Deborah has twenty-five years of senior level business experience. She was the CEO of a $3 billion company and a Senior Vice President for JP Morgan Chase where she operated divisions of the bank that worked with small and medium-sized businesses. Deborah possesses an extensive consulting background and is an accredited associate of the Institute for Independent Business with an extensive US and international network.
Deborah has a Masters of Business Administration degree in Marketing and Finance from the Wharton Graduate School of Business.
As people build their business, there is lots of excitement but also hurdles. Suddenly you encounter a wall. You cannot go around the wall. You jump but cannot get over it by yourself. Then several people on top of the wall extend their hands to help you. With their help, you get over the wall.
TAB provides monthly meetings to business owners from non-competitive industries. They discuss the challenges and opportunities they are facing. Through the collective experiences of the members, they help each other succeed.
I also provide one-on-one coaching to TAB members. I have walked in the CEO’s shoes, having successfully run small businesses. My strengths are in strategy and analytics. I also bring many connections, which I use to help my clients. One TAB member who has been with me for the last 8 years has seen their business grow from $300,000 to $6,000,000.
Another company I helped was in financial distress due to the business owner’s death. I modified the business strategy and restructured it financially. The business grew and was successfully sold. The widow is now enjoying a happy retirement.
According to Invesp, it can cost five times more to acquire a new customer than to keep an existing one. Many businesses spend most of their ...Read more
Marketing need not be a mystery or expensive. For many business owners who are tightening their belts and reducing expenses, marketing expenditures ...Read more
Every business must, at one point or another, share what’s viewed by customers as “unwelcome” news—the need for a price increase for products or ...Read more
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses have struggled to survive. But for some, the pandemic has provided an opportunity to ...Read more
When you’re a business owner, your best lessons often come from two places: failure or wise words from owners who have been there. There are going to ...Read more
Owning your own business can be a time-consuming undertaking. And despite many of us wishing for more hours in the day, time is finite. Everything we ...Read more
Fewer customers, fewer sales, decreased revenue streams. These conditions are familiar to virtually all CEOs and small business owners during this ...Read more
Keeping cash flow viable is a challenge for small businesses in the best of times. And we can all likely agree, this is not the best of times. With ...Read more
While every business owner has their own story about how they got started in business, if there’s one thing we all share in common, it’s that we hope ...Read more
As Winston Churchill said, “All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.” Being a leader comes with a lot of responsibilities ...Read more