Rick Kouns began his career in business as an entrepreneur. In 1992
he owned and operated “The Only Place Café” in
Ashland, KY. He sold the company in 1993, and the following year,
he opened “Ja Ja Beans,” a coffee bar chain serving
several locations in Central Ohio. In 1995, Rick became the Northeast
Operations Director for Timothy’s World Coffee in New York.
During his tenure, he opened 36 new retail outlets in four states
and managed over 180 employees. In 1997, Rick became the New York
General Manager for New World Coffee, where he grew the retail units
within the metropolitan New York area. Rick transitioned into a
business advisor/consultant role in 1998 with Jerry Raifman &
Co. in Northport, New York, where he worked with small and mid-size
clients. In 1999, he became the Director of Finance
of YouthStream Media Networks, Inc., a publicly traded company operating
44 retail stores and a media division that targeted the young adult
market. Rick co-founded Profit Planners, Inc. in 2002. This new
entity provides accounting, tax, business services and retail consulting.
In addition to these traditional services, Profit Planners also
helps businesses with financing, as well as mergers and acquisitions.
Rick works with numerous clients in the foodservice industry, including
restaurant suppliers, fine dining establishments, theme/family restaurants,
QSRs, and private chefs.
Serving the greater New York Metro
Area(CT,NJ & NY) &
Profit Planners, Inc
45 South Broadway #202
Yonkers, NY 101701
Phone: 914-377-4900 ext 302
The Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in California