I have over 25 years of experience building small
businesses. I’ve had both success and failure that have taught valuable lessons
and I leverage these experiences for my clients, helping them design strategies
for long-term business growth that adds value to their lives.
Small businesses start small, but they don’t have to stay that way
Every business venture I’ve ever been involved with has
started the same way. Small. It started with one idea and one vision. From
there, growing into a diverse enterprise was about becoming an expert in that
one thing, knowing my competition, and being able to exploit our niche.
As revenues grew, the need for scalable production become
more crucial. We took this journey over a period of years by first subcontracting
to other overseas and domestic manufacturers, and eventually building our own
facilities here in the U.S. to deliver the best quality products we could
Growth for many of my businesses was about being in the
right place at the right time, with the exact solution the client required. As
we continued to grow, I came to realize that hard work and persistence was the
cause of being in the right place at the right time, not just luck.
When the simple things became more complex, so did the day
to day operations of my life. I had to create a plan to meet my personal goals
as well as my professional goals. This involved the addition of experts to our
team — we hired the best people we could find and empowered them to do what
they do best — perform. Most business owners will focus on the growth of their
company, but often sacrifice their own well-being, justifying the “company
first” mentality. This mistake can be catastrophic.
The whole point of building a successful business is to
build the life you want for yourself and for your family — your legacy. The
goal shouldn’t be to work yourself to death, but rather to build a business
that works for you, makes you happy, and provides you with the ability to enjoy
your life with friends and family.
Pulling from past experience
My background is quite diverse. I served as an enlisted man
and later an officer in the Navy, learning about the needs of the U.S. military
— which was invaluable later in life as I drew upon my experience working with
and building teams of professionals whom relied upon each other.
Spending more time in the private sector, working in the
finance, software, telecom and defense industries helped broaden and refine my
abilities to analyze a variety of situations and create a strategy to achieve
our team objectives. I started my first business in 1998 and have since built 7
I’ve created multiple sourcing and production partnership in
the U.S. and overseas, spending countless hours developing genuine
relationships with valued partners. Over the past 20 years our businesses have
sourced thousands of items from factories around the world including Asia (China,
Pakistan and Vietnam) and others.
One of the most significant factors which contributed to our
growth was surrounding myself with other people who were also driven, ethical
and goal oriented. From each of these experiences, I’ve gained knowledge and
insight that has helped me develop my own strategies. It took me decades to
gain the confidence that has helped me become a happy man and successful
business owner and I want to share it with other like-minded people.
Entrepreneurs like me who are ready to grow not just their business, but their
Building your strategy
My approach to working with clients on their own strategies
is straight-forward. I listen to your goals and the road blocks you currently
face. I want to know your dreams, your vision, what’s worked, and most
importantly what hasn’t worked and why you think that. I’m also interested in
how your business strategy works with the life you’re trying to build. What’s
your end goal?
One of the best things I’ve done for my own life is try to surround
myself with the right people. That’s what Legacy Growth Services is all about.
It’s a mentoring partnership that helps you plan and accomplish your goals for
the betterment of your entire life.
We will help you define your strategy for the long-term growth
of your business, but we do more than that. We can help you focus on surrounding
yourself with the right people, building a sound plan, and executing it so you
can live the life you want.