Agriculture and Farming

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       I own a software development company. While I wouldn’t consider myself disorganized,
at the end of most days I can’t help feeling I haven’t accomplished what I set out to do that day.
What can I do to better manage my time?

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       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.

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch

Current City: Rochester, MN

45 year career in Farm Equipment business, 15 years in wholesale side of the business &  30 years in Retail Farm Equipment business, last 20 years in Nebraska @ a John Deere dealership. Experienced in sales & marketing & analyzing income statements & balance sheets

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Education

B.S. from University of Minnesota in 1967 in Agricultural Economics

       I started my refrigeration repair business six months ago and am now at the point of 
needing to interview candidates for my first employee. I’ve never done this before. What tips can 
you offer?

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.
       Have a question you’d like answered in this column? E-mail it to info@score-manchester.org, with “Ask SCORE” in the subject line.

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       I’m currently in the planning stage for a new retail bakery. I’m going to need some funding for equipment, but my personal credit history is a bit spotty. How much is that going to hurt me, and how can I combat it?

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.
       Have a question you’d like answered in this column? E-mail it to info@score-manchester.org, with “Ask SCORE” in the subject line.

Stan Starrett

Stan Starrett

Current City: Wimberley, TX
Chapter: SCORE Austin

For the past 39 years I have been actively involved in the real estate business, primarily as a real estate developer and consultant.  Prior to being in the real estate business, I was a stock broker, and also in the oil business.  I have been actively involved in real estate projects all over the world, including, but not limited to: Hawaii, Mexico, Belgium, Egypt, Cyprus, etc.

In the past decade my projects  have received awards for Environmental Excellence and Keep Texas Beautiful. Many of the Starrett Development projects have been waterfront oriented.   I have always had a keen interest in being a good steward of all lands I have developed

I have an International Appraisal License plus brokers' licenses for Texas and Florida.

Eight years ago I started a 501c.3 foundation, (THE TEXAS FOUNDATION FOR INNOVATIVE COMMUNITIES).

In the past 15 years I have bought 11 ranches in central Texas and have developed each of them into attractive communities specializing in Wildlife management Plans, which provide ag exemptions for the property owners.

 

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B.S. Degree from the University of Houston.  Degree in Finance from the New York Institute of Finance.  And have taken a myriad of courses world wide on real estate development, plus being a speaker at International Conferences on Real Estate in the United States and Europe.

Steven Strauss

Steven Strauss

Current City: Corona Del Mar, CA

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Fred Rubey

Fred Rubey

Current City: Terre Haute, IN

Graduated from Louisiana Tech with a BS in EE in 1957.  Worked for a chemical manufacturer for 3 years until 1960 designing safety circuits for the manufacture of Ammonium Nitrate.  Worked for a common carrier trucking company for 11 years until 1971.  Started a computer service bureau and ran it for 11 years until 1981.  Worked for a bank in marketing and trust for 19 years until 2000.  Retired from the bank and formed an investment LLC.  Worked as a Registered Investment Adviser from 2000 until the present.

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BS in EE from Louisiana Tech in 1957.&nbsp; Graduate study at Indiana University in 1960.</p>

       I have a business that sells equestrian supplies both retail and online. I’d like to begin using social media as a marketing tool, but I’m clueless as to how to begin. How do I go about developing a social media strategy?

 

 

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.
       Have a question you’d like answered in this column? E-mail it to info@score-manchester.org, with “Ask SCORE” in the subject line.

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       Our four-year-old printing business is finally on solid footing. We’ve worked hard and 
been very fortunate, and now we’d like to begin giving something back to the community. What 
types of activities can you suggest?

 

 

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.
       Have a question you’d like answered in this column? E-mail it to info@score-manchester.org, with “Ask SCORE” in the subject line.

Dr. James Clark

Dr. James Clark

Current City: westlake village, CA

Co-Director, Youth Futures, www.youthfutures.net , 2 years

Recreation-Vacation Property Management Greening Technology - 8 years

Founder, Director of Mossbay.net - 30 years, Director of Pull Together www.pulltogether.net

Adjunct Professor of Management University of Washington, and USC Systems Sciences 15 years

Visiting Professor and Management Director of T.E.A.M., University of Washington Dental School, 5 years

Tenured Professor, North Seattle Community College - 4 years

Volunteer, Cameron House San Francisco - 1 year

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Education

BA - International Business

MA - Counseling Psychology

PhD - Joint Degree in Management and Counseling Psychology

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