Published Aug. 22, 2014
Workshop Poster Fall of 2014
Published Aug. 22, 2014
My beauty supply business has grown significantly in the short time we’ve been in
business and I’m considering hiring an accountant. How do I find the right one?
There are many responsibilities that come with being a small business owner, and everyone is critical to maintaining profitability and promoting growth. You can’t risk letting a deadline slip or overlook an administrative requirement, yet there are only so many hours in the
day to get things done.
Current City: The Villages, FL
Retired Vice President of Citibank. Executive level expertise in commercial lending and commercial Real Estate. Author of few Patents. Previous owner of a "The UPS Store" Franchise. Re-engineered and created a number of businesses at Citibank. Provided financial re-engineering and counseling, Developed business plans and provided guidance in operation efficiency for small businesses. Introduced the concept of Product Development Life Cycle (PDLC) replacing SDLC. Re-engineered and defined Human Resources business. Developed Knowledge distribution centers across the company. RE-architect customer interface process for internal clients worldwide. Sigma 6 certified professional. Negotiated major contracts. Restructured commercial lending relationships. A Change Agent.
<p> BSEE, MSEE computer Science, NYU</p>
Current City: Ada, MI
Organization experience ranging from line staff to senior management positions, with 3 years as an independent consultant in Project Management; 35 Years in information technology; 20 years project management experience; Areas of Industry experience: Communications equipment; Computer/data processing; Computer office equipment; Banking; construction; Security (information). Areas of Counseling Skills: Project Management; General Management; Communications; Business info systems; Computer info systems & Business plans/strategies.
Current City: Charlotte, NC
Financial analysis and reporting, corporate accounting, financial modeling, budgeting, forecasting
Custom fashion design and dressmaking
Master of Finance, Boston College
Master of Accounting, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC Chapel Hill
BA Global Studies, Economics and French, UNC Chapel Hill
Margaret L. (Peggy) Sinisalo
Current City: Eustis, FL
Patrick G. Bonnett
Current City: Omaha, NE
Coba C. Craig
Current City: Lexington, KY
B.A. Cum Laude, 1965, Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee
Current City: New Lenox, IL
Gina Pinto Williams, a native of Peru came to America to achieve her dream of owning her own businesses. In 2012, Gina came to SCORE to help her achieve her goal. Since 2010, Gina has successfully opened three thriving Liberty Tax franchise offices in Cincinnati.
All three of Gina's Liberty Tax franchises have proven to be successful. The Norwood Liberty Tax office has ranked as one of Liberty Tax Top 10 franchises since its second year and this year was ranked sixth of 4,500 Liberty Tax franchises nationwide. Gina has also won the franchise Top Gun Award every year since starting Liberty Tax in 2007. Liberty Tax was also recognized by SCORE as the 2014 Outstanding Franchise Small Business.
What's Great About My Mentor?
Gina says she is very grateful for the help she has received from SCORE.“I believe that education provides options and options provide empowerment, SCORE has helped me identify problems and research competition in the industry. Dennis and my team of mentors have been very helpful by giving me homework and guidance. I feel very privileged that I found SCORE.”
How SCORE Helped
Gina's mentor Dennis Murphy helped her with identifying key problems in her industry as well as key competitors. Dennis says he enjoyed working with the hardworking business owner. “Gina is a self-starter who only sees obstacles as opportunities, she listens and takes advice and has always completed her assignments on time. She is an extremely talented, well organized, hardworking individual.”