Real Estate, Rental Services and Leasing

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            I recently purchased a children’s daycare center. The previous owner did not treat the staff well, and my top priority is to correct that situation. How do you suggest I accomplish that?

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.

Business Owner/Attorney

Theodore (Ted) Fichtenholtz

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West Simsbury, CT

Languages:English

How I can help you

I have started businesses for myself and for my clients in the legal field, retail (stationary sales, clothing sales) and consulting (party planning).  During my years in practice i represented clients that purchased and sold businesses, large and small, and I helped entrepreneurs acquire franchises in many fields.  As an attorney and the owner of a number of business, I have helped many with closing loans and preparing packages to present to loan officers and reviewing the loan documents for the items relevant to different businesses.  I have knowledge of real estate transactions, corporate structure and compliance issues. I also teach leadership training, conflict resolution and team building for non-profit organizations.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

 

 

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Scot R Mitchell

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The Woodlands, TX

Chapter: SCORE Houston

Languages:English

How I can help you

Expert in Leadership, General & Sales Management, Revenue & Profit Growth, Negotiations

Respected executive with extensive experience in improving both organizational and bottom line performance.

* Known for ability to lead pacesetting industry organizations (commercial and operations)

* Led three organizations to profitable sales growth and market share increase in declining markets

* Led three organizations to #1 in Customer Satisfaction

* Played a lead role in the creation and successful turnaround of new multi-billion dollar joint venture

* Led turnaround of an industry consultancy to first profits 

* Led 10% cost reduction of market lowest-cost producer without sacrificing customer satisfaction

* Led implementation of business teams and balanced scorecards

* Led supply-chain re-engineering project for a chemicals division including implementation of demand planning, production scheduling, and vendor managed inventory

* Led creation of sustainability vision and strategy for major industry participant

* Led start-up and eventual sale of family owned warehouse business

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Utah State University, Logan, UT:Bachelor of Science - Marketing (emphasis in Economics)

Paul Smith College, Paul Smith, NY: Associate in Applied Science - Forestry

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Michael Mueller

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Fox Point, WI

Languages:English

How I can help you

1.  SCORE volunteer.  2013 to present

2.  Mueller Auto Co., Inc.  Owner.  Franchised dealer.  Responsible for all facets of this small, family-owned, rural dealership.  U-Haul franchise holder. Sold business.  1989-2013.

3.  First Wisconsin/Firstar Bank.  Vice President.  Completed nine assignments in eleven years, including management of a large retail branch and several commercial lending divisions.  1977-1988.

4.  U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen (TX).  Aide.  1973-1976.

I think I can be of most help in advising clients on

  • Overall management of a small business;
  • Matters that a larger company would discuss with its board of directors;
  • Franchise relations;
  • Choosing and maintaining suppliers;
  • U-Haul operations

I am a member of the SE Wisconsin chapter of SCORE.  I am very impressed with the quality of my co-mentors and the training provided in the courses we sponsor.  I would encourage anyone running a business to take advantage of these resources.  The price is certainly right.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Yale. M.A.

Princeton. A.B.

Marquette University. College of Journalism.

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 Ask SCORE

       I own a software development company. While I wouldn’t consider myself disorganized,
at the end of most days I can’t help feeling I haven’t accomplished what I set out to do that day.
What can I do to better manage my time?

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.

William Ferguson

Available

Madison, WI

Chapter: Madison SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

Expert in accounting and all phases of taxation.  Have worked several decades as a practicing CPA specializing in accounting, budgeting & taxation.  Also a lawyer so able to counsel on certain amounts of legal issue - choice of entity. I can generally answer any question involving taxes, accounting, budgeting and business law.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Cal State University at Los Angeles - Business Admin; Accounting

La Salle Ext University - Law Degree

Wisconsin CPA

Member of the Calif Bar.

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       I’ve been approached by a lead generation service. Do they really work, and if not, what other means of generating leads can you suggest?

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.

Randall Ferrian

Unavailable

Plymouth, MN

Languages:English

How I can help you

My professional background has included many years of corporate experience in the area of facilities management within the utility and healthcare industries. I've also created a company in the business brokerage arena (buying and selling main street businesses for clients). Within our family, my wife and I have started and operated several small to medium sized businesses as well. I normally counsel as a SCORE E-Mail Mentor, but am also open to "face-to-face" mentoring on Saturdays or evenings at a location arranged between us. I have a passion for small businesses and the brave souls who take the entrepreneurship leap, so schedule an appointment or contact me to get started.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

I have a bachelors degree in business administration and several industry certifications. I have many years of experience in the areas of (1) small business start-ups, (2) small business financial management, (3) small business strategic growth, and (4) small business marketing.

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