I have served as a business development consultant many times in a variety of capacities. Initially much of my efforts focused on LASIK companies, like LCA-Vision, and several large ophthalmology practices like Sugarbush Eye and Laser Centre.
I eventually began to provide consulting services to a broader array of medical specialties including bariatric surgery and radiology, as well as non-medical endeavors including an electric car company.
One of my favorite consulting experiences involved a company that assembled artistic beads used as bookmarks in Nicaragua. It was there I learned about micro economics and developed some great relationships with organizations such as World Relief.
My areas of expertise include:
- Management Platforms and Systems
- Marketing Plans
- Business Design/Structure
- Risk Analysis and Internal Controls
- Exit Strategy
To me, providing business advice comes down to using common sense enhanced by experience. I like to reduce things to writing because the process always enhances the clarity of one’s thinking. It results in a permanent record which allows success to be readily measured. And it is the best form of communication.