International Trade, Imports / Exports

       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.

Lawrence King

Lawrence King

Current City: Maumee, OH

2 years as an Engineer with High Voltage Systems, 14 years as a lawyer in the legal department of Toledo Edison and Sheller Globe, 23 years as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for a privately held chemical manufacturer in Detroit. Also managed real estate and environmental departments.

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Education

BS Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, Juris Doctor, University of Toledo

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.

Alan Mayer

Alan Mayer

Current City: New London, CT

International VP, Jose Curveo Tequila, based in London, UK and Mexico City, MX. Owner, operator of Kirkland House B&B in New London, CT. New Products Director, Heublein, Waring Products; Marketing Director, American Safety Razor, J.B. Williams; market research analyst, Ogilvy and Mather Advertising

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Education

MIT, aeronautical engineering; NYU B.S. Business Administration

Donald Wheeler

Donald Wheeler

Current City: Branford , CT
Chapter: New Haven SCORE

Retired CEO of several manufacturers of proprietary industrial products in the metal working and chemical converting industries with annual revenues ranging from $10 million to $250 million.

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Education

B.S. Industrial Engineering, University of Maryland, 1961

M.B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1966

John Ahearn

John Ahearn

Current City: Boca Raton, FL

 

Extensive background in Sales and Sales Management, with particular focus on Indirect Channels of Distribution, dealer networks and International Marketing.  An accomplished team leader who can motivate and lead teams to exceptional performance.  A skilled speaker who has proven himself at all level of Management in both small and very large Companies.

Over 10 years of Consulting within a large multi-national conglomerate, focused on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of organizations, process optimization, leadership, management communications and best practice analysis.

Served as Vice-Chair of the Multi Media Telecommunications Association and has been keynote speaker at many industry meetings.

Taught International Marketing and Sales Management as the University level, in addition to conducting many SCORE workshops in the area of Export.

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Education

<p> Undergraduate Degree in Biology from St. Bonaventure University</p> <p> MBA from Creighton University</p>

David Fry

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David Fry

Current City: Fredericktown, OH

Demonstrated success developing and maximizing profitability and building or restoring market share in highly complex and competitive business climates both domestic and international. Consistently delivering thought leadership for the implementation of game changing initiatives; driving growth, quality, and profitability. Possesses the capacity to formulate unique business solutions for large key-to-the mission initiatives and the tenacity to attract, recruit, manage, and retain the teams that execute them in both stable and unstable environments. Detail driven and effective business builder and mentor with the ability to identify the synergies and execute the strategies that reduce product lead times, increase capacity, and cash flow while managing SMART inventory objectives.

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Education

MBA, MSM concentration in Finance, Engineering, Project Management, Plant Management, Personnel Management, Supply Chain & Inventory, MRP, SAP/ERP, LEAN, Six Sigma & DMAIC Quality Programs, Instruction & Presentations

James Craig McAllister

James Craig McAllister

Current City: Sugar Land, TX
Chapter: Houston SCORE

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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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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.    

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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