Environmental Services

Ask SCORE

          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. 

Mike Kidd

Mike Kidd

Current City: Fresno, CA

Founder and CEO of an Environmental and Construction Services firm. Founded in 1986 as a start-up the firm expanded with branch offices and affiliated operations in five regional locations. My experience includes business development, strategic growth initiatives, staff development and hiring, estimating, pricing and bidding strategies, safety and worker compensation, risk and litigation control, identification of critical metrics.

The firm was recognized by Inc. Magazine as a top 100 inner city businesses based on growth rate.

After building the firm's value through growth and a stable experienced management team the firm was sold to a Private Equity Group in 2012. After a one year employment contract I retired in 2013. The firm continues to operate successfully today.

 

 

Resume

Education

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Bachelor of&nbsp;Science degree, Cal Poly Pomona&nbsp;</p>

Prentis Hall

Prentis Hall

Current City: Lansdale, PA

32+ years in corporate America

  • Marketing
  • Market research
  • Market communciations
  • Sales
  • Business development
  • Business management

Small business owner

  • Started 5 small businesses in total
  • Currently operating a small business

 

Resume

Education

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MBA - Marketing &amp; Statistics</p>

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Engineering undergrad</p>

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Additional training in market research, new product development, competitor intelligence</p>

Ask SCORE

          All the recent news stories about large companies having their data breached makes me wonder: What can a small business do to protect information stored in the cloud? 

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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Garbage to Garden

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.

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Owner/Founder
Tyler Frank
My Location
Portland ME
United States

Marron and Associates

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Owner/Founder
Ken Marron
My Location
7511 Fourth Street NW
Albuquerque NM 87107
United States
Employees
21
Year Company Formed
1991
How SCORE Helped

Marron and Associates (Marron) is a small, woman-owned consulting firm with two decades of experience providing a full range of environmental services. Marron specializes in the preparation of environmental documentation (often pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act [NEPA]), biological and cultural resource management, public involvement, and regulatory compliance.

Marron’s experienced multidisciplinary staff can guide projects through their unique complexities and challenges by providing quality technical, regulatory, and project management skills. Marron strives to identify issues and overcome challenges early in the process in order to provide practical problem solving, skillful planning, and efficient management for each project. This equates to providing quality services from a project’s beginning to its end. with our corporate office in Albuquerque and our office in Las Cruces, we are able to even better serve our clients.

In 2011, Ms. Shelly Herbst was accepted into the SBA‘s E200 Program. During this time, SCORE volunteer, Vic Berniclau, came to one of our sessions to discuss financial matters.

He was an excellent speaker and clearly understood financing. As such, Ms. Herbst scheduled a meeting with him to conduct a general review Marron’s financial reports as

well as to specifically discuss the pros and cons of using the accrual method for Marron’s financial reports.  After review of Marron’s financial statements, Mr. Berniclau verified that Marron’s financial administrator was doing a great job, that our financial affairs were in order.  A discussion was also held regarding the accrual vs. cash method

for reporting.

Workshop Poster Fall of 2014

Ask SCORE
          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.

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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