How I can help you

I can help you start, run and grow your business. While my career background is corporate finance, business operations and consulting, my 10 years as a SCORE mentor has allowed me to directly relate those experiences to the following Small Business entrepreneurship mentoring topics:
- Strategy and Planning
- Business planning, both traditional and Business Model Canvas
- Financial projections, including Cash Flow. Profit & Loss and Balance Statement strategies
- Business Operations structure and improvement
- Human Resources planning and strategy
- Consulting methodologies and approaches

My career experiences include:
I am a 43-year retired former IBM employee, having spent 32 years of my career in management. I provided consultation to IBM VP executive levels. I have experience in Financial Management, Sales Operations, Customer Fulfillment, Business Controls, Business Operations, Finance, Process Management, Human Resources, Sales Transformation, project management and consulting. I’ve been the Program Director or project manager on many transformational work efforts, e.g., the restructure of IBM Sales and Sales Plans, Customer Relationship Management (CRM); Signature Sales Method (SSM); I was a Consultant to IBM on a Chinese Client for Business Transformation, Finance Operations and Change Management (People, Work Culture). Locally, I am on the Board of the Union County Entrepreneurs (UCE). I have also served on the Main Street Board in Waxhaw, NC, where I live.
In addition to being a Certified Mentor with the SCORE Charlotte Chapter, I’ve served the Charlotte Chapter as Client Services VP, Executive VP and chapter President. I am currently SCORE’s North Carolina Assistant District Director.

Areas of Expertise

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business Plan
  • Customer Service
  • Human Resources
  • Management & Operations
  • Marketing
  • Strategy Development
  • Technology

Industry Experience

  • Professional Services

James Weiland

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Video