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Bonnie Copeland

Bonnie Copeland

Current City: Costa Mesa, CA

Business plans, start-ups, finance, financing, financial projections, cash flow, budgeting, intellectual property, troubled business turn-arounds, retail, sales, manufacturing, entertainment, insurance, environmental industry and non-profits. I began my business career by starting a retail ski shop. I built it to $1 million in sales as the ski industry boomed. When my daughter was born I sold the ski business and became a stay-at-home mom entrepreneur, selling custom portraits of children and pets through mail order and specialty shops (that's yesterday's equivalent of an internet business). I sold the portrait business after five years and entered the University of Pittsburgh M.B.A. program, majoring in Accounting and Finance. I graduated Magna cum Laude and I worked as Assistant Controller and Systems Analyst for a large industrial foundry and rolling mill in Eastern Ohio. Two very cold winters later I moved to Southern California to be Project Financial Analyst and Internal Auditor at Hughes Aircraft. I moved to Disney to manage the financial affairs for several divisions at the park as well as the construction of Thunder Mountain Railroad. I left Disney to work as a Special Projects Consultant for Shell Oil, then spent 11-1/2 years at Digital Equipment Corporation. At DEC I worked directly with the Western Vice President of Sales, managing the budgeting, reporting, and awards programs for a 300 person sales force. I also served as executive partner to several aerospace and banking companies, wrote the strategic plan for a new $50 million venture, served as national training manager for the Finance and Accounting organization, and as training liaison between Finance and Accounting and the sales group. In 1992 I took early retirement and became a SCORE volunteer. Currently, I work part-time doing marketing, accounting, and financial planning for a small family owned firm. I also consult periodically with the Cal State Fullerton School of Business Entrepreneurship program and run three small businesses: consulting for several former employers, art beading and freelance writing

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Education

BA, University of Pittsburgh, Cum Laude -- Studio Art Major, Theater and dance minor MBA, University of Pittsburgh, Magna Cum Laude, Finance and Accounting. 5 time winner, Chapter Cyber Counselor of the Year Award. Over 20 years as a SCORE mentor.

Philip Greene

Philip Greene

Current City: New Rochelle, NY

Expert in Business Start ups, Buying and Selling a Business, related Business Valuation, Business Plans, Business Legal Forms, Obtaining Financing.  Specialize in Restaurants, Retail, Medical Services, Manufacturing and Natural Resources.  1965 to 2003 W.R.Grace & Co. Corporate Vice President of Finance. For last 25 years negotiated worldwide acquisitions and divestment's of various businesses ranging from $25 million to over $1 billion. Coordinated due diligence, both in house and third party, including work of independent accountants, investment bankers and attorneys. Negotiated financial and purchase price sections of relevant agreements and reviewed other documents. Resolved all post closing purchase price adjustments and business issues. Worked closely with investment bankers in achieving corporate value objectives.  Director of Internal Audit for two years.  Prior to 1980 was responsible for both internal and external world wide financial reporting. Corporate business plan and financing initiator. Start up business initiator. 1960 to 1965 PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLC. CPA

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Education

Columbia University Graduate School of Business. MS degree in Accounting. University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business. BS in Marketing

 

Special tax law provisions may help taxpayers and businesses recover financially from the impact of a disaster, especially when the federal government declares their location to be a major disaster area. Depending on the circumstances, the IRS may grant additional time to file returns and pay taxes. Both individuals and businesses in a federally declared disaster area can get a faster refund by claiming losses related to the disaster on the tax return for the previous year, usually by filing an amended return.
 
The IRS also offers audio presentations on Planning for Disaster. These presentations discuss business continuity planning, insurance coverage, recording keeping and other tips to stay in business after a major disaster. 
 
Visit their Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses section of the IRS site for more.

 

The IRS maintains a valuable collection of resources for small businesses called the Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center.  Visit their site for forms, articles, videos, webinars and audio presentations for small businesses.

Everybody is a salesperson whether they realize it or no: selling their ideas, their image, their persona, or their products or services. Don't like to sell? You will after attending our seminar, conducted by our own extraodinarily empathetic trainer. Taught by Jim Joyce, Sales Partners, Inc.

Tuesday March 6th - 6:00-8:00PM - Pre-Registration Required.

George Karlin

George Karlin

Current City: PALM DESERT, CA

Expert in Franchises. Very knowledge Hotel Management, Business Strategy and Planning. Also, numerous years of marketing experience. Many years in the hotel and restaurant industries as an owner and as Sr Vice President of a NYSE listed restaurant chain. Fifteen years as a management consultant with entrepreneurial companies in many industries located throughout western United States.

As a consultant my goal was to prevent entrepreneurs from making the same mistakes that I did when I was in their shoes.  I specialized in long term relationships, most of my clients were with me for years and years. Even though I have been "retired" for some time many of my ex-clients come to Palm Desert to visit and bring me up to date about their business and family.

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Education

<p> Graduate, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Certified Management Consultant, one of less than 2000 in the USA, by the Institute of Management Consultants, Washington DC</p>

Quasimoto Interactive Inc.

 

You know a business is playful when they call themselves “Quasimoto.”  And play they do!  Quasimoto Interactive, founded by husband and wife team Chris Gerding and Jessica Fuller, specializes in designing, developing and manufacturing arcade kiosks!  You can find their creations in homes, offices and charge-for-play environments like bars or restaurants.

Chris had years of experience designing video games for large manufacturers but felt a desire to start his own business.  Jessica came on board and helped the business surpass the $1 million sales mark.

CLICK HERE to read more about the awards won by Quasimoto Inc.

www.quasimoto.com

Owner/Founder
Chris Gerding and Jessica Fuller
My Location
471 E. Bergey St. Suite 1
Wadsworth OH 44281
United States
Employees
20
My Successes

When the Quasimoto team sought out SCORE’s help in 2009, they had 4 employees and were looking for guidance on expansion and advice about working overseas.  Since then the company has grown to 20 employees, sales have increased by 240% and they have acquired a new facility which increases their plant size by 500%.  They have also launched a new venture, Advantage Design and Manufacturing Group LLC and are exploring expanding their product line to include dispensing machines for candy and cigarettes.

 

What's Great About My Mentor?

Jessica reflects on her SCORE mentor relationship saying, “The SCORE counselors offered Quasimoto experience in doing business overseas and a support structure that could be compared to a Board of Directors.”

How SCORE Helped

A combination of workshops and numerous meetings with their mentors provided the Quasimoto team with the expertise they sought to expand their business.

Stephen Sandler

Stephen Sandler

Current City: Phoenix, AZ

After spending 5 years as a territory sales representative for Ciba Pharmaceutical Company, I started Financial Management Services, a full service collection agency serving the Metro Phoenix area. We handled the delinquent accounts for the medical and hospital industries, then began to specialize in property management accountants (apartment rentals) Spending a lot of time in court, I became very familiar with the legal process. Health Issues required me to sell my company in 2000 and I have spent the past 14 years volunteering. I have been a lay person member of the Arizona State Dental Board and currently serve on the Arizona State Barber Board. I spent 6 years as a small claims hearing officer in the State Justice Court system. For the past 5 years I have served as a consumer advocate for the NBC affiliate in Phoenix. I serve as a Board member of a non profit school in North Phoenix for hearing impaired children and have been a Score mentor for 14 years.

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Education

Graduated from Arizona State University in 1961 with a BS degree in business management.

Spent 1 year at the University of Arizona School of Law

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.

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