Educational Services

Norm Brown

Norm 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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Bonnie Copeland

Bonnie Copeland

Current City: Costa Mesa, CA

Business plans, start up, finance, financing, financial projections, cash flow, budgeting, intellectual property, troubled business turn around, retail, sales, manufacturing, entertainment, insurance, environmental industry and non-profits. I began my business career with a startup retail ski shop. I built it to $1 million in sales as the ski industry boomed. When my daughter was born I sold the ski business and became a stay-at-home mom entrepreneur, selling custom portraits of children and pets through mail order and specialty shops (that's yesterday's equivalent of an internet business). I sold the portrait business after five years and entered the University of Pittsburgh M.B.A. program, majoring in Accounting and Finance. I graduated Magna cum Laude and I worked as Assistant Controller and Systems Analyst for a large industrial foundry and rolling mill in Eastern Ohio. Two very cold winters later I moved to Southern California to be Project Financial Analyst and Internal Auditor at Hughes Aircraft. I moved to Disney to manage the financial affairs for several divisions at the park as well as the construction of Thunder Mountain Railroad. I left Disney to work as a Special Projects Consultant for Shell Oil, then spent 11-1/2 years at Digital Equipment Corporation. At DEC I worked directly with the Western Vice President of Sales, managing the budgeting, reporting, and awards programs for a 300 person sales force. I also served as executive partner to several aerospace and banking companies, wrote the strategic plan for a new $50 million venture, served as national training manager for the Finance and Accounting organization, and as training liaison between Finance and Accounting and the sales group. In 1992 I took early retirement and became a SCORE volunteer. Currently, I work part-time doing marketing, accounting, and financial planning for a small family owned firm. I also consult periodically with the Cal State Fullerton School of Business Entrepreneurship program and run three small businesses: consulting for several former employers, art beading and freelance writing

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BA, University of Pittsburgh, Cum Laude -- Studio Art Major, Theater and dance minor MBA, University of Pittsburgh, Magna Cum Laude, Finance and Accounting. 5 time winner,&nbsp;Chapter Cyber Counselor of the Year Award. Over 20 years as a SCORE mentor.</p>

Dr. Robert L Dean

Dr. Robert L Dean

Current City: Onalaska, WI

Certified SCORE Business Counselor

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Education

Ph.d. in Policy Research, Planning, & Analysis

MBA in Finance

BBA in Management & Finance

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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Bo AE, M of AE Dr. Construction Management</p>

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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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

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.

Dr. Alfred Peter Quinton

Professor Emeritus, School of Business, The College of New Jersey

Dr. Alfred Peter Quinton

Current City: Dover, DE
Chapter: Delaware SCORE

30 years (1958-1988) in International Worldwide Textile/Apparel Import/Export Businesses, both large and small as well as retail/wholesale trades. 3 years abroad in Hong Kong as assistant office manager of large retail buying office.

25 years in Higher Business Education (1986-2011), Marketing, Sales, International Trade and Supply Chain Management

Retailing, Fashion Merchandising, Sales & Sales Management, Purchasing, Supply Chain, Operations

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Education

Doctor of Professional Studies in Management, Pace University, 1993

Master of Business Administration, New York Institute of Technology, 1984

Bachelor of Arts, Social Science, Thomas Edison State College, 1983 

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