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Dale Turner Mentor

Location
Dallas-Ft.Worth, TX, United States of America
Mentor Industry
Travel/Tourism/Hospitality/Leisure
Languages spoken
  • English
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How I can help

My professional background

Forty-two year veteran in the hospitality/lodging/F&B industry operating at a senior management level in a number of hotel management companies, including three start-ups. I have a successful track record of team leadership, asset management, financial management, staff training initiatives, quality improvement, business process improvement, and establishing or refining an organizational infrastructure, with a proven ability to create, organize and manage business units in multiple locations on a national scale. I am adept at problem analysis in many business areas with an ability to craft creative solutions that deliver on mission critical results.


How to work with me

What I can offer

My business experience, knowledge and skills can be applied to any retail or service delivery model, particularly those that have a high investment in human capital. That said, my experience is solely based in the United States and for that reason, I am generally not comfortable with advising on business matters outside of North America. I am also not a source for financing. Please do not contact me if your goal on MicroMentor is to seek financial assistance or capital funding.

My expectations for a successful mentoring relationship

After over five years on MicroMentor, the single biggest problem I have encountered is that many start-up entrepreneurs have only a general concept of what they want to accomplish, but no clear, definable plan. I work best with mentees who have a well thought-out plan and who know exactly what their business is, what market they serve and how they will fulfill a service or product need to a well-defined customer base.

How entrepreneurs can prepare before we start

  1. Ensure your business or at least the market you serve is located in the United States or Canada. I am not comfortable advising on business matters outside North America.
  2. Do not be seeking financial assistance or capital funding.
  3. Have a written Business Plan that you're willing to share with me.
  4. Be specific about what you are wanting to accomplish with mentoring assistance.
  5. You are welcome to view my personal website to learn more about me, but it requires a password. Please request it through the MicroMentor messaging system.