Homeowner Services/Home Improvement

Craig Ward

Craig Ward

Current City: Chapel Hill, NC

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       I started my refrigeration repair business six months ago and am now at the point of 
needing to interview candidates for my first employee. I’ve never done this before. What tips can 
you offer?

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.

Herbert N. Posner

Herbert N. Posner

Current City: New Rochelle, NY

After graduating from law school, I became a practicing lawyer. In my first employment  I worked as a claims adjuster for Allstate Insurance Company where I learned to investigate accidents, manage claims and negotiate settlements of those claims. My experience has made me uniquely qualified to assist my clients with risk assessments.

I then went into private law practice concentrating in the fields of business activities, real estate law and matrimonial law. During the 50+ years in the practice of law, I expertly handled the organization of thousands of businesses running the gambit from small to large and in many various forms of organization. Having an accounting degree, this allowed me to aid my business clients, whether they were purchasing an existing business or starting a new one, and further, allowing them to take advantage by my providing them with the best information that I could give them.

I also specialized in matrimonial law which required me to be able to assist my clients in negotiations where their business was being appraised and/or being sold to satisfy the laws concerning equitable distribution.

Even my serving in the Army allowed me to be able to understand the various problems dealing with the staging and preparation of various types of events. I am also involved  involved in various charitable endeavors, sitting on various boards, all of which has given me insight to problem solving and dealing with people.

 

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Education

<p> Earned a Bachelor&#39;s of Science (BS) degree in accounting and Commerce and Economics at the University of Vermont;</p> <p> Earned a law degree&nbsp; from Brooklyn Law School.</p>

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       I’m currently in the planning stage for a new retail bakery. I’m going to need some funding for equipment, but my personal credit history is a bit spotty. How much is that going to hurt me, and how can I combat it?

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.

Stan Starrett

Stan Starrett

Current City: Wimberley, TX
Chapter: Austin SCORE

For the past 39 years I have been actively involved in the real estate business, primarily as a real estate developer and consultant.  Prior to being in the real estate business, I was a stock broker, and also in the oil business.  I have been actively involved in real estate projects all over the world, including, but not limited to: Hawaii, Mexico, Belgium, Egypt, Cyprus, etc.

In the past decade my projects  have received awards for Environmental Excellence and Keep Texas Beautiful. Many of the Starrett Development projects have been waterfront oriented.   I have always had a keen interest in being a good steward of all lands I have developed

I have an International Appraisal License plus brokers' licenses for Texas and Florida.

Eight years ago I started a 501c.3 foundation, (THE TEXAS FOUNDATION FOR INNOVATIVE COMMUNITIES).

In the past 15 years I have bought 11 ranches in central Texas and have developed each of them into attractive communities specializing in Wildlife management Plans, which provide ag exemptions for the property owners.

 

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B.S. Degree from the University of Houston.  Degree in Finance from the New York Institute of Finance.  And have taken a myriad of courses world wide on real estate development, plus being a speaker at International Conferences on Real Estate in the United States and Europe.

Elliot Friend

Elliot Friend

Current City: Plymouth, MA

My career was with  Genuine Parts Company the corporate ownership of  NAPA for 42 years at 8 company locations in the US. Held  Sales, Marketing  and Management positions. In my last two positions I was General Manager/President of the NAPA Distribution Center and Company Store Group,  responsible for entire operation. Sales ,Profit , Inventory , ROI.

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BS degree

Dr. Dawn D. Boyer

Dr. Dawn D. Boyer

Current City: Virginia Beach, VA

Dawn Boyer recently finished her Ph.D. Studies at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA for a Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Occupational & Technical Studies, with a concentration in Training & Development in Human Resources).  Her dissertation is entitled, ‘Competencies of Human Resources Practitioners within the Government Contracting Industry,’ which identifies unique KSAs for Human Resources Managers working for federal level government contracting companies.

 

She has been an entrepreneur and business owner over 13 years, with a successful business in Richmond (1980s), and currently in her own consulting firm, as well as a business partner with her husband in Virginia Beach, VA.  Her background experience is 22+ years in the Human Resources field, of which 11+ years are within the Federal & Defense Contracting industry.

 

She currently works with job and new career seekers to write Search Engine Optimized resumes for increased visibility to recruiters – getting the candidates past the recruiting ‘firewall’ and interviewed for faster hires and job placement.  Her tech-based knowledge of how the ATS software systems work help job seekers in structuring a resume for recruiters’ Boolean search queries.

 

She assists business owners working on developing their brand and marketing plans within social media marketing, planning, and management. She works with entrepreneurs to write business plans, as well as helping them protect their business from liabilities with human resources consulting for employment law and compliance. 

 

She is the author of 43 books on the topics of genealogy, family lineage, business and career search practice, and quotes for self-improvement (“2,000+ series”).  Her books can be found on Amazon.com under Dawn D. Boyer.

 

Dawn has been a member of LinkedIn since the summer of 2004 (a few months after they released the beta version).  She has developed a rich profile for consistent and constant communications to over 7,700 connections.  Her earnings are over six figures in the last five years from her consulting and business activities directly from LinkedIn. She loves teaching others on how to take advantage of this long-term marketing and branding tool. Her clients call her ‘The Queen of LinkedIn’ and she offers a quarterly, hands-on, PowerBall Training Class on how to use LinkedIn to her clients and customers in the Hampton Roads, VA area.

 

She may be reached via her business website: http://DBoyerConsulting.com or emailed via Dawn.Boyer@DBoyerConsulting.com

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD/ABD), Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA (2013); Occupational & Technical Studies (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math in Professional Studies (STEMPS); Training & Development in Human Resources; GPA:3.65

Masters Degree in Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (1989), Adult Education - Human Resources, Training & Development, Personnel/Staffing; GPA:3.67

Bachelors Degree in Fine Art, Advertising, and Graphic Illustration, Radford University, Radford, VA (1983); Graphic Advertising & Illustration, Fine Art, and Art History; GPA:3.25

David Spitzman

David Spitzman

Current City: Jamestown, RI
Chapter: Rhode Island

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Jack Dunigan

Jack Dunigan

Current City: North Fort Myers, FL

30 years experience as trainer and consultant. Primary clients were non-profit agencies, tribal governments, small and larger businesses.

10 years experience as owner and operator of the 3rd largest millwork company in the Caribbean islands.

Published author, internet marketer and blogger.

 

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Bachelor of Arts Degree, Theology, San Bernardino Bible College, Colton, California, Certificate of Course Completion, Counseling, Christian Counseling Education Foundation, Master's Degree, Religious Education, International Christian Seminary, Plymouth, Florida, Certificate of Honorable Course Completion, Spanish Language, El Colegio de Idiomas, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico&

       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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