Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations

          After working for a large accounting firm for many years, I’ve decided to go out on my
own and specialize in helping small businesses with their accounting and financial needs.
          Initially, it will be just me, and to keep expenses down and be able to better manage my young
son, I’m thinking about operating out of my home. What are the pros and cons?

          For productivity, convenience, and downright comfort, nothing beats a home-based business. Here, most every day is “casual day,” and the only obstacle on your commute is dodging the cat or dog on your way upstairs.

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         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.

Roxanne Hanna

Roxanne Hanna

Chapter: Charlotte SCORE

Roxanne Hanna is President and CEO of Sunscribe, a division of Silver Sun Publishers, LLC, a traditional publishing company focusing on print and digital written and illustrated books. Prior to Sunscribe, she worked for over three decades as an assigned ghostwriter or editor of custom writings and projects for individuals and corporations. For nine of those years Hanna ran a successful specialized clothes tailoring company which she operated alongside the freelance writing and editing business.

After growing up in a family printing and publishing business, the seed was planted for Hanna’s own entrepreneurial evolution. While dedicated to the growth of her own businesses, she supported the venture by working full time, seven years at two different banking institutions, six years at two veterinary hospitals, and fifteen years at three newspapers.  Hanna’s knowledge extends to customer service, retail sales, market management, leadership, presentations and workshops, organizational practices, growth strategies, innovation, daily business operations, branding, collections and debt management, media relations, customer engagement, and social media.

 

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Education

Pfeiffer University

Philip Harris

Philip Harris

Current City: Palm Desert, CA

Thirty five years of entrepreneurial experience with two successful retail store start ups, managing all aspects of business ownership. With a degree in Business Administration, was hired and trained by IBM in their computer sales division annually exceeding 100% of quota. Served as a general Business Consultant with a major accounting firm. Became a tenured Business Instructor at a junior college. Obtained licenses in insurance, real estate and DMV vehicle registration.

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Degree  Business Administration - Finance and Marketing major

 

“What’s An LLC?"

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:

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

Bernard Filipiak

Bernard Filipiak

Current City: Asheville, NC
Chapter: Asheville SCORE

Financial manager/accountant/analyst with MBA/CPA credentials and over 30 years of varied experience for Fortune 500/other international and domestic corporations.  Specific industry experience as a Manager and/or Controller includes Utilities, Petroleum/Minerals, Insurance, Real Estate, and Non-Profit.  My expertise covers the following areas of financial management:  accounting operations, public/management reporting, financial analysis and planning, budgeting, forecasting, cash/treasury management, information systems analysis & design, internal controls and business plans.

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Education

Master of Accountancy Degree - University of Denver

Bachelor Degree in Management Science - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institure

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