International Trade, Imports / Exports

Gary Wooton

Gary Wooton

I have been fortunate to have a bunch of professions and along the way have started, developed, operated and sold three business.  I have a background in franchise operations, employee development, finance, manufacturing, sales and any other aspect of owning a  small business that you can imagine.  To see one of the businesses look up Croze.com.

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Education

University degrees in Humanities and education.  I have also accumulated a bunch of hours in Nutrition, History, winery technology and operations as well as business.

William Joseph Berry

William Joseph Berry

Current City: Sylvania, OH

A results-oriented and enterprising General Manager and Corporate Executive, with extensive domestic and international experience.  Main specialty is in sales and marketing, corporate operations, strategic planning, profit and loss management, territory management, OEM relationships, global business interactions, corporate governance, and J-SOX compliance.  Leverages sound financial judgment and changing marketplace needs to develop strong business plans and drive continuous change across Total Organization.  Builds and develops teams that tackle and achieve business objectives to meet the expectations of all stakeholders.

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Education

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University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, <strong><em>B.A., Marketing and Finance,</em></strong> 1980 (graduated with honors)</p>

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<em>Associate, Institute of Financial Accountants</em>, 1991</p>

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

Ask SCORE

          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. 

Nilgun Foley

Nilgun Foley

Nilgun Foley

Current City: Norwalk, CT

I want to share my practical experience and help people accelerate the development of their businesses. Raised in Istanbul, Turkey and college educated in the U.S., I lived and worked in Istanbul, Boston, Frankfurt, and London prior to returning to the States with my family. My professional training is in banking and finance. I held business origination, relationship management, and financial planning positions in multinational companies, medium sized businesses, and also worked independently as a consultant. In 2013, I founded my professional organizing business as a solopreneur. I enjoy meeting people from different walks of life and finding common ground.

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Education

BA in Economics, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY 1983 - Phi Beta Kappa

William M Stern

William M Stern

Current City: Fort Lee, NJ

20 years ago I decided I wanted to become an entrepreneur so I left a secure job in retail merchandising and founded 'The Natural Dentist' oral care brand. I was so glad that I did. Being a successful entrepreneur is a great accomplishment and leads to very positive feelings about oneself. So I've decided to use my experience and skills to help others navigate to entrepreneurship.

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Education

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<a href="https://www.linkedin.com/edu/school?id=19026&amp;trk=prof-edu-school-name" title="More details for this school">State University of New York at Albany</a>&nbsp;<strong>1974 &nbsp; BS Degree in Economics</strong></p>

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Mike Byrnes

Mike Byrnes

Current City: North Richland Hills, TX
Chapter: Fort Worth SCORE

I help entrepreneurs and business owners to

- identify goals

- establish priorities and actions

- locate necessary tools

- create structure and accountability

- interpret results

- consider alternatives

- obtain financial resources

 

2005 - 2013 New Mexico Small Business Development network

During 8 years working with small businesses in a small Southeast New Mexico resort community, I mentored:

- hundreds of entrepreneurs in the pre-venture stage,

- almost as many existing small businesses needing help with financial or operational issues,

- and more than a dozen businesses working through ownership transitions.

 

September 2011 - June 2013 New Mexico State University

  • Finance Instructor

September 2004 - June 2011 Eastern New Mexico University

  • Finance Instructor

 

1979 – 2001 Banker and entrepreneur Austin, TX

  • Commercial banker for several banks during the years when the banking roulette wheel spun from energy to real estate to technology.

  • Started one of the first internet service providers in Austin in 1994. Sold it to a telecom company in 1996. Was a founding member of a startup that provided turnkey, internet-over-cable systems for independent cable operators and took the company public in 2000.

  • Learned the hard facts about irrational exuberance during the dot com boom and bust, but managed to maintain perspective and apply those lessons to an encore career as a business advisor.

1972 – 1979 Bankers Trust Co Wall Street

  • International banker and bond trader.

 

 

Volunteer work

 

2008 – 2013 Treasurer of the Resource Conservation and Development Council

 

2009 – 2014  Advisory Council Member of the NM Small Business Assistance Program

2013 – 2014 Finance Committee member Alto Lakes Golf and Country Club


 

 

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Prentis Hall

Prentis Hall

Current City: Lansdale, PA

32+ years in corporate America

  • Marketing
  • Market research
  • Market communciations
  • Sales
  • Business development
  • Business management

Small business owner

  • Started 5 small businesses in total
  • Currently operating a small business

 

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Education

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MBA - Marketing &amp; Statistics</p>

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Engineering undergrad</p>

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Additional training in market research, new product development, competitor intelligence</p>

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