Published Jun. 22, 2014
SCORE Workshop Poster 1st. Qtr. 2014
Published Jun. 22, 2014
Taxes Presentation on 3/13/2013
Published Jun. 16, 2014
A two-sided flyer designed to instruct prospective clients how to sign up for counseling.
Printed copies are available in the SCORE Office.
Published Jun. 16, 2014
I’m in the process of establishing a graphic design/web development business.
Should I form a corporation?
CHOOSING YOUR BUSINESS ENTITY
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:
Thomas Comitta Associates, Inc. is a town planning and landscape architecture firm serving public and private clients throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland since 1981. Their team of certified planners, registered landscape architects, and LEED certified professionals has extensive experience with client-centered land planning and site design services.
In 2009, TCA had its highest revenues in its 35+ year history. In 2010, in the face of the global financial crisis, the bottom fell out of the state and regional real-estate and development industries and TCA revenue dropped significantly. Finding that the old model of business was no longer working, the Comittas realized they needed to reinvent their business model and revamp their budget.
In early 2011, TCA was referred to SCORE by West Chester University’s College of Business and Public Administration. Counselors Bob Fedor and George Edwards created a SCORE advisory board that recommended a zero-based budget with models based on a worst-case, likely, and best-case revenue scenarios. Working from the worst-case scenario budget, TCA cut expenses, reduced personnel and benefits, refinanced mortgages, consolidated other debt and froze non-essential operating expenses.
While revenues are not back to 2009 levels, they are quickly climbing. In 2012, actual revenue was 60% higher than their budgeted "worst case scenario" and grew in 2013 by another 8%. TCA is on track to increase revenue by another 8-15% in 2014.
In 2014, TCA hired one full-time and one part-time employee, with the prospect of adding another full time professional, bringing total staff to four full-time and four part-time.
CFO Carolyn Comitta says TCA’s SCORE advisors are the first call for any business question. “SCORE helped TCA survive the great recession and revamp our business model and budget for success in the new economy.” SCORE is now helping TCA plan for the future, crafting scenarios for business succession, cyber security, and to update their personnel manual for the “new economy.”
Thomas and Carolyn Comitta
Published May. 13, 2014
I own a small advertising agency, as well as being a wife and mother. I constantly read about women who “have it all” and would love to be one of them. How do they do it?
“If only I had more time….”
Project Genesis was founded in 1991 as a non-profit corporation dedicated to serving Connecticut adults and students who have disabilities. While our main office is located in Willimantic, our services are available in every county in the state. We serve over 200 individuals per year, some of whom participate in short-term job supports and many of whom receive long-term educational, vocational and life-skills supports.
We believe in…
Individualized Services: Each person receiving services is unique and deserves to have our support focused on their own, specific dreams and goals. Since our inception in 1991 Project Genesis has been committed to individualized services and this has set us apart.
Trust: One of our strongest guiding principles is the belief that the relationships between our consumers and our staff are key to the development of productive services. When there is a relationship of trust people are better able to strive and to achieve their best.
Honesty: We have a commitment to open and honest communication. No organization is perfect and we at Project Genesis try to own our mistakes just as we celebrate our successes. We welcome the opinions of our consumers and we regularly request information about how we are doing. Both informal communication and satisfaction surveys provide us with information about how we can do our jobs better.
At Project Genesis we never stop trying to do our best. It is, simply, what you deserve.
How SCORE Helped
"They valued what we did [here] as strongly as we did.....You will never find such a broad group of experts."
Current City: Mandeville, LA
Mentoring Skills: Business Finance & Accounting, Business Operations, Government Regulations, Non-Profit Areas of Interest: Administration, Leadership, Marketing Industry Experience: Construction, Industrials and Utilities, Environmental Services, Technology and Web-Based Services, Waste Management Professional Experience: 38 years in oil field service and related businesses, marine , engineering, environmental, construction, military service in the Navy , currently Professional Photographer : Executive....Retired President and Chief Operating Officer of a $700 million New York Stock Exchange Company
Georgia Tech - MSEM Engineering Mechanics - 1967 US Naval Academt BSME _ 1967 Harvard Graduate Business School - 1980</p>
Current City: Westlake Village, CA
Currently President and Lead Consultant at DWP Information Architects, an IT consultancy and services provider. Also an the board of IAMCP (International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners) and have been tasked by the Western Region Microsoft Community Connections Manager to act as his liaison to SCORE Ventura County.
Business Administration (Marketing) at San Jose State University
Current City: Ormond Beach, FL
Jim has extensive international experience in serial entrepreneurship and leadership with more than 30 years in senior management developing strategies, planning and tactical execution. Jim also provides start-up to turn-around and management consulting that provides strategic and creative direction on projects and executive oversight to clients ranging from consumer products and government agencies, to real estate/construction to retail, manufacturing and distribution as well as nonprofit organizations and has benefited hundreds of private and public sector clients.
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