Restaurants and Hospitality

Bennett Hoffman

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Bennett Hoffman

Current City: Clearwater, FL

Mr. Hoffman has expert experience with independently owned Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Major Restaurant Chains, Fast Food, Quick Serve, in addition to many other aspects of the food service Industry. Mr. Hoffman is an expert in writing business plans, operations control & analysis, startups, food and beverage control, systems, procedures and financial analysis. Mr. Hoffman developed the Business Viability Program (BVP) a program to determine the viability of prospective new and existing businesses.  Also the Business Financial Program (BFP) to create the financial data for a business plan. Originated and implemented computerized hourly labor cost containment systems and controls.  Mr. Hoffman has specific computer/software development and application experience in demographic analysis, Pro-Forma P&L's, Business Plan development, menu creation, recipe development, food and beverage purchasing and inventory control. Mr. Hoffman developed computer/software program applications for budgets, cash flows, pro-forma P & L’s and other financial tools for operations analysis. Developed and written operations manuals and procedures and has developed and implemented detailed cost controls for food and beverage.

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Education

Attended the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, majoring in Hotel and Restaurant Administration. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The School of Commerce at New York University, New York, N.Y.

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

Tamme Tannehill

Tamme Tannehill

Current City: Louisville, KY
Chapter: Louisville SCORE

Expert in START UP Franchising. Award-winning Entrepreneur with a proven record of driving aggressive business growth and assertively managing personnel and projects to achieve groundbreaking success. Innovative, creative leader who inspires teams to work to their greatest potential. Skilled in cultivating strong business partnerships and establishing brand awareness and recognition.

I have been in the franchise industry for over 16 years.  First as an owner and operator, operating as a Regional Developer multi-unit Franchise Owner for 11 years in 2 franchise systems, with locations in two large metropolitan cities. My specialty was in the areas of operations and profitability.  Then as a Franchise Coach/Consultant.

8+ years as a Franchise Coach, specializing in the process of; due diligence/investigating a franchise, understanding and negotiating the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and Franchise Agreement, Validation Process of franchise systems and their current franchisees to ensure client success and profitability, helping clients secure funding and favorable lease negotiations.

I have appeared in several local and national publications such as USA Today, Business First, Franchise Update, and The Courier Journal for the innovative way I ran my franchises.

In addition to my business ownership and Franchise Coach/Consultant experience, I have an 18 year span in the banking industry that includes work a large Commercial Bank, The Federal Reserve Bank and the SBA. I hold a Bachelor degree in Business and a Kentucky Real Estate license.

I am a past Program Chair appointee to the board of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) where I focused on educating women business owners on best business practices. Franchising, Real Estate, Banking, Business Ownership.

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Education

BA Business Administration

Real Estate License

34+ years as an Entrepreneur

How to Drive Traffic to Your Restaurant

I’ve been working in the small business community for more than 30 years, and in all that time, one thing has remained constant: Opening a restaurant is always one of the most popular businesses new entrepreneurs dream of starting. Succeeding with a restaurant has never been easy, and in today’s economy, restaurateurs face some tough challenges.

Jerry Chautin

Jerry Chautin

Current City: Atlanta, GA
Chapter: SCORE Atlanta

Currently: SCORE volunteer business counselor, business columnist
Formerly: entrepreneur, commercial mortgage banker, business lender, commercial real estate

PLEASE NOTE: Even though commercial real estate is a strong area of my expertise, I do NOT know much more about single-family houses as an investment than any other homeowner would.

Keywords: business plan assist, business plan assist for financing, business plan assist for loans, business plan assist for success, business loans, SBA, SBA loans, small business, startups, financing, lending, commercial loans, commercial real estate, rental apartments, multifamily rental, sell a business, buy a business, loan application, loan presentation, business plan to procure financing, commercial real estate acquisition

After 30 years in commercial mortgage banking, business lending, commercial real estate and entrepreneurship, Jerry became a volunteer SCORE business mentor, business columnist and novelist. He writes about business, commercial real estate and authors related opinion pieces in local, regional and national publications.

Jerry founded Trust Realty Funding, Inc. and also University Seminars, Inc. Trust Realty was established to provide loans for commercial real estate and privately held businesses nationwide. University Seminars was created to produce related conferences, seminars and courses in partnership with universities, and colleges. Prior to Trust, Jerry was senior vice president and commercial mortgage-lending officer for a mortgage affiliate of 8 banking institutions. He held similar positions with affiliates of Continental Illinois National Bank and First Pennsylvania Corporation.

While CEO of Trust Realty, Jerry also consulted with Citigroup Geneva Capital Strategies, Strategic M/A and other investment bankers doing mergers and acquisitions. In that role, he gave periodic workshops nationwide and advised owners of privately-held, small and middle-market companies about their evaluations, and selling their companies to maximize their profit.

The U.S. Small Business Administration named him its 2006 national "Small Business Journalist of the Year." The awards ceremonies were at the White House and State Department during Small Business Week. For closing creative financial transactions, Jerry received the "Deal of the Year" award from National Association of Mortgage Brokers. He was given the "Most Innovative Programming" award by Georgia Adult Education Association for a series of business, financing and real estate conferences he created for Georgia Tech's College of Management.

Jerry advised the City of Atlanta's finance agency on its first tax exempt, multifamily bond issue. It was also the first, Fannie Mae credit-enhanced, multifamily bond issue. He was a member of the advisory council for the Atlanta Mortgage Consortium, a nonprofit housing corporation. It was sponsored and funded by Georgia banks to finance homes for low-income families. He was a member of the advisory committee for the Georgia Housing and Finance Authority. It issues tax-exempt bonds and allocates of tax credits for financing residential and commercial real estate in Georgia.

Jerry has been selected as keynote speaker, conference chairman and workshop leader at universities, colleges and trade association conferences. He was a member of the National Speakers Association, Georgia Adult Education Association and other real estate and financial trade associations.

Jerry has been the author and subject of numerous articles in national and business trade publications on subjects pertaining to real estate, financing and business. He has been guest speaker on radio and TV and often quoted on current business issues.

Jerry received his education at the University of Florida and Hunter College of New York. Additionally, he attended the School of Mortgage Banking at Northwestern University.

Jerry received his education at the University of Florida and Hunter College of New York. Additionally, he attended the School of Mortgage Banking at Northwestern University in Downtown Chicago.

During my career, I was an active member of most trade associations pertaining to multifamily and commercial real estate and banking. Additionally, I was a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association, National Mortgage Brokers Association and National Speakers Association.

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Education

Jerry received his education at the University of Florida and Hunter College of New York. Additionally, he attended the School of Mortgage Banking at Northwestern University. Attended and taught many courses about commercial real estate and financing

Layne Edward Giering

Layne Edward Giering

Current City: Shippenville, PA

35 years in food service and 10 years in real estate sales

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Education

BS Penn State

Richard Gauger

Richard Gauger

Current City: West Chester, PA
  • 40+ years in food distribution and manufacturing business. 

  • Retired division president of US Foods. 

  • Currently, have an LLC with one client, a group of food companies. 

  • Competencies include:

  1. Business Plan development

  2. Marketing/sales & administrative best practices

  3. New business/project start ups

  4. Business turnarounds

  5. Pro forma budgeting and financial analysis.

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Education

MBA, Finance and Marketing, Keller Graduate School Chicago, IL;  BA, English, Wheaton College Wheaton, IL

Kenneth Copp

Kenneth Copp

Current City: Danville, KY
Chapter: Lexington SCORE

    diversified 40  management career in purchasing, real estate, college administration & teaching, human resources, event management, healthcare, foodservice and retail; a Fortune 500 corporation, a major university medical center, a family real estate firm, three colleges, plus owned & managed a retail clothing store.  Retired career as a customer service consultant.

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Education

 Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts: Communication & Mathematics

Master of Arts degree In Business & Policy Studies

 

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