Small Business Consultant
The OPS Network
After a successful 17-year career with Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch, I left the corporate world for something more exciting. Soon after, I took a job with a startup software company in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. I was hired to develop a support department for their new product and that’s when I fell in love with small business. The company was later sold, but I loved the fast pace and the need to wear many hats. The small business world was so much more fun and exciting than the corporate world that I left behind.
Since then, I’ve been working as an independent consultant serving the special needs of new startup businesses and growing companies. Today, I focus primarily on business and strategic planning and provide support for operational development and plan execution.
About The OPS Network
In 2010 I launched my own startup company called The OPS Network. OPS stands for Operations Planning Support. The Network part of my company’s name represents the many high-quality business professionals I’ve come to know and respect through the years. Because of my background, my experience, and my network, I can offer small businesses the professional help they need to succeed.
Why I work with small businesses
Many new startup companies struggle when it comes to business planning because the task seems overwhelming and burdensome. Even the most seasoned business owner finds it hard to get their ideas out of their heads and on to paper. In fact, most business owners have very little time to work ON their business because they are so busy working IN their business.
I believe you should do what you are passionate about. For you, it’s running your business. You are a master of running your business, not a business planner. But planning is essential to business success. And that’s where I come in. I am passionate about building plans for success.
* 15+ years experience working with small business startups and scaling
* 17+ years experience in operational development
* 25+ years experience building successful plans for clients
I enjoy working with new consultants, early-stage startup companies, young businesses and newly formed organizations to develop their individual plans for success. I take the time to listen until I see your vision. Then I turn your vision into a plan for success.