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       I started my refrigeration repair business six months ago and am now at the point of 
needing to interview candidates for my first employee. I’ve never done this before. What tips can 
you offer?

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       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.
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       I’m currently in the planning stage for a new retail bakery. I’m going to need some funding for equipment, but my personal credit history is a bit spotty. How much is that going to hurt me, and how can I combat it?

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.

Fred Rubey

Fred Rubey

Current City: Terre Haute, IN

Graduated from Louisiana Tech with a BS in EE in 1957.  Worked for a chemical manufacturer for 3 years until 1960 designing safety circuits for the manufacture of Ammonium Nitrate.  Worked for a common carrier trucking company for 11 years until 1971.  Started a computer service bureau and ran it for 11 years until 1981.  Worked for a bank in marketing and trust for 19 years until 2000.  Retired from the bank and formed an investment LLC.  Worked as a Registered Investment Adviser from 2000 until the present.

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Education

BS in EE from Louisiana Tech in 1957.  Graduate study at Indiana University in 1960.

Dr. Bud D Angus

Dr. Bud D Angus

Current City: Englewood, FL

Ph.D. - Ohio State

Computer Professor (Tenured) - Miami of Ohio - Taught for 26 years

Avon Cosmetics - Developed integrated computer system

SDRC - Computer Aided Engineering Company sold to General Electric

COO - DUFF Companies - Real Estate Development

Owner - Nursing Homes - 20 years

Owner - Commercial Real Estate,

Stock Broker - 20 years+

Real Estate Development 20+ years

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Education

Journeyman - Tool & Die, General Motors

B.S. - Anderson University, Mathematics

M.S. - Ohio State, Stat

Ph.- Ohio State, computers

Bernard J Ridens

Bernard J Ridens

Current City: Terre Haute, IN

Kroger 5 years ---high school and college employment Vigo County School Corp. 36 years, Indiana State University adjunct 5 years, Residential contracting 60 years---summer months, Executive Director--- Taxpayers Association 8 years, Full time Owner----The General Shop 1973 to present, Vigo County Federal Credit Union Board 18 years President 4 years, Deputy Township property tax assessor 16 years, VOLUNTEER HISTORY United Way allocations committee, Boy Scouts, Kiwanas, 

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Education

Math, Physics, Technology --MS Plus 50 Sem. hours, Indiana State University, Yale, Harvard, Knox College, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology

       I have a business that sells equestrian supplies both retail and online. I’d like to begin using social media as a marketing tool, but I’m clueless as to how to begin. How do I go about developing a social media strategy?

 

 

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.
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       Our four-year-old printing business is finally on solid footing. We’ve worked hard and 
been very fortunate, and now we’d like to begin giving something back to the community. What 
types of activities can you suggest?

 

 

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.

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       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?
 

 

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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.    

Lee Maki

Lee Maki

Current City: Washington, IL
Chapter: Peoria SCORE

Lee worked 44 years in Technical marketing field for Caterpillar, Inc., most recently as Senior Marketing Professional working with independent dealers identifying improvement opportunities with their product support operations.  This also involved training of service managers and first line supervisors with the business management of the product support operations.  Lee was invovled with product development team for introduction of new and updated products.

 

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Education

Lehigh University - BSME

 

Q: What are limited liability companies (“LLCs”), and what should businesses know 
about them?
A: LLCs are a new type of business entity that emerged in the early 1990s. They have many important legal and tax characteristics, but the key ones are these:
  • Liability shield. LLCs provide their owners (called “members”) with a statutory liability shield that is essentially identical to the corporate shield.

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.

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