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Fourteen years ago I left a great paying job as a recruiter in the pharmaceutical industry to open my first franchise store, Crown Trophy of Flemington. Over the years we have expanded our product offerings, hired a great staff, and developed the tagline "We're Trophies and a Whole Lot More!" And we really are. We don't think of people as our customers or clients, we think of them as friends. As for me I have always worked 2 or 3 jobs, because I love the work I do. Whether it is announcing, emceeing a special event, doing my weekly radio show, running Crown Trophy of Flemington, or writing, I just feel the need to keep busy.
A few years ago I started working with struggling small businesses to help them grow, return them to profitability or improve their processes.
One client wrote me a note that still sticks with me, he said "I was just reviewing some numbers with Mom, and had a moment of realization, in two years we've gone from 'how long are we going to be able to keep doing this? To how are we going to get all this done?' I've said it several times, but I just don't think it will ever be enough. Thank you for not giving up on us." - Matt R.
That right there makes everything I do worth it.
"Jim is one of the sharpest and disciplined entrepreneurs I have ever met."
Tim Bebout - Former owner Main Street Manor Bed & Breakfast
“One of the most efficient business minds I know.”
Dr. James Lynch of Regional Personnel in Lebanon, New Jersey describing me on his business blog
For 11 years now I have participated in Hunterdon Central's Work Readiness program for students with Autism. I love this program and showing the students different job tasks so they can be prepared for their first paying job down the line. I push them to do more every day so they can "fill their toolbox" as I say, with the skills they will eventually need and those that make them more desirable to a future employer. Stay tuned for updates on some of the exciting things I and others are working on to help this community.
If your business needs my help send me an email and describe the problem(s) you are encountering. The first half-hour consultation is free. If you choose to use my services get ready because we are going to analyze your business from top to bottom and this can be a painful process for some.
It is not an easy process, but I firmly believe that every problem has a solution, and every business can be fixed and returned or brought to a level of profitability they have not seen before. My track record proves it.