Counselors to America's Small Business
Economic development professional specializing in the revitalization of commercial districts through small business attraction and retention.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA.
Expert in Start up Business and very knowledgeable in General Management Operations.
Career emphasis - sales, sales management, marketing director, general management of business operations and service on for profit and non-profit Boards of Directors. Three successful startup businesses (B2B), 9 years board Chair/President non-profit national trade association, 41 [30 P&L responsibility] years domestic/international business sales and operations management.
1- International and US Standards Certification and certification consulting for virtually all types of business seeking competitive advantage or compliance. ISO 9001, 14001, 50001, AS9100, TL9000, TS16949, OHSAS 18001, etc.
2- General Management Operations for service industries including human resources, everyday management activities, P & L critical operations focus
3- START-UP - knowledge of fundamental issues that need to be addressed in any new business, how to assess the potential for success
4- Board of Directors - Profit/Non-profit operations and activities
5- Business Planning creation and execution management, including Strategic, Marketing, Sales, Human Resource, and Operations plans in particular for service industries.
MBA – Management/Finance: University of Texas-State System, Houston, Texas
BS – Chemical Engineering: Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania
Retired Business Owner and Small Business Consultant - Over 35 years of experience in the small business arena in the areas of finance, accounting, marketing, public relations and event planning. Alumni of Rockhurst University and involved with volunteer work there. Plus member of Nonprofit Connect and SCORE-Kansas City Chapter. Also, consult with many local nonprofits for the last three years on a pro-bono basis.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a double major in Accounting and Management from Rockhurst University in 1983. Recipient of the Wall Street Journal Award for the highest gpa in graduating class.
President/Owner of Stan Herman Inc. a business coaching organization that creates better owner decisions followed by better business results. I help individuals start, grow and succeed in the business they love.
VP of Sales and Chief Marketing Officer for AAL a fortune 500 company
Started two businesses 1. Executive business coaching 2. Profit improvement for companies.
A previous TEC / Vistage Chair - international organization for CEOs
<p> BS. Education, University of Missouri/St.Louis</p> <p> MBA Baruch College, City University of New York</p> <p> Chartered Business Coach, World Association of business Coaches, Middelsex University London</p>
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.
Bachelor Degree - Nursing from Xheladin Deda Nursing School , Mitrovica, Kosovo </p>
Computer Programing - Associate Degree from University of Prishtina, Kosovo </p>
Journalism - Associate Degree from University of Prishtina, Kosovo </p>
Attended many continues education courses from COA and other online classes. </p>
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.
BS in Chemistry from Rochester Institute of Technology</p>
Stanford Executive Program
Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
BA Mathematics, University of Toledo
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.
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