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Craig Ranger

Craig Ranger

Current City: Glendale, WI

Over 40 years, Craig has founded, grown and sold two technology companies (www.lachatinstruments.com) and Seal Analytical U.S. (www.seal-analytical.com) both of which focused on automated testing of waters and were “full service” organizations with design, development, engineering, manufacturing, technical support, service, sales, marketing and accounting all under one roof.  He is currently President and CEO of Microfluidica (www.microfluidica.com) which markets and sells a diversity of analytical instruments.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business planning
  • Manufacturing
  • Exporting
  • Hiring
  • Product development
  • Project management
  • Team building

 

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Education

B.S. in Biochemistry, Lawrence University

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>

Rodger Lauer

Business Plan Development, Market Analysis, Budget Development, and Operations

Rodger Lauer

Current City: Richfield, WI

Experienced in Business Plan Development, Market Analysis, Budgeting Planning, and Business Operations.  41 years of experience in the Environmental Service and  Waste Management industries.  In 17 years started and developed large portable sanitation service business in the upper Midwest.  Elected to Board of Directors and President of International Trade Association.  Joined the largest North American publicly held environmental service company. During the 24 years with the national company assisted in developing add-on services for existing customer base to meet long term targeted revenue and profit growth. Also responsible for manager selection and training, budgeting, profit and loss.  Team leader for developing state of the art commodity processing systems for the companies recycling business. 

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       I have a business that sells equestrian supplies both retail and online. I’d like to begin using social media as a marketing tool, but I’m clueless as to how to begin. How do I go about developing a social media strategy?

 

 

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.

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.

Roger Sirois

Roger Sirois

Current City: Tucson, AZ
Chapter: Worcester SCORE

Semi retired engineering consultant to the electric power industry, serving as a technical specialist.

Employed many years as an engineer and in mgt. positions.

Founded and ran a small engineering consulting firm for many years,

 

 

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Education

Certificate of Graduation Wentworth Institute of Technology.

BSME from Western New England University

MS Mgt. Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

 

Richard Thompson

SBIR

Richard Thompson

Current City: Tarpon Springs, FL

1999-2011            BEN FRANKLIN TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS

TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION MANAGER

Assist Pennsylvania companies to seek new product commercialization through the adaptation and development of new technologies. Also provide numerous services relating to funding, technology acquisition and use. SBIR Grant Experience. Retired in December 2011.

1996-Present                        L2B ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS

Part Owner (2 additional partners) of a small Early Stage Company in Canada, manufacturing a product to sterilize air for mainly medical/ health applications for home use.

1995-Present                        THOMPSON INTERNATIONAL CONSULTING

                                        PRESIDENT

Thompson International is an International Business Consulting Firm, specializing in Marketing and Industrial  Products. Presently consulting to Ben Franklin Technology Partners on various aspects Economic Development activity with Universities. Consulting to a Hong Kong Investment Firm on due diligence activity related to potential acquisitions. Experience in the following Sectors: Instrumentation and sensors, Process Control, Consumer Health Products, Precision Air Conditioning, and Water and Waste Water Treatment.

1999-2006                        TECH RECON  INC

                                        PARTNER

Work with a group of technical professionals under competitive contracts to provide evaluations to University Clients (Johns Hopkins, APL) with regard to the commercial viability of various developed technologies.

1967-1995            FISCHER AND PORTER COMPANY, Warminster, PA                  (Instrumentation and Process Controls Manufacturer)

Group Vice President, Pacific Operations

Responsibilities:  Managed all activities in Asia-Pacific Region. Profit and loss responsibility for 3 subsidiary companies in Australia, Canada and Mexico. Sales of $25 million, 200 plus employees. Directed network of 20-25 representatives and distributors generating $15 million in sales. Led team to develop computer model to facilitate development and integration of international budget by product type. Served as Chairman and/or Board Member for these subsidiaries. Reported to the President.

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Education

<p> B.E.Electrical Engineering Villanova University 1964</p>

Richard S Lewine

Richard S Lewine

Current City: Greenwich, CT

Expert helping the leaders of small to mid-size organizations clarify their direction and have their people help to achieve the organizations goals by developing their untapped potential. 

Expert in:VISION ARTICULATION STRATEGY FORMULATION CLIMATE ASSESSMENT DEVELOPMENT OF ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS SYSTEMS INSTALLATION OF PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL/MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS CREATION OF INTERDEPARTMENTAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - job matching - systems - leadership development - management training - apparel & textiles

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Member of Board of Directors of Greenwich CT Chamber of Commerce

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Education

Education includes,  Marketing, Business Law, Industrial Psychology and Computer Basics at Temple University. Certified in Gamification by Wharton/Coursera.

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.

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