How I can help you

I can help start-ups in management, marketing, R D and finance - I also have retail store experience. My career was in scientific instrumentation, where I held positions in sales, marketing, product development and general management. After learning the business from the largest corporations, I led several startups - including my own company - to success. After retirement, I was able to broker the sale of small businesses and product lines. My wife and I also operated a retail craft store for over ten years. My family and I came to the US from England in 1974, determined to fulfill my dream to start my own company. In 1983, I left the largest instrument company in the world - to start the smallest. We were at the forefront of applying the personal computer (Apple II) to laboratory applications. After selling that business, I managed divisions in a large company before leaving to lead a small, publicly owned computer company. From there, I took over a failing start-up - increasing sales, developing a new product and then selling the company. Repeating this with another start-up soon after. Ive learned how to prioritize and make the most of limited resources. How to inspire loyalty in staff and shepherd them through difficult times. The realities of developing a new product and its launch. How to translate business success into personal gain. My wife - the best salesperson I ever met - has the same entrepreneurial spirit and together we operated a retail craft store. She did all the hard work and I helped with inventory control, finance and marketing.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Plans / Startup Assistance

Industry Experience

  • Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services

David Botten

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Phone
  • Video