I can assist you in determining whether a business concept is viable by evaluating its profit potential, your ability to raise the necessary capital and whether your skills are an appropriate fit for the type of business. I can also provide advice in improving business profitability through cost saving, enhanced marketing, product/service improvement and strategic planning. As a shopping center developer and manager, I have spent the past 20 years working with both first time and experienced small business owners who plan to start or expand a variety of businesses. These include restaurants of all types and sizes, hair and nail salons, medical practices, clothing retailers and many more.
As a landlord, I have extensive experience in negotiating with tenants who run small businesses. These negotiations have covered the signing of new leases, the restructuring of leases and the termination of leases. I can advise the client on the suitability of various locations, focusing on the trade area, the property in which the client would locate his or her business and the deal struck with the landlord.
MBA in Finance and Marketing, University of Chicago Graduate School of Management