Environmental Services

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             I’ve been an independent media and public relation consultant for almost a year. As a first-time self-employed tax filer, what business deductions am I entitled to?

 

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         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
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Terry Crabtree

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Trinity, FL

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Engineer at General Motors plant

Sales rep. with Loctite Corporation (industrial adhesive and sealants)

Sales Manager with Loctite

Nation Sales Manager with Fusion UV Curing Systems (industrial)

Self Employeed manufactures sales representation for industrial air pollution control equipment

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Industry Experience

Education

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BS Industrial Engineering from West Virginia University</p>

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MS Engineering from University of Dayton (Ohio)</p>

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Many executive courses in sales managemant at Dartmouth Univ., and Univ. of Pennsylvania</p>

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Aurora Environmental LLC

Aurora Environmental LLC was formed in 2013 by John Pusztay. John has been in the field of environmental remediation since 1992 and has been involved in every aspect of remediation projects, from both a contracting and consulting point of view. John has managed literally thousands of successful projects, while maintaining an excellent record for safety and regulatory compliance.

John visited SCORE in early 2013 with his plan and goals looking for advice. Working with his SCORE mentor, John was successfully able to start Aurora Environmental LLC. His desire to succeed and his expertise in his field were the key components that allowed John to progress. One of the important ingredients that was needed for continued business success was a solid sales and marketing plan. John, with some help from SCORE, was able to put together a forward looking working plan which provided the parameters for getting initial sales and keeping the ball rolling once in motion.

Aurora Environmental is coming up on the anniversary of his first year in business. It has been a whirlwind experience for John, and he has really taken off. John has been able to use his reputation, sales ability and work ethic to form some partnerships with some of WNY’s leading architectural / engineering firms and be involved in some of the major downtown development projects as well. His third quarter sales showed 550% growth over the second quarter. The fourth quarter is shaping up to be his strongest yet. He has a good backlog going into the New Year showing sustained and steady growth. John is looking to bring on additional employees and is looking forward to continued expansion in 2014.  

John has been involved in a variety of exciting projects this year. He has assisted Trautman Associates and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc. with the expansion of the Medical Campus’ Innovation Center, and the renovation of the former Smartpill Building. He is working with the Towns of Cheektowaga and Tonawanda to assist them in removing distressed residential structures. Nussbaumer & Clark, Inc. have utilized John’s services in planning upcoming roof replacement and renovation projects at numerous community centers throughout the City of Buffalo. The Springville Center for the Arts, Inc., and Jay Braymiller Architect reached out to John for assistance with their Arts Café project as well as the renovation of their theater located at 37 N Buffalo Street in Springville.

Services/Product offered:

Currently serving Buffalo and Western NY, Aurora Environmental LLC is an environmental consulting firm. Our services currently include Asbestos Inspection, Asbestos Project Monitoring/Air Sampling, Asbestos Project Design Services, creation or servicing of existing Asbestos Management or O&M Plans. View our website for more information at www.auroraenvironmental.co

Owner/Founder
John Pusztay
My Location
Buffalo NY
United States
Year Company Formed
2013

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          Our veterinary practice began doing online marketing, including social media, about six
months ago. We believe it’s having a positive impact, but would like to know how we can
accurately measure its effectiveness.  

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

Donald Rogers

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Maplewood, NJ

Languages:English

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Expert in growing small and large businesses, and solving business problems. Experience includes 10 years in finance, 12 years in marketing and sales, 10 years in operations, and 10 years in executive management. Until Nov. 2011, EVP and Group President for Tetra Tech (NASDAQ), duties included running the full service engineering and construction business, revenues - $1 Billion, also CEO of Tetra Tech EC, revenues $650 Million. Identified and acquired companies to help expand the business, improved cash flow, and modified operations processes and procedures to improve safety and quality and improve efficiency. Familiar with most resource problems, procurement processes, and general business issues. Also have extensive experience in government contracting, for both small and large businesses. Previously COO for Foster Wheeler Environmental Corp.,EVP of Marketing and Sales for Ebasco Constructors, VP of Development, and Co-generation and Alternate Energy for Ebasco

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<p> BA, Economics - University of Bridgeport, MA, Economics - New School for Social Research, Advanced Executive MBA - Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania</p>

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            I recently purchased a children’s daycare center. The previous owner did not treat the staff well, and my top priority is to correct that situation. How do you suggest I accomplish that?

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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       I own a software development company. While I wouldn’t consider myself disorganized,
at the end of most days I can’t help feeling I haven’t accomplished what I set out to do that day.
What can I do to better manage my time?

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.

       I’ve been approached by a lead generation service. Do they really work, and if not, what other means of generating leads can you suggest?

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       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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Randall Ferrian

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Plymouth, MN

Languages:English

How I can help you

My professional background has included many years of corporate experience in the area of facilities management within the utility and healthcare industries. I've also created a company in the business brokerage arena (buying and selling main street businesses for clients). Within our family, my wife and I have started and operated several small to medium sized businesses as well. I normally counsel as a SCORE E-Mail Mentor, but am also open to "face-to-face" mentoring on Saturdays or evenings at a location arranged between us. I have a passion for small businesses and the brave souls who take the entrepreneurship leap, so schedule an appointment or contact me to get started.

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Education

I have a bachelors degree in business administration and several industry certifications. I have many years of experience in the areas of (1) small business start-ups, (2) small business financial management, (3) small business strategic growth, and (4) small business marketing.

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       I started my refrigeration repair business six months ago and am now at the point of 
needing to interview candidates for my first employee. I’ve never done this before. What tips can 
you offer?

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       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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