Published Aug. 22, 2014
My beauty supply business has grown significantly in the short time we’ve been in
business and I’m considering hiring an accountant. How do I find the right one?
There are many responsibilities that come with being a small business owner, and everyone is critical to maintaining profitability and promoting growth. You can’t risk letting a deadline slip or overlook an administrative requirement, yet there are only so many hours in the
day to get things done.
Current City: The Villages, FL
Professional accountant [CPA; Canada, USA]
- Worked in public accounting for "Big 4" audit firms PwC, Deloitte], and had my own practice, with major emphasis on family-owned businesses
- Worked in industry as a CFO [heavy equipment; HVAC contractor]. Major emphasis on Business Plans and Cash Flow. Expert with Jian's BizPlan Builder and suite of management tools.
- Director [completed professional qualification course] of a major Canadian Credit Union and of a Central Credit Union. Major emphasis on Strategic Planning and Corporate Governance
- Instrumental in designing and developing an online consulting practice "Family Business Experts" [www.family-business-experts.com]. Major emphasis on Succession Planning.
- Specialized earlier in my career as a Chartered Business Valuator [Canada] and qualified as a Business Arbitrator [Canada]
Current City: Hialeah, FL
Several years as a International Marketing Consultant. Expert in effectiveness analysis and implementation.
Master’s Degree in Business Administration 2009
University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
Made research work on Harley Davidson IT strategy, Carnival Cruise lines expansion policy, Coca Cola Global Marketing, and Pollo Campero expansion in China among other academic work.
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management and Sports Administration 2007
Saint Thomas University, Miami, Florida
Garbage to Garden was created to address the challenge of efficiently and effectively utilizing residential composting within an urban setting. Tyler Frank, founder, and his roommate were discussing the challenges involved with composting in their 2nd floor city flat and six weeks later, Garbage to Garden (GtG) was born.
Garbage to Garden is currently services six cities in Maine and is looking to expand. Garbage to Garden has been recognized as:
Portland Phoenix 2013 "Best Kept Secret"
Portland Chamber of Commerce and PROPEL 2013 "Entreverge"
Portland Buy Local 2013 "Eco Hero" Award
ecomaine's 2014 "Portland eco-Excellence Community Award"
Finalist in 2014 Gorham Savings Bank Launch Pad
SCORE recognized Garbage to Garden as the 2014 Outstanding Green Small Business.
How SCORE Helped
SCORE mentor Alan Shaver began working with Tyler Frank just after the business idea was conceived. Together they determined the business start-up essentials including the corporate form that GtG maintains today. Tyler also benefited from a number of SCORE workshops with the hands-on guidance of Alan. With the recent growth of the company, Tyler and Alan have been focusing on assessing the option of franchising.
Current City: Chappaqua, NY
I am an experienced business mentor and educator with more than 10 years’ experience in effectively building and managing start-up companies and non-profit organizations. My broad experience in establishing start-up companies and non-profit organizations, health care and financial industry, education and science, hands-on experience in social media, Internet marketing, research and product development, and international business enable me to think out of the box with a global and forward-looking vision.
I speak English, Chinese and German.
I focus on understanding customer needs, developing plans and solutions, and delivering desired results. I like tell stories about the subject.
Entrepreneurship, start-up, market research, building small business, Internet and social media marketing, importing and exporting, leadership, organizing workshops and seminars, technical vision, customer focus, and building a brand using story articles.
Small Business Mentor
Who I help? I can help people who take action to realize their dreams of starting their own businesses.
How I Work? I can help you better present your ideas and then translate the good ideas into business opportunities, clearly define the business objectives, conduct market research and analyze market potential, establish your business, marketing using Internet and social media, and help you make the transition from an employee to a business owner, etc
Ph.D. in chemistry, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany.
M. S. in chemistry, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany
B. S. in chemical engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China
Published Jul. 10, 2014
After working for a large accounting firm for many years, I’ve decided to go out on my
own and specialize in helping small businesses with their accounting and financial needs.
Initially, it will be just me, and to keep expenses down and be able to better manage my young
son, I’m thinking about operating out of my home. What are the pros and cons?
For productivity, convenience, and downright comfort, nothing beats a home-based business. Here, most every day is “casual day,” and the only obstacle on your commute is dodging the cat or dog on your way upstairs.
Current City: Randolph Center, VT
I have owned and operated two family businesses since 1990. One is a trucking company, and the other is our family organic dairy farm that makes artisanal cheeses.
Ferris State University, A.A.S.
Norwich University, B.A.
Published Jul. 1, 2014
“What’s An LLC?"
Q: What are limited liability companies (“LLCs”), and what should businesses know about them?
A: LLCs are a new type of business entity that emerged in the early 1990s. They have many important legal and tax characteristics, but the key ones are these:
Published Jun. 24, 2014
Ten Tips on How to Plan a Successful Internet Business
Published Jun. 24, 2014
Social Media Marketing