How I can help you

I can help you figure out if you really want to start a small business by discussing with you what is involved and showing you how to write a business plan.  I can help you if you now operate a small business by discussing problems you are experiencing.  I have expertise in market analysis, financial analysis, cash flow management, business valuation using the present value technique, public relations, employee relations, employee motivation, and inventory management.  I have long and extensive experience leading democratic group case method problem-soving sessions dealing with business and management problems. 



Areas of Expertise
  • Business Strategy & Planning

Industry Experience
  • Professional & Business Services


I have a BS in economics, an MBA in organizational behavior, and a PhD in management science, all from Texas Tech University, before 1970, ten miles from where I grew up, and a certification in Transactional Analysis in 1978, awarded by the International Transactional Analysis Association, based on training at the Southeast Institute at Chapel Hill, NC.  For a full description of my education in and out of academia see my RJS Academic Vita at

Richard John Stapleton, PhD

Communication Methods

  • In Person