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SCORE Mentors Revelle Academy to Success

Growing up in Norway, Evelyn Squires had a passion for ballet from an early age.  Upon settling in Sarasota, Florida she founded Revelle Academy to bring dance to the next generation. The academy has a strong underpinning of ballet but has responded to market demands by offering tap, jazz, flamenco, modern, lyrical and hip-hop dance instruction.  Evelyn says, “Our goal is to teach our students to work together, to believe in themselves, to appreciate the arts and music and to take a chance.  The training they get here, they can use for the rest of their lives.”

www.RevelleAcademy.com

Owner/Founder
Evelyn Squires
My Location
Sarasota FL
United States
Employees
10
Year Company Formed
2007
My Successes

Two years into the business, Revelle has 10 part-time employees in an 8,200 square foot facility catering to 175 students.

SCORE mentor Charlie Sax commented on Revelle’s success saying, “In a very bad economy, they grew their business dramatically.  She has a real passion for what she is doing.”

In 2009, Revelle Academy was named Manasota SCORE Small Business of the Year.  The business was recently chosen by Sam’s Club Holiday Cheer for Small Business program to receive a $1,000 gift card and funding to attend a 2-day SCORE “High Speed Growth Seminar” in Dallas, TX.  The award was given in recognition of the business’s growth and Evelyn’s commitment to ongoing learning.

How SCORE Helped

Evelyn’s mother-in-law, Heather, encouraged her to contact SCORE to fill in the gaps of her business knowledge.  SCORE mentors Charles Sax and Richard Radt taught Evelyn how to develop a business plan and then reviewed the plan with her.  The two mentors also brought in a banking specialist to advise on obtaining a loan.  When presented with an offer to buy out a competitor, her SCORE mentors helped Evelyn evaluate the possibility.

“They made me think about a lot of things I hadn’t thought of before, how to develop a mission statement, where was my money coming from,” she said.  “I would have made a lot more mistakes if they (SCORE) hadn’t helped.”

 

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Dr. Shashi K. Shah

Dr. Shashi K. Shah

Current City: New Cannaan, CT

Expert in writing business plans, and logistics. Very Knowledgeable in business systems. As a consultant, I have assisted members of corporate boards in their committee work, and provided input to management on corporate development, training and assessment and divisional restructuring projects. Also worked confidentially with an investment-banking firm in New York, scouting and evaluating small and medium size businesses for merger and acquisition considerations by their clientele.  

From 1973 to 1976, CEO/Director of a small national public company disseminating marketing information to the traveling public.  Streamlined the company's branch and HQ operations, and computerized accounting and administrative functions which resulted in reduced costs and improved efficiency by more than 30 per cent. I motivated national sales force of over 100 people, helped increase their productivity by providing sales leads, training, and incentives.  Also introduced Research tools to improve overall profitability. 

While a partner in a consulting firm, developed management contacts for projects involving corporate planning, logistics, and organizational development.  Also helped clients customize their training programs for middle-level managers.

As senior systems analyst at Lever Brothers, New York, developed synthetic rates and evaluated optimality of corporate distribution networks.  These efforts resulted in annual savings in excess of $1.0 million.  Also participated in developing training programs for managers overseas.

Among other jobs, supervised analysis of corporate statistics and preparation of management reports at Columbia Records; analyzed clerical work for its conversion to computer operations, and forecast product needs at strategic locations for McGraw-Hill.

For the past forty years, I have taught business courses including entrepreneurship and management of start-ups, management, business policy & strategy etc. at U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, St. John's University, Rutgers University, Hofstra University, Baruch College, etc. With the support of department head at USMMA, raised more than $800,000 for e-classroom and computer labs for training students to participate in cyber defense competition sponsored by the NSA. I worked with New York metro area computer scientists and cyber security experts to train our midshipmen to bring championship trophy home in 2004. Presented papers at national and international conferences and published articles in professional journals. 

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Education

Ph.D. in business (1986) from the City University of New York, MBA (1979) from New York University, MA and BS from Brigham Young University. 

Jack Kravitz

Jack Kravitz

Current City: Hubbard, OH
Chapter: Youngstown SCORE

After college, I had a Private Practice of Law in Youngstown, Ohio. I then worked for the Ohio Attorney General in Columbus as a Federal Litigator representing the Ohio Correctional System.

In 1984 I took over my family business in Youngstown Ohio, Kravitz Delicatessen. I still run Kravitz Delicatessen and also started Kravitz Bagels full time.

I also teach Business Law at National College and volunteer with SCORE.

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Education

BA Political Science Ohio State University<br /> JD Case Western Reserve University

George R Hemond

George R Hemond

Current City: North Smithfield, RI
Chapter: Rhode Island

Principal - KIS Management Services, Retired as Assistant Vice President of FM Global in 2007. Corporate Office liasion Underwriting Officer to its Western and International Divisions. Served as Interim CFO/COO of a small non-profit organization in 2009/10. Certified Instructor of: Business Risk Management, Commercial Property Insurance and Insurance Laws & Regulations.

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Education

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ASEE - Roger Williams University; BSIE - Roger Williams University; MBA - Norwich University (concentrations in Operations and Financial Management)</p>

Norman Brown

Norman Brown

Current City: Las Vegas, NV
Chapter: Dallas SCORE

Norm Brown combines a business and legal education with extensive experience in everything from large corporations to tiny start-ups; his last position before joining SCORE was VP Technology Commercialization for a Fortune-500 defense contractor.  A patented inventor and former Angel Investor, Brown focuses on New Products, New Businesses, and Intellectual Property.  He's adept at building winning relationships via Development & Co-Marketing Agreements, Technology Licenses, Strategic Partnerships, and other complex agreements.  He managed an incubator ranked #3 in America by the National Science Foundation in the percentage of new companies created around NSF-funded technologies.  He has served on a number of start-up company boards, and he has supported the launching of over 30 companies based on licensed or transferred technologies.

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George Washington University &mdash;</p>

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Masters, International Relations</p>

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Doctorate, Business Management</p>

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Georgetown University &mdash;</p>

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Juris Doctor</p>

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Philip Greene

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Philip Greene

Current City: New Rochelle, NY

Expert in Business Start ups, Buying and Selling a Business, related Business Valuation, Business Plans, Business Legal Forms, Obtaining Financing.  Specialize in Restaurants, Retail, Medical Services, Manufacturing and Natural Resources.  1965 to 2003 W.R.Grace & Co. Corporate Vice President of Finance. For last 25 years negotiated worldwide acquisitions and divestment's of various businesses ranging from $25 million to over $1 billion. Coordinated due diligence, both in house and third party, including work of independent accountants, investment bankers and attorneys. Negotiated financial and purchase price sections of relevant agreements and reviewed other documents. Resolved all post closing purchase price adjustments and business issues. Worked closely with investment bankers in achieving corporate value objectives.  Director of Internal Audit for two years.  Prior to 1980 was responsible for both internal and external world wide financial reporting. Corporate business plan and financing initiator. Start up business initiator. 1960 to 1965 PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLC. CPA

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Education

Columbia University Graduate School of Business. MS degree in Accounting. University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business. BS in Marketing

Dr. Flynn L Auchey Sr.

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Dr. Flynn L Auchey Sr.

Chapter: Roanoke SCORE

I am a semi-retired professor of Building Construction. I have licenses and have practiced as an Architect (RA), Professional Engineer (PE), Class A contractor (GC _ A), a real Estate Broker and am a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). I teach project management as well as Real Estate Development courses on line globally. I travel extensively and reside in Miami Beach 33139, over the winter months. I would enjoy working with an upstart company entrepreneur on a one to one basis. I have made enough mistakes in my lifetime so I know I could be of some assistance.

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Education

Bo AE, M of AE Dr. Construction Management

Everett Johnson

Everett Johnson

Current City: Ponte Vedra, FL

Business Expertise · Enterprise Information Systems · International finance · Strategic Planning, Policy and Procedures · Human Resources Management · Crisis & Consequence Management and Continuity Planning

Career Background · US Department of Defense civil service: Senior Strategic Analyst – Developed continuity plans and policy for homeland defense · US Army, Active Duty military and civil service: Army Europe, G-3 Operations, Plans & Training – Managed Theater Army component command analysis branch; U S Army Corps of Engineers – Managed National Emergency Management Programs Branch; numerous and varied other unit command and staff positions of responsibility.

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Education

University of Nebraska, BGS, Business Management (Macroeconomics)· US Army War College, Masters of Strategic Studies · US Army Management Staff College · USC, Systems Management masters studies · Florida Notary Public

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