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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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       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.    

Emil A Hartleb

Emil A Hartleb

40 plus years in the field of business credit. Former Chief Operating Officer of the nations largest commercial collection agency, Dun & Bradstreet Receivables Management Services. Executive Director of the Commercial Collection Agency Association a section of the Commercial Law League of America. Seminar leader and author of several Dun & Bradstreet Business Education courses on credit decision making, cash flow, budgeting and strategic planning.

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Education

MBA, St. John's University, in Economics.

Amy Radtke

Amy Radtke

Current City: Crystal, MN

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Education

Master of Science, Human Resource Management       

Anticipated 2015; Walden University, Minneapolis, MN (online).  GPA 4.0

Master of Arts, Teaching and Learning with Technology

        2012, Ashford University, Clinton, IA.  GPA 4.0

Bachelor of Arts, Organizational Management and Communication

2004, Concordia University, St. Paul, MN. Cum laude

Instructional Design Post-Bachelor Certificate

        2013, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.  GPA 4.0

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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       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.

SCORE Mentors Revelle Academy to Success

Growing up in Norway, Evelyn Squires had a passion for ballet from an early age.  Upon settling in Sarasota, Florida she founded Revelle Academy to bring dance to the next generation. The academy has a strong underpinning of ballet but has responded to market demands by offering tap, jazz, flamenco, modern, lyrical and hip-hop dance instruction.  Evelyn says, “Our goal is to teach our students to work together, to believe in themselves, to appreciate the arts and music and to take a chance.  The training they get here, they can use for the rest of their lives.”

www.RevelleAcademy.com

Owner/Founder
Evelyn Squires
My Location
Sarasota FL
United States
Employees
10
Year Company Formed
2007
My Successes

Two years into the business, Revelle has 10 part-time employees in an 8,200 square foot facility catering to 175 students.

SCORE mentor Charlie Sax commented on Revelle’s success saying, “In a very bad economy, they grew their business dramatically.  She has a real passion for what she is doing.”

In 2009, Revelle Academy was named Manasota SCORE Small Business of the Year.  The business was recently chosen by Sam’s Club Holiday Cheer for Small Business program to receive a $1,000 gift card and funding to attend a 2-day SCORE “High Speed Growth Seminar” in Dallas, TX.  The award was given in recognition of the business’s growth and Evelyn’s commitment to ongoing learning.

How SCORE Helped

Evelyn’s mother-in-law, Heather, encouraged her to contact SCORE to fill in the gaps of her business knowledge.  SCORE mentors Charles Sax and Richard Radt taught Evelyn how to develop a business plan and then reviewed the plan with her.  The two mentors also brought in a banking specialist to advise on obtaining a loan.  When presented with an offer to buy out a competitor, her SCORE mentors helped Evelyn evaluate the possibility.

“They made me think about a lot of things I hadn’t thought of before, how to develop a mission statement, where was my money coming from,” she said.  “I would have made a lot more mistakes if they (SCORE) hadn’t helped.”

 

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       My partner and I have been running our laser engraving business ourselves for the past two years. We’ve reached the point now where we’re both completely maxed out, so we’re considering hiring at least one employee. Where do we start  Read more.....

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.

Dr. Shashi K. Shah

Dr. Shashi K. Shah

Current City: New Cannaan, CT

Expert in writing business plans, and logistics. Very Knowledgeable in business systems. As a consultant, I have assisted members of corporate boards in their committee work, and provided input to management on corporate development, training and assessment and divisional restructuring projects. Also worked confidentially with an investment-banking firm in New York, scouting and evaluating small and medium size businesses for merger and acquisition considerations by their clientele.  

From 1973 to 1976, CEO/Director of a small national public company disseminating marketing information to the traveling public.  Streamlined the company's branch and HQ operations, and computerized accounting and administrative functions which resulted in reduced costs and improved efficiency by more than 30 per cent. I motivated national sales force of over 100 people, helped increase their productivity by providing sales leads, training, and incentives.  Also introduced Research tools to improve overall profitability. 

While a partner in a consulting firm, developed management contacts for projects involving corporate planning, logistics, and organizational development.  Also helped clients customize their training programs for middle-level managers.

As senior systems analyst at Lever Brothers, New York, developed synthetic rates and evaluated optimality of corporate distribution networks.  These efforts resulted in annual savings in excess of $1.0 million.  Also participated in developing training programs for managers overseas.

Among other jobs, supervised analysis of corporate statistics and preparation of management reports at Columbia Records; analyzed clerical work for its conversion to computer operations, and forecast product needs at strategic locations for McGraw-Hill.

For the past forty years, I have taught business courses including entrepreneurship and management of start-ups, management, business policy & strategy etc. at U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, St. John's University, Rutgers University, Hofstra University, Baruch College, etc. With the support of department head at USMMA, raised more than $800,000 for e-classroom and computer labs for training students to participate in cyber defense competition sponsored by the NSA. I worked with New York metro area computer scientists and cyber security experts to train our midshipmen to bring championship trophy home in 2004. Presented papers at national and international conferences and published articles in professional journals. 

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Education

Ph.D. in business (1986) from the City University of New York, MBA (1979) from New York University, MA and BS from Brigham Young University. 

George R Hemond

George R Hemond

Current City: North Smithfield, RI
Chapter: Rhode Island

Principal - KIS Management Services, Retired as Assistant Vice President of FM Global in 2007. Corporate Office liasion Underwriting Officer to its Western and International Divisions. Served as Interim CFO/COO of a small non-profit organization in 2009/10. Certified Instructor of: Business Risk Management, Commercial Property Insurance and Insurance Laws & Regulations.

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Education

ASEE - Roger Williams University; BSIE - Roger Williams University; MBA - Norwich University (concentrations in Operations and Financial Management)

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