Consulting, Research and Business Services

Richard S. Smith

Richard S. Smith

Current City: Weaverville, NC
Chapter: Asheville SCORE

Expert in writing business plans and finance and accounting. Very knowledgeable in business operations. 

Seasoned pro who can convey complex concepts in simple terms as a businessman, not as a “bean counter”;  13 years experience with large firms (Swift/ConAgra, Nabisco, Kraft, BASF) and 25 years with small companies, many as a part owner/operator & consultant struggling to make payroll (!); CFO; BA Johns Hopkins, MBA U. of Chicago; CMA; full Quick Books experience; strategic planning, g/l, standard  & job costing, tax, banking & private equity fund raising ($2M+ for 1 client), projections, M & A, financial analysis, business valuations, cash flow mgmt; served on several boards; taught Corporate Finance and Strategy & Planning at UNCW and Campbell University, respectively.

 

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Education

BA in Economics (Johns Hopkins)

MBA in Finance (University of Chicago)

Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

 

Ask SCORE

          I’m confused about the rules for paying employees overtime. Can you explain them to me? 

         Should you be paying overtime to your employees? The answer is: it depends.

          Under the U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers are required to pay overtime to most hourly employees who work more than 40 hours a week for businesses that take in more than $500,000 a year in revenue.

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. 

Mark Moorman

Mark Moorman

Current City: McKinney, TX
Chapter: Dallas SCORE

Past Franchisee, franchise consultant helping sincere prospective business owners find the business that matches their goals, values, skill set, life style and financial situation.

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Steve R. Smith

Steve R. Smith

Current City: Westport, CT

40+ years with IBM in sales and sales management, marketing and product development

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Education

MS Business, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio  1971

MBA The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio  1972

International Business Management, Cal. Berkeley, 1986

Global Leadership Program, University of Michigan, 1990

 

Gregory Schwarz

Gregory Schwarz

Current City: Jamesville, NY
Chapter: Syracuse SCORE

Retail, wholesale, recreation/travel, manufacturing. Textiles, sewn goods manufacturing. Product design, manufacturing and distribution.

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Workshop Poster 1st. qtr. 2015

Alverta Lopez

Alverta Lopez

Current City: Accokeek, MD

Alverta Lopez is the president of APL Solutions, LLC.  Her primary focus is on winning and maintaining contract awards in the areas of Management Consulting (as it relates to Administrative Management, Human Resource Consulting, Telecommunications Consulting, Staffing Services, Project Management and Contracts Management).  The company's primary focus is to help companies improve performance, comply with complex regulations, enhance infrastructure and stimulate growth.  Our responsibilities include all aspects of the day-to-day operations as well as providing consulting services to clients who are interested in getting into the Federal space. 

Prior to owning APL Solutions, LLC, Ms. Lopez served as the President of a full ground transportation company for over 6 years.  Her responsibilities included Managing Projects, administering the management of the corporation, its employees and consultants and providing leadership to the team.  She was the lead person responsible for the signature and audit of invoices, checks, releases, Billing, Accounts Receivables/Payables, and other documents in the name of the company.  I was also responsible for executing Teaming Agreements (NDA/Joint Venture's (JV) ); overseeing contracts and proposal preparation; as well as  hiring the right staff to support senior management as well as other  Government Officials. 

Before becoming president, Ms. Lopez served in a number of Billing, Finance and Contract support roles.  She managed support staff; developed processes and procedures, provided Process improvement plans and Training Guides to be used by all employees and worked on several Government Contracts with GSA, making sure we were in compliance with the FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation) from a billing perspective, managed Accounts Receivables/Payables/Collections .   Ms. Lopez has a track record of being able to reduce accounts receivables. Previous Federal/Government project work included services to the following agencies:  MCI/Verizon, AT&T, Winstar, and a Consultant to MODIS, Inc.

 

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Education

<p> <strong>BS, Mathematics, </strong>Elizabeth City State University, NC, 1982.&nbsp; Computer Science - Minor.</p> <p> <strong>Certificate, Mathematics</strong>, Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA, 1981. Computer Science - Minor.</p>

Daniel Ferdinand

Expert HR Professional Specializing in Non-Profit Organizations

Daniel Ferdinand

Current City: Wilmette, IL
Chapter: Chicago SCORE

30 + years as a senior manager and private consultant working with and for non-profit organizations.

Areas of expertise include: Organizational Development | Labor & Employment Relations | Employment Law | Quality Improvement | Management of Human Resource | Troubleshooting

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Education

<p> B.S. Business Administration + extensive learning through practical experience and study.</p>

Donald O. Benjamin

Donald O. Benjamin

Current City: Port Charlotte, FL

New York State Restaurant Association, Sales Rep and Director of Membership             1999-2012

Royal Savage Inn Restaurant, Plattsburgh, NY, owner                                                       1970-1999

Windows on the Bay Restaurant and Motel, owner                                                             1985-1994

Clinton Community College, Plattsburgh, NY, Operated Food Service Concession            1988-1994

The Barnstead Restaurant, Keeseville, NY, owner                                                               1980-1987

Rippling River Motel,Keeseville, NY owner                                                                           1978-1987

Howard Johnson Restaurants, Parent Company, District Manger, Los Angeles Office        1965-1970         

Chicago Office  1960-1965, and   Manger Utica, NY 1959-1960

Community Involvement

Paul Smith's College, Board of Trustees -n Board Member, Chairman of the Board, Board Member Emeritus                                                                                                                           1975-present

Clinton County Tourism Bureau - Chair                                                                          1978-1998

Upstate New York "I Love New York" Advertising Committee - Chair                             1973-1990

Fleet Bank Advisory Board, Plattsburgh, NY                                                                     1980-1987

Champlain Valley Physician's Hospital -Board Member                                                    1979-1986

Plattsburgh and Clinton County Chamber of Commerce - Member and President           1979-1984

                                                                                                                                                          

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Education

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Paul Smiths&amp;amp;#39; College, A.A.S., Hotel and Restaurant Management, Class of 1956&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;

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Denver University, B.S., Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management Major, Class of 1959&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;

David Weaver

David Weaver

Current City: Littleton, CO
Chapter: SCORE Denver

Education Advocate: Applies a deep understanding of different businesses and industries to customers’ current situation to find the right solution for the client. 

Business Owner: Experienced in what it takes to turn a business around in a tough economic climate. Have created, purchased exisiting and exited business ventures. Each experience adds to life's education.

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Education

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business

BS, Marketing, Management

 
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