people and businesses. Many entrepreneurs and business owners, when confronted with a problem, usually figure out a way to solve it. I can help you see the 3-4 other ways you could have also dealt with that problem.

I’ve worked with clients in a wide range of industries, including health care (physician practices, home health care, healthcare IT,), Information Technology (software development, data centers, IT managed services), construction, landscaping, engineering, private schools, sales and marketing, organizational development, research and development, international risk management, video production, wealth management, auto service, beauty spas, and government contracting.

Areas of Expertise

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Bookkeeping
  • Budgeting
  • Business Plan
  • Management & Operations
  • Sales
  • Software & Applications

Industry Experience

  • Accounting & Tax Services
  • Auto Repair & Mechanic
  • Business Consulting & Coaching
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Information Technology
  • Nonprofit
  • Personal Care Services
  • Photography & Video Services
  • Professional Services
  • Public Relations & Communications
  • Recruiting & Staffing
  • Wellness, Healthcare, & Home Health
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