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Tamme Tannehill

Tamme Tannehill

Current City: Louisville, KY
Chapter: Louisville SCORE

Expert in START UP Franchising. Award-winning Entrepreneur with a proven record of driving aggressive business growth and assertively managing personnel and projects to achieve groundbreaking success. Innovative, creative leader who inspires teams to work to their greatest potential. Skilled in cultivating strong business partnerships and establishing brand awareness and recognition.

I have been in the franchise industry for over 16 years.  First as an owner and operator, operating as a Regional Developer multi-unit Franchise Owner for 11 years in 2 franchise systems, with locations in two large metropolitan cities. My specialty was in the areas of operations and profitability.  Then as a Franchise Coach/Consultant.

8+ years as a Franchise Coach, specializing in the process of; due diligence/investigating a franchise, understanding and negotiating the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and Franchise Agreement, Validation Process of franchise systems and their current franchisees to ensure client success and profitability, helping clients secure funding and favorable lease negotiations.

I have appeared in several local and national publications such as USA Today, Business First, Franchise Update, and The Courier Journal for the innovative way I ran my franchises.

In addition to my business ownership and Franchise Coach/Consultant experience, I have an 18 year span in the banking industry that includes work a large Commercial Bank, The Federal Reserve Bank and the SBA. I hold a Bachelor degree in Business and a Kentucky Real Estate license.

I am a past Program Chair appointee to the board of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) where I focused on educating women business owners on best business practices. Franchising, Real Estate, Banking, Business Ownership.

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Education

BA Business Administration

Real Estate License

34+ years as an Entrepreneur

Camden Music School

Janet Zahn started a second career for something different from her video production career. She did not get a loan for her business until she had been in business five years. She used her own savings to keep things rolling for the first years. At year five, she decided to make some strategic business investments in order to grow and achieve a more sustainable business model. It was then she went to the banks -- and they were not interested in helping her. WomenVenture of St. Paul was and she applied for a loan and received the funds she needed in about 10 weeks. She started the business to satisfy a dream rather than of necessity.

Her Mission: "Is to bring people of all ages together to hear and learn about music; to experience the inspiration and joy music brings to the mind and soul, and to strengthen the sense of community in the neighborhoods we serve."Music Students

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Owner/Founder
Janet Zahn
My Location
3751 Sheridan Avenue No
Minneapolis MN 55412
United States
Employees
16
Year Company Formed
2005
My Successes

Zahn says her business startup was not overwhelming difficult but took perseverance. She states, "It took a good year to become self-sustaining, but nothing stopped me." The Star Tribune featured her in a March 23, 2012 article. The article dealt with the number of women-owned businesses from a study by American Express. That study showed there were 142,000 women owned businesses in Minnesota and 96,000 in the Twin Cities that employ 142,000 people.  The American Express study stated that the key motivation for these women was to make more money and to do something different.

What's Great About My Mentor?

While not cited specifically in the Star Tribune article, SCORE and her counselor have been on deck to help anytime she needed a mentor. Much of the counseling involved financial reviews and advice, but also included human resource issues. She also draws on the SCORE Roundtable peers and help from other small business owners.

How SCORE Helped

The business was started in 2005 as Camden Music School.  SCORE became involved around 2008 and was counseled consistently into 2012.

Bruce Elliott

Bruce Elliott

Current City: Largo, FL

 

1) Start-ups.

2) International Business

3). Web Technologies.

4) Curation  journalist.

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Education

B.A. - Lawrence University

M.Ed. - Boston College

 

 

Robert Michael Berch

Robert Michael Berch

Current City: Roseburg, OR
Chapter: Willamette SCORE

I am a graduate of the University of Michigan with a B.S. in General Studies and Marketing. I have recently retired from Roseburg Forest Products where I held the position of the National Sales Manager for the Engineered Wood Products (EWP) business unit for the last 12 years. I have 31 years of experience in the EWP business and prior to that had management experience in the grocery, cabinet, building, remodeling and lumber industries. I am experienced with the promotion, sales and marketing of value-added products to the building and construction industries throughout the United States and Canada. In my free time I enjoy, exercising, gardening (landscaping), reading and spending time with my family. I am a certified “duffer” at the game of golf.

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Education

University of Michigan, B.S. General Studies; Marketing

Aurora University, Chicago, IL, MBA Classes Toward MBA

Boise State University, Boise, ID, Completed Micro MBA Course

Ryan Kauth

Ryan Kauth

Chapter: Green Bay SCORE

Hi, I'm Ryan. I have 5 years of business banking experience; 8 years of adjunct teaching in higher education in marketing, finance, innovation, and entrepreneurship; nearly 3 years of food manufacturing in quality control; and 10 years of self-employment as a business advisor for small business owners and micro-business owners.

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Education

MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management

BS from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay

 

Barbara Miller

Barbara Miller

Current City: Highland Park, IL
Chapter: Chicago SCORE

I founded and operated a temporary services agency in the health care field for 25 years, then sold it in 2010 to a private equity investor. The business provided speech, occupational and physical therapists on a contract basis to hospitals, schools and rehabilitation centers throughout the Chicago metro area, northern Indiana and southern Wisconsin.

SCORE mentors helped me start my business and also assisted me with the sale transaction 25 years later. As a speech pathologist, I worked in a variety of hospital settings. As a small business owner I had overall responsibility for running a small business, including responsibilities in the following areas:

1. Human Resources, including recruiting, retention, quality appraisal systems and termination
2. Marketing
3. Expertise in Service Industries, including healthcare and education
4. Billings and Collections
5. Search engine optimization (SEO) and web marketing, including experience in integrating web marketing into the sales force
6. Not for profit industry experience

I now serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Barbara & Stephen Miller Foundation, an organization with various interests. In addition, I am currently a board member of several non-profit organizations and also have served as a legislative council member for the American Speech and Hearing Association.

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Education

<p> M.S., Communication Disorders, University of Michigan</p> <p> B.S., Communication Disorders, Miami University</p> <p> Certificate of Clinical Competence, American Speech, Language &amp; Hearing Association</p> <p> Licensed Speech Therapist, State of Illinois</p>

Charles(Chuck) A Sawicki

Charles(Chuck) A Sawicki

Current City: Willow Street, PA

Experience in Sales, Management, & Marketing in  financial services, business information, & business services fields. Have lived or traveled in all 50 states & 100 countries.

 

 

CFP, CLU, ChFC, SCM, CCP had a 46 year career in sales, marketing, & general management. He received a BA in Economics from Notre Dame & an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. He served as a US Army officer graduating from ROTC as a Distinguished Military Graduate. While with 8 organizations, he introduced 6 new products & was president of 3 companies in business information, M&A information, & wholesale & retail investment products & services.  Chuck spent 21 years with Dun & Bradstreet where he managed four district offices,  was Director of New Business Development, and was President of its Canadian subsidiary. He worked for Smith Barney as a Trainer on  the 103rd floor of 2 World Trade Center in NYC and moved to Florida as branch manager & Senior VP-Wealth Advisor for 22 years before he retired for the second time. He and his wife of 54 years, Priscilla have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. Chuck’ Sawicki was awarded the Meritorious Service Award by Charlotte SCORE for his over 7 years of volunteer service and dedication to the non-profit group that helps small businesses get started. He was also awarded the “Dick O’Brien Award”, named after a former Chapter President who died in 2005, as the top Charlotte SCORE Certified Mentor out of nearly 80 volunteers.  He has been a Rotarian for almost 50 years and has been a volunteer Ambassador for Road Scholar, the largest non-profit educational travel company. Chuck has traveled to all 50 states & 100 countries and has been a volunteer mentor in high poverty schools. He won the AFP Volunteer Fund Raiser Award in 2006 while serving on non-profit boards & donor development committees. Currently resides in a Retirement Community near Lancaster, Pa.  Please listen to this 12 & 1/2 minute introductory video "How To Start & Grow A Small Business"  presentation. This video is now posted on the main page of www.Charlotte.SCORE.Org under the green box on the right How to Start & Grow Your Business - Video

Financial Planning Associations Economics Round Table World Affairs Council Chamber Of Commerce 46 yr. Rotarian

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Education

BA Economics Notre Dame University;  MBA Washington University of St Louis; Army ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate; Captain US Army; Retired 25 year Certified Financial Planner;  Chartered Life Underwriter Chartered Financial Consultant; Certified Coach Practitioner; & Certified SCORE Mentor

Elwood H Knight

Elwood H Knight

Current City: Nixa, MO

Government Contracting- All Branches of DOD including GSA International contracting NASA Apollo Program Airline Reservation Systems (Computerization)Worldwide Program Management - International/DOD/ commercial Computer Systems Software management/development Internationl

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Education

<p> BA- Western Michigan University MA- Michigan State University Executive Academy - University of Michigan Graduate School of Business</p>

Sherese Y Duncan

Sherese Y Duncan

Current City: Charlotte, NC
Chapter: Charlotte SCORE

Duncan is President and CEO of Efficio, Incorporated, Founder of For Educators and is a distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship at Central Piedmont Community College.  One of the most sought after speakers and business strategist by organizations and entrepreneurs alike, Duncan has served as a SCORE counselor in Charlotte NC since 2006 and has developed and taught entrepreneurial training for Entrepreneurs, Professionals, and Business Owners around the world through Efficio's School of Business for Entrepreneurs.  She has also taught undergraduate and non-credit courses on business strategy, business systems, technology, internet, social media, financial management, human capital, marketing, and many other disciplines of entrepreneurship for Central Piedmont Community College, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, the Small Business Administration, the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council, the Small Business Development Technical Center in Georgia, SCORE, and various other non-profit entrepreneurial centers.

She is the author of the premier Getting to the CORE of Business® strategic development curriculum, now in its second edition.  It is one of the first non-credit curriculum for existing entrepreneurs focused on building a complete Small Business System.  Over 500 entrepreneurs and students have engaged in training and education using CORE content and is currently supported by the City of Charlotte North Carolina for qualifying entrepreneurial students attending CPCC's Institute of Entrepreneurship.  Duncan has also written entrepreneurial articles that are syndicated worldwide and a variety of instructional ebooks, courses and seminars.

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Education

BS
MBA

 

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