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Charlie Bates Mentor

Location
Kirkland, Washington, United States of America
Mentor Industry
Manufacturing
Languages spoken
  • English
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How I can help

My professional background

CPA/CMA/MBA Accounting and finance in startup and growth companies. Computer system selection and buildout.

Long and short term business plans. Bank financing. Selection of business form


How to work with me

What I can offer

Should I start a business? The four Ps - product, price, placement, and promotion Basic and advanced accounting Development of financial business plans to obtain financing Tax considerations. What is deductible? Insurance considerations Years of experience dealing with problems with few resources. Make it work.

My expectations for a successful mentoring relationship

Tell the truth. Say what you mean. Follow through with your commitments. Comply with laws and regulations. Show up. Be honest. Be on time. Be serious - this is your life. Do your homework.

How entrepreneurs can prepare before we start

Consider the four Ps - What is your PRODUCT? What is your selling PRICE? PLACEMENT - where will you sell your product? How will you PROMOTE your product?

How will you pay your bills as you grow this business?

What makes my business more special than all of the competition? How am I different?