• Consultants: Cathy Haworth, focusing on Collier County; and Neil Shnider
, focusing on Lee County.
For Lee County, contact Neil
at 614-582-0108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the funds, which are awarded on a two-year funding cycle, the center secured and trained part-time consulting from local independent consultants, Cathy Haworth and Neil Shnider
, to assist businesses who've been in operation for three years or more, employ five to 20 employees and have annual gross revenues above $500,000.
"I act as a coach - to come and see what they are doing, how, evaluate it and see how they can do it differently," said Shnider
said some clients he's
helped don't know how to grow their business or how to spend their money and measure return on investment, while others needed guidance marketing their product to the right target audience.
could see the forest for the tress and had the objectivity," Haas said.
After a thorough health assessment of the entire company, Neil
worked with the company to monitor every aspect of the business.
While the company had a very robust marketing presentation and materials, Shnider
helped the company tweak the presentation to focus more on high-profile customers' wants and needs.
Shnider helped the company crunch numbers to see whether it was worthwhile to refinance the building the company operates from, and became like the chief operation officer for the company, she said.