I hold a BS in Commerce from the McIntire School at the University of Virginia.
I hold an MBA in marketing from Northwestern University's Kellogg School.
I have 20 years of corporate experience in sales and marketing for Corning, Sears and Rand McNally.
I have taught marketing planning courses at several Chicago area colleges and universities, including Northwestern, Roosevelt and Elmhurst College.
I am a nationally-known business start-up coach and I have guided more than 4,000 individuals through our business start-up process over the past twenty-six years.
I am Chief Coach for Bizstarters, which was selected by the editors of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine as "The Best Entrepreneurial Guide Website".
I have authored eleven books, workbooks and guides and in June 2014 launched the Start Your Business NOW! E-Course.