Environmental Services

Workshop Poster 2nd. qtr. 2015

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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

Joy Clarke-Holmes

Joy Clarke-Holmes

Current City: Upland, CA

A highly experienced Business Executive who has demonstrated the ability to lead diverse teams of professionals to new levels of success in a variety of highly competitive markets, and fast-paced environments. Strong technical sales and business qualifications with an impressive track record of more than 35 years of hands-on experience in the energy solutions business. Demonstrated track record of strategic planning, market development, developing people and delivering revenue. Proven ability to successfully analyze an organization's critical business requirements, identify deficiencies and potential opportunities, and develop innovative and cost-effective solutions for enhancing competitiveness, increasing revenues, and improving customer value. Most recently retired from Johnson Controls as Director Public Housing Vertical Market, North America

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Education

BS, City College of New York Management Certificate, Management Institute, University of Southern California Management Certificate, Advanced Program for Managers, Gainey Institute, University of Minnesota

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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

Dr. Sharon Nunes

Dr. Sharon Nunes

Current City: East Falmouth, MA
Chapter: Cape Cod SCORE

Several years experience in Global Entrepreneur Weekends as coach and mentor to new start-ups. Significant experience in business strategy, marketing and communications, business partner relationships during twenty-eight year career in global technology company, including starting two new businesses. Work experience includes technologies for water management & alternative energy; research and development of new products and software solutions. 

1) Created new business opportunities by developing the technology and business partnerships to deliver compelling solutions to customers.

2) Led Emerging Technologies program, including stage-gate program for evaluating potential projects.

3) Started Green Innovations program that became cornerstone of new business growth involving water management and alternative energy

4) Experienced mentor to new employees while working and volunteer mentor to entrepreneurs both internally and external to business.

 

 

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Education

PhD Materials Science & Engineering, University of Connecticut

BS Chemistry, UMass Dartmouth

 

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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. 

Workshop Poster 1st. qtr. 2015

Considerations When Using Independent Contractors slides presented by Katie Marble at SCORE's November 2014 meeting.

About the Author

Katie Kiernan Marble

Marble Law Firm, PLLC

80 Palomino Lane

Suite 201

Bedford, NH  03110

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          My brother-in-law has approached me about going into business with him in a home cleaning franchise. I’ve always heard one should never go into business with relatives. Is that true? 

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. 

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