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            I recently opened a sports memorabilia shop and now want to add an online component to sell my merchandise via the Internet. I plan to hire someone to design my website, but am looking for advice to provide that person with guidance and direction

           Nearly every small business has a website today…and no wonder. A 2011 Pew Internet study found that nearly half of all searches for local businesses are conducted online (newspapers finished a distant second). And usually, a company’s website is the first place prospective customers go when those search engine results come up.

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

William Mackey

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Youngstown, NY

How I can help you

Professional Experience: 32 years in the Software business. VP of Sales for publicly traded company. Started and ran a business communication skills company and sold it to Sylvan Learning after 7 years. Exposure to manufacturing, wholesale, retail, banking, credit union businesses plus government at State, County, Village and Town levels. Experienced in recruiting and selecting employees plus leadership of workforces.

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BA - Alfred State University 1966</p>

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            I’ve operated a local convenience store for almost seven years, never taking off more than an occasional weekend or holiday. Every time I plan a vacation, something comes up. How do I break this pattern before I burn out?

Ask SCORE

            I’ve operated a local convenience store for almost seven years, never taking off more than an occasional weekend or holiday. Every time I plan a vacation, something comes up. How do I break this pattern before I burn out?

 

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.

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

Stan Herman MBA, Chartered Busines Coach

Stan Herman

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Grover, MO

Chapter: St. Louis SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

 

President/Owner of Stan Herman Inc. a business coaching organization that creates better owner decisions followed by better business results. I help individuals start, grow and succeed in the business they love.

Previously:

VP of Sales and Chief Marketing Officer for AAL a fortune 500 company

Started two businesses 1. Executive business coaching 2. Profit improvement for companies.

A previous TEC / Vistage Chair - international organization for CEOs

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Education

<p> BS. Education, University of Missouri/St.Louis</p> <p> MBA Baruch College, City University of New York</p> <p> Chartered Business Coach, World Association of business Coaches, Middelsex University London</p>

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Teuta Towler

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Kitty Hawk, NC

Languages:English

How I can help you

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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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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          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. 

Angel Melendez

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West Palm Beach, FL

Chapter: Palm Beach SCORE

Languages:English, Spanish

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Dr. Peter B. Mumola

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Daniel Island, SC

Languages:English

How I can help you

Retired senior executive with a background in high technology industries. My experience includes engineering and research management, product development, manufacturing and operations in government (NASA), industry (semiconductor manufacturing equipment and aerospace/defense) and academia (Visiting Professor at the University of Connecticut). I have worked in both large and small businesses as an intrapreneur and entrepreneur, In recent years I have served as a business and technology consultant to a number of major corporations as well as several small start up companies, engaged in strategic business planning and development as well as mergers and acquisitions.

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Education:&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p>

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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (Now New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering), B.S.E.E.<br />
&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;New York University, School of Engineering, M.S.E.E.<br />
&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

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