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       I’ve been approached by a lead generation service. Do they really work, and if not, what other means of generating leads can you suggest?

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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.

       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.

Randall Ferrian

Randall Ferrian

Current City: Plymouth, MN

My professional background has included many years of corporate experience in the area of facilities management within the utility and healthcare industries. I've also created a company in the business brokerage arena (buying and selling main street businesses for clients). Within our family, my wife and I have started and operated several small to medium sized businesses (one child care center, two craft stores and a new current venture). I have a passion for small businesses and the brave souls who take the "entrepreneurship leap."

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Education

I have a bachelor's degree in business administration and several industry certifications. I have many years of experience in the areas of (1) small business start-ups, (2) small business financial management, (3) small business strategic growth, and (4) small business marketing.

Jennifer Posda

Jennifer Posda

Current City: FLEMINGTON, NJ

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Karl "Casey" Pond

Karl "Casey" Pond

Current City: Hendersonville, NC
Chapter: Asheville SCORE

Financial Advisor Wells Fargo Advisors

I create and actively maintain customized financial and retirement plans for affluent individuals, families, institutions, and businesses that address the specific needs, wants and goals of future years and generations.

 

Business Development Director

Verdante Bioenergy

 

 

Consultant

Frontline Conservation Real Estate

 

 

 

Director of Development

Habitat ReStore

 

 

Technical Training Technician

Silicon Valley Group

 

Developed training methods for the building of multiple $10MM Micrascan systems, used for manufacture of the Intel Pentium Chip critical layers.

 

Electronics Technician (Submarines)

United States Navy Worldwide

 

 

 

 

 

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Education

<p> Appalachian State University 2011</p> <p> Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Sustainable Business</p> <p> Appalachian State University 1997</p> <p> BS Education</p>

Craig Ward

Craig Ward

Current City: Chapel Hill, NC

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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?

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.

Herbert N. Posner

Herbert N. Posner

Current City: New Rochelle, NY

After graduating from law school, I became a practicing lawyer. In my first employment  I worked as a claims adjuster for Allstate Insurance Company where I learned to investigate accidents, manage claims and negotiate settlements of those claims. My experience has made me uniquely qualified to assist my clients with risk assessments.

I then went into private law practice concentrating in the fields of business activities, real estate law and matrimonial law. During the 50+ years in the practice of law, I expertly handled the organization of thousands of businesses running the gambit from small to large and in many various forms of organization. Having an accounting degree, this allowed me to aid my business clients, whether they were purchasing an existing business or starting a new one, and further, allowing them to take advantage by my providing them with the best information that I could give them.

I also specialized in matrimonial law which required me to be able to assist my clients in negotiations where their business was being appraised and/or being sold to satisfy the laws concerning equitable distribution.

Even my serving in the Army allowed me to be able to understand the various problems dealing with the staging and preparation of various types of events. I am also involved  involved in various charitable endeavors, sitting on various boards, all of which has given me insight to problem solving and dealing with people. 

 

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Education

Earned a Bachelor's of Science (BS) degree in accounting and Commerce and Economics at the University of Vermont;

Earned a law degree  from Brooklyn Law School.

Nicholas Buffone

Nicholas Buffone

Current City: Phila., PA

 

 

3465 W. Queen Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19129 * 215-620-6695 * njbuffone@yahoo.com  

www.linkedin.com/in/nickbuffone

 

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SUMMARY 

Multi-faceted Problem Solver with initiative who has supported numerous businesses as a Communications Professional with Video and Photography, technically and mechanically competent due to a life time of work

and personal experiences, also attentive, organized and interested in getting the job done.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

NJB Carpentry LLC

Custom Cabinet Builder, Home Improvements, Restorations, Flooring, Fencing 2008-Present

 

NJB Communications 1979 - 2008

Seasoned professional who provided technical and creative video / film production services to a 

diverse client base as a Producer / Director of Photography / Production Manager.

Corporate, Educational, Broadcast

    

    Managed video and film crews as well as production resources.

     Managed budgets from two to one hundred thousand dollars.

    Negotiated with equipment vendors, production companies, freelance personnel.

Performed in-depth camera check-out procedures for motion picture camera systems.

Photographer, Film & Digital. Portfolio available

 

LIGHTING RENTAL BUSINESS - OWNER 1995 - 2009 

Rent, Maintain, Operate Specialized Photographic / Television Lighting Equipment

Variable Income year to year, 5% - 30% of Non-Rental Income

 

Sears Automotive - Mechanic, Service Writer 1973 - 1980

 

CORE CAPABILITIES

Prepared, Organized, Technically competent.

  1. Mechanic, Trainee in Automotive Machine Shop / Auto Parts Store - High School
  2. Machine Repair Tech, Machine Adjuster - first job after High School

3) Set-up Lighting Seminars, Lighting Demos with colleagues for other area professionals & students.

 

EDUCATION / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Orleans Technical Institute, Carpentry 2008

Cittone Computer School, A+ Certified, MCSE Courses 2003

B.A. Communications, Temple University 1979

 

Accomplishment Story 

When asked to build cabinets for a restaurant I jumped at the chance. 

After doing some research, pricing, etc., I presented my client with a budget 

and was given a green light. Time was not a problem, the cabinets were finished, 

installed and the clients and staff are very happy. Spring /Summer 2013

 

Professional Organizations 

Media Communications Assoc., International, Philadelphia Chapter (former member)

Organize meetings, work with leadership on meeting topics

 

 

References and Client list available upon request.

 

 

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Education

<p>
Temple University, BA, 1979</p>

Ask SCORE
 
       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.

Donald MacLeod

Donald MacLeod

Current City: Brewer, ME
Chapter: Bangor SCORE

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Education

<p> &lt;p&gt; Undergraduate degree Accounting and Graduate degree Business Administration&lt;/p&gt;</p>

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