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          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)
  • PROPRIETORSHIP
  • PARTNERSHIP

The following outlines provide very general information on some of the main
similarities and differences among these business structures in six key areas:

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. 

 

Victoria Turner

Victoria Turner

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Lockbourne, OH

Chapter: Columbus SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

Victoria Turner joined SCORE in 2014 and is a SCORE Certified Mentor.  She is an entrepreneur starting her own company after retirement as a business executive with a diverse experience.  Her background extends across medical/chiropractic practice management, insurance and workers’ compensation, retail operations, wholesale operations, manufacturing,  safety & security, healthcare management, B2B, sales, marketing, human resources, quality and process improvement, audits, turning operations around, among many other business aspects.  Victoria holds many certifications: safety inspector, OSHA, medical coding, compliance and critical care.  “I find it very rewarding mentoring clients achieving their business dreams.  I hope to make it a smoother process for them by sharing my experiences.”  Victoria mentors SCORE clients in all areas of business with emphasis on risk management, operations, strategy and turning performance around.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

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<strong>Franklin University </strong></p>

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<strong>Integrated Bachelor of Science of Business Administration,</strong></p>

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<strong>and Masters of Business Administration</strong></p>

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<u>Dual Majors</u>: Business Administration; Organizational Leadership</p>

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Accelerated program w President&rsquo;s List w GPA 3.6</p>

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<strong>Marion General/Tri-Rivers School of Paramedicine</strong></p>

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<strong>Paramedic, </strong>1986 w GPA 4.0</p>

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<strong>Ohio Fire Academy</strong></p>

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<strong>Professional Firefighter, </strong>1976</p>

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<strong>Congress on Research for Chiropractors</strong></p>

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<strong>Chiropractic Nurse, </strong>1979</p>

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Rajesh Koppikar

Rajesh M Koppikar

Available

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Chapter: Palm Beach SCORE

Languages:English, German, Hindi

How I can help you

Over 36 years of international work experience (in India,Germany & USA) in Quality Assurance, Vendor Audit/Evaluation, ISO 9000 audits, Global Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Materials/Warehouse Management, ERP (SAP) implementation, IT Application Support, Business Process Engineering and e-Business. Worked in Naval Dockyard/Mazagon Dock Ltd./Siemens/Gulf Oil/Florida Power & Light.  Certified ISO 9000 auditor (Bureau Veritas Quality International), Six Sigma Yellow Belt & Lean. Retired from Florida Power & Light.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

<ol> <li> Electronics &amp; Telecommunication Engineering.&nbsp;</li> <li> ISO 9000 Auditor</li> <li> Six Sigma Yellow Belt</li> <li> Lean</li> </ol>

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Carol McQuay

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Boise, ID

Languages:English

How I can help you

JCCI / C3 / CJTSCC 2/2011 – Present Iraq/ Qatar Received the Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award: June 2012 while at DASA(P). Cash Award: Dec 2011 USACE GRD HQ/IRAQ-12/2008 – 2/2011 APO AE 09342 Iraq- One of the recipients of the 2010 Army Acquisition Excellent Award: “Transforming the Way We Do Business” for work performed in Iraq with the USACE Service Contracting Cell. Dept of Army USPFO for Idaho-2/2008 – April 2014 Boise, IDAHO Internal Review Auditor -Perform internal reviews of Dept of Army installations at the National Guard level throughout Idaho for Army and Air Force installations to ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations. Defense Contract Audit Agency-1/1989 - 2/2008 Senior Auditor, 511 Performed the following audits: Proposal Evaluations Terminations Accounting System Reviews Disclosure Statement Reviews Cost Accounting Standard Reviews Forward Pricing Rate Reviews Incurred Costs Voucher Audits Contract Closing Request for Equitable Adjustment Progress Payment Reviews Mandatory Annual Auditing Requirements Reviews Received $2,000 Cash Award (Superior Accomplishment award; one of six Superior Accomplishment awards received) just prior to deployment to Iraq based on the past three years work performed at USEC. The above audits were the first audits performed at USEC who was formed as a result of US Senate Privatization Act in 1995.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

<p> EDUCATION: Herbert H. Lehman College (CUNY) -124 Semester Hours -Bronx, New York US -Major: Accounting -Bachelor&#39;s Degree - 6/1982 Relevant Coursework, Licensures and Certifications: Certified Public Accountant DCAA Eastern Region Federal Women&rsquo;s Programs Manager JOB RELATED TRAINING: Security Refresher Training General Employee Training (Uranium Facility) Ethics ACCESS 2000: Intro/Intermediate/Advanced GAGAS Independence Training Basic Flowcharting CAS 401, 402 and 405 Cost Accounting Standards CAS Cost Impact Proposals Incurred Cost Risk Assessment Fundamentals of Auditing Info Systems Marketing Essentials MBA Microeconomics MBA Mandatory Annual Auditing Requirements Contract Audit Cycle Forward Pricing Rates Financial Capability Consideration of Internal Controls Related Audits Quantative Methods Refresher Floor checks Labor System Internal Controls Calculus MBA</p>

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Ask SCORE

            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….”

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.

John G. Caporal

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Corolla, NC

Languages:English

How I can help you

-- Retired Air Force civilian with experience in government contracting as a buyer, Contracting Officer and procurement analyst (policy, government protests, small business protests, government purchase card, career development). -- Last eight years spent as Deputy Director for Air Force Office of Small Business Programs (Pentagon). Met with hundreds of small businesses on many issues regarding how to obtain Air Force contracts, how to be more competitive in the federal marketplace and who to talk to to "open the door" to Air Force procurement opportunities. Established and negotiated small business goals with the Small Business Administration and worked closely with Major Command acquisition officials to make goals. Dollars spent on small business in the AF increased by 100% during my tenure from $5 billion to $10 billion.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

; B.S. Education (Social Studies Comprehensive), Miami University, 1975

M.A. Public Administration, University of Dayton, 1982

; Air Force Air Command and Staff College, (seminar) 1987;

Education With Industry (Radian Corporation, Austin Texas), 1996

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Ramesh A. MIRCHANDANI

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Hopewell Junction, NY

Chapter: Dutchess SCORE

Languages:English, Hindi

How I can help you

EXECUTIVE - LARGE,  COMPLEX  BUSINESS  SOLUTIONS

Envision,  Define,  Justify,  Lead,  Architect,  Organize,  Develop,  Implement,  Deliver Results

 

PROFILE

Innovative, results-oriented leader, selected several times to start up, transform, turnaround and lead large, complex enterprise-level efforts.

  • Identified opportunities and addressed significant governance, organization, business, and technology issues in multi-project corporate initiatives and large commercial contracts.
  • Managed annual budgets of up to $40M and teams of up to 120 staff members with revenue impacts up to $2B.
  • Delivered effective industry/customer solution successes on-schedule, within-budget and with high customer and team satisfaction.

 

Representative Contributions

  • Ran Wipro Technologies’ Global Delivery Program Management operations for North America, and helped define key service management processes for the company.  
  • Turned around ibm.com e-Business: Led 100 person cross-function, global team, stabilized business operations and technology, doubled performance, added function and enabled 5x revenue growth to $2.1B
  • Created and ran Enterprise Architecture Governance across the divisions of ADP-ES
  • Formed and led 120-person four-company matrix team in $300M IBM contract and developed & delivered reengineered SAP-based ERP solution for Unisource Inc., a 23-company conglomerate.

 

Industries/Sectors

  • e-Business
  • Manufacturing
  • High Technology
  • Logistics
  • Distribution & Retail
  • Financial Services
  • Public Sector
  • Software Products
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Electronics
  • Securities Brokerage
  • Info Technology

 

Strengths 

  • Initiative Definition including: Strategy Development and Business Alignment;  Portfolio Management;  Enterprise Architecture;  Delivery Roadmaps
  • Defining, establishing and running Development Lifecycle Management and  Governance

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

EDUCATION

  • MSEE, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA    (GPA of 4.0/4.0).
  • BSEE, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi (“with Distinction”).

 

CERTIFICATES

  • PMP® (Project Mgmt. Professional), Project Management Institute.
  • TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework) Certificate, Open Group. 
  • Project Management Certificate, IBM.
  • Professional Consulting, IBM Advanced Business Institute 
  • Marketing Analysis and Planning, Wharton School.
  • Management of Technology (IBM’s joint Harvard/Sloan/Wharton “exec” MBA).

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