Counselors to America's Small Business
Developed many commercial properties in Illinois, New York, Minnesota and California. Properties included freestanding medical office buildings, shopping centers & industrial bldgs. Experience in syndication, negotiation, financing, leasing. Represented both residential and commercial clients in the purchase &/or sale of numerous properties. Assisted clients in selection & negotiation. Active consulting in above areas.
Bachelor Arts University of Michigan
Started, and operated S corp., and LLC. Manufactured envelopes, Worked with printers and forms dealers. Experienced in business buy/sells. Worked in mergers and acquisitions for large company in NY. Specialize in buying and selling small businesses.
<p> <p> &lt;p&gt; BA in Liberal Arts.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; MBA in Marketing&lt;/p&gt;</p></p>
Started career in the heating, ventilating and air conditioning business in 1963. Founded The Donwall Corp in 1979, a heating, ventilating and air conditioning contractor servicing the commercial, industrial and institutional market. Sold the business in 2000.
BSME from the University of New Haven in 1966. Connecticut licensed Professional Engineer, license no. 0010215. Connecticut licensed Heating, piping and cooling unlimited contractor, license no. S1-0302727.
45 years experience as an Industrial Engineer. Experienced in the manufacture of antennas, lawn furniture, hearing aids, microphones, speakers, lithium batteries, power distribution systems and submersible pumps.
Additional duties covered, environmental health and safety auditing and facility construction and management.
Chairman Emeritus of the New Haven SCORE chapter.
<p> Industrial Engineering, NYU College of Engineering. Numerous courses in environmental, health and safety issues, facility construction and management,</p>
BS Electrical Engineering
In the last 20+ years I worked in Atlanta with the AEC (Architectural-Engineering-Construction) community as a Professional Engineer in three firms. I held the positions of Senior Electrical Engineer, Electrical Discipline Director, Engineering Operations Manager, Project Manager for Engineering Teams, Founder and President of multi-disciplined engineering firms, Marketing and Business Development Director.
North Carolina State University, BS Aero-Space Engineering with Electrical Engineering Minor State University of New York, MA of Theology at Maryknoll School of Theology
Retired from IBM as an Executive Project Manager focusing on new business development and existing large projects. I have experience in consulting, accounting, marketing, proposal development, project planning, quality assurance, and project execution for a variety of businesses. These businesses include: B2B, B2C, Consumer Finance, EFT, and Check Processing,
BS Accounting, University of Colorado
Jeannette Watling-Mills joined SCORE in 2007. She has lived full time in Sarasota for over 30 years. She has a BFA in Interior Design from UNC-G and worked as a designer in NYC and Miami and Sanibel Island before moving to Sarasota. She is currently owner of Bob’s Window Cleaning of Florida, Inc., the largest window cleaning company between St. Petersburg and Ft. Myers. She has also owned a mortgage brokerage, a drapery franchise and an interior design business. She has worked as a concert promoter and in advertising sales.
On the non-profit side, Jeannette has served as chairman of Manasota SCORE, providing mentoring and advice to small businesses. She also has served as President of the Woman’s Exchange, a consignment shop doing well over $1 million in annual sales and has been active with many other non-profits in Sarasota, including the Selby Library (past President) , Sarasota Women’s Alliance, and Gulf to Bay Decorative Artists. She is a mentor in Big Brothers/Big Sisters. She also owns and manages several rental properties.
Jeannette’s leisure interests range from theatre to kayaking and painting to golf. She has been interested in cohousing for a number of years and feels that this is the way Boomers will choose to age in place.
BFA- University of North Carolina at Greensboro in interior design</p>
An entrepreneur with experience in starting, operating and selling a small company and investing in start-up companies as an angel investor. Currently sits on board of a successful start-up technology company. A good understanding of business fundamentals. Experienced in working with a variety of companies and their owners. Effective at networking to find resources for clients. Knowledgeable on how to identify prospective lenders, prepare loan requests and develop cash flow forecasts. A SCORE counselor for 7 years.
Owned and operated a mortgage banking firm which specialized in financing commercial real estate properties through institutional lenders. Professional skills include a good understanding of lender underwriting criteria and owner’s investment objectives; an ability to understand real estate economics and market conditions; effective presentation of investment opportunities to decision makers; and negotiation of business terms. As an angel investor leveraged above skills to broader business environment to invest in early stage companies where evaluation of management talent, future product or service potential and buy/sell criteria are important. As a SCORE counselor, I have helped entrepreneurs understand business basics, develop a business plan including financial and cash flow projections, prepare loan requests and successfully source start up financing.
keywords: business plans, buy/sell, cash flow, loans, loan requests, P&L, start up, real estate
BS in finance from the Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill