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A. Normand, Executive Director
Institute for Smart Business Management
Sarasota, Florida & Quepos, Costa Rica
“Small business is hardly
small when it involves 5.6 million enterprises, employs more
than 60,000,000 and accounts for 80% of new job creation.
Small business is the heart and lifeblood of our economy!”
Yet more than 50% of new businesses fail, unnecessarily, for
lack of exposure to basic and proven management skills.
Institute Objective: “Make
a serious dent in the small business failure rate by giving
business managers better tools and teaching simple, easy-to-learn
Get Important Management
for Smart Business Management
(Dozens of QuickStart Operating
Systems and Tools
to help you better organize and optimize your business!)
Learn the skills you need to effectively
manage your business. Learn at your own pace; build a library of operating procedures at your own pace andding just what you need when you need them.
Get low cost, plug-in systems, templates
and operating procedures to increase your business profitability.
These QuickStart Operating
Procedures® are the result of thousands of hours of on-site consulting experiences and are offered to you at a fraction of the cost required to develop them!
A program designed to help you and your business
overcome obstacles and achieve success,
no matter what business
you're engaged in.
A must have for all types of small business ventures.
This book is a great companion to the QuickStart Operating
Procedures® of the Institute for Smart Business Management described above!
Mr. Normand moved to Costa Rica in October 2008 and now resides in the South-Central Pacific coast town of Quepos. In addition to instructing in business principles through Management Workshops done in cooperation with the local Chambers of Commerce and other business groups, he writes a monthly series called the Golden Gringo Chronicles about his living experiences in his adopted country.
Professional: Founder: Institute
for Smart Business Management (I.S.B.M.). Mr. Normand has
served as principal management consultant to more than 100 businesses
ranging from $500,000 to $50,000,000 in annual sales. In addition,
he founded and operated several businesses in diverse industries.
Mr. Normand’s business philosophy is premised on the belief
that management skills can be developed by busy entrepreneurs
using readily available information, tools and procedures suitable
for small business but rarely found in business schools or formal
degree programs. His direct industrial experience as an executive
includes chemicals, plastics, computer systems, office furniture,
financial services, banking and management consulting. Prior to
consulting and creating his own businesses, Mr. Normand was an
executive at two Fortune 500 companies for more than 17 years.
Academic: B.S. University of Massachusetts,
M.S. Villanova University, MBA Program Ohio University. Past Adjunct
Professor of Small Business Management, Northampton Community
Six Step Recovery Program for Small Business. Also, author
and publisher of numerous management articles published for over
one dozen website ezines.
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