Published Nov. 15, 2011
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.
Published Nov. 15, 2011
This documents reviews types of business insurance available and provides some information on each.
Published Oct. 31, 2011
This document explains the importance of your credit score, the method used in its calculation, how it's used and how to obtain a copy.
Published Oct. 26, 2011
No Free Lunch, by Emily Lambert. From Forbes, June 9 2003
No Free Lunch
Emily Lambert, 06.09.03
One in two new restaurants fails within two years. If you're thinking of trying to beat the odds,
here's the dish.
Three and a half years ago Gary Fuller was vice president of operations for a Cincinnati Bell affiliate. But what he really
liked to do was cook. Two years and $400,000 into a new career, Fuller and his wife, Kelly Kimberly, a public relations
Steven M Willinger
Current City: Bristol, TN
I specialize in working with Independent Professionals such as consultants, coaches, counselors, trainers, speakers, sales, marketing and financial professionals.
The clients I work with are great at what they do professionally but struggle with the marketing part of their business. They want to know how to attract more clients with ease and without compromising their integrity.
Here's what I help my clients do:
Get clear about your vision and what you want to accomplish
Discover what may be holding you back and overcome it
Evaluate your strategy and design a sustainable business model
Overcome fear, procrastination, and self-doubt
Solve problems, eliminate obstacles, and avoid pitfalls
Locate resources, make connections, and build alliances
Gain perspective, get feedback, and discover new ideas
Set realistic goals, stay true to your vision, and on track with your plans
I have the skills and experience to help you and your business with:
Practical visioning, strategy, and planning
Discovering and overcoming inner saboteurs
Developing your potential as an entrepreneur, manager, and leader
Marketing tactics, tools, skills, and messaging
Business models, product design, and program development
Managing projects and people
Learning attitudes and habits that allow you to thrive
<p> California State University - Chico, CA </p> <p> Butte Junior College, Durham, CA </p> <p> Las Plumas High School, Oroville, CA</p>
Current City: Beaumont, CA
Have owned and operated many different restaurant and foodservice concepts in the past 40 years. Experienced in all aspects of operating quick serve, cafeteria, family, and fine dining concepts. Specialities include local marketing, operational controls, cost analysis, menu development, and wine lists.
<p> AA in Restaurant Management, 2 years of Business Administration at Cal State LA.</p>
Anthony M Saya
Current City: East Syracuse, NY
40+ years of commercial banking experience. During the last 25+ years I specialized in SBA lending for several different banks and non bank lenders. I originated a large dollar amount of loans during that career. I understand the nuances of the SBA SOP and how to interpret and structure different types of loan requests
A graduate of Onondaga Community College with an AAS degree in Business Administration. I also have a AAS degree in Banking and I am a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking (Rutgers University)
Current City: Barre, VT
project engineering, general management, treasurer/controller, business consulting
Undergraduate mechanical engineering, BSME; MBA with finance major
Improve business performance in marketing, operations and finance.
As a banker and management consultant Twyford has helped countless small businesses in the areas of marketing, operations, and finance. Twyford provides full-service management support, business development, and marketing support to banks, businesses, universities, municipalities, government agencies, and service organizations. In addition to his professional activities, Twyford is an adjunct faculty member at Arkansas State University-Newport where he instructs MIS and business management courses. Twyford also holds a deep sense of community and has served both public and private organizations such as vice chairman for finance of the Little Rock Zoo Commission, founding president of the Maumelle, Arkansas, chamber of commerce and the boards of the Downtown Little Rock Partnership, the Little Rock Southside Main Street Project, the Wade Knox Children's Advocacy Center, and key committees of several Arkansas economic development organizations. On a recent project at the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, Twyford lead one of the nation's top performing JOBS Act teams. As a mentor for SCORE Twyford has counseled hundreds of entrepreneurs.
Twyford completed graduate work in engineering, business, and human resources at the University of Arkansas and graduate work in banking at the Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking. He is also a graduate of the National Commercial Lending School at the University of Oklahoma.
Kerry J Pfrimmer
Current City: Northfield, NH
Held CEO & President positions achieving growth and expansion of globally focused Fortune 500, turnaround and start-up organizations. Early career experiences in small business development within the specialty retail, automotive and recreational products segments.
Posses skills in leadership, focused strategy, organizational development and sound financial management. Participated on boards of non-profit organizations serving Emergency Services, Handicapped Workplace Integration and Economically Disadvantaged Housing. BS in Management and Finance.
Documented record of strong, decisive executive leadership in organizations ranging from $20 million to $800 million, global in reach and scale, and with interdisciplinary teams of 1,400 employees. Noted for sound, practical management style centered on impact-driven financial models and strategies. Strong boardroom presence.
Results-proven, growth-oriented, globally focused leader with repeated success in multiple industries and markets, expanding international footprint, building shareholder value, driving vision, and achieving critical strategic goals. Valued contributor to key strategic acquisitions and highly successful joint ventures.
Dynamic change agent skilled in repositioning organizations to achieve operational and manufacturing excellence. Delivered dramatic improvements to quality, market positioning, and financial performance by leading organizations to adopt Six Sigma tenets, Lean Manufacturing strategies, and metric-based management.
London Business School - Executive Management Program
INSEAD - Global Leadership Program
Post University - BS Management & Finance