Business Startup Consultant
Consulting Services to Help Navigate New Businesses As They Grow
My military background was in analyzing data and intel, in order to provide our high-ranking officers with timely and insightful information to better prepare their soldiers for our mission. My high-level intel analysis earned me multiple awards and recognition, was a finalist in Soldier of the Year, attained the ranking of Sergeant within 3 years, and became NCO In-Charge of deployments to South America.
When I see a weakness, I am not be afraid to point it out. I subscribe to the ripping of the Band-Aid ideology in life: I believe issues should be handled directly and immediately, without any sugar-coating. In evaluating your startup plans, you are expecting honesty and integrity from me, and I don't take that lightly.
Read below on how my background in owning multiple businesses will be helpful to fellow entrepreneurs as they are on their own path to attaining that next level in their life.
Many business consultants come from institutional knowledge; I come from the business school of hard knocks.
I have slept on the linoleum floor of my business.
I have had the IRS after me due to unpaid taxes resulting from a business partner stealing money.
I have had to close doors and let employees go.
I have also purchased and exited businesses.
I have actually done the hard work, not just read about it in a textbook, or heard about it on YouTube.
Why do I talk about my failures? Because I know what NOT to do because I have lived it.
I know what it feels like to be over-leveraged and have bills stacked up.
I know what it's like to have a great month and waste the profits on piss-poor life decisions.
I know how scary it is to want to invest in marketing, but afraid to spend it on the wrong advice, then hit analysis paralysis.
I know there's a million books and podcasts about business, and have listened to them all to find shortcuts.
I've found the only shortcut is to learn from someone who's gone thru it.
I now use my real-life knowledge to help business owners navigate their decision making process, to save them both time, money and heartaches (which usually go hand in hand).
Startup decisions will come easier when you have pinpoint accuracy into what your goals are, how your target market thinks and acts, and what problems your products/services will fix for them.
Many business owners have never sat down to discuss these things, to align their values to their branding, and move accordingly.
That is where I can help.