I can help you
I’ve been in business for 35+ years and have a very strong background in sales, marketing and business development with both technology and consumer products. I’ve worked for companies like Texas Instruments, CPT and a number of start-ups. I was also the electronics buyer and a copywriter for The Sharper Image catalog.
Mostly, you want to work with me because of my unique experience building JIAN over the past 20+ years. I’ve seen a lot, talked with many people about a myriad of businesses and situations and ideas flow constantly.
Use JIAN software for a head-start
If you use the JIAN software, you’ll have most of what I know already in a form you can immediately apply. All you really need me to do is to help you implement all of it. I already know where everything is so we can go fast. From there I will see more ways to build your business and we’ll talk about where you want to go and what you want to do going forward.
Here are a few of ways I can help you…
- Be your investor…
- Review your business plan from an investors point-of-view…
- Go through your financial model, review your assumptions…
- What would motivate me to invest in your company?
- What would scare me off?
- Be your customer…
- Discuss your marketing strategy
- Tweak your sales pitch so it can be stated easily
- Edit your brochure copy—make it deliver the most effective presentation to make the sale.
- What do your competitors offer that you don’t? Is it worth addressing? Or is there something better that you can do?
- I can recommend you to others who can further help you
Sometimes, just the words you use are sending bad messages to the world — I am happy to take you aside and powwow with you on a better way of [thinking behind what you are] saying what you want… in order to get you closer to what you really want.
$300 / hr or a Cool Trade
I may even be interested in stock in your company in lieu of or supplemental to my fee. I accept Cash / PayPal / Visa / MasterCard / American Express / or Some Kind of Cool Trade.
- Time in your Vacation home
- Time in your Ski cabin
- Let me fly your Airplane
- I love electric guitars
- a ranch for the livestock
- You can think of something
Let’s have some fun here! You’ll get your money’s worth when you answer my questions, listen, and find something you can agree with — defending any position just prolongs the pain and takes longer on the meter.
We can work once or a few times, or at regular intervals (weekly/monthly).
If you want me to visit you, you must pay my travel expenses and a reasonable per diem for the privilege. (Ideally, you will send your jet to pick me up and and take me home, although a good old-fashioned railroad car would be amusing.)
We can work this out in advance.