How I can help you
I can help you to start your business with strategy, planning, and bootstrapping/lean startup methods. I can also assist with e-commerce, art, design, and application building.
I am a passionate serial entrepreneur who enjoys helping start young businesses. As an active entrepreneur having started about 10 businesses, I’ve developed diverse experience in most areas concerning start-ups, small and medium sized businesses - particularly in the area of online, web-based business. I've started, run and sold a number of businesses (primarily within the tech/internet space). I have a lot of experience working with new entrepreneurs to evaluate the pros/cons of business ideas, methods to evaluate chances of success, and test ideas within the marketplace. My businesses were in the areas stock photography, used clothing, art and design, and e-commerce websites.
A core focus of mine is helping entrepreneurs minimize their risk - and figure out how to validate their business ideas within the marketplace, before they sink too much time and money into the idea. I prefer bootstrapping over taking on investors, most of the time.
Prior to my entrepreneurship activities, I held management roles in art, production and video for Sanctuary Woods Educational Software, Magic Quest Software, and Lockheed Missiles and Space Company. I am well-versed with programming and tech since that's where the majority of my career has been.
I have also been a professional musician in areas including guitar, recording, singing, songwriting, and performing.
Areas of Expertise
- Business Strategy & Planning
- Manufacturing & Product Development
- Technology & IT Services
- Sales, Marketing & Public Relations
- Media and Communications
- Arts and Entertainment
- Marketing, Advertising and Creative Services
- Technology and Web-Based Services
- Retail and Wholesale Trade
B.A., Radio and Television Communications, San Jose State University
San Diego State University