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From Miami Herald: Small Business makeover: Air Quality Control Environmental in Coral Springs

Date
Sun, 2014-04-06 02:55

BY JULIE LANDRY LAVIOLETTE
Special to the Miami Herald

​ In 1991, two weeks after Al Dexter moved his wife and four kids to South Florida, he was laid off from his job. So Dexter, then 49, started working with a man cleaning air ducts — not for pay, but to learn the business. A couple of months later, Dexter saw an opportunity: The man was moving back to New York. Dexter took out a loan to buy equipment and a cargo van with 400,000 miles on it, and started an air-duct cleaning business out of his garage.

Ask SCORE
          I recently completed development of a new item for the pet industry and will be receiving
the first shipment of product shortly. Though my background is in engineering, I now need to go
out and sell the product to distributors. Any tips on how to become a successful salesman?

          Among the many titles you take on when owning a small business is Chief Salesperson.  Your business literally cannot live without sales growth, and it’s up to you keep start—and keep—those customers coming.

About the Author

          This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly
70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one
business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit
merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer
opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S.
Small Business Administration.

Why So Many Seniors Are Launching Businesses

Date
Wed, 2014-03-26 14:32

When Jeffrey Nash, 60, started thinking about his retirement several years ago, he didn't like what he saw. As a salesman for Men's Wearhouse, his income went up and down, and he hadn't yet saved much for retirement. In addition, he was struggling to pay off a mortgage at risk for default.

Willamette SCORE Chapter #416 Seminars

Date
Sun, 2014-03-23 13:00

 

The full day Seminar that was scheduled for Wednesday, May 14, 2014 has been canceled and will be rescheduled for in the "Fall". Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Ask SCORE

            I’m a retired sales and marketing guy who’s recently purchased a local convenience store. What are some of the key numbers I should be monitoring to successfully manage the business’ finances?

About the Author

            This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration.

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Senior Entrepreneurship

Date
Wed, 2014-02-12 10:07

Two Senate committees held a hearing on the growing trend of older Americans starting their own businesses. Witnesses testified on ways to reduce barriers for senior-citizen entrepreneurs and outlined various initiatives to assist new business owners. Other topics included creating access to training and capital for senior business owners, the impact of the Affordable Care Act on senior entrepreneurs, and their impact on the overall economy.

Senior Entrepreneurship

Date
Wed, 2014-02-12 10:07

Two Senate committees held a hearing on the growing trend of older Americans starting their own businesses. Witnesses testified on ways to reduce barriers for senior-citizen entrepreneurs and outlined various initiatives to assist new business owners. Other topics included creating access to training and capital for senior business owners, the impact of the Affordable Care Act on senior entrepreneurs, and their impact on the overall economy.

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