I have been involved with business from the time I have been a child. My parents owned and operated a seafood processing plant in South America. I have had the luck to be surrounded by business all of my life and also learning the principles/foundations of business in real life practical formats. In other words I did not have to wait for business school in University to gain a better understanding of business.
I started up my own real estate Investment company at 20 years old. I was also introduced to Hospitality and within 3 years I was a general manager for a 300 room Choice Hotel Property: Comfort Inn & Suites in Orlando FL. During this time I started up Orlando Staffing and was able to sell the company before I turned 30. I have been involved with operations of the Disney's Magical Express at the Walt Disney World Resorts in Orlando and I have been a realtor for 6 years in both commercial and residential.
How to work with me
What I can offer
I will leverage all of my business/professional experiences in order to relate this to a challenge(s) that we are trying to over come.
Here are the areas I am able to offer my professional assistance in:
Because of my various experiences in various businesses I am able to be a "sounding board" for you to bounce ideas off of.
Vision / Strategy and business planning
Ideas on finance and funding
Management / Leadership
Sales & Marketing Strategies
Systems & Reporting ( data collection )
Long & Short Term Goals
Situational Advice Topics
Skill Related Topics
My expectations for a successful mentoring relationship
In order to have a successful mentoring relationship with anyone - I would expect organization in ones thoughts in order to efficiently take advantage of the times that we are interacting together. Everything begins with what we are thinking about. Organize your thoughts and be ready at all times.
How entrepreneurs can prepare before we start
Please be prepared with your questions and organize what areas you would like to cover in order for us to have a successful dialogue. When we speak on the phone, please have a legal pad and working pens /pencils in order to take notes.