Meet Kevin J. Dolce: The Inspiration And Support Behind Many Businesses From DayCares To Tech Start-Ups
Kevin J. Dolce’s journey to becoming the CEO and founder of Nineteen90 Business Consulting was not a straight path. After toying with many options, including pursuing becoming a doctor and selling doors, windows, and roofs door to door, Kevin went on to find success in business strategy development and closing M&A deals worth over $25 million. By surrounding himself with people he trusted and knew he had a lot to learn from, Kevin was able to become the best he could in each role he was in.
Kevin spent about eight years working in corporate America. Serving in many different roles, including VP of Strategic Partnership and Investor Relations for a media company and VP of Business Development and Strategy through Interim President, he’s done it all. But he never felt fully integrated into the companies he worked for, and he knew his work wasn’t being valued to its full potential.
“I was tired of being expandable no matter how hard I worked, no matter how much revenue I generated, no matter what mergers and acquisitions I assisted on and closed. One thing that bothers me most that it took me this long to make such a life changing decision. What I won’t regret is the experience, life lessons, and relationships I made over the years. It helped me build a stern foundation of my company today,” Kevin recalls.
Now, Kevin works to create a culture of fulfillment and value at his own company, Nineteen90. Nineteen90 is a full service Business Consulting Firm, specializing in helping new entrepreneurs businesses to register as an LLC, C-Corp, S-Corp or Non-Profit. The firm also educates entrepreneurs the differences between different business entities, and works with them to write business plans customized for their needs.
“We’ve worked with everyone from daycares to start-up tech companies. Nineteen90 strives on helping all new entrepreneurs start their own business. America wasn’t made for workers but for individuals to create their own path through business ownership. A prime example, an employee doesn’t get the same tax breaks as a business owner. How else do you think Jeff Bezos didn’t have to pay taxes on $13 Billion?” Kevin says.
Kevin is constantly inspired by the element of business that others may overlook. It’s the beauty and intricacies in the day-to-day where Kevin sees true potential, not only to make a business operate smoothly, but to grow exponentially. Kevin prides himself on knowing the ins and outs of what it takes to sell a product, what it takes to pay employees and vendors, and how businesses can strategically grow a company and forecast its revenue. Kevin also sees inspiration in watching those close to him succeed – namely, his brother, who Kevin initially encouraged to pursue his own business.
“Another inspiration for me was my brother Herman Dolce Jr., owner and CEO of Bella Sloan Enterprises and Olivia Monroe Enterprises. I originally inspired him to start his first company Bella Sloan Enterprises. I sat back and thought ‘How can I inspire and help somebody else start a company, but I’m stuck being expendable?’ Watching his success gave me great joy, and I wanted to feel that win helping other individuals take that same leap again and again,” Kevin says.
Finally able to leave his corporate job and pursue a life on his own terms, Kevin now lives his day to day helping others achieve their own version of success. He encourages his clients to know exactly what they want before starting their journey towards a new business.
“Write your thoughts down and do your research. Write a very detailed business plan or get a professional to do it for you. A lot of times people want to start a business that has very high operation costs and will have very small profit margins, which isn’t sustainable when trying to generate profit for continuous growth. Instead, I encourage people to find great partners in terms of vendors or strategic partnerships, and after doing research on what business entity registration best fits, register your company,” Kevin says.
Kevin has many new projects in the works over the next year, including his second book, The Blueprint Guide to Writing a Highly Effective Business Plan, which is set to be released at the end of November and available on Amazon as a print or audiobook.
“The book is detailed to writing a business plan and pitching investors. Just as a builder uses a blueprint to ensure that a building will be structurally sound, the process of creating and writing a blueprint for your business is exactly the same. A business plan will help you determine whether your business will be strong from the start. Without a stern business plan, you leave far too many things to chance,” Kevin outlines.
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