Qualifications and Experience

asset-1442456070552Qualifications and Experience

I am an experienced business professional with more than twenty-seven years of supporting and operating small businesses. My career has been about growing my own business and the small businesses I have supported over my career either as a small business owner or franchise executive. In those twenty-seven years I have gained extensive business experience as an entrepreneur, franchise executive, and small business owner working with literally hundreds of small businesses like yours.

I have helped small business owners overcome and implement business practices that cover an array of issues:

  • Stagnant sales
  • Low profitability
  • Cash flow/Financial Planning
  • Marketing Plans
  • Exit planning
  • Employee performance
  • Brand recognition
  • Definition of roles for owners
  • Strategic Planning
  • Facilitation of Peer Groups
  • Relocation
  • Brand Development

Business Management. Over the course of my career supporting small businesses and non-profit organizations has been the cornerstone of my executive career. Being able to adapt to the changing environment of the small business world is a strength I have honed over 27 years of practice. I have spent the bulk of my career leading small business people through the process of strategic and financial planning in order to building long term growth and profitability.

Project Management.  Whether your project is relatively small or on a  large-scale, I am fully capable of executing it through conception, business and financial planning, to execution within the marketplace.

Financial Management. Projecting cash flow and managing to a budget is key to maximizing profitability and building a sustainable company. I have a comprehensive understanding of balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements and budgeting. I have managed budgets that have ranged in size from a few hundred thousand dollars to 16 million dollars.

Marketing.  Educating small businesses to the principles of effective local marketing is key to the continued growth of these businesses. Employing the right tools so that a business communicates with new and existing customers is tricky in today’s multi-faceted digital world. I can identify which methods will reach your target audience effectively and affordably.

Team Management. Leading teams and individuals are the key ingredient to any business. I have been an effective leader of people over the past twenty-eight years, leading teams from 4 to 25 people. Employing and directing the right team can accomplish great results in any organization. Without a great team, a business owner takes on more than they possibly can get done in a day. Hiring, firing and managing employees takes time, and needs the right tools to get it accomplished successfully. I can help you put the right tools in place so that you effectively evaluate, train and motivate your team allowing you to focus on the most important task on your business, growing it.


Beartooth Business Consulting, 2016 – present  President

Kampgrounds of America, 2011 – 2015  AVP Franchisee Services, Director of Special Projects-RV & Boat Storage

Sir Speedy Printing and Marketing Services, 1998 – 2011

Owner and General Manager, Centennial, Colorado

Franchise Awards:

>Century Club, 2001 – 2008

>Million Dollar Award, 2003

>Presidents Council, 2003 – 2011

Sir Speedy Inc./Franchise Services Inc. , Mission Viejo, California 1987 – 1998; VP Franchise Services

Call or email to schedule a FREE consultation to see if your business could benefit from our services. 406.690.5988 or email at mike@beartoothbiz.com 

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