Manufacturing & Mining

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

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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Education

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

Joel Burnett Goldberg

Joel Burnett Goldberg

Current City: Westlake Village, CA

Extensive background in management, finance and investments.  CEO of Great Hawaii Vacations, Treasurer of Elan Vital, President of Burnett Investment Company, Administrative Assistant & Technology Manager of The Leisure Group, Senior Portfolio Analyst of Portfolio Management Company, Controller of Russell Bolt Manufacturing, Controller of the Tokyo American Club and Partner Voyagers Press.

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Education

Sophia University 1964 (Jochi Daigaku) - Tokyo, Japan.  Graduate studies

U.C.L.A. - Graduated 1963 with bachelor degree in business: major accounting and minor in economics

University of Mexico - 1960 summer school, language & art 

Los Angeles City College - 1959 - 1961 - accounting major & economics minor

Menlo College - 1959 - summer school

Richard S. Smith

Richard S. Smith

Current City: Weaverville, NC
Chapter: Western NC SCORE

Expert in writing business plans and finance and accounting. Very knowledgeable in business operations. 

Seasoned pro who can convey complex concepts in simple terms as a businessman, not as a “bean counter”;  13 years experience with large firms (Swift/ConAgra, Nabisco, Kraft, BASF) and 25 years with small companies, many as a part owner/operator & consultant struggling to make payroll (!); CFO; BA Johns Hopkins, MBA U. of Chicago; CMA; full Quick Books experience; strategic planning, g/l, standard  & job costing, tax, banking & private equity fund raising ($2M+ for 1 client), projections, M & A, financial analysis, business valuations, cash flow mgmt; served on several boards; taught Corporate Finance and Strategy & Planning at UNCW and Campbell University, respectively.

 

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Education

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BA in Economics (Johns Hopkins)</p>

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MBA in Finance (University of Chicago)</p>

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Certified Management Accountant (CMA)</p>

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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. 

Steve R. Smith

Steve R. Smith

Current City: Westport, CT

40+ years with IBM in sales and sales management, marketing and product development

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Education

MS Business, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio  1971

MBA The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio  1972

International Business Management, Cal. Berkeley, 1986

Global Leadership Program, University of Michigan, 1990

 

Gregory Schwarz

Gregory Schwarz

Current City: Jamesville, NY
Chapter: Syracuse SCORE

Retail, wholesale, recreation/travel, manufacturing. Textiles, sewn goods manufacturing. Product design, manufacturing and distribution.

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Workshop Poster 1st. qtr. 2015

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