How I can help you

Ive worked for large corporate companies where I learned to function in a rapidly changing technological world. With the discipline and critical thinking skills developed I can help you analyze issues in your own business and help you find solutions. I’ve owned my own small business and I understand issues like limited resources and gaps in experience and expertise. Brainstorm with a non-judgmental SCORE volunteer! ?I began my 24 year career as a scientific computer programmer, moving into database design and support, systems analysis and consulting at a management level, including four years managing database systems for a large regional bank. The discipline, analytical, learning and problem solving skills carried through to small business ownership. In my next 13 year career I co-owned a Wine Spectator award winning independent fine-dining restaurant. Experienced in all aspects of this small business: staffing, maintenance, finance, operations, marketing hospitality. Our facility is still available as an event center for private functions. Advisor to the Lake Career Tech Center, Culinary Arts Program 2004-present.

Areas of Expertise

  • Accounting & Cash Flow
  • Business Plans / Startup Assistance
  • Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
  • Operations
  • Technology

Industry Experience

  • Accommodation & Food Services
  • Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services

Mark Hooker

Communication Methods

  • Email
  • In Person
  • Phone
  • Video