Kitty Hawk, NC
Counselors to America's Small Business
Over 20 years of experience in administration, sales, writing, marketing and advertising. She is from Kosovo but moved to the Outer Banks, NC in 2004. Prior to moving to US she owned a cosmetic shop and later a boutique with focus on jeans. She worked for United Nations as a translator and a domestic violence advocate. Founded a women's organization Women's Life and published a monthly magazine promoting women's rights and issues.She also worked for a French Humanitarian Organization, Premiere Urgence as a manager for a humanitarian clinic.She hosted a radio talk show about women's rights and health issues.
When she moved to the Outer Banks, she worked as an admin/marketing person for a real estate company. In the mean time, she wrote and published a crime novel in her native language. She had to learn how to promote the book online since she was away from her readers-target audience. She discovered her love for online marketing and learned all she could to promote her book and started working as freelance writer and website designer.
She worked as freelancer for nine years and in 2013 founded Mitro Digital Marketing LLC based in her hometown Mitrovica, Kosovo and Kill Devil Hills, NC.
Bachelor Degree - Nursing from Xheladin Deda Nursing School , Mitrovica, Kosovo </p>
Computer Programing - Associate Degree from University of Prishtina, Kosovo </p>
Journalism - Associate Degree from University of Prishtina, Kosovo </p>
Attended many continues education courses from COA and other online classes. </p>
Alan Millner is an electrical engineer, with experience in power electronics, solar energy systems, electric vehicles, and medical devices. His business experience includes small business startup and sale, product development, and product strategy. He earned his BSEE, MSEE, and PhD from MIT. After working at MIT Lincoln Laboratory on spacecraft and solar energy systems, he co-founded a solar system company in 1979. After sale of the company, he left it in 1985 to serve as an engineering manager in a series of small and medium sized businesses, which included both industrial power electronics and medical devices. In 2009 he returned to MIT Lincoln Lab where he now works part time as energy systems technical staff.
BSEE, MSEE, and PhS in Electrical Engineering from MIT.</p>
After completion of a BS in Chemistry degree I was engaged for four years in product development of high strength glass ceramic products. The following fourteen years of my career were in Operations Management (operations, quality, finance and engineering) in a high volume manufacturing environment. I have been a consultant and trainer to over 200 organizations in a wide variety of industries since 1982, the last twenty five years of which were as Founder and President of my own firm of ten professionals. Our clients were typically medium to small organizations although we also worked with Fortune 500 companies.
BS in Chemistry from Rochester Institute of Technology</p>
BS, MS, and PhD in Electrical Engineering</p>
Stanford Executive Program
Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
BA Mathematics, University of Toledo
I like mentoring clients who want to startup a new venture or grow and expand their current business. Being exposed for many years to managing and running the various engineering projects, gave me an opportunity to grasp the details of how to perform the daily work tasks properly and bring the projects to successful completion.
I am happy to help clients in the long and short-term planning and managing their business, as well as resolving, if applicable, some challenges related to mechanical/electrical engineering and construction aspects of the business ventures.
Based on my experience of running the small engineering firm for 10 years, I am also happy to share the intricacies of marketing techniques that had proved to be successful in the small business environment.
I have graduated with a master degree in electrical engineering from Novosibirsk Electrotechnical Institute, Russia.
I am a licensed Professional Engineer in State of Connecticut and LEED Accredited Professional.
I had completed required continued education courses in engineering, project management and business administration.
With my wife I own Coastal K9 Consulting, LLC in Ellsworth, ME. We offer full Dog Training Services, for Service, Sport and Pet Training. WE opening in January 2012, after returning to Maine from San Antonio, TX where we worked at the Military Working Dog Program for about 2 years.
My dog training career began in 1977, Tracy's in 1989. IN April of 2014 we opened The Dog Studio of Acadia, offering pet dog and cat grooming, Doggie Daycare, and group training classes.
I've spent the past 17 years helping the Personal Computer user with learning Windows, MS Office, graphic design, web design, desktop publishing, printing, and many other technology subjects.
In addition to computer hardware and software, I also can help with smart phone technology, Internet, eBook editing and publishing, and finding resources for your business.
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