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Q: What are limited liability companies (“LLCs”), and what should businesses know 
about them?
A: LLCs are a new type of business entity that emerged in the early 1990s. They have many important legal and tax characteristics, but the key ones are these:
  • Liability shield. LLCs provide their owners (called “members”) with a statutory liability shield that is essentially identical to the corporate shield.

About the Author

John Cunningham is a N.H. business lawyer whose practice is focused on LLC law and tax. He chaired the N.H. Business and Industry Association committee that drafted the Revised New Hampshire Limited Liability Company Act, a radical revision of New Hampshire LLC law that went into effect on January 1st. LLCs are, by a wide margin, the entities of choice for N.H. business start-ups.

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       I’ve recently taken my business plan for a new and innovative consumer product to several banks seeking funding, but have had no success. What are some other financing options that might be available to me?

 

 

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.
       Have a question you’d like answered in this column? E-mail it to info@score-manchester.org, with “Ask SCORE” in the subject line.

Ronald L Coosaia

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Palm Desert, CA

Chapter: Detroit SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

30 years experience at all levels of light and heavy manufacturing management.  

Expertise: Manufacturing/Assembly Management, Start Up, Business Planning, Leadership, Quality Control, Budgeting, Logistics and Manufacturing/Plant Engineering.

Skilled and accomplished at all levels of manufacturing manage from floor level supervisor to plant manager.  Developed business plans and successfully launched several new products.  With 30 years experience in manufacturing I am well grounded in start up, quality control, budgeting, planning, supply management and manufacturing/plant engineering.

I have a Business Administration Degree and Associates Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Currently reside in Palm Desert California, am a member of the Detroit SCORE Chapter and have been counseling since 1998.

Will phone and site counsel as required.  

Have been counseling since 1998.

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Education

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Bachelors Degree in Business Administration University of Michigan<br />
Associates Degree Industrial Engineering University of Michigan</p>

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       My partner and I have been running our laser engraving business ourselves for the past two years. We’ve reached the point now where we’re both completely maxed out, so we’re considering hiring at least one employee. Where do we start  Read more.....

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.
       Have a question you’d like answered in this column? E-mail it to info@score-manchester.org, with “Ask SCORE” in the subject line.

Dr. Shashi K. Shah

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New Cannaan, CT

Languages:English

How I can help you

Expert in writing business plans, and logistics. Very Knowledgeable in business systems. As a consultant, I have assisted members of corporate boards in their committee work, and provided input to management on corporate development, training and assessment and divisional restructuring projects. Also worked confidentially with an investment-banking firm in New York, scouting and evaluating small and medium size businesses for merger and acquisition considerations by their clientele.  

From 1973 to 1976, CEO/Director of a small national public company disseminating marketing information to the traveling public.  Streamlined the company's branch and HQ operations, and computerized accounting and administrative functions which resulted in reduced costs and improved efficiency by more than 30 per cent. I motivated national sales force of over 100 people, helped increase their productivity by providing sales leads, training, and incentives.  Also introduced Research tools to improve overall profitability. 

While a partner in a consulting firm, developed management contacts for projects involving corporate planning, logistics, and organizational development.  Also helped clients customize their training programs for middle-level managers.

As senior systems analyst at Lever Brothers, New York, developed synthetic rates and evaluated optimality of corporate distribution networks.  These efforts resulted in annual savings in excess of $1.0 million.  Also participated in developing training programs for managers overseas.

Among other jobs, supervised analysis of corporate statistics and preparation of management reports at Columbia Records; analyzed clerical work for its conversion to computer operations, and forecast product needs at strategic locations for McGraw-Hill.

For the past forty years, I have taught business courses including entrepreneurship and management of start-ups, management, business policy & strategy etc. at U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, St. John's University, Rutgers University, Hofstra University, Baruch College, etc. With the support of department head at USMMA, raised more than $800,000 for e-classroom and computer labs for training students to participate in cyber defense competition sponsored by the NSA. I worked with New York metro area computer scientists and cyber security experts to train our midshipmen to bring championship trophy home in 2004. Presented papers at national and international conferences and published articles in professional journals. 

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Education

Ph.D. in business (1986) from the City University of New York, MBA (1979) from New York University, MA and BS from Brigham Young University. 

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Mark Rothenberg

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Nanuet, NY

Languages:English

How I can help you

Small retail business operator, ran wholesale distribution organization, Civil Engineering projects, primarily Water & Wastewater, COO of Public Utility, Environmental Consultant. Government Relations  Not for Profit Management & Operation

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Industry Experience

Education

<p> &nbsp;</p> <div> Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering</div> <div> Masters Business Administration</div>

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Dan Nickell

Daniel B Nickell

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Vienna, VA

Languages:English

How I can help you

Expert in business plans and very knowledgeable in marketing/business development. 

  • Extensive domestic and international experience marketing large-scale industrial and federal-level intelligence and reconnaissance systems, corrections and law enforcement, telecommunications systems, and electronic security systems.
  • Extensive writing and public speaking on corporate management issues, business development, and proposal management.
  • Author of a bestselling book on computer applications, technical works, and management articles. NOTE: I do not provide mentoring regarding writing or publishing.
  • Expert in biometric access control and identity verification systems.

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Industry Experience

Education

MBA, (Management and Marketing concentrations), George Mason University.

BA "with honors," (Communications Research), Michigan State University.

Completed major in Russian at Syracuse University. Additional education includes undergraduate work at Western Michigan University (Secondary Ed., Theater) and graduate studies in statistics and testing, Chapman University.

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Bruce Eric Montgomery

Dr. Bruce Eric Montgomery

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Chicago, IL

Chapter: Chicago SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

Bruce Montgomery is the Founder and President of Montgomery & Company, a digital media, information and communications technology company based in Chicago.

Bruce is also the Founder, executive producer and host of Technology Access Television; Chicago’s longest running weekly TV show covering Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship news and information.

Bruce is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of The Urban Innovation Center @ IIT, a community economic development and business accelerator initiative located in the technology park at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Bruce has built a strong knowledge base in the strategic technology needs of the service industries through practical experience in the public and private sectors of education, government, economic development, construction, health care, professional services, software development and digital media enterprises.

Prior to becoming an entrepreneur Bruce developed his expertise in technology, marketing and business development working for the companies of Control Data Corporation, Entré Computer, Javelin Software, Timeplex, Unisys, and Sprint.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel appointed Bruce to the first City of Chicago Small Business Advisory Council as part of Chicago’s Neighborhood Small Business Growth Strategy.

Governor Pat Quinn named Bruce to the board of The Illinois Broadband Deployment Council and The Partnership for a Connected Illinois (BroadbandIllinois.org). He is also a technology initiatives advisor to Illinois Congressmen Danny Davis and Bobby Rush.

Mr. Montgomery also serves on the boards of the Bronzeville Community Development Partnership, SBA/SCORE Chicago and the TechAdvantage Program at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Mr. Montgomery majored in marketing at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and attended Amos Tuck Graduate School of Business at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.

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