Car Repair and Maintenance

Ask SCORE

       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.

David Fry

David Fry

Demonstrated success developing and maximizing profitability and building or restoring market share in highly complex and competitive business climates both domestic and international. Consistently delivering thought leadership for the implementation of game changing initiatives; driving growth, quality, and profitability. Possesses the capacity to formulate unique business solutions for large key-to-the mission initiatives and the tenacity to attract, recruit, manage, and retain the teams that execute them in both stable and unstable environments. Detail driven and effective business builder and mentor with the ability to identify the synergies and execute the strategies that reduce product lead times, increase capacity, and cash flow while managing SMART inventory objectives.

Resume

Education

MBA, MSM concentration in Finance, Engineering, Project Management, Plant Management, Personnel Management, Supply Chain & Inventory, MRP, SAP/ERP, LEAN, Six Sigma & DMAIC Quality Programs, Instruction & Presentations

Barry M. Skalka

Barry M. Skalka

Current City: Weston, CT

Expert in business start-ups.  Very knowledgeable in ecommerce.  I am enthusiastic, motivated and dedicated to helping new and existing entrepreneurs focus their thoughts and develop their ideas.  I have counseled SCORE clients in ecommerce, wholesale and retail sales, financial services, real estate, consulting, food and beverage businesses, media, transportation and more.  In my career I have helped launch and managed three successful private partnerships (start-ups) in the investment management industry.  I have served as COO/CFO for small to mid-sized entrepreneurial investment management firms, primarily in NYC and Fairfield County, CT.

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Education

Queens College of the CUNY, BA Accounting with honors. CPA, New York.

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?
 

 

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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.    

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.

Myron Baron

Myron Baron

 My expertise is in teaching  the "Basic Start Up Procedures" necessary to open any new business.Having opened several of my own businesses I  have learned how to avoid the pitfalls associated with the start up process.The stronger the beginning the better the chance of success.

  In my business career I owned and operated:  

    Baron  BUICK  a GM franchise

    Beltway Subaru  a dealership

   Idea Brokerage, a wholesale insurance company.

   Herb & Mike Reality Corp

   Caplan Auto Rental and Leasing

    Debmar Motors a used car operation

 

 

 

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Education

<p> New York University</p> <p> General Motors Institute</p>

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.

Ask SCORE

       I’ve recently taken my business plan for a new and innovative consumer product to several banks seeking funding, but have had no success. What are some other financing options that might be available to me?

 

 

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.

Martha Good

Martha Good

Current City: Lancaster, PA
Chapter: Lancaster SCORE

Good To U Auto Center, LLC, Akron, PA                                               1999 to present

General manager

Small business management, including customer relations and retention; problem identification, solution development and implementation; expense analysis; market studies; cost accounting and tax preparation; recruiting and training employees; and web design. As in many small business operations, I was involved in every aspect of the business. Opened new branch in 2005. Responsible for revenue growth, business development, market penetration and daily operations. The entrepreneurial challenges of developing and growing in a new market segment were met by customer retention, differentiating from competitors and integrating new products and services.

Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, PA                             2009 to present

Adjunct faculty

Teach undergraduate courses on business management

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Education

&lt;p&gt;
&lt;strong&gt;M.B.A., Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, PA&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; 2009&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

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Business Ethics Essay Scholarship, 2008&lt;/p&gt;

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&lt;strong&gt;B.A., Temple University, Philadelphia, PA&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; 2006&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

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&lt;strong&gt;Business-Marketing&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

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Magna cum Laude, GPA 3.67&lt;/p&gt;

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The Millie Austin Service Award, 2006&lt;/p&gt;

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The John R. Washburn Award, 2006&lt;/p&gt;

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