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Donato Daddario

Donato Daddario

Current City: Grawn, MI

I have 40 years of experience as an educator, developer, manager, leader and coach. Utilizing many years of IT and HR Management experience to help organizations to review, and adjust their organizational cultures with a focus on the development of the individual as a baseline for long term organizational success.
Establishing organizations whose mission included focus on continuous improvement of the resources, adaptability,



 Wharton Business School. Philadelphia
Securities Industry Institute Executive Development Program. Year 1, 2, 3
Master of Science degree, Secondary Education
St. John

A two-sided flyer designed to instruct prospective clients how to sign up for counseling.  

Printed copies are available in the SCORE Office.



          I’m in the process of establishing a graphic design/web development business. 
Should I form a corporation? 


By Attorney Ruth-Ellen Post

The four most common forms of business structure are:

  • LLC (Limited Liability Company)
  • CORPORATION (Conventional and Subchapter S)

The following outlines provide very general information on some of the main
similarities and differences among these business structures in six key areas:

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 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. 


Susan Fort

Susan Fort

Current City: Reston, VA
Chapter: Cape Cod SCORE

Susan Fort is in charge of training and continuing education at a national nonprofit association that leverages the talents of skilled volunteers around the country.

Some of Susan's key nonprofit experience includes:

  • Volunteer management: assessment, recruitment, onboarding, retention, recognition, and succession planning
  • Adult learning – training, tookits, and educational program development
  • Board start up and development
  • Nonprofit governance
  • Starting a nonprofit
  • Nonprofit best practices and standards of excellence
  • Strategic planning

Susan’s experience includes nonprofit staff and board leadership roles. As a volunteer, she founded and started a nonprofit. Her career commitment to mission-driven organizations began with a year of national service with AmeriCorps VISTA. She has significant adult learning expertise and creates toolkits and training materials, delivers educational programs, and designs multi-day learning experiences.

Susan has expertise in critical areas of nonprofit management: board development and governance, change management, coaching, executive transition management and succession planning, nonprofit standards of excellence, organizational development, best practices in recruitment and training, R&D and launch of new initiatives, strategic planning, team building, and volunteer management.

In fact, Susan is a volunteer management authority who has:

  • coordinated traditional and national service volunteer programs,
  • written and delivered volunteer management curriculum, and
  • trained skilled volunteers to provide critical services to nonprofits and the small business community.



<p> Susan has her MEd from Cambridge College and a BA from Guilford College in French and International Studies.</p>

La Comunidad Hispana

SCORE’s relationship with LCH has evolved over the last two years from an advisory capacity to their board to a full fledged partnership which is focused on bringing entrepreneurship and business practices to the large Hispanic community in southern Chester County. SCORE mentors John Jackson , Horace Scherer and Bob Fedor are regular members of LCH’s monthly marketing committee and often conduct special projects related to marketing and general business practices. This is expected to continue indefinitely as the CEO, Margarita Mirkil and the Chair, Alice Moorhead have deemed this an invaluable assistance to LCH. Over the last year the relationship between SCORE and LCH has led to the formation of a workshop “Business Skills for Success for Latino Entrepreneurs”. LCH is the host and a key marketing force behind this effort. In the Fall of 2013, 15 clients graduated from this 8 week course. This has grown to about 30 clients for the current 2014 spring course. Horace Scherer is now a key instructor in the program. This effort has garnered very favorable media and political attention for both SCORE and LCH.


La Comunidad Hispana

Providing integrated health care, social and adult educational services designed to help immigrant and low income residents stay healthy, build strong families and lead productive, fulfilling lives.


LCH offers a wide range of resources to meet the needs of Hispanic and low-income residents of southern Chester County. Each year, approximately 2,300 people receive services that include information and referral, translation and advocacy, case management, life-skills training, adult education and legal assistance.

Think Like a Scientist! LLC

Coleen Herbst and Jodi Wooten began teaching together at a local preschool in 2007, teaching three-year-olds as well as a Pre-K enrichment class. With their own passion for science, the enrichment class evolved into one focused on science, and the teachers found that preschoolers also love learning about science. They also created a Camp for a Cure, a science-based camp that funds their annual participation in the Susan G. Komen three-day Walk for a Cure.

The teachers began to dream of opening their own business teaching science to young children. Think Like a Scientist! (TLAS!) was born in 2009 when a local private school began searching for a science program for their young students and partnered with Herbst and Wooten. Finally In 2013 TLAS! opened its own location in West Chester.

TLAS! offers science classes and holds private birthday parties for children ages three to six. Herbst and Wooten are the only employees. A TLAS! session consists of one 2.5 hour class a week for four weeks and costs $125.  TLAS! currently offers four classes a week with total enrollment of about 50 children. They also average two birthday parties a month, with a cost of $250 per party. One day a week, they also teach TLAS! on site at St. Agnes School.


For the 2014-15 school year, TLAS! is planning to open the studio for an additional day each week, which would add about 40 more students. They also want to add a new Saturday class that meets once a month for children 6-8 year olds, with target enrollment of 40 students.


TLAS! met both its revenue expectations for the 2013-14 school year and also all its business goals.  Adding the class for 6-8 year olds and opening the studio an additional day will generate significant additional revenue.


Herbst and Wooten say they reached out to SCORE because “Teachers by trade we knew just how to execute our curriculum. Business folk we are not but we were eager to learn to be! We contacted SCORE and enrolled in their Grow Your Business series.”  Working with counselors Ana Nitica and Frank Millheim, TLAS! got assistance in areas including marketing, web planning, social media and finance. 

About SCORE they say, “SCORE never fails to provide us with a business professional no matter the area of expertise. Thanks to the support of many SCORE volunteers we have developed the skills necessary to create and manage our business. SCORE continues to support us as we move forward to grow our business.” 

Coleen Herbst and Jodi Wooten
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