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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?

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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.

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Doug Crotty

Doug Crotty

Current City: Gainesville, FL

Professional Experience: Thirty-seven years in the business world, specifically in refrigerated warehousing/logistics/international shipping, with management experience in Operations, Sales/Marketing, and Customer Relations. I am also a freelance writer with a business focus, and am currently a contributor to The North Central Florida Business Report, and Hibu Magazine's Haile Plantation Life, with business-related articles in the business section of that publication.

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       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.
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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.
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Kent Jacobson

Kent Jacobson

Current City: Austin, TX
Chapter: Austin SCORE

Executive with broad experience across the defense and semiconductor electronics business in US and international markets. Established leader with the ability to formulate strategy, capture business and drive growth. Diverse background of demonstrated performance in program management, operations management, business capture and portfolio shaping. Personal Small business participation in or ownership of: Restaurant start-up; Geographical Information Systems; Digital Travel Guide; Long term and vacation Rental Property; Graphic Design. Small business roles: book keeping; accounting; payroll; taxes; web design; web sales; software development; SW publishing; business plan development; marketing and sales.

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B.S. in Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin Graduate Studies in Quantum Chemistry, University of Houston Wharton/Oxford Executive Gateway Program</p>

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Kenneth Rogers Fowler

Kenneth Rogers Fowler

Current City: S. Dennis, MA
Chapter: Cape Cod SCORE

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BS: Chemistry

MBA: Finance; Corporate Taxation

JD: Securities Regulation; Intellectual Property

David Spitzman

David Spitzman

Current City: Jamestown, RI
Chapter: Rhode Island

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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.

       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.

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