Environmental Services

       I have a business that sells equestrian supplies both retail and online. I’d like to begin using social media as a marketing tool, but I’m clueless as to how to begin. How do I go about developing a social media strategy?

 

 

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.
       Have a question you’d like answered in this column? E-mail it to info@score-manchester.org, with “Ask SCORE” in the subject line.

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       Our four-year-old printing business is finally on solid footing. We’ve worked hard and 
been very fortunate, and now we’d like to begin giving something back to the community. What 
types of activities can you suggest?

 

 

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.
       Have a question you’d like answered in this column? E-mail it to info@score-manchester.org, with “Ask SCORE” in the subject line.

Jeffrey Jacobsohn

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Orlando, FL

Chapter: SCORE Orlando

Languages:English

How I can help you

Directed the planning, engineering/design, construction of large industrial and utility generation facilities. Experience includes feasibility studies and project development, environmental permitting/licensing, financing, planning/estimating/cost control systems, procurement/contracting, construction, start-up and testing.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Bachelor of Science Engineering - University of South Florida

Master of Business Administration - University of Denver

Six Sigma Black Belt Trained - Siemens Corp.

Valencia College - Professional Teaching Certificate in Science, Math and General Education

Communication methods

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SBIR

Richard Thompson

Available

Tarpon Springs, FL

Languages:English

How I can help you

1999-2011            BEN FRANKLIN TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS

TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION MANAGER

Assist Pennsylvania companies to seek new product commercialization through the adaptation and development of new technologies. Also provide numerous services relating to funding, technology acquisition and use. SBIR Grant Experience. Retired in December 2011.

1996-Present                        L2B ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS

Part Owner (2 additional partners) of a small Early Stage Company in Canada, manufacturing a product to sterilize air for mainly medical/ health applications for home use.

1995-Present                        THOMPSON INTERNATIONAL CONSULTING

                                        PRESIDENT

Thompson International is an International Business Consulting Firm, specializing in Marketing and Industrial  Products. Presently consulting to Ben Franklin Technology Partners on various aspects Economic Development activity with Universities. Consulting to a Hong Kong Investment Firm on due diligence activity related to potential acquisitions. Experience in the following Sectors: Instrumentation and sensors, Process Control, Consumer Health Products, Precision Air Conditioning, and Water and Waste Water Treatment.

1999-2006                        TECH RECON  INC

                                        PARTNER

Work with a group of technical professionals under competitive contracts to provide evaluations to University Clients (Johns Hopkins, APL) with regard to the commercial viability of various developed technologies.

1967-1995            FISCHER AND PORTER COMPANY, Warminster, PA                  (Instrumentation and Process Controls Manufacturer)

Group Vice President, Pacific Operations

Responsibilities:  Managed all activities in Asia-Pacific Region. Profit and loss responsibility for 3 subsidiary companies in Australia, Canada and Mexico. Sales of $25 million, 200 plus employees. Directed network of 20-25 representatives and distributors generating $15 million in sales. Led team to develop computer model to facilitate development and integration of international budget by product type. Served as Chairman and/or Board Member for these subsidiaries. Reported to the President.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

B.E.Electrical Engineering Villanova University 1964

Communication methods

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Dr.

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Languages:English

How I can help you

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

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       After working for more than 25 years in the publishing industry, the company I worked 
for downsized and I accepted an attractive buyout package. Now I’d like to start my own 
business. What do I do first?
 

 

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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.
       Have a question you’d like answered in this column? E-mail it to info@score-manchester.org, with “Ask SCORE” in the subject line.    

Choosing Among Sole Proprietorships, Single-Shareholder Corporations And Single-Member LLCs For New Businesses

Choosing Among Sole Proprietorships, Single-Shareholder Corporations And Single-Member LLCs For New Businesses

Q: I’m starting a new business in New Hampshire. I will be its only owner. Should my business be a sole proprietorship, a single-shareholder corporation or a single-member LLC?

About the Author

John Cunningham is a N.H. business lawyer whose practice is focused on LLC law and tax. He chaired the N.H. Business and Industry Association committee that drafted the Revised New Hampshire Limited Liability Company Act, a radical revision of New Hampshire LLC law that went into effect on January 1st. LLCs are, by a wide margin, the entities of choice for N.H. business start-ups.

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:
  • Liability shield. LLCs provide their owners (called “members”) with a statutory liability shield that is essentially identical to the corporate shield.

About the Author

John Cunningham is a N.H. business lawyer whose practice is focused on LLC law and tax. He chaired the N.H. Business and Industry Association committee that drafted the Revised New Hampshire Limited Liability Company Act, a radical revision of New Hampshire LLC law that went into effect on January 1st. LLCs are, by a wide margin, the entities of choice for N.H. business start-ups.

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       I’ve recently taken my business plan for a new and innovative consumer product to several banks seeking funding, but have had no success. What are some other financing options that might be available to me?

 

 

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.
       Have a question you’d like answered in this column? E-mail it to info@score-manchester.org, with “Ask SCORE” in the subject line.

 

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       My partner and I have been running our laser engraving business ourselves for the past two years. We’ve reached the point now where we’re both completely maxed out, so we’re considering hiring at least one employee. Where do we start  Read more.....

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.
       Have a question you’d like answered in this column? E-mail it to info@score-manchester.org, with “Ask SCORE” in the subject line.

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