My Experience

2015 – Formally Launched Small Biz Coaching

2015 – Supported Event Center Startup

Business planning, competitive analysis, differentiation definition, vision/mission

2014 – Started Small Scale Farm Op

Market research, financial analysis/modelling, business planning, brainstorming

2010 – Joined Photography Studio as Partner

Premium wedding and glamour portraiture. Business planning, vision/mission, differentation definition, sales & marketing planning including social media, SWOT analysis, financial analysis.¬†Full disclosure: My wife’s business

2010 – Grew $10M business to $30M

in 6 years! Strategic planning, sales & marketing planning, financial modelling & analysis, SWOT analysis, measurements, differentiation definition

2009 – Started Small Biz Risk Management Blog

See My Blog page for your reading pleasure!

2007 – Support eCommerce SW Startup

Business planning, market research, financial analysis/modelling, vision/mission, differentiation definition

2005 – Founding partner food service/retail business

Carryout/delivery pizza and liquor store. Business planning, competitive research, market research, financial analysis/modelling, SWOT analysis, risk management

2004 – Exec Role for Publicly Traded Co.

VP Operations for aerospace company. Strategic planning, sales & marketing planning, financial analysis/modelling, SWOT analysis, competitive analysis, risk management, success measurement

2002 – Masters Degree, Business Admin

University of Dubuque

1998 – 1st Small Biz Exec Role

Engineering Mgr for manufacturing company. Success measurement, project planning, SWOT analysis, financial analysis, strategic planning

1997 – Wrote 1st Business Plan

For a machine shop. Shop was started using the plan in NW Iowa. Business planning, competitive analysis, market research, financial analysis

1996 – 1st Small Biz Management Role

Production Manager for manufacturing company. Project planning, success measurement

1990 – Bachelor of Science Degree

Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University