How I can help you

My 33+ years of expertise in the California Bay Area is in the 4 R's - Retail, Restaurant, Real Estate and now Retirement. I can help you with the following:

- Strategies on business plans for startup retail or restaurant businesses.

- Business strategies on identifying problems and solutions for sales, marketing, operations, customer service, cost cutting, maximizing profits and succession planning for retail, restaurant and real estate.

- Running a successful business.  Some of my expertise is in: Keeping it simple, focusing/starting on the basics, being consistent day in and day out, etc.

- Developing a team - surrounding yourself with great people (internal and external Team), retaining the great people (not always about the money), and motivating your team.

Real Estate - I can share best practices in buying real estate, property management, minimizing tenant turnover, etc.

Retirement - I can coach on succession planning, exit strategies, having purpose, budgeting/finance, analyzing life and health insurance needs.

Volunteer - East Bay SCORE, Alameda CERT, CAL Parents Ambassadors, Red Cross.


Areas of Expertise

  • Business Finance & Accounting
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Business Operations
  • Human Resources & Internal Communications
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience

  • Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  • Accommodation & Food Services
  • Professional & Business Services
  • Retail & Wholesale Trade


San Francisco State University - BS, School of Business

19+ years Corporate Retail Management

14+ years experience in business ownership


Leland Dear

Communication Methods

  • Video
  • Email