How I can help you

I can help clients in the initial phases of their decision to start a business and also in their decision-making process once the business has begun. I have extensive expeience in operations, distribution, sales, marketing and business orgainization. and am extremely aware of the risks, stresses and hard decisions involved in entrepreneurship. My ability to help clients comes from a 35 year career in industry that included nearly every form of business activity and 4 years as a military (USAF) officer. The highly varied jobs I held over my professional career can help clients see every aspect of their business from many different perspectives that will help them make informed (and profitable) decisions. In two cases in my professional career I had the opportunity to run businesses that closely mirror what our small business clients are faced with as independent owners. In one case I was tasked with managing an independent profit center in Kansas City which included operations, sales and administartion; and in another case, I became a minority owner of a company and was tasked with all sales and marketing functions in order to grow the business and achieve profitability.

Areas of Expertise

  • Accounting & Cash Flow
  • Business Plans / Startup Assistance
  • Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
  • Operations
  • Product Development & Manufacturing

Industry Experience

  • Manufacturing
  • Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services
  • Retail Trade

John Reed

Communication Methods

  • Email
  • In Person
  • Phone
  • Video