International Trade, Imports / Exports

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            I’m a retired sales and marketing guy who’s recently purchased a local convenience store. What are some of the key numbers I should be monitoring to successfully manage the business’ finances?

About the Author

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The most important issue to determine is what, how and how many you want. For example, I get clients who say, “I want to import apparel”, which is about as useful as I want to go out to dinner. The more information you have, the easier it is to develop relationships, find suppliers, and get reliable information.

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About the Author

Bert Shlensky HeadshotExpert in Internet Marketing and apparel. Very Knowledgeable in Executing Import and Export Business. Years of experience in integrating strategy and logistics. Over 30 years of executive experience as a results-driven executive leader in the textile, apparel and internet marketing fields. Strong track record of achieving growth and operating profitability in start-up, internet and turnaround businesses. Most recently I initiated several entrepreneurial startup businesses selling home furnishings on the Internet which achieved sales within 6-10 months of their funding and had a major internet component. These programs were all based on combining Chinese production, internet marketing, SEO, PPC, social media and innovative logistics to market high-quality home furnishings to consumers.

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Ronald McIntyre

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Batavia, IL

Chapter: Fox Valley SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

  • Member - Mentor's Guild

          January 2014

          Provide mentoring services to businesses around the globe.

  • Author at SoHo Virtual Academy

    April 2013 - Present | Batavia, IL

    Just released; "Business Coach Revelations: Tips That Many Coaches and Business Gurus Don't Tell You" Order a free copy at my website: https://www.rwme.com

  • Owner/Coach at Soho Virtual Academy - An e-Learning site for Small Business

    January 2013 - Present | http://sohovirtualacademy.com

    Sell and coach on marketing for Small Business owners and Entrepreneurs.

  • Owner/Coach at SoHo Startup Academy - an e-Learning site for small business startups

    January 2013 - Present | http://www.sohostartupacademy.com

    Provide access and virtual coaching for new business owners via an e_learning web site.

  • Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker at RW McIntyre Enterprises

    August 2012 - Present | Batavia, IL

    Working with The John Maxwell Team in providing services based on proven methodologies and materials. Affiliated with Everything DiSC assessments and 4G Relationship Analysis tools.

  • Client Relationship Director at CSC

    December 2009 - June 2012

    Strategic partner to customer, managing client relationships on large accounts. Set vision and direction for expansion and account profitability utilizing entire suite of company solutions. Promotes customer intimacy by building a culture open to change, innovation, and growth within CSC. Combines and leverages best practices, industry trends, and experience to achieve the best client and company solutions. Develops strategy for deeper penetration of existing account or accounts. Utilizes and leverages best practices developed during customer engagements on subsequent engagements, leveraging success for winning new customers in a respective industry. Participates in the development and execution of long term integrated client account plans and opportunities; directs resulting business development efforts.

  • Branch Executive at CSC

    2007 - 2010

    Managed an oustourcing contract with multiple locations in US and and India.

  • Client Partner at CSC Covansys

    May 2002 - October 2007

    Managed outourcing contract with multiple locations in US and and India.

  • Senior Director at Covansys, Inc.

    April 2000 - March 2002

    Internal office management for company.

  • Senior Project Manager at CBSI/Covansys, Inc.

    July 1998 - June 2000

    Managed multiple client assignments

  • Consultant/Project Manager at BSG/IMPACT Innovations

    August 1997 - August 1998

    Managed multiple clients

  • Co-Owner/VP of Marketing and Operations at Aulic Tehcnologies, Inc.

    August 1996 - July 1998

    Provided hosting services and training web site for IT auditors.

  • Director of Store Systems at Ben Franklin Stores, Inc.

    December 1988 - July 1996

    Managed system design, coding and installation of POS systems using a 3rd party software package.

  • Merchandise Manager at Ben Franklin Stores

    December 1985 - December 1988

    Managed buyers in the areas of Office Supplies, Health and Beauty, Household Chemicals and Paper. Included P&L responsibility, inventory management and purchase approval.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

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University of Minnesota-Duluth</h4>

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BA</div>

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<strong>Concentration:</strong>&nbsp;Sociology/History</div>
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Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker, John Maxwell Team</h4>
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Communication methods

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Mahesh K Seth

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New York, NY

Languages:English, Hindi

How I can help you

Successful entrepreneur who ran a manufacturing automation and software development business for more than 20 years and then sold it to a multinational company.  Broad experience in managing all aspects of running a small business. Currently involved with a wholesale apparel business which manufactures garments in India and Bangladesh.  Holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a MBA fro Michigan State University.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

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Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, and MBA</p>

Communication methods

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Aziz Ahmed

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Richmond, TX

Chapter: SCORE Houston

Languages:English, Hindi

How I can help you

Global marketing professional with substantial operational and manufacturing experience. Creative and adaptive individual with ability to manage a diversified range of business activity while producing superior results. Expertise includes business development, human resources, management, marketing, public relations, sourcing, and creating synergy within operations. Sold consumer durables including kitchen and household appliances and consumer textiles for kitchen, bath and bedrooms. Fluent in English and Urdu, with working knowledge of Persian. Proficiencies include:

P & L Responsibility

Price Negotiation

Sales and Business Development

Budgeting and Expense Control

Strategic and Market Planning

Merchandising and Inventory Control

Key Account Management

Staff Development and Motivation

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Post Graduate Diploma, Business Administration;Institute of Business Administration Karachi, Pakistan Bachelor of Science, Physics & Math&
Karachi University Karachi, Pakistan

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             I’ve been an independent media and public relation consultant for almost a year. As a first-time self-employed tax filer, what business deductions am I entitled to?

 

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

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