Rural Entrepreneurs

Ben Van Dam: SCORE's Input Helped Boat Maker Change with Times

Date
Wed, 2013-04-10 15:59

At Van Dam Custom Boats, the recession of the late 2000s made several things clear to us. The times had changed and we needed to change too. We needed a better marketing plan, and we needed to restructure our company management.  SCORE helped us in not only recognizing these things but also helped us in acting on them in a cost effective and efficient way.

 

Learn how to choose the best legal structure for your new business.

  • Sole Proprietorship
  • "C" Corporation 
  • Limited Liability Partnership
  • Partnership
  • "S" Corporation              
  • Limited Liability Company

(This information is provided for guidance only. Competent legal accounting advice should be obtained to assist you in making a decision on form of organization)

SCORE ExpertAnswers

When Jill Konrath recognized that the crazy-busy work environment was wreaking havoc with sellers, she immersed herself in the issue until she discovered new strategies that worked. That resulted in her highly acclaimed book, SNAP Selling, which jumped to #1 on Amazon within hours of its release, joining her previous book, Selling to Big Companies, as one of the site’s most popular sales titles. 

Jill has worked with large companies like IBM, GE, and Staples as well as numerous small businesses. She’s also shared her insights and ideas via TV, leading business publications, and on her website jillkonrath.com which contains a wealth of free resources. 

 

Q:

All customers begin as leads, but is it possible to differentiate a “good lead” from one that may have a lower chance of panning out? 

About the Author

Sales expert Jill Konrath is the author of two best-selling titles, SNAP Selling and Selling to Big Companies, has trained sales teams at Fortune 1000 brands including IBM, GE and Staples, and works with numerous small businesses to provide the same high-quality sales training normally available to large corporations. Visit her website at jillkonrath.com.

Ask SCORE

       After working for more than 25 years in the publishing industry, the company I worked 
for downsized and I accepted an attractive buyout package. Now I’d like to start my own 
business. What do I do first?
 

 

.
 
 

About the Author

       This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration.
       Have a question you’d like answered in this column? E-mail it to info@score-manchester.org, with “Ask SCORE” in the subject line.    

Choosing Among Sole Proprietorships, Single-Shareholder Corporations And Single-Member LLCs For New Businesses

Choosing Among Sole Proprietorships, Single-Shareholder Corporations And Single-Member LLCs For New Businesses

Q: I’m starting a new business in New Hampshire. I will be its only owner. Should my business be a sole proprietorship, a single-shareholder corporation or a single-member LLC?

About the Author

John Cunningham is a N.H. business lawyer whose practice is focused on LLC law and tax. He chaired the N.H. Business and Industry Association committee that drafted the Revised New Hampshire Limited Liability Company Act, a radical revision of New Hampshire LLC law that went into effect on January 1st. LLCs are, by a wide margin, the entities of choice for N.H. business start-ups.

New Freedom Company Invents Pad to Reduce Injury in Car Racing - Stephanie Reighart

Date
Thu, 2013-02-28 09:42

Denny Gross has had back injuries all his life.  He started sprint car racing in 1973 at the age of 22 and has kept up with the competition ever since.

"When you're an engineer and race for a lifetime, you come up with ideas to solve problems," Wickham said.

Emerging Leaders (e200) Recruitment Syracuse NY

Date
Mon, 2013-02-25 16:30

 

      News Release

Taylorsville Business Owner Recipient of National Training Grant - Jessica Miller

Date
Thu, 2013-02-21 15:19

Thanks to a grant from one big business and a nonprofit organization, two small-business owners in Utah have received money and training that will help them take their business to the next level.  Kris Rudarmel, who owns Taylorsville’s Anchor Water Damage and Restoration with her husband, received one of the grants. She said she went to the two-day workshop in January and learned about different ways to market the boutique-style emergency flood-service business, including using YouTube videos and blogs.

 

Public speaking requires a unique set of skills and talents that most professionals have honed after years of experience.

With the emergence of teleconference and screen sharing technologies, professionals are faced with new communications challenges related to capturing their audience’s attention. Online audiences may be less likely to focus and more likely to multitask, as there is little social pressure to set down their smart phone and pay attention.

Public speaking requires a unique set of skills and talents that most professionals have honed after years of experience. With the emergence of teleconference and screen sharing technologies, professionals are faced with new communications challenges related to capturing their audience’s attention. Online audiences may be less likely to focus and more likely to multitask, as there is little social pressure to set down their smart phone and pay attention.

About the Author

StartMeetingsm is a full-featured collaborative communications solution serving a range of businesses, individuals, communities and organizations around the world with reliable, cost-effective and easy-to-use audio and web conferencing. StartMeetingsm also provides an integrated screen sharing option for a complete suite of professional communication tools. StartMeeting'ssm pioneering all-digital network is built on proprietary media servers, using both PSTN (public switched telephone network) and advanced VoIP-based (voice over internet protocol) services to deliver unparalleled, high-quality audio and advanced web conferencing features at the best pricing available.

Syndicate content