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LARRY DIAMOND

EXECUTIVE : FOUNDER : ENTREPRENEUR

CONSULTANT : ADVISOR : MENTOR

experienced businessman
Starting, Managing, Scaling
successful multi-million-dollar companies
guaranteed to help you improve yours

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You need an experienced successful entrepreneur?
You want someone who understands your challenges?
You need mature and dedicated assistance?
You want someone who has done it all before, for years?
You want quick analysis and a plan of action?
You want more time freed up to implement objectives?
You want more revenue/profit, product diversity?
You want innovative ideas to overcome competition?
You want trustworthy, honest, effective solutions?
You want to be able to execute on your decisions.
  • Richard Branson

Business consultants are only invaluable if they have plenty
of real world experience:

1. ran your own business?
2. experienced failure?
3. recognize a bad idea
4. hungry for knowledge?

They need ability to adapt
frequently, have zeal for
lifelong learning and embrace
greater specialization
[R.Preston]

Who is Larry Diamond?

11-year IBM career in Sales, Marketing Management, Special Projects then starting several companies, building them into successful multi-million $$$ businesses. All this experience is now available for you to apply to your own resulting in more time to accomplish your dreams.
Let’s get together, to plan your freedom and get your business and life on track.

LARRY HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN ALL ASPECTS OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Researching market opportunities, seeking ignored niches by myopic incumbents. Targeting consumer needs, designing elegant offerings, generating business plans, Sourcing overseas and travelling extensively to buy/sell product all over the world.

Passionate, involved, straight-talking entrepreneur who gained his wisdom by doing, being exposed to hundreds of world class clients, and vendors as well as the privilege of having IBM providing far more ‘education’ than any MBA.

Toolbox of Essentials

“I have the tools”

“all sharpened”

With many years of successful business experience, managing exciting companies through ups and downs, Larry is ready to help you solve challenges. He has seen ‘everything’ and will work conscientiously with you!

LEARN

Marketing
Product design
Overseas sourcing
Strategic planning
Sales Management
Online presence
Onboarding personnel
Logistics
Purchasing

APPLY

Purchasing
Construction mgmt
Advertising
Costing systems
Architectural Design
Project Management
Consumer electronics
Niche Research
Patents (USA/China)
Online presence

SUCCEED

Attention to Myopics
Customer support
Partnerships
Production planning
International sales
Asia manufacturing
Computer Systems
CAD analysis
Product development
Onboarding personnel

LARRY HAS WORKED WITH 100s OF WORLD-CLASS
CLIENTS, BUYERS AND VENDORS

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Prefabs

innovative design

Consulting

educated solutions

Electronics

inclusive product

CPG

creative niches

Housing

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feature driven

Condos

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political disruption

Computers

accelerated evolution

Retail

tough customers

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can reach your objectives sooner, with more time to apply to your most
important opportunities.
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LARRY DIAMOND

EXECUTIVE : FOUNDER :
ENTREPRENEUR
CONSULTANT : ADVISOR : MENTOR

BComm – Marketing
Certified Builder
Accredited  Real-estate Agent
Corporate Executive

1.514.898.3199

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www.1on1businessconsulting.com

PREFABS

    • Determined a niche in the DIY market that was being neglected BY EVERYONE ELSE
    • Studied requirements, generated a ‘standardized wall system’ with architectural drawing for 10 variations of layouts
    • Completed 3D renderings for website and brochures, classified ads in small rural community newspapers, inbound 800# to call us for info and orders, commissioned video of one of our clients kits being assembled in 3 days in Prince George BC
    • Deposits financed us from day one, production and delivery outsourced to client hubs (makers were trained to manufacture to our specifications)
    • Balance received prior to vendor payments no bank EVER needed, no receivables, payables out of client funds

PREFABS

    • Determined a niche in the DIY market that was being neglected BY EVERYONE ELSE
    • Studied requirements, generated a ‘standardized wall system’ with architectural drawing for 10 variations of layouts
    • Completed 3D renderings for website and brochures, classified ads in small rural community newspapers, inbound 800# to call us for info and orders, commissioned video of one of our clients kits being assembled in 3 days in Prince George BC
    • Deposits financed us from day one, production and delivery outsourced to client hubs (makers were trained to manufacture to our specifications)
    • Balance received prior to vendor payments no bank EVER needed, no receivables, payables out of client funds

CONSULTING

    • Determined a niche in the DIY market that was being neglected BY EVERYONE ELSE
    • Studied requirements, generated a ‘standardized wall system’ with architectural drawing for 10 variations of layouts
    • Completed 3D renderings for website and brochures, classified ads in small rural community newspapers, inbound 800# to call us for info and orders, commissioned video of one of our clients kits being assembled in 3 days in Prince George BC
    • Deposits financed us from day one, production and delivery outsourced to client hubs (makers were trained to manufacture to our specifications)
    • Balance received prior to vendor payments no bank EVER needed, no receivables, payables out of client funds

CONSULTING

    • Determined a niche in the DIY market that was being neglected BY EVERYONE ELSE
    • Studied requirements, generated a ‘standardized wall system’ with architectural drawing for 10 variations of layouts
    • Completed 3D renderings for website and brochures, classified ads in small rural community newspapers, inbound 800# to call us for info and orders, commissioned video of one of our clients kits being assembled in 3 days in Prince George BC
    • Deposits financed us from day one, production and delivery outsourced to client hubs (makers were trained to manufacture to our specifications)
    • Balance received prior to vendor payments no bank EVER needed, no receivables, payables out of client funds

ELECTRONICS

  • To validate idea, travelled to many ‘seniors oriented’ events/conferences, visits to Silicon Valley and meetings with influencers and category experts-confirmed the need for a simple TV Remote Control
  • Encouraged by extensive research that design was unique, issued Design Patent by USA
  • With idea and sketches approached Philips at CES in Las Vegas who were very excited
  • VP requested a meeting in HK their HQ where we detailed steps to validate several production and marketing plans this included engineers/designers and China factories to provide recommendations and costings

ELECTRONICS

  • To validate idea, travelled to many ‘seniors oriented’ events/conferences, visits to Silicon Valley and meetings with influencers and category experts-confirmed the need for a simple TV Remote Control
  • Encouraged by extensive research that design was unique, issued Design Patent by USA
  • With idea and sketches approached Philips at CES in Las Vegas who were very excited
  • VP requested a meeting in HK their HQ where we detailed steps to validate several production and marketing plans this included engineers/designers and China factories to provide recommendations and costings

CPG

  • at a time when residential construction was close to non-existent, an opportunity to
  • acquire a floundering business in specialized ‘bath & body gifts’
  • after 5 weeks of ‘living there’ I came up with a plan to pivot from small clients to large mass merchants and Costco started ordering the first Christmas season with close to $1m of various designs and price points
  • then Sam’s Club who saw my product at retail called, my visit to Bentonville resulted in 2 items at $1m each, this continued with major orders from Target, JCPenney, Walmart, BBB, HEB, Safeway, BJs, ……
  • we grew quickly requiring complete finished goods sourcing from China and frequent trips to solidify relations with agents and factories
  • we were a design and logistics office with a passionate entrepreneurial spirit that captured significant market resulting from niche targeting and myopic incumbents

CPG

  • at a time when residential construction was close to non-existent, an opportunity to
  • acquire a floundering business in specialized ‘bath & body gifts’
  • after 5 weeks of ‘living there’ I came up with a plan to pivot from small clients to large mass merchants and Costco started ordering the first Christmas season with close to $1m of various designs and price points
  • then Sam’s Club who saw my product at retail called, my visit to Bentonville resulted in 2 items at $1m each, this continued with major orders from Target, JCPenney, Walmart, BBB, HEB, Safeway, BJs, ……
  • we grew quickly requiring complete finished goods sourcing from China and frequent trips to solidify relations with agents and factories
  • we were a design and logistics office with a passionate entrepreneurial spirit that captured significant market resulting from niche targeting and myopic incumbents

HOUSING

  • Purchased several lots, designed model, started building – accepted offers long before complete.
  • Large real estate developer (who sold me the lots) offered a JV (50/50) to continue single family development on a larger scale
  • First project of 57 units including redesign the street patterns was learning experience and was where I learned the value of vendors (sub-contractors) who ‘taught’ me the business
  • I was also mentored by a dedicated city official who was invaluable in providing permits in several contentious situations (writ of mandamus trial which I won)
  • Continued this relationship for several years and decide to go on my own (supported by several financial institutions) for mortgages and working capital
  • Recession hits the real estate market first and housing starts plummeted for several years
  • at this time I was approached to take on several multi-million $ renovations of high end properties

HOUSING

  • Purchased several lots, designed model, started building – accepted offers long before complete.
  • Large real estate developer (who sold me the lots) offered a JV (50/50) to continue single family development on a larger scale
  • First project of 57 units including redesign the street patterns was learning experience and was where I learned the value of vendors (sub-contractors) who ‘taught’ me the business
  • I was also mentored by a dedicated city official who was invaluable in providing permits in several contentious situations (writ of mandamus trial which I won)
  • Continued this relationship for several years and decide to go on my own (supported by several financial institutions) for mortgages and working capital
  • Recession hits the real estate market first and housing starts plummeted for several years
  • at this time I was approached to take on several multi-million $ renovations of high end properties

CONDOS

  • an opportunity to repurpose an abandoned institutional property to condominiums which required demolition of an old building
  • extensive research resulted in requiring special permitting and contamination removal (asbestos) which extended the time to market
  • attention to more elements in the design and planning was necessary to study and apply
  • the experience included political interaction with city and provincial officials and appeasing local citizens
  • the design was extremely appealing, and sales began quickly, the building overlooked a beautiful old canal system in a very desirable community
  • this was a significant challenge and exposed the difficulty in heritage property conversion
  • you never stop learning – try to anticipate but be ready for evolving surprises

CONDOS

  • an opportunity to repurpose an abandoned institutional property to condominiums which required demolition of an old building
  • extensive research resulted in requiring special permitting and contamination removal (asbestos) which extended the time to market
  • attention to more elements in the design and planning was necessary to study and apply
  • the experience included political interaction with city and provincial officials and appeasing local citizens
  • the design was extremely appealing, and sales began quickly, the building overlooked a beautiful old canal system in a very desirable community
  • this was a significant challenge and exposed the difficulty in heritage property conversion
  • you never stop learning – try to anticipate but be ready for evolving surprises

COMPUTERS

  • Poughkeepsie, NY training in a high-powered Class of 80 (weeding out the meek)
  • Concentrated on ‘new accounts’ initially in the small business environment-moved on to managing larger accounts in retail, beverages, printing, apparel- a lot of travel with prospects and clients to visit innovative approaches in their industries
  • VP requested that I manage an important IBM booth at the National Computer Show, sequestered 120 personnel to contribute and won 2 awards (1=best in show, 1=bilingual content), IBM president of region lauded our efforts awarded me a significant bonus and promotion
  • As marketing manager in the Distribution Branch, chosen to lead 23 staff in implementing first retail scanning system in the world-we interfaced in much travel to RTP IBM research in North Carolina
  • Travelled to Europe to present to industry execs

COMPUTERS

  • Poughkeepsie, NY training in a high-powered Class of 80 (weeding out the meek)
  • Concentrated on ‘new accounts’ initially in the small business environment-moved on to managing larger accounts in retail, beverages, printing, apparel- a lot of travel with prospects and clients to visit innovative approaches in their industries
  • VP requested that I manage an important IBM booth at the National Computer Show, sequestered 120 personnel to contribute and won 2 awards (1=best in show, 1=bilingual content), IBM president of region lauded our efforts awarded me a significant bonus and promotion
  • As marketing manager in the Distribution Branch, chosen to lead 23 staff in implementing first retail scanning system in the world-we interfaced in much travel to RTP IBM research in North Carolina
  • Travelled to Europe to present to industry execs

Retail

  • on a quick track program with stints in all aspects of the retail organization spent a year absorbing the good and bad of the environment at store level, distribution and warehousing activities- junior dept chain
  • at IBM this background and my retail clients was perfect for managing Beta Test of innovative supermarket scanning system first in world in Montreal, 23 plus customer team and close liaison with many trips to RTP N.Carolina over 2 years starting from scratch. Included trips to Europe to inform IBM clients of our progress.
  • after IBM I developed successful B2B and B2C companies producing, selling to most of major retailers in NA-requiring sourcing/travel (20 years) to Asia and Europe as well as producing millions $ in China.
  • understanding consumer needs and concentrating on niche markets with myopic incumbents provided a basis for continuing success in all businesses

Retail

  • on a quick track program with stints in all aspects of the retail organization spent a year absorbing the good and bad of the environment at store level, distribution and warehousing activities- junior dept chain
  • at IBM this background and my retail clients was perfect for managing Beta Test of innovative supermarket scanning system first in world in Montreal, 23 plus customer team and close liaison with many trips to RTP N.Carolina over 2 years starting from scratch. Included trips to Europe to inform IBM clients of our progress.
  • after IBM I developed successful B2B and B2C companies producing, selling to most of major retailers in NA-requiring sourcing/travel (20 years) to Asia and Europe as well as producing millions $ in China.
  • understanding consumer needs and concentrating on niche markets with myopic incumbents provided a basis for continuing success in all businesses