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This document walks you thru the steps for starting a for profit business in Southwest Michigan.  It includes URL's for the various websites you will want to visit. While a few of the the items are specific to Berrien County, most of the  information applies to any part of Michigan

Teuta Towler

Teuta Towler

Current City: Kitty Hawk, NC

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. 

 

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Education

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Bachelor Degree - Nursing from Xheladin Deda Nursing School , Mitrovica, Kosovo&nbsp;</p>

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Computer Programing - Associate Degree from University of Prishtina, Kosovo &nbsp;</p>

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Journalism - Associate Degree from University of Prishtina, Kosovo&nbsp;</p>

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Attended many continues education courses from&nbsp;COA and other online classes.&nbsp;</p>

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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. 

Workshop Poster 1st. qtr. 2015

Andres Mejorado

Andres Mejorado

Current City: El Paso, TX
Chapter: El Paso SCORE

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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&#39; College, A.A.S., Hotel and Restaurant Management, Class of 1956</p>

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Denver University, B.S., Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management Major, Class of 1959</p>

Considerations When Using Independent Contractors slides presented by Katie Marble at SCORE's November 2014 meeting.

About the Author

Katie Kiernan Marble

Marble Law Firm, PLLC

80 Palomino Lane

Suite 201

Bedford, NH  03110

Ask SCORE

          My brother-in-law has approached me about going into business with him in a home cleaning franchise. I’ve always heard one should never go into business with relatives. Is that true? 

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. 

John Pham-Ta

John Pham-Ta

John Pham-Ta

Current City: Overland Park, KS

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Education

MBA, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Henry Bloch School of Management Executive Program

BA - Biology, Wake Forest University

Kenneth Merlin

Kenneth Merlin

Current City: Lincoln, NE
Chapter: Lincoln SCORE

Professional Experience: Newspaper reporter: small business owner (freelance photographer), currently owner/director Merlin Power & Sail, boat captain "River City Star" (Port of Omaha), corporations (tax/financial analyst): Experian, Conagra Foods, Oriental Trading. Military: Management Analysis Director, 16th Air Force (Spain). Combat helicopter pilot in Vietnam (Air/Sea Rescue Detachment Commander) and Desert Storm (Medevac pilot and 24th Med Air Ambulance Company training officer (AGR)). Major, USA (ret.)

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Education

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&lt;p&gt; BA Journalism - News-ed, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1974&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; MA Professional Accounting (MPA), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1997&lt;/p&gt;</p>

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