For most of my working career I was self employed as the owner of two retail service businesses in the recreation industry. I have also been employed as a Finance & Operations Manager for a multi business enterprise that was owned by Native Americans. Most recently I was a Small Business Development counselor at Columbia Gorge Community College. During this time I created and taught a Small Business Management (SBM) course for business owners The SBM course focused on teaching business owners financial management techniques to help them manage their businesses more efficiently and to help them get additional financing. I have also helped many people buy and sell small businesses including valuing an existing business. As a SCORE adviser I am also helping entrepreneurs get their business ready for seeking equity financing in the local Angel Investment market.