Construction, Industrials and Utilities

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.

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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.  

Importance of Cash Management in a Small Business

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Tim Zimmerman

Tim Zimmerman

Current City: Little Rock, AR

At the age of 23 I moved to Ft. Smith, AR and stared a grass roots Industrial Rubber Distributorship. The Company flourished and merged with several other similar businesses, created an ESOP, and grew to 12 locations in 6 states with 160 employees and $48m in annual sales. I was second in command when I was forced out and sold my interest in the business in 2007. In 2010 I became a partner in a local Drug Testing company which was struggling, I currently run that business. The company has grown nicely and became profitable in the second year of my tenure. Our 2014 sales were up 30% and I see that trend continuing.  

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Education

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High School Diploma</p>

Workshop Poster 2nd. qtr. 2015

Dr. Jeffrey W von Freymann

Dr. Jeffrey W von Freymann

Current City: Mount Pleasant, SC

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.

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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>

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

Michael Hall

Michael Hall

Current City: West Linn, OR
Chapter: Portland SCORE

 

Summary

Twenty-years - Operations management in large multi-site manufacturing companies.

Fifteen-years - Managed my own manufacturing company ($5 Million in sales) 

Strong team building skills, sound financial understanding, extrovert personality.

Solid experience of new product development in Plant start-up and relocation.

 

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Education

<p> <u>Undergraduate degrees</u></p> <p> Metallurgy - Sheffield, Hallam. England</p> <p> Business management - Concordia University,Portland&nbsp;</p> <p> <u>Post Graduate </u></p> <p> Operations management - Sheffield, Hallam.England&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

Joy Clarke-Holmes

Joy Clarke-Holmes

Current City: Upland, CA

A highly experienced Business Executive who has demonstrated the ability to lead diverse teams of professionals to new levels of success in a variety of highly competitive markets, and fast-paced environments. Strong technical sales and business qualifications with an impressive track record of more than 35 years of hands-on experience in the energy solutions business. Demonstrated track record of strategic planning, market development, developing people and delivering revenue. Proven ability to successfully analyze an organization's critical business requirements, identify deficiencies and potential opportunities, and develop innovative and cost-effective solutions for enhancing competitiveness, increasing revenues, and improving customer value. Most recently retired from Johnson Controls as Director Public Housing Vertical Market, North America

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Education

BS, City College of New York Management Certificate, Management Institute, University of Southern California Management Certificate, Advanced Program for Managers, Gainey Institute, University of Minnesota

Are you simply sick looking back at the wreckage left in the wake of the housing bubble’s burst or are you determined to look forward toward accelerating your construction business? We offer you the tools and tricks to save time and money while actually growing your construction business in 2015.

Construction workers (and building owners!) use social networks too

You may enjoy that the construction business lets you spend your day outside in jeans rather than stuck in a suit behind a desk, but the majority of your potential customers, whether new homeowners or those expanding their industrial properties, fall into the latter group. And they use LinkedIn as a way to find new service providers, so you need to make sure your LinkedIn Profile and LinkedIn Business Profile are up to the challenge!

About the Author

Jennifer Riggins, headshotJennifer Riggins is a Jersey Girl in Barcelona, using her passion for writing and marketing to help small businesses define their vision and brand. This eBranding Ninja has a special love for Spanish start-ups, SaaS, and any innovation that helps you grow your business.​

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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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