How I can help you

I can help you start, run and grow a business. Currently own and run two small businesses (since 1997). I have mentored and taught hundreds of clients during the past several years across a wide range of businesses. Mentoring topics include:

  • Starting and managing a business
  • Business operations improvement
  • Business feasibility analysis
  • Fundamentals of website design and online marketing
  • Business planning
  • Evaluation of ideas for possible patent protection
  • Marketing and sales
  • Self-publishing
  • Consulting practice - starting and improving
  • Cost reduction and profit improvement
  • Creativity and innovation processes and tools

1997-Present: Founder & President of an international training and consulting firm specializing in innovation and profit improvement. Clients have ranged from individual entrepreneurs to billion dollar companies in almost every business segment.  My current client focus is medium to large companies that are $100 million and larger.

1996-Present: Co-founder and Vice President of an Internet based publisher of self-development materials

1990-1997: Executive Vice President and COO for a $20 million advanced materials company.  Full operating responsibilities.

1975-1990: Nine different positions up to Director level of a large specialty materials company.  Positions included: sales, marketing, operations, plant management, R&D, division level management of international operations and sales

1988-1990 Co-owner of a highly successful figure salon franchise unit that was built from scratch

1972-1975 Engineer to Assistant Superintendent for a very large metals and materials producer

Published author
Patented inventor

Areas of Expertise
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Manufacturing & Product Development
  • Business Operations
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience
  • Personal Services and Wellness
  • Educational Services
  • Marketing, Advertising and Creative Services
  • Manufacturing & Mining
  • Technology and Web-Based Services
  • Consulting, Research and Business Services


BSc Metallurgical Engineering 1972

MSc. Creativity and Innovation 1999

Extensive graduate studies in management and business


Steven Martin, Certified SCORE Mentor, Buffalo Niagara SCORE

Communication Methods

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