Burnes Consulting is a small business and economic development-consulting firm. Kent Burnes, founder, has been a speaker, author and trainer since 1985. Kent focuses on issues facing communities and the small businesses that call them home.
Communities appreciate the no nonsense down to earth approach that Kent Burnes takes on each and every project. Kent Burnes is a proponent of the National Main Street Center's Main Street Approach, he should be, Kent was one of the first Main Street Project Managers in the United States. Some communities have used Burnes' services to assist with the entire process of implementing a downtown revitalization program while others have called on Kent to provide assessment and resource team services for already established programs. Over 750 communities have invited Kent Burnes to present "Making Money Downtownę" an award winning program that outlines the approach to business and downtown revitalization. Kent has a knack for making each component of a management program easy to understand and exciting for the entire community. Over 275 communities have enlisted the services of Burnes Consulting to help them achieve success in revitalizing their downtown centers.
Small business success is the root of every downtown's success. It stands to reason that the same firm that teaches downtown revitalization techniques would have a few good tips for small businesses too. Small businesses must believe in the message Kent Burnes brings to them because more than 225,000 small business owners have attended at least one of Kent's workshops or seminars. Kent's book, Secrets to Small Business Success has found a home in more than 100,000 businesses nationwide and the audio book "More Secrets to Small Business Success" was quickly snapped up as well. Kent's workshops have met with rave reviews coast to coast. Kent has a gift for teaching and training that audience's love and respond to in a positive manner. Motivation, humor, and education all form a combination that is a winner with any group or convention.