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Dr. Jeffrey W von Freymann

Dr. Jeffrey W von Freymann

Current City: Mount Pleasant, SC

Over 40 years practitioner experience in marketing, communications, and management working in/with 100s profit and non-profit organizations from start ups to ongoing concerns, small to large (but mostly small).  Last 15 years as a college professor in marketing and management at the undergrad and graduate levels.

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Education

<p> Doctorate in Business Administration (University of Sarasota, FL), MBA in marketing (Babson College, MA), BA in English (Stonehill College, North Easton, MA).</p>

Shan Shanbhag, Ph.D.

Shan Shanbhag, Ph.D.

Current City: Maitland, FL
Chapter: SCORE Orlando

 

  • Product and Business Development Advisor and Consultant, Shanbhag Enterprises, 1991-Current
  • Chief Technology Officer, Horizons International Foods, 1988-1991
  • Technical and Development Director, General Foods Corporation,  1970-1988
  • Project Leader, Hindustan Lever Ltd., India, 1963-1966
  • Food Technologist, D & P Products, India, 1962-1963

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Education

 

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois                  Food Science and Technology
  • M.S.,, University of Illinois                   Food Science and Technology
  • B.S., Bombay University, India           Technology
  • B.S., Karnataka University, India        Chemistry and Physics

Jeff Durham

Jeff Durham

Current City: Noblesville, IN

Expert in helping NEW entrepreneurs streamline their startup process while minimizing RISK and maximizing SUCCESS.  LEAN STARTUP Specialist.  Expert assisting EXISTING business owners grow revenues & cash-flow, improve operational efficiency, strategic acquisitions, and exit strategy.  I've owned over 6 businesses and would be privileged to share proven processes with you!  I've been in your shoes and understand your excitement and desire to make sure you are taking the right steps.

Butler University Bulldog fan by chance?  I previously served as a professor in the Entrepreneur & Innovation department and currently work as a Business Coach in same.  I started my first business in 1996. While it wasn't started the right way, I sure learned alot!...ALOT about what I should've done and wouldn't do again!  Since that first experience, I've been blessed to own businesses with retail sales volume in excess of $30,000,000 involving Retail, Service, Wholesale, Importing, International Business, Ecommerce, Distribution, Sales, Marketing, Operations, Staffing, Financial, Product Development, Sales Reps, Tradeshows, Exit Strategy, Selling/Buying Business and EVERYTHING involved in small business. 

I look at my job as a coach and mentor...guiding you along using best-practices in order to help you achieve your GOALS & DREAMS while avoiding expensive mistakes!

 


BACKGROUND

Business Coach/Adjunct Professor, Real Business Experience Program

2013-Present, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN

The Real Business Experience is an innovative program at Butler where students form teams, create a business idea, apply for funding (to a group of real business executives) - and if they receive funding, start and run their real business.

Teach (September –December 2013), led, coach and engage 25 students per semester in learning how to create a small business model and actually turn that model into a for profit business.

Owner, President       

2011-Present, Business Brokers & Consultants of Indianapolis, Noblesville, IN

Business Brokers actively seeks to acquire engagements with business owners looking to sell their business, and  entrepreneurs wishing to purchase a business.  

Provide expert guidance on valuation, marketing a business, along with all the elements of good management.

In demand to provide small business consulting on strategies such as growth, vision, scaling, marketing, partner issues, online marketing and exit strategies.

Founder & Senior Mentor Volunteer

2011-Present, Business Mentor Program of Central Indiana, Noblesville, IN

Not-For-Profit program that connects first-time Indianapolis area entrepreneurs with volunteer business mentors that provide expertise and guidance using lean start-up best practices.

Consult with business owners on strategies necessary in order for their business to become profitable, as well as craft strategies to ramp up and significantly grow the business while remaining profitable. 

Founder & Senior Turnaround Specialist Volunteer  

2012-Present, Help For My Business Program, Noblesville, IN

Not-For-Profit program that provides business turnaround best practices to struggling small business owners.

Provide consulting to turn around high potential or once profitable businesses including root cause analysis of problems, and strategies to renovate finance, sales & marketing, operations, processes, supply chain, market penetration, advertising, staffing, and budgeting.

Board of Directors     

2010-Present, Starfish Missions, Louisville, KY

Starfish Missions is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that partners with Christian churches in the Dominican Republic, providing underprivileged children with educational opportunities and school supplies.

Provide guidance to the CEO regarding strategy, growth, cash management, logistics, volunteers and interns.

Owner, General Manager       

2001-2012, Harvest Scents & Traders, Indianapolis, IN

HST was acquired by Wholesale Home Décor in 2012 and imports quality and innovative home décor and giftware products to retailers, wholesalers and craft partners.

Built this business from the ground up to a $5 million business with gross margins of 65%+.

Managed all aspects of the business including sales & marketing, advertising, website/SEO, and product development.

Traveled and sourced large volumes of goods from Asia, and utilizing Chinese agents and interpreters, negotiated pricing and logistics; traveled extensively to trade shows in the United States to develop customer relationships.  

Owner, General Manager       

1996-2001, The Golden Quill, Carmel, IN

The Golden Quill started as a home décor retailer and was the forerunner of Harvest Scents & Traders. 

Founded this firm growing revenue to over $400,000; discovered a lack of wholesalers to serve the many retailers and wound down this business to concentrate on founding a wholesale business.

Owner, General Manager       

1996-2001, NuTan Indianapolis, IN

NuTan was a retail tanning salon & gift shop.

Bought, operated and sold this business after doubling sales to $125,000.

Stockbroker, Investment Consultant, Sales Manager & Trust Portfolio Manager    

1992-1996, Smith Barney, Banc One Securities, Huntington Investment Co & First National Bank

The original Smith Barney, a well known securities firm, is now part of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.

Acquired and managed assets of high net worth clients, corporations and municipalities in excess of $40 million.

Sold by cold calling, direct sales, referrals and seminars while consistently reaching client objectives for wealth investment growth & income.

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Education

MBA, Business Administration, Western Governors University

BA, Business Administration, Hanover College

Michael Hall

Michael Hall

Current City: West Linn, OR
Chapter: Portland SCORE

 

Summary

Twenty-years - Operations management in large multi-site manufacturing companies.

Fifteen-years - Managed my own manufacturing company ($5 Million in sales) 

Strong team building skills, sound financial understanding, extrovert personality.

Solid experience of new product development in Plant start-up and relocation.

 

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Education

<p> <u>Undergraduate degrees</u></p> <p> Metallurgy - Sheffield, Hallam. England</p> <p> Business management - Concordia University,Portland&nbsp;</p> <p> <u>Post Graduate </u></p> <p> Operations management - Sheffield, Hallam.England&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

Paulette Crawford

Paulette Crawford

Current City: Blue Springs, MO

Retired Business Owner and Small Business Consultant - 35 years of experience in the small business arena in the areas of finance, accounting, marketing, public relations and event planning.  Alumni of Rockhurst University and do volunteering work there in some of these areas.  Member of Nonprofit Connect, Central Exchange and SCORE-Kansas City.  Consult with many local nonprofits for the last three years on a pro-bono basis.

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Education

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a double major in Accounting and Management from Rockhurst University in 1983.  Recipient of the Wall Street Journal Award for the highest gpa in graduating class.

Theresa M Zittritsch

Theresa M Zittritsch

Current City: Williston, VT

34 years at IBM

IBM Business Development - Mergers and acquisitions

IBM Functional manager

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Dr. Alan Roy Millner

Alan Millner

Dr. Alan Roy Millner

Current City: Lexington, MA
Chapter: Boston SCORE

Alan Millner is an electrical engineer, with experience in power electronics, solar energy systems, electric vehicles, and medical devices. His business experience includes small business startup and sale, product development, and product strategy. He earned his BSEE, MSEE, and PhD from MIT. After working at MIT Lincoln Laboratory on spacecraft and solar energy systems, he co-founded a solar system company in 1979. After sale of the company, he left it in 1985 to serve as an engineering manager in a series of small and medium sized businesses, which included both industrial power electronics and medical devices. In 2009 he returned to MIT Lincoln Lab where he now works part time as energy systems technical staff.

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Education

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BSEE, MSEE, and PhS in Electrical Engineering from MIT.</p>

Anthony Carlisi

Anthony Carlisi

Current City: Bloomfield, NY

After completion of a BS in Chemistry degree I was engaged for four years in product development of high strength glass ceramic products.  The following fourteen years of my career were in Operations Management (operations, quality, finance and engineering) in a high volume manufacturing environment.  I have been a consultant and trainer to over 200 organizations in a wide variety of industries since 1982, the last twenty five years of which were as Founder and President of my own firm of ten professionals.  Our clients were typically medium to small organizations although we also worked with Fortune 500 companies.

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Education

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BS in Chemistry from Rochester Institute of Technology</p>

Dr. Sharon Nunes

Dr. Sharon Nunes

Current City: East Falmouth, MA
Chapter: Cape Cod SCORE

Several years experience in Global Entrepreneur Weekends as coach and mentor to new start-ups. Significant experience in business strategy, marketing and communications, business partner relationships during twenty-eight year career in global technology company, including starting two new businesses. Work experience includes technologies for water management & alternative energy; research and development of new products and software solutions. 

1) Created new business opportunities by developing the technology and business partnerships to deliver compelling solutions to customers.

2) Led Emerging Technologies program, including stage-gate program for evaluating potential projects.

3) Started Green Innovations program that became cornerstone of new business growth involving water management and alternative energy

4) Experienced mentor to new employees while working and volunteer mentor to entrepreneurs both internally and external to business.

 

 

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Education

PhD Materials Science &amp; Engineering, University of Connecticut

BS Chemistry, UMass Dartmouth

 

Gary Wooton

Gary Wooton

I have been fortunate to have a bunch of professions and along the way have started, developed, operated and sold three business.  I have a background in franchise operations, employee development, finance, manufacturing, sales and any other aspect of owning a  small business that you can imagine.  To see one of the businesses look up Croze.com.

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Education

University degrees in Humanities and education.  I have also accumulated a bunch of hours in Nutrition, History, winery technology and operations as well as business.

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