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  BMNY » Hofstra University

Pia Thompson Entrepreneur Mentor

Location
Queens, New York, United States of America
Mentor Industry
Business Consulting/Coaching
Languages spoken
  • English
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How I can help

My professional background

I have been in the information technology industry my entire career. First as a developer, building applications, then more recently, selling technology products and services. I have extensive expertise around how technology can improve business performance. I ran my own IT professional services firm for 15 years, and recently helped a cloud-hosting provider establish their sales and marketing programs and processes. My vendor negotiations techniques can help reduce expenditures by as much as 40% for IT and non-IT procurement.


How to work with me

What I can offer

General advice on daily operations, technology investments and overall business management. I am also keen on providing constructive input on new ventures, and review of current processes to ensure they are comprehensive.

My expectations for a successful mentoring relationship

A mentee who is willing to do the work necessary to make changes so the venture will thrive. A mentee who wants to hear all feedback, positive and negative. Meet with me monthly for an hour or more to review past meeting followups and steps for next meeting.

How entrepreneurs can prepare before we start

Have an short overview of their venture. A short list of areas to focus on.