How I can help you

I can help your existing restaurant with business plans, financial projections, human resources and good management practices. As a mentor, I will ask lots of questions and carefully listen to your answers. I will suggest steps for going forward. Generally, my client will leave a mentoring session with a homework assignment.

I enjoy mentoring because I have FUN helping people succeed with their ambitions.  Acting as a periodic advisor to assist small business owners solve real issues and continue to grow their business is very rewarding to me.

I have been a SCORE mentor since 2009, and I have provided advice to over 125 entrepreneurs.  In 2017 I was an integral part of a six-member SCORE team (SWOT) that implemented procedures for a 225-member private restaurant to increase sales and reduce expenses while acheiving excellent service.  I devoted 100% of my SCORE activities to this project during the 12 months it took to complete. During the Annual Awards Luncheon (Palm Beach) in 2015, one of my clients was presented with $5,000 for being the local SCORE Entrepreneur of the Year.

I have 35 years of experience managing various private golf/country clubs. Though my duties varied with each club, I have always been responsible for the F&B operations at each with millions of dollars in annual sales. 

After living in Florida for most of my life, my wife and I recently moved to North Carolina to be near our grandchildren (Apex and Charlotte). I have transferred from the Palm Beach Chapter to the Raleigh Chapter.

Areas of Expertise
  • Business Finance & Accounting
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Operations

Industry Experience
  • Accommodation & Food Services
  • Professional & Business Services
  • Retail & Wholesale Trade

Education

Bachelor of Science, School of Hospitality Management, Florida State University.

School of hard knocks (mostly part-time): dishwasher (14 years old), busboy, waiter, Maitre d', front desk clerk, valet, bellman, cook, chauffeur (for the resort owner) plus U.S. Army's Leadership Training School (1965).


Walker M. Brown

Communication Methods

  • Phone