Entrepreneurial professional experienced in marketing, business development, industry research, relationship building, sales management, social media marketing, creating and presenting business programs and financial analysis.
Research of industry information, trends and demographics
Presentations & Training
Event Planning and Execution
04/2012 to Current
Senior Business AdvisorNorth Texas Small Business Development Center － Denton, Athens, Paris, TX
Assist existing and prospective entrepreneurs in the development and implementation of business plans, marketing plans, financial projections, loan preparation, feasibility studies and strategic planning.
Create and make presentations to community organizations, entrepreneurial workshops, boots to Business programs, business expos, small business conferences and lunch and learn Programs.
Provide individual business analysis and referral of clients to appropriate outside resources or a specialized SBDC.
Regular follow-up with business owners to track relevant statistics for economic impact including business start, number of jobs created or retained, financial investment & loans received.
Cultivate strong partnerships with referral resources such as banks, chambers of commerce, commercial realtors, educational groups and economic development corporations.
Initiated, created and maintained facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Google My Business pages for different centers.
Highlights: Spent over 2092 hours counseling 900 small business owners. Helped small business owners get millions of dollars in financing, start businesses and add 100's of jobs to local communities.
08/2001 to Current
Independent Insurance AgentSelf - Employed
Contracted Medicare agent specializing in Advantage, supplements and prescription drug plans.
07/1994 to 02/2001
OwnerSears Authorized Retail Dealer － Sulphur Springs, TX
Managed a $1,250,000 annual budget including inventory, sales revenues, accounts payable and receivables.
Created store presentation, ideas and concepts to successfully promote store merchandise.
Responsible for the hiring, firing and management of employees including scheduling and payroll for 6 employees.
Provided outstanding customer service and grew sales each year.
Built a strong and loyal client base through effective marketing and community involvement.
Effectively managed all merchandise from receiving to delivery.
Maintained computerized POS and annual inventories.
Graduate: Economic Development/CEcD ProgramUniversity of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute
117 hour economic development program for CEcD certification.
Economic DevelopmentTexas Economic Development Council
Basic Economic Development Course - Completed
MBA: MarketingTexas A & M University - Commerce
BBA: MarketingTexas A & M University - Commerce
Million Dollar Loan Club - 2017
Top Electronics Sales, Sears Dealer Stores 1999
Ambassador of the Year, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce 1998
Marketing Student of the Year, Brookhaven College 1990
Economic Development Finance Professional
Medicare Certified Insurance Agent, Texas
Certified LivePlan Expert Advisor
International Trade Counselor
Other small business ventures include: 25 years as real estate investor/property manager, 10 years bounce house rental business, gym ownership, online retailer and exhibitor of self defense products.