International Trade, Imports / Exports

An advisory board is an informal group. This is not a board of directors. It is a group of mentors. The group has no financial interest in your firm. This is a group of outside advisors who share their knowledge to help you be more competitive, think strategically and offer specific advice in key skill areas.

The benefits of an advisory board include: setting aside time to think strategically, obtain feedback and insights from outside the company, and gather information and expertise from peers who have knowledge in different areas than your own. In general, a three to five person board will likely meet your needs.

This documents reviews types of business insurance available and provides some information on each.

This document explains the importance of your credit score, the method used in its calculation, how it's used and how to obtain a copy.

Alan M Shaver

Alan M Shaver

Current City: Harpswell, ME

Nearly 20 years with two different major American packaged food manufacturers, plus 4 years with a diversified chemical, plastics and consumer goods manufacturer. With partner, owned and operated a multi-unit franchised auto service business. Have been both an employee of a franchiser and owner of a franchisee. Extensive experience in financial management, strategic planning, and business organization.

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Dartmouth College, Bachelor of Arts, major economics Yale Law School, Bachelor of laws, area of concentration labor law Extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions, anti-trust, trademark, corporate organization and governance, contracts, international transactions, and SEC compliance.

Bob Lee

Bob Lee

Current City: Beaverton, OR
Chapter: Portland SCORE

Regional Wholesale Paper Company,COO/CEO;Representative National Toy Mfg Companies;Western U.S. Toy Wholesale Distribution Company,COO NorthWestern U.S. Regional Toy Wholesale Co,CEO;Import Toy Wholesale Company,CEO;National Chain Store Service Merchandise Company,CEO

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Education

College - UCLA - BS in Business Administration

John (Jack) P Grise

John (Jack) P Grise

Current City: Trinity, FL

First half of my career was systems programming and applications system design and programming employing various then current languages including assembly. Second half of my career I became engrossed in sales and marketing, technical products including hardware and software.  Gradually elevated my status to Sr. VP level for small to mid sized companies [under $100 million].  I've also had two entrepreneurial endeavors...1st,  in 1973, co-created a retail/nursing home pharmacy system (hardware + Software) w sales & installations throughout east coast.  Was CEO-COO of this co. for 14 years.  2nd endeavor ..in 1998, I founded and ran a small Florida based, medical dealer/distributorship specializing in MRI compatible equipment and Patient Immobilization products for Radiation Therapy, & other medical supplies.  Grew the company through business to business sales as well as government sub contracts (mainly US AID) and operated this company for 12 years.

Presently, I am a Franchise business coach, I coach people interested in exploring franchise opportunities...all at no-cost or obligation in a safe environment (meaning no sales pitches or pressure as I don't sell or broker franchises)

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Western New England College - Springfield MA. BBA curiculum.   Sacred Heart University - Bridgeport Ct - BBA Curriculum

Bob Smith

Bob Smith

Current City: Hot Springs Village, AR

High tech manufacturing, international operations, mergers and acquisitions.

I am a professional general management executive with engineering (BSME) and MBA (UCLA) degrees. My experience includes twenty-one years as president and/or CEO of five manufacturing companies, backed by additional line experience in engineering, sales & marketing, and manufacturing operations with high tech electronic & mechanical system products. I am Chairman or Vice Chairman of Board of Directors for three firms. I have significant experience in international operations, mergers & acquisitions, IPO's, managing public and privately held corporations in both turn-around and growth modes. I am a specialist in Strategic and Tactical Planning. I am also a volunteer counselor for SCORE, and a seminar leader at Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC). I currently am the Lead Faculty Area Chair for Management at he Little Rock Campus of the University of Phoenix, where I teach business to MBA and undergraduate students.

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BSME - Polytechnic institute of Brooklyn; MBA - UCLA

Leonard Kranser

Leonard Kranser

Engineering and manufacturing manager for the Gillette Company.  Assistant to the President of a NYSE conglomerate evaluating acquisitions and performing in-house management consulting. President and owner of a manufacturer with approximately 150 employees.

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BME Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

MS MIT

MBA Harvard Business School

George Motran

George Motran

Current City: Land O Lakes, FL

Controller for public corporation & private companies for 25 years. Financial statements analysis and cost reduction planning. Business Consultant in increasing profitability and continuous improvements for 5 years. Non for profit experience in dealing with governments contracts and grants. Food Manufacturing and cost accounting experience. Business loan application and capital funding application. Familiar and worked with SBA programs. Exit strategy planning for Small business owners. Involved with Rotary ,Toastmasters and chamber of commerce.

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B.Sc in Accounting and Finance. Certified Management Accountant program accredited member of the institute of Independent business.

John Goldman

John Goldman

Current City: Newton, MA

Owned and operated both a Food Brokerage Business in New England, and a specialty distributing company. Sold both life and casualty insurance, and passed CLU exams while in college. Took grad coursed in: Philosophy,  Computer(IT), .and statistics.

 

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<p> Boston University BS in BA. Additional graduate courses in;&nbsp;philosophy&nbsp;statistics, and computer courses.</p> <p> Currently enrolled, and have completed on line courses at: Duke, Wharton, University of Edinburgh.</p>

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