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          After working for a large accounting firm for many years, I’ve decided to go out on my
own and specialize in helping small businesses with their accounting and financial needs.
Initially, it will be just me, and to keep expenses down and be able to better manage my young
son, I’m thinking about operating out of my home. What are the pros and cons?


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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.

Karen Stephens

Karen Stephens

Current City: Savannah, GA
Chapter: Savannah SCORE

4 years - Lockheed Aircraft, Marietta, GA. Human Factors Engineer. Our group participated in the design of all C-5A aircraft functions operated by personnel.

23 years - Pacific Northwest Bell/U S West, Seattle, WA. IT Director. Managed large application development organizations, primarily accounting systems. Utilized Quality Management processes.

10 years - Community Organization, Seattle, WA. Volunteer (upon retirment.) Provided leadership in Neighborhood Planning (5 year process) and implementation strategy; served on boards of Community Council and Chamber of Commerce.

6 years - Turk's Head, Seattle, WA. Occassional employee and volunteer. Office Manager, bookkeeper, marketing associate, HR and office procedures.

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Education

Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Georgia

Eileen Snyder

Eileen Snyder

Current City: Savannah, GA
Chapter: Savannah SCORE

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“What’s An LLC?"

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:

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

Michael Rubino

Michael Rubino

Current City: Akron, OH

After graduating from the University of Akron, Mike began his career teaching general science and health science in the public schools. In 1985, he made a career shift into medical sales, joining the prescription drug division of Proctor and Gamble. He later joined Johnson and Johnson promoting both capital equipment and disposable instrumentation for surgery.  At Ethicon Endo-Surgery he served as a field sales trainer until 2002, when he moved to Tissue Link Medical, a start-up company that was later purchased by Medtronic.

Mike finished his corporate career as a Regional Manager for American Medical Systems, where he led a surgical sales force that covered thirteen states.  Following his departure, he formed the healthcare consulting company, ProjectPoint Solutions in 2011.  In this role, he assisted several companies with salesforce organization and training, national contract management, business development and clinical consulting in the operating room.  This consulting role led to a position at Austen BioInnovation Institute as the Director of Sales.

Today, Mike serves medical industry by providing independent sales and marketing services. By applying the sales and marketing skills acquired during his tenure with worldwide healthcare organizations, he assists newly formed and established companies enter the healthcare space. He specializes in strategic healthcare sales, product launch management and salesforce development.

 Mike resides with his wife Martha in Fairlawn, Ohio.  He has two married children and five grandchildren.  In their spare time, Mike and Martha hike, bike and kayak the National Parks and spend part of the year working from their home in Southwest Florida.

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Education

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<strong>The University of Akron</strong></p>

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BS. Ed, Cum Laude, Health Science and Physical Science, 1971 - 19</p>

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Additional Post-Graduate Coursework at Kent State University</p>

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From INC. Magazine

Break Even Analysis as a decision tool 

 

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By Ed McCormick, Merrimack Valley SCORE

SBA Programs & Services November 2011

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