James S. Twerdahl & associates, Inc.

Services

Pragmatic Counsel. Seasoned Advice. Reasonable Fees.

Areas of Practice

 

GENERAL MANAGEMENT

  • Continuing service as members of the board of directors or advisors
  • Turnaround and crisis management
  • Interim senior management.
  • Project management
  • Executive coaching and counsel to management
  • Strategic planning
  • Facilitate annual management and corporate planning retreats
  • Development and writing of business plans for bank, SBA, venture and angel financing
  • Development of business mission, vision
  • Development of annual and long range plans
  • Recruiting and development of boards of advisors, directors

CORPORATE FINANCE

  • Raising equity capital
  • Debt financing
  • Bridge or mezzanine financing
  • Bank financing
  • Private placements
  • Receivables factoring
  • Purchase order financing
  • Credit and Collection
  • Payment terms and dating programs
  • Design of management reports

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

  • Formulation of acquisition/divesture strategies
  • Research and targeting potential acquisitions or buyers
  • Initiating contact and prescreening
  • Preparation of letters of intent with legal counsel, initial negotiations
  • In depth due diligence
  • Final negotiations and closing
  • Integration of merged businesses


MARKETING

  • Market strategy and planning
  • Branding and Positioning
  • Marketing research
  • Product pricing, promotion, terms of sales
  • Trademark and copyright filings
  • Public relations (releases, press contact, event planning)
  • Advertising (trade, consumer)
  • Collateral and promotional material development
  • Product Planning and Development
    • Product development process consulting
  • Improving time to market
  • Product launch strategies
  • Product and brand extensions
  • Branding and Product Naming
  • Product obsolesce strategies
  • Trade and consumer product research
  • Product specification and detailing
  • Product design, industrial design
  • International sourcing(See our section on International Sourcing)
    • Affiliate offices in Hong Kong, Japan and China
  • U.S. and foreign patent applications
  • Product labeling
  • Packaging development and design
  • Instruction manual writing and design
  • Warranty administration

SERVICES FOR EARLY STAGE COMPANIES

  • Writing of business plans and investor presentations
  • Development of financial projections and pro forma statements
  • Develop viable business models and go-to-market strategies
  • Train and coach owners and key managers to present to angel and venture investors
  • Mentor the entire business development process.
  • Serve as interim CEO or COO as needed.


SALES AND DISTRIBUTION

  • Sales Force Mangement
  • Recruitment and selection of representatives
  • Knowledge and contacts in many areas of distribution:
    • Mass Merchants
    • Electronics Chains
    • Department Stores
    • Specialty Stores
    • Warehouse Clubs
    • Catalog merchants
    • Internet resellers
    • Two-step distributors
    • Premium, incentive distributors
    • International distribution
    • Warehousing and physical distribution
  • Warranty repair, administration, refurbishing

international business

  • Sourcing of products in China and elsewhere in Asia for U.S. manufacturers and distributors
  • Quality Assurance Services in Hong Kong and China
    • Vetting potential source factories
    • Pre-production quality audits
    • Establishing quality systems in supplier factories.
    • Training staff in conducting quality inspections.
    • Process control audits, evaluations and suggestions.
    • Pre-shipment inspections.
    • SEE WWW.TLINKHK.COM FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION
  • Identification, recruitment and training of international distributors and agents.