Manufacturing & Mining

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            I recently opened a sports memorabilia shop and now want to add an online component to sell my merchandise via the Internet. I plan to hire someone to design my website, but am looking for advice to provide that person with guidance and direction

           Nearly every small business has a website today…and no wonder. A 2011 Pew Internet study found that nearly half of all searches for local businesses are conducted online (newspapers finished a distant second). And usually, a company’s website is the first place prospective customers go when those search engine results come up.

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

Michael Hall

Available

West Linn, OR

Chapter: Portland SCORE

Languages:English, French

How I can help you

 

Summary

Twenty-years - Operations management in large multi-site manufacturing companies.

Fifteen-years - Managed my own manufacturing company ($5 Million in sales) 

Strong team building skills, sound financial understanding, extrovert personality.

Solid experience of new product development in Plant start-up and relocation.

 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

<p> <u>Undergraduate degrees</u></p> <p> Metallurgy - Sheffield, Hallam. England</p> <p> Business management - Concordia University,Portland&nbsp;</p> <p> <u>Post Graduate </u></p> <p> Operations management - Sheffield, Hallam.England&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

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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?

 

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.

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

Alan Millner

Dr. Alan Roy Millner

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Lexington, MA

Chapter: Boston SCORE

Languages:English, French

How I can help you

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.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

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BSEE, MSEE, and PhS in Electrical Engineering from MIT.</p>

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Anthony Carlisi

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Bloomfield, NY

Languages:English

How I can help you

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.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

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

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Joel Burnett Goldberg

Unavailable

Westlake Village, CA

Languages:English

How I can help you

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.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

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

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Richard S. Smith

Available

Weaverville, NC

Chapter: Western NC SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

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.

 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

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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