Media and Communications

Gerry Beadel

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Las Vegas, NV

Chapter: SCORE Las Vegas

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Adam Brault

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Richland, WA

Languages:English

How I can help you

Founder and CEO, &yet, LLC

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Education

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WSU — BA Communication / History</p>

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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

Sonia Huntzinger

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York, PA

Languages:English

How I can help you

Economic development professional specializing in the revitalization of commercial districts through small business attraction and retention.   

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Education

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA.

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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

Teuta Towler

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Kitty Hawk, NC

Languages:English

How I can help you

Over 20 years of experience in administration, sales, writing, marketing and advertising. She is from Kosovo but moved to the Outer Banks, NC in 2004. Prior to moving to US she owned a cosmetic shop and later a boutique with focus on jeans. She worked for United Nations as a translator and a domestic violence advocate. Founded a women's organization Women's Life and published a monthly magazine promoting women's rights and issues.She also worked for a French Humanitarian Organization, Premiere Urgence as a manager for a humanitarian clinic.She hosted a radio talk show about women's rights and health issues. 

When she moved to the Outer Banks, she worked as an admin/marketing person for a real estate company. In the mean time, she wrote and published a crime novel in her native language. She had to learn how to promote the book online since she was away from her readers-target audience. She discovered her love for online marketing and learned all she could to promote her book and started working as freelance writer and website designer. 

She worked as freelancer for nine years and in 2013 founded Mitro Digital Marketing LLC based in her hometown Mitrovica, Kosovo and Kill Devil Hills, NC. 

 

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Education

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Bachelor Degree - Nursing from Xheladin Deda Nursing School , Mitrovica, Kosovo&nbsp;</p>

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Computer Programing - Associate Degree from University of Prishtina, Kosovo &nbsp;</p>

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Journalism - Associate Degree from University of Prishtina, Kosovo&nbsp;</p>

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Attended many continues education courses from&nbsp;COA and other online classes.&nbsp;</p>

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Florida Panther Media, LLC (d/b/a Villages-News.com)

We began our website in May of 2013 with the idea that there were lots of Villagers who needed a way to keep up with what was going on in The Villages while they were up north (i.e., "Snowbirds"). We also saw an opportunity in this marketplace for a completely online, digital news source.

Owner/Founder
Meta Minton
My Location
1014 Urico Golf Rd
Lady Lake FL 32159
United States
Employees
6
Year Company Formed
2013
My Successes

Our success has been measured in three particular areas of growth - 1) our overall subscription base/readership numbers, 2) our advertising revenues, and 3) diversity in our website traffic. 1) Subscription Base - We offer a daily email subscription service that is free to all users. We started this service in August of 2013 with approximately 200 subscribers. As of November, 2014, we have over 23,000 registered subscribers. Our goal in the next year is to increase our subscription base by 50 - 75%. 2) Advertising Revenue - We have grown from a handful of advertisers to over 50 local advertising accounts. We have also increased our advertising revenue through our main third-party partner, Google, over 25% since beginning our relationship in March, 2014. 3) Website Traffic Diversity - We have grown to encompass more products and offerings in the past year, including sections for Classifieds, Coupons, and Community Events, among others. These additional sections provide outlets for our visitors to explore while on our website. It has helped us increase our on-time page engagement and our average number of pages viewed for an average website visit.

What's Great About My Mentor?

All whom we have met through SCORE have provided invaluable advice, and Linda Pickwick is no different. She has been a tremendous asset throughout this process, and our development, organization, and focus in sales has improved dramatically since working with her. She has dedicated countless hours to helping us develop sales practices that we will employ in our company for years to come. Furthermore, her breadth of knowledge is evident in the variety of topics she' has helped us with, from establishing new products to resolving common human resources issues. We are grateful to SCORE and Mrs. Pickwick for helping us move forward as a company and, more importantly, as small business owners and entrepreneurs.

How SCORE Helped

SCORE has been a fundamental part of our company's success. Before we went into business, SCORE helped us develop a business plan and helped guide us to answers to some of the more difficult questions that small businesses face. We have met regularly with SCORE for help on marketing and advertising, sales training, financial projections, and a multitude of other issues.

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

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