How I can help you
I can help you evaluate business and product concepts and build a Business Model Canvas or Lean Canvas as a fast way to get a big-picture business plan. As artist/owner of my fine art photography business, I can help you navigate the challenges of a visual arts business. My career in IT and aerospace/defense industries spanned strategy, R&D, product management, marketing, and operations, giving me broad perspective and insights to achieve business success.
To evaluate concept feasibility, I focus on the target customer needs/wants that are addressed by the product or service and how that compares with competitive alternatives. I prefer data-driven analysis when feasible, coupled with clear thinking, to test and evaluate ideas and operations. I believe in continual improvement and life-long learning – for myself and my clients.
In over 12 years as a SCORE mentor, I have helped clients start or grow their businesses. I have also helped clients figure out whether the life of an entrepreneur is a good match for what they expect and seek.
As a SCORE volunteer, I am happy to guide clients to achieving their definition of success (not mine) and to share with clients what I’ve learned. I like to build long-term relations with my clients and help them solve the variety of problems that arise during the life of a business. Your success is my reward.
Areas of Expertise
- Business Plans / Startup Assistance
- Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
- Product Development & Manufacturing
- Strategy & Planning
- Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation
- Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services
- Transportation & Warehousing