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Terrence P McKenney

Terrence P McKenney

Current City: Pickens, SC
Chapter: Piedmont SCORE

Employed in the marine industry for 10 years. Owned & operated an automotive service business for 35 years. Hosted an automotive radio show for 7 years Served in the state legislature for 8 years Worked as an EMT for 17 years



BMS Maine Maritime Academy.

Jim Philpot

Jim Philpot

Current City: Moraga, CA
Chapter: East Bay SCORE

Experience in:

Heavy Construction, Construction Contracting, Residential Construction, Engineering, Franchising, Auto Service, Business Management, Franchisor, Civil Engineer, Contractor, Business Owner, Business Plans, Financial Forecasting,  International Business, Business Start-Ups, Accounting and Advertising.

Work Summary:

Structural Design Engineer for two years.

Worked in the International Division of two world wide heavy construction companies in various capacities from Field Engineer to Project Manager and above. Was Project Engineer on the world's first underwater oil storage facility which was voted the 3rd best engineering feat of 1969 by the National Society of Professional Engineers . Number one and two were the Man on the Moon and the Boeing 747. Project Manager on a four plus year heavy construction project which included engineering, design, procurement, fabrication and field installation. It was worldwide in scope and was the largest job the company ever had.

Started my own successful construction company that built large residences and small commercial projects.

Started a company that franchised automotive service centers. Built it to 30 million dollars in annual sales and sold it.  I've owned and operated 6 Sub S Corporations in three states.

Now retired and keeping busy with golf, SCORE mentoring and 8 grandchildren.

My areas of expertise are: franchising, engineering, construction, contracts, contracting, auto service, business plan, management, forecasting, start-ups, franchisor, general business management and common sense.



Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada

Bachelor of Foreign Trade, Thunderbird Graduate School of International Business, Glendale, Arizona

Registered Professional Engineer, Illinois & Louisiana

National Association of Home Builders

American Society of Civil Engineers

Jennifer A. Capezzuto CPA

Jennifer A. Capezzuto CPA

Current City: Rochester, NY

CPA & Quickbooks ProAdvisor specializing in tax preparation, small business accounting.



Rochester Institute of Technology Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting and Business/Management Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Accounting and Business/Management

I’m a licensed land surveyor who recently started my own firm. While I know my trade well, like most engineering types, sales is not my strong suit. How can I overcome this weakness?  Read more....

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This is a graph illustrating when fixed plus variable costs equal business revenue. That is, you neither lost or made any money on that volume for that product or service. Usually this calculation is shown as a graph but numbers of units and dollars are shown on the grid.

Every startup existing company must balance costs with revenues or they will lose money. This calculation, using an Excel formula, will calculate when a certain volume of sales will equal your fixed and variable costs.  The variable costs are the cost per unit of volume. Most business plans will show this calculation.

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