How I can help you

As a successful business owner and entrepreneur, I have the wide range of experience to help you start a small business or grow an existing one. I've been a SCORE volunteer for over ten years and have assisted hundreds of clients with questions like:

  • I have an idea for starting a new business.  Can you help me determine if it with be profitable?  Do I have enough capital?
  • How do I start a business in my State?  Should it be a sole proprietorship, LLC or S-Corp?
  • What if the domain name for my business is taken?  Or, Facebook or Instagram names?
  • Should I try to patent my idea for a product or just try to be first to the market?  Is it a good, profitable product that people will actually buy?
  • Do I need to hire employees? Or can I use independent contractors or Temp employees?
  • Can I afford to quit my current job to start a business?  Will I lose my healthcare insurance or deplete my retirement savings?
  • Do I need/where can a find, a lawyer, CPA, insurance agent, social media specialist, etc.?
  • Is my business bankable?  How do I go about applying for a bank loan?  How much borrowed money is enough?

My specific business experience is in manufacturing but the skills I needed to learn to be successful translate into pretty much every business you can name.

I'm comfortable with technology and I hold three patents ranging from equipment for the offshore oil industry to 3D printing/

As a generalist, I'm versed in all areas of business but specific skills include: Lean Manufacturing, thermoset and thermoplastic manufacturing, syntactic foam, the oceanographic business as well as the deepwater offshore oil and gas industry.  My wife is a life-long equestrian and I can help with any business that deals with horses!

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Manufacturing & Product Development
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Operations
  • Technology & IT Services
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience

  • Transportation & Warehousing
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Accommodation & Food Services
  • Retail & Wholesale Trade

Tim H Cook

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Video