Charles G. Yacoobian, an SBDC Business Advisor since 2010, assists clients with accounting, business plans, business financing, entity formation business startup, general business, global trade, management, and distribution and warehousing.Charles brings a unique combination of hands-on financial and operational skills that enable him to solve complex business problems and uncover opportunities to maximize cash flow, profits and working capital. He has over 30 years of experience in wholesale distribution of consumer products, manufacturing, food processing, import/export, startups, retail, service, franchising and licensed products, as well as mergers, acquisitions and business sales.Charles started his first business in college and has been owner/partner in a mail-order camping products business, an arts and crafts distribution business and a licensed products business. A CPA since 1975, he has also worked as Controller/CFO for companies in a variety of industries.“Helping business owners grow their companies and achieve their dreams” is what Charles most enjoys about working with the SBDC.Charles is a member of the California Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. He has a B.S. in Economics (emphasis in accounting) from UCLA.