Health Care and Life Services

Workshop Poster Fall of 2014

Ask SCORE
          My beauty supply business has grown significantly in the short time we’ve been in 
business and I’m considering hiring an accountant. How do I find the right one?

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.

Ask SCORE
          My beauty supply business has grown significantly in the short time we’ve been in 
business and I’m considering hiring an accountant. How do I find the right one?

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.

Robert Zepernick

Robert Zepernick

Current City: Dayton, OH
Chapter: Dayton SCORE

Consulting practice management in the high technology industry.  Functional delivery of Oracle enterprise applications with consulting services built upon process evaluation/improvement and software enablers. Technical expertise focused around industrial automation and systems integration, enterprise systems and business processes, and engineering management tools.

Resume

Education

The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Corporate Strategy and Operations (dual majors, full-time program), Honors
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified (Black Belt body of knowledge), business analytics track.

 

Kent State University, College of Business Administration

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Management and International Business, Honors
  • Cum laude graduate.  National honor society, President’s list.

 

Murray Kleimon

Murray Kleimon

Current City: Naples, FL
Chapter: SCORE Naples

Resume

Smiles to You

In 2010 Kathie Reynolds, a dental hygienist with over 20 years of experience, realized that there was a gap in providing qualified dental care to individuals who could not travel to a traditional dental facility. Understanding the dental need elderly patients particularly living in assisted living facilities or homebound, Kathie created the mobile dental service Smiles to You.

http://smilestoyou.org/

Owner/Founder
Kathie Reynolds, RDH
My Location
Newport News VA
United States
My Successes

In April 2013, Smiles to began visiting health clinical facilities and assisted living facilities.Kathie is now experiencing an increased demand for the services of Smiles to You and is in expansion mode. Kathie functions as administrator, marketing director, and contract negotiator, and has recently hired 2 assistants to help with the dental hygiene work. Smiles to You is now accepted as a service provider of Riverside Hospital PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) for elderly patients in Richmond and Tidewater Peninsula. Smiles to You was also recognized by SCORE as the 2014 Small Business with Outstanding Citizenship.

How SCORE Helped

While still working full-time as a dental hygienist, Kathie began working with her SCORE mentor, Barbara Drohan-Ballard, to identify all the essential aspects of starting her own business. Kathie developed the requisite skills of marketing, contract and pricing negotiation and client relationship management to bring her vision to life.

Yamane Championship Mixed Martial Arts (YCMMA)

At the age of six, Niall Yamane began learning karate from his dad. His dad taught him every aspect of the art and helped him development: discipline, character, integrity, endurance, courtesy and respect, the key fundamentals of karate. Many years later, Nial, a partner at a top litigation firm moved to Alabama with his wife and decided to pursue his dream of starting his own small business. Having no business experience, Nial turned to SCORE to help make his dream, Yamane Championship Mixed Martial Arts, a reality.

http://www.ycmma.com/

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My Location
Daphne AL
United States
Employees
5
My Successes

YCMMA opened its doors in March 2011, in 2012 the small business began to generate a profit. Over past two years since its opening, YCMMA has won numerous state and national championships. YCMMA was also recognized by SCORE as the 2014 Outstanding Small Business Launched by an Encoure Entrepreneur.

What's Great About My Mentor?

Niall says Yamane Mixed Martial Arts would have not succeeded without the help of his SCORE mentors. "We would not have succeeded business wise if we did not have the demographic information of SCORE. Also both mentors always made themselves available on a weekly basis and provided countless hours of consulting time! I lost count of the hours I met with them."

How SCORE Helped

With the help of his mentors, Marvin Wilder and Marion Smith, helped Nial address key components of building a successful business. Nial mentors assisted him with building a financial and marketing plan that would help with the success of YCMMA.

          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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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.

RN Cancer Guides

Owner/Founder
Susan Scherer
My Location
26852 Tanic Dr., Suite 101
Wesley Chapel FL 33544
United States
Employees
4
How SCORE Helped

RN Cancer Guides (RNCG) was founded to assist cancer patients and their caregivers navigate through all the complex financial, medical, and emotional barriers of a cancer diagnosis.  RNCG utilizes only oncology certified nurses throughout the state of Florida and was able to design and implement 3 programs.  The private patient program, the first Employee Cancer Assistance Program (ECAP), and the Patient Medication Compliance Program.  More details may be found at RNCancerGuides.com.

RNCG came to the Pasco Economic Development Council (PEDC) SMARTstart incubator looking for assistance and growth.  They immediately directed us to Richard Bonnett from SCORE.  We met Richard, and he was able to assess our growth potential by viewing our business plan and assisting us with the ability to secure a Microloan from the PEDC.  Our company's programs have expanded since receiving the funding and advice.  We moved our company to Wesley Chapel and added more staff.  We were able to expand our marketing efforts and building brand awareness.  Our client base doubled, and our ECAP program is now being introduced by health care brokers across the state to self-funded corporations.

Richard continues to provide sound advice and guidance on various ideas that we present to him.  He is able to provide the pros and cons and keep us from making very costly mistakes.  RNCG is positioning itself to become a national company within the next couple of years.

“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

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