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John Strom

John Strom

Current City: Reno, NV

Owned my own Organizational Development, Training and Consulting business for 22 years, 10 years in retail and wholesale automobile business, 7 years college teaching Communication, Management and Journalism, 5 years U.S. Air Force Public Information

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Education

BA, MA University of Connecticut

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          Our veterinary practice began doing online marketing, including social media, about six
months ago. We believe it’s having a positive impact, but would like to know how we can
accurately measure its effectiveness.  

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

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            I recently purchased a children’s daycare center. The previous owner did not treat the staff well, and my top priority is to correct that situation. How do you suggest I accomplish that?

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.

Michael Mueller

Michael Mueller

Current City: Fox Point, WI

1.  SCORE volunteer.  2013 to present

2.  Mueller Auto Co., Inc.  Owner.  Franchised dealer.  Responsible for all facets of this small, family-owned, rural dealership.  U-Haul franchise holder. Sold business.  1989-2013.

3.  First Wisconsin/Firstar Bank.  Vice President.  Completed nine assignments in eleven years, including management of a large retail branch and several commercial lending divisions.  1977-1988.

4.  U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen (TX).  Aide.  1973-1976.

I think I can be of most help in advising clients on

  • Overall management of a small business;
  • Matters that a larger company would discuss with its board of directors;
  • Franchise relations;
  • Choosing and maintaining suppliers;
  • U-Haul operations

I am a member of the SE Wisconsin chapter of SCORE.  I am very impressed with the quality of my co-mentors and the training provided in the courses we sponsor.  I would encourage anyone running a business to take advantage of these resources.  The price is certainly right.

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Education

Yale. M.A.

Princeton. A.B.

Marquette University. College of Journalism.

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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?

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.

       I’ve been approached by a lead generation service. Do they really work, and if not, what other means of generating leads 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.

Nimish Patel

Nimish Patel

Current City: Chatsworth/Costa Mesa, CA

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Education

Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics and Minor in Accounting from UCLA. 

       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.

David Spitzman

David Spitzman

Current City: Jamestown, RI
Chapter: Rhode Island

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