Agriculture and Farming

Business Technology Program - Overview Webinar (1 of 4)

Summary

This narrated PowerPoint video provides an overview of the benefits and features of using current technology to improve your small business.  It is the first in a four-part series originally developed to provide SCORE volunteers with an overview of current technologies in order to better guide their small business clients.  However, the perspective of the narration in these videos has been changed to be appropriate for viewing directly by small business owners and managers.

Dale Simon

Available

Iowa City, IA

Languages:English

How I can help you

Associate VP Kirkwood Iowa City Campus - Iowa City, IA

Vice President Academic Affairs Iowa Lakes Community College - Estherville, IA

Dean Grand Rapids Campus Davenport College - Grand Rapids, MI

Dean Department of Business Kirkwood Community College - Cedar Rapids, IA

Accounting Coordinator Kirkwood Community College - Cedar Rapids, IA

Staff Accountant Pederson and Brekke - Devils Lake, ND

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Ph.D. - Leadership and Policy Studies the University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA

Master's Degree in Business the University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA

Bachelor of Science Degree - Minot State University - Minot, ND

Certified Public Accountant - Not Currently Licensed

Enrolled Agent - Currently Licensed to Practice before the Internal Revenue Service 

Communication methods

Have you found success with mentoring from Dale Simon? Share your story.

Hip Chick Farms

Owner/Founder
Serefina Palandech
My Location
335 Sexton Rd
Sebastopol CA
United States
How SCORE Helped

When Serefina initially envisioned her idea of offering a healthier line of chicken nuggets, fingers and meatballs, she turned to the internet for research. One of her first discoveries was SCORE.  She signed up for the five-week class on How to Start a Business, which she credits for getting her business on the right track.
 
Her next step was to meet with SCORE Mentor Richard Adler, who helped her develop a business plan and financial projections. Serefina also credits Mr. Adler with asking her about the "end game" i.e. where she wants to take her business: To keep it forever or sell it someday?
 
"We decided we wanted to be acquired, which changed a lot of our thinking,  for example, we decided to co-pack the products instead of building a factory," Serefina said.
 
As a result, she said Hip Chick Farms went from an idea to a national organic chicken producer, which is sold in Safeway, Whole Foods and other grocery chains. "Starting a business is fraught with challenges.  But with SCORE’s help we cemented our vision, had perseverance and never gave up," she said.
 
She said she continues to work with SCORE as the company is looking at adding staff, and is asking for help with hiring, benefits, etc.

Ask SCORE

          A friend and I are considering becoming partners in purchasing an existing, somewhat successful hobby shop. I’ve known him a long time, but we’ve never been in business together. What is your opinion of partnerships?  

          The partnership has been the foundation for millions of successful small businesses. Unfortunately, it has also been the source for innumerable disputes, arguments, irreparable relationships and lawsuits, all of which exacted economic and personal costs on the people involved.

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.  

Importance of Cash Management in a Small Business

Summary

Learn why Cash Management is critical to Small Business success

Workshop Poster 2nd. qtr. 2015

Dr. Jeffrey W von Freymann

Unavailable

Mount Pleasant, SC

Languages:English

How I can help you

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.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

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>

Communication methods

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James Reese Johnson

James Reese Johnson

Unavailable

Buford, GA

Chapter: SCORE Atlanta

Languages:English

How I can help you

First Job out of college 1968,  Economist and Market Researcher for Allis - Chalmers, Milwaukee, built econometric models to predict demand for farm equipment, spent 11 years with AC and grew to manager of all marketing functions, two years sales manager,  recruited by competitor White Motor Corporation as Marketing Director, recruited by competitor Claas OHG, a German firm as VP to build organization and plant in US., and take product line away from Ford Tractor,  Completed 4 year contract, recruited by  Lilliston  Harvesting Corp as VP. as turn around manager.  Sold company to White Motor during the AG Equipment depression.  Decided to leave AG industry  during the depression of the 1980"s to invest in American Health Monitoring, a startup company in Atlanta.  Received the first Medicaid contract in Georgia for Medical Monitoring in 1987, grew the business and merged with Pioneer Medical to gain venture capital funding.  Grew business to 35 states setting up distribution to provide medical monitoring through hospitals and state Medicaid programs over a 18 year period.  We sold company to market leader in 2006. Continued on contract for 3 years, but left in 2007 with continued income.  Began consulting practice in the medical related field.  Began consulting in local Atlanta market in 2007  Ran for Mayor of Duluth in 2007.  Became President of Duluth Business Association for 2012.  Still active in local business and volunteering with Kiwanis.   

 

 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

<p> MS in Ag Economics, &nbsp;Summer Executive Education at Harvard University&nbsp;</p>

Communication methods

Have you found success with mentoring from James Reese Johnson? Share your story.

Ask SCORE

            I recently opened a sports memorabilia shop and now want to add an online component to sell my merchandise via the Internet. I plan to hire someone to design my website, but am looking for advice to provide that person with guidance and direction

           Nearly every small business has a website today…and no wonder. A 2011 Pew Internet study found that nearly half of all searches for local businesses are conducted online (newspapers finished a distant second). And usually, a company’s website is the first place prospective customers go when those search engine results come up.

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

Ask SCORE

            I’ve operated a local convenience store for almost seven years, never taking off more than an occasional weekend or holiday. Every time I plan a vacation, something comes up. How do I break this pattern before I burn out?

Ask SCORE

            I’ve operated a local convenience store for almost seven years, never taking off more than an occasional weekend or holiday. Every time I plan a vacation, something comes up. How do I break this pattern before I burn out?

 

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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