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          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? 

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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. 

Edward Collins

Edward Collins

Current City: Wilmington, DE
Chapter: Delaware SCORE

Foreman - Leeds & Northrup (instrumentation)

General Manager - LG Nestor, Inc.(scientific glassblowing)

Ass't to Technology Group VP - Singer Co.

GM - Ballantine Labs (test instrumentation)

GM - Cavitron Ultrasonics, Inc.(ultrasonic dental and medical equipment)

Group VP - Cavitron Corp (ultrasonic instrumentation, medical devices).

VP - IPCO Corp

President - Hospital Supply Division, IPCO Corp.

Group VP - IPCO Corp (dental prosthetics, blood and plasma collection, medical instrumentation)

GM - Silhouette Optical US (eyeware frame distribution)

GM Granada Hospital Group (hospital TV services)

President Sonokinetics, Inc. (ultrasonic orthopedic surgical instrumentation)

Novartis Corp Federal Government Contracting Manager

Government Consulting Services (pharma consulting, contracting with the Federal Government)

 

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Education

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BS Physics - Fordham University</p>

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MBA - Wharton School of Finance</p>

John Elrick

John Elrick

John Elrick

Current City: Winchester, VA

John is a lifelong entrepreneur who started his first business as a personal computer consultant straight out of college. It was a time when IBM had just introduced the first PC and the Macintosh still referred to the edible kind of apple.

John has built seven businesses ranging from software training to software development and entrepreneurial coaching. He is currently enrolled in the Robbins-Madanes Core 100 and completing his training in Strategic Intervention; a skill he is currently applying in his side practice of small business mentorship.

John's day job is working with Westat, an employee owned firm specializing in social science research, statistical analysis, and evidence-based communications. He consults with the Census Bureau in the development of software for survey collection. He is an evangelist for the balanced adoption of Empirical Process Controls alongside Defined Process.

John is the principal author of "Application of Results Only Work Environment (ROWE) to Professional Service Firms", JABE. He is currently earning a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and plans to focus on the specialized situation of small to mid sized businesses.

John is a volunteer in the SBA SCORE program and mentors small businesses with a specialization in the psychology of small business ownership. He is also an accomplished speaker celebrating twenty years of experience through Toastmasters International and other venues.

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Education

Institutional Education

  • CSU Global, Master of Science, Organizational Leadership, 2016 anticipated
  • CSU Global, Bachelor of Science, Organizational Leadership, 2010
  • School of Hard Knocks, Doctorate, Entrepreneurial Success, ongoing
  • Allegany College, Certificate of Data Processing, 1984

Continuing Education: Highlights

  • Institute for Brain Potential, (October 23, 2014) Reasoning with Unreasonable People: Focus on Disorders of Emotional Regulation
  • Frederick County Community Leadership Program (2013 to 2014) CLP
  • Swift Software, (March 17 to 19, 2014) JobTraQ Workflow Training
  • American Society for Training and Development, (March 5 to 6, 2013) Coaching Certificate
  • Institute for Brain Potential, (November 5, 2012) How the Brain Forms New Habits: Why Willpower Is Not Enough. Brian King, PhD.
  • E-Myth Seminars, (March 1, 2012) Position Agreements
  • Toastmasters International (1995 - present) Advanced Communicator Gold 2008
  • Otto Kruger Associates (2008) Myers Briggs Certified Practitioner
  • Rally Software (2005 Scrum Master Certification)

Dr. Thomas B Whalen

Dr. Thomas B Whalen

Current City: North Adams, MA

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Michael Ravens

Michael Ravens

Current City: New Port Richey, FL

MICHAEL RAVENS            11436 Hidden Cove Ct. Trinity, Fl. 34655

                                                                                                         Phone; (240) 888-4767

                                                                                                         E-mail:Ravenger.ent@gmail.com

 

Executive with extensive experience in all phases of Program Management (Process Improvement, Plans and Procedures). Proposal preparation and reviews.

Government Contracting.

Earned Value Management expert.

Certified Program Management Professional.

 

 

Senior Business Operations Manager- Managed financial operations for National Archives $200M+ operation

 Instructor/Consultant in Program, Finance, Sub-contracts, business, and Risk/opportunity management for Center for Performance Excellence. Developed advanced Risk Opportunity Management class. Prepared detailed corporate procedure for designing a Work Breakdown Structure.

 Senior Program/ Operations Manager of all Sub-contract and financial operations activities for $350M program for MTA security transit system.

Deputy Program Manager/Manager of Subcontracts for $0.5B Communications and Satellite program for FAA (GCCS). Including design, development and deployment of two satellites communicating with ground stations for FAA customer.

Manager of Weather Programs

Supervising several Program Managers as Lead Capture Manager for international programs (i.e. Brazil, Romania, Venezuela, China, India, and Korea). Business Manager of Chinese Joint Venture Company producing weather radars.

 Program Manager-NEXRAD Weather Radar Systems ($744M)-Successfully managed on time deployment of 4 systems per month.Increased profits $17M by creatively negotiating resolution of claims, with customer and sub-contractors. Increased profits by $20M by training and developing construction personnel to install and assemble towers, radomes, antennas, and ancillary electronics. Joint Services customer (DOD, FAA, NWS).

Deputy Program Manager-LANTIRN Automated Test Stations ($100M). Consolidated and managed Program Control, manufacturing, ILS, and Sub-contracts realizing a $3M improvement in profit margin. Increased profits by $4M by developing low cost manufacturing facility. DOD customer.

Business Operations Manager-Test Systems Division ($300M)- Controllership position managing all financial reporting and operations. Improved cash flow, by developing 100% cash flow model and negotiating change.

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Education

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B.B.A. Business Management</p>

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M.B.A Accounting</p>

Lee Gessner

Lee Gessner

Current City: Charleston, SC

Current

CIty of Folly Beach - Director of Finance

BookKeeping Express - Greater Charleston Area Franchise Owner

US Army Reserve - Major, Chief of Internal Review 81st Regional Support Command

 

Past

Kapstone Paper & Packaging - Financial Analyst

KPMG - Auditor

Arthur Andersen - Auditor

 

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Education

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The Citadel - Bachelor of Science Business Administration (Accounting Focus)</p>

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Middle Tennessee State University - Masters of Business Administration</p>

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Certified Public Accountant - South Carolina License #8279</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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Kenneth Watman

Kenneth Watman

Current City: Boston, MA
Chapter: Boston SCORE

15 years rising from junior researcher to a vice-president of the RAND Corporation, the federal government’s premier consultancy specializing in high technology industries, such as IT, aerospace, sensors, and advanced computer applications.
15 years as a member of the federal Senior Executive Service in positions including Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Director of the US Navy’s Center for Naval Warfare Studies, Deputy Director of US Air Force’s Strategic Planning directorate, and Director of FEMA’s Emergency Preparedness department.

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Education

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Kenyon College, BA</p>

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Ohio State University, MA, PhD</p>

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Case Western Reserve, School of Law, JD</p>

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