Counselors to America's Small Business
Over 25 years in IT and telecommunications consulting experience in the gas and electric utility industry. Including independent consulting and in-house consulting.
BA Industrial Technology, San Jose State College MS Industrial Engineering, Stanford University
Glass industry. Sales & Marketing. Customer Service. Designing packaging. Forecasting. Inventory control. Management. Financial services industry. Personal & business financial planning and financial adviser. Community college instructor. Small business start-up and marketing classes.
B.A. Business Administration. Rollins College
Expert in writing Business Plans and BUSINESS Consulting , MUSIC and PROMOTION, RETAIL Operations,Business Development MARKETING and Promotion MUSIC, Music, ENTERTAINMENT, Performing Arts, Advertising, Large Retail Operations, Flea Markets, Furniture. Consignments Sales. Pre-owned Vehicle Sales, Skilled in all aspects of Business. Management, Budgeting & Analysis, Merchandise Business Startup, Business Turnaround, Cash Management, Financial Planning / Cash Flow, Human Resources. Inventory Control, Pricing & Promotion, Sales, Strategic Planning. 47 year combined career.
Eastman School of Music
Scotch Plains, NJ
Expert in business plans and International Trade. Very experienced in marketing and finance.
Can assist clients with the fundamentals of business, particularly international trade. To include manufacturing, distribution, sales, marketing, finance. General Management. Licensing intellectual property.
Experience-Industrial Gas and Welding Products, Service Engineer-Chicago, Assistant manager Engineering Service Minnesota, Zone Manager-Pittsburgh, Marketing Manager-New Jersey, Director International-New Jersey, Vice President International, New Jersey ++, President Japanese Sub, Licensing and Agreements, Managing Director Joint Venture (Chile), Managing Director Swiss subsidiary, Heavy Equipment Manufacturing, Vice President, York, PA, Global Marine Services, NB Development, Consulting
Over 40 years of hands on international as well as domestic business management experience.
In Canada, Iceland, Bermuda, Mexico, Jamaica, Trinidad, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brasil, South Africa, Angola, Kenya, Nigeria, Morocco, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Sharja, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait, Iran, Qatar, Bahrain, Cyprus, Greece, Serbia, Romania, Russia, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, UK, Norway, Sweden, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Phillipines, Taiwan, Hong Kong/PRC, Japan, Korea, as well as the US and a few others.
MIT Mechanical Engineer, in house and other management training courses.
Al Carman gained much of his business experience in the Residential Real Estate field, first as an award-winning salesman, then in various managerial positions, and finally as Northwest Regional Manager for Coldwell-Banker. Al has been generous in his work for the Santa Cruz community, having served on the Boards of the Central Coast Center for Independent Living, the Veteran's Building, and as Chairman for SCORE. He has a strong interest in finance,taught economics as a volunteer at a local home schooling facility, and is a successful investor. He provides local mentoring to non-profits and entrepreneurs on sales and marketing issues, and also does extensive cyber-counseling for individuals all over the U.S.
San Jose State -Business Administration
Brand and Shopper Marketing Executive, retired. 32 years of experience which included, Senior Manager, Shopper Marketing Center of Excellence at Kimberly-Clark, Corp, Vice President Marketing, Specialty Foods Group, Inc. (Nathan’s Hot Dogs); Group Manager, Business Development at International Paper, Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications and Investor Relations at Gibson Greetings; consultant for various CPG & B2B companies, and Community College instructor on business plan writing and marketing. Specialties: Shopper Marketing for grocery and mass market retailers, Brand Marketing for CPG companies, Sales and Communications. Her marketing background includes extensive website content and social media expertise.
BBA, Marketing and Finance, University of Cincinnati
Glen Head, NY
Operations, Sales, Marketing, Family business, Internet business, online sales
BS Business Administration SUNY OSWEGO
International Trade Exporting and Importing Expert. Involved in every facet of International Trade (Exporting & Importing), commencing his career with the Quaker Oats Company. The areas of responsibility included a myriad of marketing & sales activities in South & Central Latin America, Caribbean Islands, Europe, the Middle East and Pacific Rim countries, in product lines as diverse as bakery flour, animal & poultry feeds and a broad line of grocery products. The activities encompassed the identification and selection of distributors in each of the overseas markets; the development and implementation of marketing programs to achieve sales goals in each market; and lastly to identify opportunities for new product entries for suitable markets. Hal was involved in the development and implementation of a corporate policy to maximize export sales to the extent that would justify the creation of wholly owned manufacturing and sales subsidiaries in selected markets. Hal retired from Quaker as Vice President- International Operations, responsible for the direction of management activities of four wholly owned overseas subsidiaries in addition to the remaining export business. Upon retirement Quaker, Hal became a consultant to and eventually employed by the Ekco Housewares Company, the foremost US manufacturer of household kitchen utensils. While Ekco was already somewhat involved in exporting to Latin America, in the five year stint in which Hal directed their export activity, he was instrumental in expanding the distribution chain to all of the Middle East and Pacific Rim markets, thus increasing sales many times over. Ekco was acquired by a European company and the export function was transferred to the corporate headquarters of the acquiring company. Hal returned to consulting activities and became affiliated with Edward Don & Co., a major distributor to the hospitality industry. Don was anxious to become involved in exporting and importing and Hal was instrumental in developing an efficient International Division that developed a distribution chain throughout Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim. For personal reasons Hal relocated to Dallas and early in 1989 participated in the formation of the International Trade Center where he continues to counsel companies and individuals in all facets of exporting and importing. Since the advent of 9/11, the logistics of International Trade has changed immensely and Hal has become proficient in compliance with the multitude of new Export Administration Regulations and US Customs regulations including, but not limited to classification, Harmonized Tariff System, FDA inspection and labeling requirements , NAFTA/CAFTA requirements. Hal is also knowledgeable of all various forms of export financing, including Letters of Credit; Exim Bank financing,. Export, Import, exporting, importing, international trade, South America, Central America, Caribbean,, Europe, Middle East, MENA, Pacific rim, documentation, bills of lading, drafts , marine insurance, overseas subsidiaries, classification shipping, NAFTA, CAFTA, Letters of Credit Export Import. Lastly as a consultant Hal has guided many clients through the complexities of US Customs import procedures importing product from worldwide sources.
Tom is an idea man who can listen to peoples problems and come up with ideas and solutions. Tom worked in sales positions with 2 other companies before he joined Data Processing Sciences Corporation in 1969 as an Account Executive. Over the 37 years at DPS, he has served as Assistant Sales Manager, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and then President of DPS. He became an owner in Data Processing Sciences in 1985 and since retiring in 2005 currently remains on their Board of Directors. Over the years Tom used his sales and marketing talents to help DPS grow from a $5 Million dollar company to a $50 Million dollar company. He provided the vision for the companys Management, Marketing, Technical and Product architecture and helped shepherd DPS's transformation from a Manufacturers rep organization to a Data Communications Distributor, to a Network Integrator and currently as an E-Business Internet Infrastructure and Services Provider providing security products, Carrier Services, Network Management, routing/switching infrastructure, internet services, consulting, and technical support to an industry whose growth was expanding at unprecedented rates. Tom has served on various vendor and manufacturer advisory boards over the past 20 years. Tom designed and presented workshops and seminars to groups from 10 to 200+ over the past 30 years. In addition to Score, Tom also currently volunteers as a Mediator in the Small Claims Court System in Charlotte County, Florida. He also volunteers as a Juvenile Arbitrator and Teen Court Arbitrator in Charlotte County. Tom joined SCORE in 2008 planning to use his extensive Management, Marketing, and Technical skills to help small businesses start up and grow successfully.
Tom holds a Bachelor of Sciences in Business Administration (BSBA) with a major in Marketing from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. (1966)
Expert in Business Startups and writing business plans. Very knowledgeable in running current businesses. 30 years of experience in running plastics manufacturing and distribution business. Process Engineer with Marbon Chemical division Borg Warner and various management positions including Plant Manager of Borg Warner Pipe Products; Plant Manager Lasco Industries; Plastic Polymers part owner; Lambda Marketing Inc. founder / owner and eventually sold the business to Ashland Chemical; Regional Director General Polymers (Division of Ashland)
Society Plastics Engineers - committee chairperson for several functions, culminating as President of the Southern California chapter. Society Plastics Industry - held many positions at the chapter, section and national levels including Chairman of the Western Section. Recipient of SPI’s Distinguished Service Award.
Volunteer activities also include SCORE, USARC, MBPP HOA Board, Plastic Pioneers Association, and Western Plastics Pioneers Association, Board member and President. He has been inducted into the Western Plastics Pioneers Hall of Fame.
New Jersey Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering. A few years later he completed a Master of Business Administration degree at California State University, Los Angeles.