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Devon Pilney

Devon Pilney

Current City: Lake Oswego, OR
Chapter: Portland SCORE

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Nancy S Bishop

Nancy S Bishop

Current City: Chicago, IL
Chapter: Chicago SCORE

Nancy Bishop has more than 30 years of experience in marketing, creative services, brand development and visual identity, public relations and product publicity. She has intensive industry experience in professional services, consumer products and higher education. She retired in January 2012 and now devotes her time to writing (see her blog nancybishopsjournal.com) and volunteering for SCORE. She also writes for Gapers Block, a Chicago-centric website.

Nancy spent five years managing a creative services group at Mayer Brown LLP, a large global law firm. Before that she spent 20+ years at A.T. Kearney, a global management consulting firm, where she held various positions in public relations, marketing and creative services.  She was director of thought leadership marketing, including managing the commercial publication of books on management and leadership, written by management consultants. As an executive speechwriter, she wrote speeches and articles dealing with corporate leadership topics. She held previous jobs in public relations at KFC (formerly Kentucky Fried Chicken), Montgomery Ward and three public universities. 

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Education

MA, Communications, Northern Illinois University

Graduate courses in management, economics and marketing, IIT Stuart School of Business

Bachelor of Journalism, University of Missouri

Amy Radtke

Amy Radtke

Current City: Crystal, MN

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Education

Master of Science, Human Resource Management       

Anticipated 2015; Walden University, Minneapolis, MN (online).  GPA 4.0

Master of Arts, Teaching and Learning with Technology

        2012, Ashford University, Clinton, IA.  GPA 4.0

Bachelor of Arts, Organizational Management and Communication

2004, Concordia University, St. Paul, MN. Cum laude

Instructional Design Post-Bachelor Certificate

        2013, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.  GPA 4.0

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.

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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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       I’ve recently taken my business plan for a new and innovative consumer product to several banks seeking funding, but have had no success. What are some other financing options that might be available to me?

 

 

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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.
       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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       My partner and I have been running our laser engraving business ourselves for the past two years. We’ve reached the point now where we’re both completely maxed out, so we’re considering hiring at least one employee. Where do we start  Read more.....

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.

Dan Hagan

Dan Hagan

Current City: Media, PA

Started out in the Survey Research/Marketing Research industry as a Statistician in 1978. Over the course of the next 17 years, moved into sales, account management, and finally executive management in one of the nations 25 largest market research companies. In, 1995, I started a similar business with two other partners which we grew to over $15 million in sales, and 75 employees. I retired in 2005, consulted for awhile, and have volunteered with the Red Cross since then. As job growth is such an important issue today, I decided to turn my attention to helping build businesses and job creation. 

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Education

BS Mathematics, St Joseph's University, Phila, PA

MS Educational Research, West Chester University, PA

Graduate Studies, Statistics, University of PA, Villanova University, PA

Joseph F Ewart

Joseph F Ewart

Current City: Davie, FL
Chapter: Broward SCORE

35 years experience as business owner and CEO/CMO level positions at national travel organizations. Strong background in business start up and grass root marketing tactics. Founder of first cruise-only franchise chain in the U.S. - Cruise Holidays (1984). Most recently VP Sales, Marketing and Franchise recruitment at CruiseOne/Cruises Inc. division of World Travel Holdings.

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Education

BA Social Sciences - Moravian College

Michael Fink

Michael Fink

Current City: Livingston, NJ

Chief Marketing Officer with 35 years experience in consumer package goods, including OTC, personal care, and household products. Outstanding track record in growing sales and profits of consumer products through organic business growth and acquisition. One of the founders of 2 consumer package goods companies including a NYSE company, Prestige Brands, Inc. Currently an Operating Partner for Yellow Wood Partners, an equity group in consumer products.

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Education

BS American University - Psychology/Business MA Bernard Baruch College - Marketing

Frank Camacho

Frank Camacho

Current City: Scituate, MA

Extensive experience in travel and hospitality marketing, sales and brand development including hotels, motels, restaurants, automobile dealerships and car rental. Experienced with broad variety of revenue building tools from advertising and online media to traditional direct sales. Successful record of re-building existing businesses, developing and launching new businesses, and evaluating and integrating acquisitions. Worked with franchisees in the hotel, car rental and auto industries to improve their results. Served on both non-profit and for profit boards over the past 25 years.

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Education

BA, Sociology - Princeton, 1969

MA, Organizational Sociology - University of Michigan, 1971

Graduate courses in Finance, Marketing and HR - Wayne State University

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