Counselors to America's Small Business
Cornelius E. Cobb, Founder and Principal of C. Cobb Accounts, LLC
Cornelius ( Sonny) Cobb has extensive experience in financial management, finance, accounting and taxes. As vice president and branch manager for Bank of America he was loan out to the University of New Haven to assist in their minority and small business development program. He was comptroller for Global Specialties, Inc a electronic manufacturing company in New Haven, CT. Chief Financial Officer for the Sagamore Group, Inc, a Construction Consultant company, specializing in Department of Transportation construction. As Business Support Administrator For Comcast, New Haven, CT, he assisted the Business Manger in the Accounts payable department. He was Accountant for The Elderly Nutrition Program, for the New Haven area in CT. He was Chief Financial Officer for The Highville Mustard Seed Development Corp, A Charter School in Hamden, CT.
Serviced on the board of Police Commissioners in the town of Hamden, Serviced as Chairman of the Board and President and Tax Consultant for the Connecticut Police Commissioners of Connecticut, President, Vice President, and Treasurer of The Connecticut Chapter of The National Association of Tax professionals. Pro-Bono Tax Preparer for AARP in Hamden, CT. SCORE - Mentor Volunteer, New Haven Chapter.
Cornelius Cobb, RTRP started C. Cobb Accounts, LLC, A twenty year old business to assist small businesses in their need to respond. to instant financial information at an affordable cost for accounting services by using accounting software training and to understand the value of maintaining financial records that are accurate, accessible and relate to growth and improvement of their business. In addition, by offering training in bookkeeping services, and tax preparation services, tax planning and reach with an inference is on proficient and convenience and offering a quick turn around time service to our clients.
Williams College, MA ---School of Banking
University of New Haven, CT Accounting
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.
Under Graduate Degree in Business Administration, Montreat College
Master's Degree in Business, with a concentration in Business Management, Montreat College
Areas of Expertise
¨ Startup Operations ¨Team Development ¨ Key Account Penetration
¨ Strategy Planning ¨Training Management ¨ Negotiating / Closing
¨ Business Development ¨ Networking ¨ Record-Breaking Results
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Distribution Sales Manager, 1986 – 1989
Product Manager, 1978 – 1983
Inside Sales Rep, 1974 – 1977
Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY
Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY
Expert in Business Plans and very knowledgeable in Finance.
20+ years experience as the Owner / CEO of several start-up small businesses including Sleep Diagnostic Testing Centers, Home Medical Equipment Providers, and a Retail / Custom-Compounding Pharmacy. Knowledgeable in most areas of small business development from Start-Ups / Acquisitions to building Operations, Sales and Medical Billing teams. Developed and implemented policies and procedures for FDA approval, Human Resource, JCAHO & CHAPS Accreditations.
Business Plan Development: Experience in writing small business plans
Sales: Hired, trained and motivated outside and inside sales forces from compensation structures to marketing/sales training tools.
Finance: Created budgets, knowledgeable in small business accounting, self-funded startup's with little funds, worked with banks to secure line of credits, dealt with capital leases for financing equipment and growth.
Trucking: Familiar with the home delivery service model, hired and trained a staff of delivery technicians. Analyzed vehicle delivery options and purchased a fleet of vehicles.
E-commerce: Designed several websites with on-line sales tools.
University of Phoenix, School of Business, Master of Business Administration
Colorado State University, School of Business, Bachelor of Science in Finance
Over 25 years in performance and outcome measurement/management, quality improvement. Worked in the education, health and social services, and government industries. Provided training and consultation in over 25 states, and with over 95 organizations.
Ed.D - Leadership Development, Community Health Planning, Organizational Effectiveness MHA - Healthcare Administration BS - Education, special education, early childhood</p>
Chemical engineer. Worked in specialty chemicals and polymer research and application. Advanced to general management. Moved to wire and cable industry. Served as engineer, corporate buyer and acquisitions specialist. Managed a wire and cable (electrical) manufacturing facility.
Proprietor of a retail book store. Office/business manager - architecture and medical.
Professor of Business - strategy, management and entrepreneurship. Executive educator in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia.
<p> Chemical Engineering: B.S.Ch.E. (Purdue University)</p> <p> Business: Doctor of Business Administration (Harvard Business School)</p> <p> Secondary Education (separate credentials): Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Business (Humboldt State University)</p> <p> Finance: Master of Finance (incomplete) (Indiana-Purdue University - Fort Wayne)</p> <p> Chemistry: Ph.D. studies (Western Reserve University)</p> <p> </p>
Corporate Marketing or Operational Problem Solver
Best Practice - Business Management
Relationship Builder and Trainer
Marketing Strategy and Media Negotiations
Diversity Consultant / /Facilitator / Leadership Trainer
Created “Inner Health – Outer Beauty” Cancer Education for Mary Kay Consultants yearly “Seminar”
Recruited, trained, and mentored 4 city sites (Hartford, Chicago, Kansas City, and Denver)
Built-out multiple “business-incubator” sites combined value - $2 Million
VP Operations: including marketing themes for 12 retail locations
HR Manager with 350 employees...multiple levels of responsibility
Point of contact for Blue Chip Customers, and IT
Guest Speaker: Cancer Summits, NCI Conferences, and NSABP “Corporate Meetings”
Professional Development/Cultural Competency
Adjunct Professor: Adams St University; UT Dallas: Healthcare< Information Technology, Marketing and Administration
Executive Director of Marketing: Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center and Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home - Created Branding strategy for critical access rural hospital, 4 rural clinics and veteran nursing home, including 8 TV commercials, multiple radio spots, and print media averaging 50 new designs yearly. Cut budget by 33%, with positive exposure increased statewide
VP Marketing: ParkHurst Properties, Dallas, TX - Investigated, and confirmed housing trends; Designed lending information program, and analyzed outreach strategies
Strategic Fiscal and Marketing Analyst: ACS, INC, Dallas, TX, (Consultant) - Analyzed marketing impact of new AR Software, created database road maps, and closed a $2 million disparity, limited fiscal exposure by controlling costs and leading a team to improve financial processes in half the allotted time and increased revenue by 3.4% weekly.
Negotiated contract, managed a team, retrieved data from top 5 wireless vendors; recognized telecom billing discrepancies, migrated 11,000 users to multiple corporate accounts and increased device availability; resulting in a 14% cost reduction while developing instructional material for call centers and communicating the new policies to all stakeholder levels.
Marketing VP: 1st Mtg. Source/Benchmark Dallas Mortgage, Dallas, TX, (Consultant) - Analyzed, and verified marketing trends to achieve improved outreach goals; Explored expectations for introduction of this mortgage branch in a competitive market, while establishing the monthly educational program; Designed Lending Referral Program, generating 60% increase in applications in a year
(Recruiter) Director of Community Relations: Baylor University Hospital, Dallas, TX, Cancer Div. - Outpaced (4) predecessors’ 5-year efforts by re-designing brochures, forms, presentational aids, working with IRB, and adapting marketing presentations; Amplified attendees from 26,300 to 55,600 (in 2 years); Tripled the impact of programs; Increased recruitment in cancer trials by 11%; Established new corporate contacts and enriched the existing relationships
President: MEP Creative Consulting, Dallas, Strategic Planning and Marketing - CLIENTS: Kevlin Leasing, Best of Travel, Austin Ventures, Telecom Electric
Performed analytical reviews, risk assessments, revamped financial and operational processes and performed complex quantitative/qualitative analysis on assigned projects; Facilitated Cultural Competency workshops; Developed specifications, schedules, established budgets, evaluated scope of work, negotiated bids, managed progress meeting, and coordinated with stakeholders; Recruited fledgling businesses for “Incubator Site”, made recommendations to approve or disapprove requests for funds.
Regional VP of HR, Operations, & Marketing: Giant Video, CO - 12 locations with 350 FT/PT employees and all of the responsibility the title implies; Conducted training, general oversight, compensation & mediation under HR; Analyzed trends and improved daily operations; Demonstrated mediation and negotiation skills with employees and vendors
<p> <p> &lt;p&gt; Attended (Chicago, IL) Loyola University&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; BBA and MBA: London University - Business Administration (special emphasis)&amp;nbsp;Marketing, Finance&lt;/p&gt;</p></p>