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Importance of Cash Management in a Small Business

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Learn why Cash Management is critical to Small Business success

Dr. Tonya Thomas

Dr. Tonya Thomas

Current City: Miami, FL
Chapter: Miami Dade

                                    

                                                Dr. Tonya Fulton- Thomas, PSY. D

 Dr. Tonya Fulton-Thomas has worked as a professional in Youth Development for over 10 years,           including leadership positions with national and international not for profit organizations. She is               certified as a helpline counselor at Switchboard of Miami and holds a Doctrine degree in Children             and Adolescent Psychology from Barry University Miami, Shores, Florida (2011).  

Originally, beginning her career in the United States Army. Her first professional position was in the         administration field where she worked closely with the Judge Advocate General Administration. Her         career then took her on an entrepreneur journey where she was the founder and President of Divine       Care Inc, Daughters2Mothers, and finally a Professor at Miami Dade College, Miami, Florida.

In her role at Miami Dade College, Dr. Fulton-Thomas approaches her work with both a spirit of             teaching and as a procedural tactician. She successfully applies her youth development experience       and military experience to lead the college’s higher education strategic planning, and civic                     engagement initiatives. During her journey in life Dr. Fulton- Thomas implemented a non- profit               called “Daughters2Mothers” (2011).Which she is the founder and President Tonya is the founder             and President. The program focuses on a co- parenting initiative designed to empower, build                 character, life skills, and to reduce single parenting in low income families. Dr. Fulton-Thomas               mentors over 300 inner city students yearly empowering them to become self advocates, and               actively engage in civic engagement. 

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Education

Psy D, Doctor of Clinical Psychology

             Children and Adolescent

             Carlos Albizu University, Doral, Florida

             APA Accredited Clinical Psychology Program

             Dissertation “ Empowerment, Co-Parenting Initiative in Teen/Mothers and Fathers”             Dec 2012  

 

Master of Science in School Psychology                                                                                 May 2009

Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida

 

Bachelor of Science in Biology                                                                                                           August 2005

University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

Workshop Poster 2nd. qtr. 2015

Dr. Jeffrey W von Freymann

Dr. Jeffrey W von Freymann

Current City: Mount Pleasant, SC

Over 40 years practitioner experience in marketing, communications, and management working in/with 100s profit and non-profit organizations from start ups to ongoing concerns, small to large (but mostly small).  Last 15 years as a college professor in marketing and management at the undergrad and graduate levels.

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Education

<p> Doctorate in Business Administration (University of Sarasota, FL), MBA in marketing (Babson College, MA), BA in English (Stonehill College, North Easton, MA).</p>

Rus Kinzinger

Rus Kinzinger

Current City: Bloomington, IL

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Jeff Durham

Jeff Durham

Current City: Noblesville, IN

Expert in helping NEW entrepreneurs streamline their startup process while minimizing RISK and maximizing SUCCESS.  LEAN STARTUP Specialist.  Expert assisting EXISTING business owners grow revenues & cash-flow, improve operational efficiency, strategic acquisitions, and exit strategy.  I've owned over 6 businesses and would be privileged to share proven processes with you!  I've been in your shoes and understand your excitement and desire to make sure you are taking the right steps.

Butler University Bulldog fan by chance?  I previously served as a professor in the Entrepreneur & Innovation department and currently work as a Business Coach in same.  I started my first business in 1996. While it wasn't started the right way, I sure learned alot!...ALOT about what I should've done and wouldn't do again!  Since that first experience, I've been blessed to own businesses with retail sales volume in excess of $30,000,000 involving Retail, Service, Wholesale, Importing, International Business, Ecommerce, Distribution, Sales, Marketing, Operations, Staffing, Financial, Product Development, Sales Reps, Tradeshows, Exit Strategy, Selling/Buying Business and EVERYTHING involved in small business. 

I look at my job as a coach and mentor...guiding you along using best-practices in order to help you achieve your GOALS & DREAMS while avoiding expensive mistakes!

 


BACKGROUND

Business Coach/Adjunct Professor, Real Business Experience Program

2013-Present, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN

The Real Business Experience is an innovative program at Butler where students form teams, create a business idea, apply for funding (to a group of real business executives) - and if they receive funding, start and run their real business.

Teach (September –December 2013), led, coach and engage 25 students per semester in learning how to create a small business model and actually turn that model into a for profit business.

Owner, President       

2011-Present, Business Brokers & Consultants of Indianapolis, Noblesville, IN

Business Brokers actively seeks to acquire engagements with business owners looking to sell their business, and  entrepreneurs wishing to purchase a business.  

Provide expert guidance on valuation, marketing a business, along with all the elements of good management.

In demand to provide small business consulting on strategies such as growth, vision, scaling, marketing, partner issues, online marketing and exit strategies.

Founder & Senior Mentor Volunteer

2011-Present, Business Mentor Program of Central Indiana, Noblesville, IN

Not-For-Profit program that connects first-time Indianapolis area entrepreneurs with volunteer business mentors that provide expertise and guidance using lean start-up best practices.

Consult with business owners on strategies necessary in order for their business to become profitable, as well as craft strategies to ramp up and significantly grow the business while remaining profitable. 

Founder & Senior Turnaround Specialist Volunteer  

2012-Present, Help For My Business Program, Noblesville, IN

Not-For-Profit program that provides business turnaround best practices to struggling small business owners.

Provide consulting to turn around high potential or once profitable businesses including root cause analysis of problems, and strategies to renovate finance, sales & marketing, operations, processes, supply chain, market penetration, advertising, staffing, and budgeting.

Board of Directors     

2010-Present, Starfish Missions, Louisville, KY

Starfish Missions is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that partners with Christian churches in the Dominican Republic, providing underprivileged children with educational opportunities and school supplies.

Provide guidance to the CEO regarding strategy, growth, cash management, logistics, volunteers and interns.

Owner, General Manager       

2001-2012, Harvest Scents & Traders, Indianapolis, IN

HST was acquired by Wholesale Home Décor in 2012 and imports quality and innovative home décor and giftware products to retailers, wholesalers and craft partners.

Built this business from the ground up to a $5 million business with gross margins of 65%+.

Managed all aspects of the business including sales & marketing, advertising, website/SEO, and product development.

Traveled and sourced large volumes of goods from Asia, and utilizing Chinese agents and interpreters, negotiated pricing and logistics; traveled extensively to trade shows in the United States to develop customer relationships.  

Owner, General Manager       

1996-2001, The Golden Quill, Carmel, IN

The Golden Quill started as a home décor retailer and was the forerunner of Harvest Scents & Traders. 

Founded this firm growing revenue to over $400,000; discovered a lack of wholesalers to serve the many retailers and wound down this business to concentrate on founding a wholesale business.

Owner, General Manager       

1996-2001, NuTan Indianapolis, IN

NuTan was a retail tanning salon & gift shop.

Bought, operated and sold this business after doubling sales to $125,000.

Stockbroker, Investment Consultant, Sales Manager & Trust Portfolio Manager    

1992-1996, Smith Barney, Banc One Securities, Huntington Investment Co & First National Bank

The original Smith Barney, a well known securities firm, is now part of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.

Acquired and managed assets of high net worth clients, corporations and municipalities in excess of $40 million.

Sold by cold calling, direct sales, referrals and seminars while consistently reaching client objectives for wealth investment growth & income.

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Education

MBA, Business Administration, Western Governors University

BA, Business Administration, Hanover College

Helen Bradford Hanley

Helen Bradford Hanley

Current City: Hudson, FL

Helen Bradford Hanley, FACMPE

Helen utilized SCORE when she initially started her business, Mason-Hanley & Associates in Nashville, TN in 1985, and feels it is now time to pay it forward to others who need business advice.

Helen is currently co-owner of Hanley Consulting (HC) and has been a Value Added Associate and Distributor affiliated with Target Training International, Ltd. (TTI) since 1995.  Her son, Craig, will be taking over the family business in a few years.  HC utilizes the TTI Success Insights® Behaviors and Motivators and TTI Insights™ Job assessment tools in their consulting business and customizes solutions to everyday business problems utilizing these tools. Helen has presented workshops on these subjects at the National meetings for the Medical Group Management Association, American Society of Ophthalmology Administrators/Surgeons and Medic Computer Systems (now Misys Group) and for many local groups and organizations.  Helen specializes in ensuring her clients obtain meaningful day-to-day implementation of her problem-solving recommendations, and will provide this same type mentoring to her SCORE clients and workshop attendees.

As a Business Banker, Helen assisted clients in the areas of Business Lending (SBA and conventional) and business financial management, has worked with virtually all types of businesses, and will continue consulting in these areas to help her clients, both SCORE and private pay, attain financial success.

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Education

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<strong>Target Training International, Ltd</strong>., Boot Camp and Annual Conference, <em>Jan 7-12,&nbsp;2015</em></p>

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<strong>SunTrust Bank, </strong>Banking Courses, <em>August 2007-Dec 2012</em></p>

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<strong>BB&amp;T University, </strong>Banking Courses, <em>June 2004-July &nbsp;2007</em></p>

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<strong>SouthTrust Bank, </strong>Banking Courses, <em>June 2002-Feb 2004</em></p>

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<strong>American College of Medical Practice Executives, Member, </strong><em>1994 to 2002, </em>Division of Medical Group Management Association</p>

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<em><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp; Certified Medical Practice Executive</strong>&nbsp; </em>&nbsp;(passed all three parts of exam at first sitting), Dec. 1994</p>

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<strong><em>&nbsp;&nbsp; Fellow, </em></strong>Sept. 1995; <strong><em>Life Fellow, </em></strong>July 2005 to present</p>

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<em><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp; Professional Paper Published</strong>,</em> <strong><em>College Review</em></strong><strong>, </strong>Fall 1996</p>

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<strong>American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators; Member, Annual Conventions</strong>, <em>1999, 2000, 2001&ndash;Speaker for 4 Breakout sessions on Behavior Style Analysis Tools and Personal Interests, Attitudes and Values Tools; 2002-Speaker for 5 Sessions</em></p>

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<strong>Medical Group Management Association; Member, </strong><em>1993-2002</em><strong>, Annual Conventions, <em>1993, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001-</em></strong><em>Speaker for Breakout Session at 2001 Annual Meeting</em></p>

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<strong>Numerous Accounting, Practice and Financial Management seminars and course work, <em>1979 to Present</em></strong></p>

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<strong>Nashville State Technical Institute, <em>1980, </em></strong>Nashville, TN,&nbsp;<em><strong>Associates Degree in Banking </strong></em></p>

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<strong>Tennessee </strong><strong>School of Banking, </strong>Vanderbilt University Campus, 1984</p>

Adam Brault

Adam Brault

Current City: Richland, WA

Founder and CEO, &yet, LLC

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WSU &amp;mdash; BA Communication / History&lt;/p&gt;

Ask SCORE

            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

Sonia Huntzinger

Current City: York, PA

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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