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       I own a software development company. While I wouldn’t consider myself disorganized,
at the end of most days I can’t help feeling I haven’t accomplished what I set out to do that day.
What can I do to better manage my time?

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       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.

Thomas Wayne Hollen

Thomas Wayne Hollen

Current City: Grand Rapids, MI

He is retired from Ferris State University as Professor Emeritus. He had been Interim Director of the School of Engineering & Technology Systems at Ferris State University and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology and Energy Systems Engineering.   He taught at Ferris for 14 years.  Prior to Ferris, Mr. Hollen worked as a consultant to a major utility on natural gas and electric rebate programs.  He has been involved in energy projects as both a consultant and manager for 40 years, having conducted over 100 energy audits nationwide.  He was instrumental in establishing an Energy Systems Engineering B.S. degree at Ferris which started the Fall of 2010.  He has a B.S and M.S. from Western Michigan University.

He has worked for a CPA firm as consultant in various roles. He has been a Product Development Engineer for a wire & cable company and a Facility Engineer for a automotive supplier. He has worked for a Not-for-Profit R&D institution and has operated his own consulting practice.  He is a registered Professional Mechanical Engineer in the State of Michigan.

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Education

B.S. Automotive Engineering Technology, Western Michigan University, 1968.

M.S. Engineering Technology, specializing in Mechanical Engineering, w/minor in Computer Systems, Western Michigan University, 1971.

4 years of Doctorate course work in Mechanical Engineering Systems, Michigan State University, 1976 

Ryan Latham

Ryan Latham

Current City: Auburn, CA
Chapter: Sacramento SCORE

Ryan's expertise is in IT strategic consulting and assisting organization's achieve IT operational excellence. He has worked in multiple industries and organizations ranging from startups to Fortune 500 in roles from  ranging from administrator, systems engineer, manager, director and consultant.  

Ryan can assist SCORE clients in information and communication system selection, assessment of current applications and technologies, process development and reengineering, cyber security risk assessments, operating risk assessments, big data, cloud computing, application development, service desk delivery, business continuance and disaster recovery planning. 

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Education

California State University, Chico - B.S. Business Administration, Focus - Management Information Systems

Ryan is certified as:

  • Professional Cloud Solutions Architect

  • Enterprise Architecture (TOGAF)

  • IT Operations (ITIL)

  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (Windows 7 Deploy)

  • VMware Certified Professional

Dr. Robert S Brookman

Dr. Robert S Brookman

Current City: Providence, RI
Chapter: Rhode Island

 

Manager of Research and Development for Firestone

Vice President of Technology and Board member of small public company

President of $200,000,000 Plastics Company

Currently  Vice President for Business Development for a billion dollar privately held plastics company

I have run the sales,marketing, technology, and financial operations of medium sized companies.

My current activities include: mergers and acquisitions,technology evaluation and acquisition, and am the only internal employee coach for fast track and high potential troubled employees 

 

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Education

<p> &nbsp;BS in Chemistry from CCNY and PHD in Polymer Chemistry from NYU Polytechnical Inst</p>

       I’ve been approached by a lead generation service. Do they really work, and if not, what other means of generating leads can you suggest?

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.

       Have a question you’d like answered in this column? E-mail it to info@score-manchester.org, with “Ask SCORE” in the subject line.

Cornelius E Cobb

Cornelius E Cobb

Current City: Hamden, CT
Chapter: New Haven SCORE

Management Profile
Cornelius E. Cobb, Founder and Principal of C. Cobb Accounts, LLC
Cornelius ( Sonny) Cobb has extensive experience in financial management, finance, accounting and taxes. As vice president and branch manager for Bank of America he was loan out to the University of New Haven to assist in their minority and small business development program. He was comptroller for Global Specialties, Inc a electronic manufacturing company in New Haven, CT. Chief Financial Officer for the Sagamore Group, Inc, a Construction Consultant company, specializing in Department of Transportation construction. As Business Support Administrator For Comcast, New Haven, CT, he assisted the Business Manger in the Accounts payable department. He was Accountant for The Elderly Nutrition Program, for the New Haven area in CT. He was Chief Financial Officer for The Highville Mustard Seed Development Corp, A Charter School in Hamden, CT.
Serviced on the board of Police Commissioners in the town of Hamden, Serviced as Chairman of the Board and President and Tax Consultant for the Connecticut Police Commissioners of Connecticut, President, Vice President, and Treasurer of The Connecticut Chapter of The National Association of Tax professionals. Pro-Bono Tax Preparer for AARP in Hamden, CT. SCORE - Mentor Volunteer, New Haven Chapter.

Cornelius Cobb, RTRP started C. Cobb Accounts, LLC, A twenty year old business to assist small businesses in their need to respond. to instant financial information at an affordable cost for accounting services by using accounting software training and to understand the value of maintaining financial records that are accurate, accessible and relate to growth and improvement of their business. In addition, by offering training in bookkeeping services, and tax preparation services, tax planning and reach with an inference is on proficient and convenience and offering a quick turn around time service to our clients.

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Education

Williams College, MA ---School of Banking
University of New Haven, CT Accounting

Nimish Patel

Nimish Patel

Current City: Chatsworth/Costa Mesa, CA

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Education

Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics and Minor in Accounting from UCLA. 

Jin Han

Jin Han

Current City: Los Angeles, CA

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Dan Langford

Dan Langford

Current City: Matthews, NC
Chapter: Charlotte SCORE

Dan Langford

Dan Langford is a Certified Charlotte SCORE Mentor. He tries to assist entrepreneurs who are not quite sure if they want to establish a business or not.  He tries to help formulate, design, and get people moving in the right direction to be successful in their own small businesses. He tries to make entrepreneurs see the full potential of their business mature and grow from their passion and separate that passion into a successful healthy business. His expertise is building a model business from the real estate side, hiring the right people, assisting with methods and procedures for daily and monthly processes, pricing the cost of materials to open a business, liability issues, and what the business can do effectively to make money. He will try to help you build your business plan as an added value for no charge.  During a 40 year career with AT&T & its operating companies, he was known as a fixer, focused on fixing things & moving on to fixing the next thing.

DanLangford@BellSouth.net

704-806-3470

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Education

Under Graduate Degree in Business Administration,                                        Montreat College

Master's Degree in Business, with a concentration in Business Management,   Montreat College

 

       I started my refrigeration repair business six months ago and am now at the point of 
needing to interview candidates for my first employee. I’ve never done this before. What tips can 
you offer?

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.
       Have a question you’d like answered in this column? E-mail it to info@score-manchester.org, with “Ask SCORE” in the subject line.

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