Health Care and Life Services

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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?

 

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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.

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

Douglas Allen

Douglas Allen

Current City: Adamstown, MD
Chapter: SCORE Frederick

Decisive, objective and pragmatic strategic planning and business development executive with strong market due diligence, business plan development and partnership negotiation experience.  Versed in drafting and implementing initiatives to successfully identify and capture new market opportunities, promote new and existing products and services, and foster long-term growth with sustainable revenues.

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Education

Bachelor of Science; The American University, Washington, DC

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>

Anthony Carlisi

Anthony Carlisi

Current City: Bloomfield, NY

After completion of a BS in Chemistry degree I was engaged for four years in product development of high strength glass ceramic products.  The following fourteen years of my career were in Operations Management (operations, quality, finance and engineering) in a high volume manufacturing environment.  I have been a consultant and trainer to over 200 organizations in a wide variety of industries since 1982, the last twenty five years of which were as Founder and President of my own firm of ten professionals.  Our clients were typically medium to small organizations although we also worked with Fortune 500 companies.

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BS in Chemistry from Rochester Institute of Technology</p>

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. 

Workshop Poster 1st. qtr. 2015

Considerations When Using Independent Contractors slides presented by Katie Marble at SCORE's November 2014 meeting.

About the Author

Katie Kiernan Marble

Marble Law Firm, PLLC

80 Palomino Lane

Suite 201

Bedford, NH  03110

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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? 

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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