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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?

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.

Andrew Marein

Andrew Marein

Current City: Oak Creek, WI
  • Venture Capital/Investment Analysis: deal syndication, technology transfer, review of financing requests, investment due diligence, business plan development, participation on boards of directors, startup financing, leveraged buyouts, mergers, market feasibility studies, strategic planning, fraud audits
  • Accounting/Auditing: Check fraud investigation, general ledger reconciliation, accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger.
  • Financial analysis: Supply chain efficiency
  • Journalism: City desk, general assignment, City Hall, city and county politics,investigative journalism, photojournalist
  • Public Relations: News releases, publications, event organization, fund raising

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Education

  • The Venture Capital Institute
  • University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Business-MS
  • Michigan State University School of Journalism-BA

Dan Langford

Dan Langford

Current City: Matthews, NC
Chapter: Charlotte SCORE

Dan Langford

Dan Langford is a Certified Charlotte SCORE Mentor. He tries to assist entrepreneurs who are not quite sure if they want to establish a business or not.  He tries to help formulate, design, and get people moving in the right direction to be successful in their own small businesses. He tries to make entrepreneurs see the full potential of their business mature and grow from their passion and separate that passion into a successful healthy business. His expertise is building a model business from the real estate side, hiring the right people, assisting with methods and procedures for daily and monthly processes, pricing the cost of materials to open a business, liability issues, and what the business can do effectively to make money. He will try to help you build your business plan as an added value for no charge.  During a 40 year career with AT&T & its operating companies, he was known as a fixer, focused on fixing things & moving on to fixing the next thing.

DanLangford@BellSouth.net

704-806-3470

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Education

Under Graduate Degree in Business Administration,                                        Montreat College

Master's Degree in Business, with a concentration in Business Management,   Montreat College

 

       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.

Laura Dunleavy

Laura Dunleavy

Current City: Glastonbury, CT
Expertise in non-profit management including strategic planning and organizational development, program development and expansion, staff and leadership development, grant and contract administration, budgeting and fiscal management.

 

I am knowledgeable in staff management and running day-to-day operations. I also have expertise in financial analysis. For the past twenty years I have held management positions in non-profit agencies.  The last 15 years, was the Executive Director of a non-profit childcare organization.  During my tenure at the organization, in addition to day-to-day operations, I managed a $1.2 million capital expansion project which featured the creation of a state-of-the-art early childhood center.  I also created and implemented a comprehensive five-year strategic plan, including expansion from a single site to multi-site programs which resulted in an increase of the agency’s income and total operating budget by 40%. 

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Education

UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD – West Hartford, Connecticut

Executive Master of Business Administration, 2008 

CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY – New Britain, Connecticut

Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, 1992

 

Dr. Judith A. Bassett

Dr. Judith A. Bassett

Current City: York, PA
Chapter: York SCORE

Over 25 years in performance and outcome measurement/management, quality improvement. Worked in the education, health and social services, and government industries. Provided training and consultation in over 25 states, and with over 95 organizations.

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Education

Ed.D - Leadership Development, Community Health Planning, Organizational Effectiveness MHA - Healthcare Administration BS - Education, special education, early childhood

Dr. Rick Sheridan

Dr. Rick Sheridan

Chapter: Dayton SCORE

Rick Sheridan is an assistant professor of communications at Wilberforce University in Ohio, and has also lectured at Stanford, California State University and at the Chautauqua Institute. Rick also works as a journalist. His news and feature articles have been published by the Chicago Sun-Times, St. Petersburg Times, New Orleans Times-Picayune, UPI, etc.  Rick has a doctorate in communications, and he specializes in making complex materials more fun and understandable.

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Education

Doctor of Technology (D.Tech) in Media, Language and Communication, Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa, (2010). Dissertation topic: The Language of Digital Learning. (Published by ProQuest). DUT is one of the largest universities in Africa with 23,000 students. I received a “full ride” scholarship (PGDS).

Master of Arts (M.A) Theatre and Media Arts, University of Kansas (1988). Summary: I completed courses in: photojournalism, broadcast performance, foreign communication systems, documentary film, corporate television, public relations seminar, etc.  My thesis project: social inventions television (prototype).

Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.) American Studies, University of Kansas (1985). Summary: I completed courses in: magazine publishing (magazine writing, design and management), basic & advanced journalism, public relations, editorial writing, newspaper production, visual communication, etc. I also wrote for the student newspaper and produced a weekly radio program.

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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.

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Dr. Ralph E. Warmack

Dr. Ralph E. Warmack

Current City: Gulfport, FL

Experienced in high tech R&D and manufacturing; technical sales and marketing; research grant applications; intellectual property, technology transfer and licensing. Registered Patent Agent and inventor or co-inventor of fourteen U.S. and foreign patents.

Prior to retiring from IBM, Ralph was Worldwide Principal for Blue Gene® supercomputers developed and delivered by IBM Systems & Technology Group.  Previous assignments included leading the Linux and Grid (Cloud) deployment revolutions among IBM’s industrial customers, managing sales and marketing activities for IBM Microelectronics, contributing to IBM’s business transformation and development of ibm.com.

Before joining IBM, Ralph held geophysical research positions at Atlantic Richfield and Amoco (both now BP plc) and managed R&D at AMF Geospace (now Geospace Technologies). He also held marketing and engineering management positions at VLSI Technology (now NXP Semiconductors) and Tandy Electronics (now RadioShack), and taught statistics, linear programming and operations research as an adjunct associate professor at the University of Tulsa.

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Education

BS, MS, PhD (all in Electrical Engineering) from University of Missouri, Rice University and University of Tennessee, respectively. Executive management program, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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