Counselors to America's Small Business
Twenty-five years as a country club manager plus eight years as a purchasing agent in country clubs. During the Annual Awards Luncheon (Palm Beach SCORE) on May 8, 2015, a client of mine was presented with $5,000 for being Entrepreneur of the Year. Second and third place winners were awarded $1,000 each. Over 100 other clients were considered. Another mentor, Bruce Chips, and I provided assistance to the winning client over the last 2 years.
Bachelor of Science, Hospitality Management, Florida State University
Plenty of management experience to share. SCORE certified email mentor for over 6 years. CEO / Owner / Managing Broker, Licensed Real Estate Broker, Corporate Managing Broker, Managed an office of sales personnel (ranging from 10-20 agents). Licensed real estate agent, 1978 to 1992, licensed California Real Estate Broker since 1992 to present. Military Veteran, served in U.S. Coast Guard for 24+ years. Represented Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Commerce Security Bank in the evaluation, sale prep, marketing, negotiations of Bank owned ( REO ) property. Managed a Commercial Property ( PUD ) consisting of 12 buildings with parking lots and landscaping and over 106 tenants. Member Board of Directors, for Northern Solano Association of Realtors. Served as Association Advocate and on Multiple Listing Service Committee for same Association. Served on North Bay Regional Multiple Listing Service Committee and on Procurement/Upgrade Committee for selecting and overseeing upgrade of equipment and software for the Multiple Listing Service. Member Board of Directors of Medium sized Homeowners Association. Implemented Rules and Regulation Enforcement plan including continuous training program for monitors. Drafted the Rules and Regulations for the Homeowners Association including a Hurricane Plan. Served in U.S. Coast Guard from Seaman Recruit thru Chief Petty Officer and concluded as a Lieutenant Commander. Managed large operating budgets ($35,000,000+ annually)for all ships, stations and aircraft including fuel. Chief of Maritime Operations for the Pacific; Commanding Officer Surface Effect Ship Division, Key West; Supervisor of Operations Center/Rescue Coordination Center for the Pacific Ocean; Assistant Chief of Search & Rescue for Northern CA & Nevada.
<p> California Bureau of Real Estate required Real Estate Courses and Exam to be licensed as Managing Broker and Property Manager. Over 1,000 hours of continuing education in Real Estate Brokerage, Finance, Management and Law. Associate Degree, New York State University Numerous courses in U.S. Coast Guard covering time critical risk management decision making. Included such training as Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue Coordination for Senior Officers.</p>
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
Retired Vice President of Electronic Data Systems. Experience in managing large operations internationally and in the United States. Experienced in Federal and State and Local Government markets as well as in the information technology, health care, manufacturing, and finance industries. Served on various boards and was Chairman of the Board for the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology.
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Master of Science in Engineering Administration.</p>
Pro bono small business mentor with an expertise in apparel manufacturing, distribution, sales and retailing. Counsels clients from product conception all along the marketing route to customer delivery -- this includes identifying current fashion trends; design and manufacturing; time line management; competitive positioning; global brand development; import and export; financial analysis and marketing. Goal is face-to-face counseling for clients in Metropolitan New York, leading to a successful business -- here and around the world
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>
BS Finance University of San Francisco</p>
MBA University of San Francisco</p>
US Army Command and General Staff College</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
Mr. Zlotnick, a Certified Public Accountant was the founding and managing partner of Apfel, Levy, Zlotnick & Company, a midsize CPA firm in New York City before joining SCORE. He served for a number of years on the New York State Society of CPA's Financial Planning Committee. Mr. Zlotnick has taught at the College of Staten Island (Options Program), New York. Milt for many years was a Community Leader and Host for America on Line, Business "Know How" division providing advice on business plan preparation. In addition, he has prepared numerous seminars for SCORE including seminars concerning Internet Commerce. Milt is a cyber-counselor for SCORE and a consultant with Business Plan Pro (www.bplans.com). Milt has been with SCORE since 1996.