How I can help you

As a CFO of a New York Stock Exchange listed company, angel investor in early stage technology companies, board member of for-profit and nonprofit organizations, and author/publisher of an Amazon best-selling book on business planning "The Secrets to Writing a Successful Business Plan”, I assist entrepreneurs in starting, identifying financing and growing their businesses. As part of my work experience, I have quarterbacked a large IPO, conducted a "going private" transaction, and lived/worked four years in London. Currently, I serve on 4 early stage company board of directors. Sample comments from my clients: "This was my first meeting with SCORE and the meeting met my expectations fully. I made arrangements for future meetings and support during the delicate stage of company and business plan formation." Giuseppe T. "Very insightful members! Non-judgmental so I am comfortable putting all the details on the table." Greg M. "Great, friendly advice from a volunteer who has tremendous experience and valuable insights. Honest assessment." Mike L. "Hal was knowledgeable and candid. He offered information that was valuable and helped us find the correct path." Kevin S. “Hal was very knowledgeable, gave me a ton of his time, and was easy to talk to” Paula I. “Hal gave me and my team great suggestions on things we had not even considered. We left our meeting feeling empowered and even more excited to bring our business to life” Amoy W. “Hal’s questions are focused, stretch me, and keeps a bit of levity in much of the rigor of running a business. It is a blessing to have another sounding board.” Scott M. “My mentor has been helpful and on target with his advice in all sessions. He has helped my company grow over almost 5 years.” Cheryl L

Areas of Expertise

  • Accounting & Cash Flow
  • Business Plans / Startup Assistance
  • Financing / Capital
  • Non-Profit
  • Strategy & Planning

Industry Experience

  • Other Services (except public admin.)
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services

Hal Shelton

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Phone
  • Video