Consulting, Research and Business Services

Business Technology Program - Overview Webinar (1 of 4)

Summary

This narrated PowerPoint video provides an overview of the benefits and features of using current technology to improve your small business.  It is the first in a four-part series originally developed to provide SCORE volunteers with an overview of current technologies in order to better guide their small business clients.  However, the perspective of the narration in these videos has been changed to be appropriate for viewing directly by small business owners and managers.

Grant Holmes

Grant Holmes

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Roanoke, VA

Chapter: Roanoke SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

Grant Holmes' career has led him to successfully serve as both a consultant and an employee to industries as diverse as education, construction, media, manufacturing, marketing, technical training, hospitality, tourism, entertainment and software development. He has managed as many as 70 direct reports and directed multimillion dollar budgets. His greatest skill lies in the ability to quickly assess needs, develop plans to achieve goals and implement those plans.

Grant Holmes has been extremely active in various Chambers of Commerce, networking groups, business foundation and operations groups as well as mentoring others. His experience includes experience from a training background to marketing & PR experience, planning events, working with non-profits, and recruiting businesses and their executives for engagement.

For over 10 years, Grant Holmes was able to prove that passion tempered with complex project/general management experience is a potent combination when mixed with knowledgeable strategic planning and execution. Grant Holmes is comfortable with concurrent project demands, managing moving targets and serving as a change agent.

Grant has worked with hundreds of clients to hone their operations, especially where marketing language and brand position are concerned.

Grant Holmes succeeded through:

  • Leading People; from hourly staff to peers and degreed professionals
  • Mentoring other professionals in decision making and business skills
  • Managing the Parts; ensuring he understand the demands and scope so that the people have the resources to produce
  • Utilizing effective branding, web pages, blogs, marketing collateral and social media
  • Constantly teaching and training others to ensure that the standards of the mission are not lost
  • Learning diverse, new technology and applying solutions effectively

A significant position in a dynamic environment that offers flexibility, challenge and opportunity would be perfect for Grant Holmes. He is open to travel and willing to relocate. Grant has the experience, practice and ability to excel in your organization!

If you are seeking an energetic professional who can make an immediate and positive impact upon your operations, revenue stream and profit margins, call Grant Holmes at 330-327-5208 (Ohio area code, VA Resident, East Coast time).

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

VWCC: Project Management Certification Prep

Kent State: Master's in Communications studies (in process)

Malone University: Bachelor's in Business Administration.</p>

Communication methods

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Rich Wiley

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San Diego, CA

Languages:English

How I can help you

Summary Strategic Business Planning / M&A Experience / Sales Team Leadership New Product & Market Development Rich has over thirty years of experience in executive management with both major corporations and small start-ups. He served as the president of two companies and in varies senior management positions in sales, marketing, and business & product development. He provided strong leadership & management in the areas of strategic business positioning, product definition & development and establishment of a clear and compelling customer focus. In addition, Rich had direct responsibility for raising investment capital and M&A activities. He prides himself on his strong presentation, communication and negotiation skills and expertise in building a high performance management team which develops solid relationships with customers and other business stakeholders. TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS * Led the successful turnaround of a privately held IC equipment firm into a merger with a larger company * Effectively managed the product-development / market introduction for new products for two start-up companies. Raised seed and development funding from major corporations in the USA and Japan. * Introduced and led the formal PDP (Product Development Processes) for new, innovative 300mm production equipment for the semiconductor industry. * Led a successful introduction of a web- based ecommerce business that marketed and sold high end tech equipment though a website to a global customer base. * Introduced the QFD (Quality Function Deployment) process to improve both profitability and customer satisfaction for after sales system market.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

<p> US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO - BS Electrical Engineering</p> <p> Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA - MS Electrical Engineering</p> <p> Stanford Business School, Palo Alto, CA - MBA</p>

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Patricia Loftus

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Venice, FL

Chapter: Manasota SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

Greater than 39 years of business experience in the global nuclear energy industry and small business environment.

  • Greater than 15 years of team-based experience in business and function startup and operations turn-arounds => Proven ability to achieve Company’s strategic and business goals.
  • Deliver senior executive strategic/operations decision support consulting services including strategic alliance/teaming, M&A due diligence, corporate committee participation (enterprise risk and strategy), and independent oversight process ownership => Actionable results and recommendations.
  • Business mentor, team and workshop facilitator, and classroom instructor => Impassioned advocate for continuous learning and knowledge transfer.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with government, industry and regulatory stakeholders.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

 

  • BS/MS Nuclear Engineering, MBA.
  • Currently licensed real estate Salesman (SC)/Broker (FL) & real estate instructor (FL).
  • Prior real estate certifications: internet expert (e-PRO), Certified Residential Specialist, and Accredited Buyer's Representative.

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Debbie Jones

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Kansas City, MO

Languages:English

How I can help you

I have spent all my career in various Information Technology roles:

- Application development, design, and programming

- Technical training both in classroom and computer based training

- Project management

- Staff and operations management

- Process and quality improvement using 6-sigma

I have worked over 20 years in automotive and airplane manufacturing.  I have also spent time working for  IT consulting companies.

I am very detail oriented and organized.  I have built strong cross-functional teams for short term workshops as well as ongoing business departments. 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

 MBA in Management - University of Puget Sound, Seattle, WA

BA in Math and Computer Sciences - University of Missouri, Columbia, MO</p>

Certifications:

6-sigma Master Black Belt

PMP - Project Management Professional

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