Government Contracting

Workshop Poster 2nd. qtr. 2015

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            I recently opened a sports memorabilia shop and now want to add an online component to sell my merchandise via the Internet. I plan to hire someone to design my website, but am looking for advice to provide that person with guidance and direction

           Nearly every small business has a website today…and no wonder. A 2011 Pew Internet study found that nearly half of all searches for local businesses are conducted online (newspapers finished a distant second). And usually, a company’s website is the first place prospective customers go when those search engine results come up.

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’ve operated a local convenience store for almost seven years, never taking off more than an occasional weekend or holiday. Every time I plan a vacation, something comes up. How do I break this pattern before I burn out?

Ask SCORE

            I’ve operated a local convenience store for almost seven years, never taking off more than an occasional weekend or holiday. Every time I plan a vacation, something comes up. How do I break this pattern before I burn out?

 

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.

This document walks you thru the steps for starting a for profit business in Southwest Michigan.  It includes URL's for the various websites you will want to visit. While a few of the the items are specific to Berrien County, most of the  information applies to any part of Michigan

Barry Josephson

Barry Josephson

Current City: Osprey, FL
Chapter: Manasota SCORE

Over 30 years in sales and management in the technology industry. Primary focus has been in helping businesses focus on improving and growing revenue though customer acquisition and renention and better managing inventory/assests through the proper use of innovation business technology processes. I also owned and operation 3 restaurants and managed all aspects of the business for 7 years. I have extensive knowledge in creation of business plans and effective use of capital.  I am also a principal in an LLC that owns and operates several retail properties in the east.Over 30 years in sales and management in the technology industry. Primary focus has been in helping businesses focus on improving and growing revenue though customer acquisition and renention and better managing inventory/assests through the proper use of innovation business technology processes. I also owned and operation 3 restaurants and managed all aspects of the business for 7 years. I have extensive knowledge in creation of business plans and effective use of capital.  I am also a principal in an LLC that owns and operates several retail properties in the east.

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Education

BA in Political Science and Government, Old Dominion University

  •    Member of Student Government Association

  •    President of Alpha Epsilon Phi

  •    Member Golf Team

 

Dr. Alan Roy Millner

Alan Millner

Dr. Alan Roy Millner

Current City: Lexington, MA
Chapter: Boston SCORE

Alan Millner is an electrical engineer, with experience in power electronics, solar energy systems, electric vehicles, and medical devices. His business experience includes small business startup and sale, product development, and product strategy. He earned his BSEE, MSEE, and PhD from MIT. After working at MIT Lincoln Laboratory on spacecraft and solar energy systems, he co-founded a solar system company in 1979. After sale of the company, he left it in 1985 to serve as an engineering manager in a series of small and medium sized businesses, which included both industrial power electronics and medical devices. In 2009 he returned to MIT Lincoln Lab where he now works part time as energy systems technical staff.

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Education

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BSEE, MSEE, and PhS in Electrical Engineering from MIT.</p>

Lowell Humphrey

Lowell Humphrey

Current City: Anchorage, AK
Chapter: Alaska SCORE

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

 

  • Provided business management coaching to companies’ senior management and owners. 
  • Assisted owners in representation, presentation and negotiation of selling process when their decision is to sell their companies.
  • Consultant to Qivliq, LLC; a holding company wholly-owned by NANA Development Corporation other NANA companies.

 

  • Chief Executive Officer and principle of TKC Communications LLC.  Established the company with two other principles in July 2000.  The company grew from start-up to $50 million revenue in fiscal year 2003.
  • Provided management and business consulting for client companies and individuals in Alaska.
  • As General Manager of Kanas Telecom, directed all activities of corporation.  History with the corporation included role as facilitator for the formation of the corporation in April 1996 and then transcending from part-time consultant role to full time employment as the General Manager. 
  • As Airport Director, senior manager for all activities at Anchorage International Airport. Accountability included the marketing, financial results, operations, environmental, engineering, planning, police, fire fighting and administration of the 4500 acre complex of the commercial and general aviation facilities.
  • Directed the entire complement of transportation support provided by the State of Alaska for the Central Region.
  • Established and functioned as Chief Executive Officer for a progressive multi-million dollar computer contract services corporation. Started corporation from an idea and grew it to $10 million per  year company that employed over one hundred professional staff members.
  • Vice President of a multi-million dollar per year communications equipment distributor and Services Company.
  • Managed and directed total compliment of computer services for Alyeska Pipeline, the largest construction project ever completed by private industry.
  • Held progressively more responsible management positions within Sohio.  Positions were in project management, computer operations, computer process control and operations research.  These positions provided management direction to accomplish support for more than ten different departments within the corporation.

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Education

 

Stanford Executive Program

Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

BA Mathematics, University of Toledo

Hassan (Sam) Mirza

Hassan (Sam) Mirza

Current City: Scottsdale, AZ

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Education

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Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting Major-&amp;nbsp; University of Karachi Pakistan&lt;/p&gt;

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MBA- Marketing Major- Univeristy of Karachi Pakistan&lt;/p&gt;

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MBA- Finance Major-- Western Illinois University, USA&lt;/p&gt;

Harold J. Batista Sr.

Harold J. Batista Sr.

Current City: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Chapter: Broward SCORE

Mr. Batista has had over thirty years of experience in the Health Care Industry. In 1987 he earned a Bachelor degree in Health Services Administration from Florida International University. He has worked in several of the major hospitals in Dade and Broward Counties of South Florida. In 1993 he went to work for the Principal Financial Group as an Insurance Agent until 1996, when he went on to become an independent broker. In 1997, he started Insurance Answers INC. where he advises clients such as individuals, corporations, partnerships, organizations, and associations. He shows his clients how to save on their taxes and help protect their assets by placing different benefits through the company. In 2004 he established a DBA Answers4Funfding to help his clients with the Factoring needs of their invoices, making it so that they would no longer have to wait 30 to 60 days to get paid, giving them access to cash sooner. Answers4Funding can also help with equipment lease funding such as hardware, software, vehicles and large machinery. We provide Purchase Order Funding to help you with your manufacturing needs, especially with B2B and B2G. In 2009 he became a partner with (IAUSGC) International Association of U.S. Government Contractors to provide services and assist its members in addition to the Marketing of the Association to the general public of small businesses in the capacity of District Sales Manager. Sense 2011 acts in the position of National Sr. VP of Operations for the Association. We provide Coaching to Small Businesses to teach them how to sell their services and product to the Federal Government without Bidding and Red-Tape.

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Education

Florida International University BHSA, Health Service Administration 1985 – 1987

Ask SCORE

          I’m confused about the rules for paying employees overtime. Can you explain them to me? 

         Should you be paying overtime to your employees? The answer is: it depends.

          Under the U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers are required to pay overtime to most hourly employees who work more than 40 hours a week for businesses that take in more than $500,000 a year in revenue.

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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