I have started businesses of my own in the legal field, retail (stationary sales, clothing sales) and consulting (party planning). During my forty (40) years as an attorney I purchased and sold small businesses and helped entrepreneurs acquire franchises in many fields. As a result of my years working as an attorney, I have helped many with closing loans and preparing packages to present to loan officers. He has knowledge of real estate transactions, corporate structure and compliance issues. Ted also teaches leadership training, conflict resolution and team building for non-profit organizations
Professional Experience: I was employed with Accenture for over 20 years, and most recently led the management consulting practice in North America. Prior to that, I was EVP (including finance and IT)of a utility and started my career in Audit/Accounting, holding a CPA. I have experience across many industries, with more recent focus in energy, banking and trading. And I have worked with all size business from fortune 500 to startups. Industry Experience: Banking, Financial Services and Insurance, Construction, Industrials and Utilities, Consulting, Technology and Web-Based Services
2. Mueller Auto Co., Inc. Owner. Franchised dealer. Responsible for all facets of this small, family-owned, rural dealership. U-Haul franchise holder. Sold business. 1989-2013.
3. First Wisconsin/Firstar Bank. Vice President. Completed nine assignments in eleven years, including management of a large retail branch and several commercial lending divisions. 1977-1988.
4. U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen (TX). Aide. 1973-1976.
I think I can be of most help in advising clients on
Overall management of a small business;
Matters that a larger company would discuss with its board of directors;
Choosing and maintaining suppliers;
I am a member of the SE Wisconsin chapter of SCORE. I am very impressed with the quality of my co-mentors and the training provided in the courses we sponsor. I would encourage anyone running a business to take advantage of these resources. The price is certainly right.
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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My professional background has included many years of corporate experience in the area of facilities management within the utility and healthcare industries. I've also created a company in the business brokerage arena (buying and selling main street businesses for clients). Within our family, my wife and I have started and operated several small to medium sized businesses (one child care center, two craft stores and a new current venture). I have a passion for small businesses and the brave souls who take the "entrepreneurship leap."
I have a bachelor's degree in business administration and several industry certifications. I have many years of experience in the areas of (1) small business start-ups, (2) small business financial management, (3) small business strategic growth, and (4) small business marketing.
I create and actively maintain customized financial and retirement plans for affluent individuals, families, institutions, and businesses that address the specific needs, wants and goals of future years and generations.
Dan Langford is a Certified Charlotte SCORE Mentor. He tries to assist entrepreneurs who are not quite sure if they want to establish a business or not. He tries to help formulate, design, and get people moving in the right direction to be successful in their own small businesses. He tries to make entrepreneurs see the full potential of their business mature and grow from their passion and separate that passion into a successful healthy business. His expertise is building a model business from the real estate side, hiring the right people, assisting with methods and procedures for daily and monthly processes, pricing the cost of materials to open a business, liability issues, and what the business can do effectively to make money. He will try to help you build your business plan as an added value for no charge. During a 40 year career with AT&T & its operating companies, he was known as a fixer, focused on fixing things & moving on to fixing the next thing.