Barrie Atkin

Company: Atkin Associates LLC

Title: President

Profession: Management Consultant

Mentor History: Balefire Labs, LLC , Principium Prep , Catie's Closet

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Industry experience

  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Consulting
  • Consumer Goods
  • Digital Media and Entertainment
  • Finance/Funding
  • Healthcare/Medical
  • Wrote over 60 business plans for Ben Franklin Technology Center prospects, clients and Incubator members. Many received seed funding.

Specialization / Skills Inventory

  • Coaching/Advising/Problem Solving
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing & PR
  • Product Development
  • Strategy
  • Specialist in new ventures - Have spoken and written on Raising Money and on Identifying and Analyzing new Business Opportunities; Mistakes to Avoid when Launching a New Product / Service /Business


BARRIE J. ATKIN has over 25 years solving marketing, fundraising and strategy challenges in large and small organizations, with a special focus on strategic planning for consumer marketers, publishers, associations and not-for-profit organizations. For fifteen years, she has been President of Atkin Associates LLC, a strategy and marketing consultancy that emphasizes insights, analysis, strategy, and solutions. Barrie has worked with dozens of start-ups. She has personally written more than sixty business plans, many of which led to funding. She has consulted to over 100 organizations, ranging from technology companies, to consumer products and services and sports organizations. ( Ms. Atkin has held senior executive positions in direct and consumer marketing, business planning and new business development. As Director of Corporate Planning at Rodale Press, she helped put into place a company-wide business planning process. She wrote the business-plan for Mens' Health Magazine, a publishing success story. As Executive Director, Consumer Marketing at TV Guide Magazine, Barrie pioneered new methods to acquire and retain customers. As Executive Producer for the award-winning film Gen Silent, she helped raise funds and create events that led to international awareness. Speaking topics include: “Identifying and Analyzing New Business Opportunities”, and “Ten Mistakes to Avoid in Launching a New Business,” "Raising Money" and "How to feel comfortable asking for money". Barrie holds a BA, cum laude, from Brown University, a MS Ed from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA with second year honors from the Harvard Business School. More information, including speaking, representative clients and testimonials: