Real Estate, Rental Services and Leasing

Barry M. Skalka

Barry M. Skalka

Current City: Weston, CT

Expert in business start-ups, a proven problem solver with knowledge in ecommerce.  I am enthusiastic, motivated and dedicated to helping new and existing entrepreneurs focus their thoughts and develop their ideas.  I have counseled SCORE clients in ecommerce, wholesale and retail sales, financial services, real estate, consulting, food and beverage businesses, media, transportation and more.  In my career I have helped launch and managed three successful private partnerships (start-ups) in the investment management industry.  I have served as COO/CFO for small to mid-sized entrepreneurial investment management firms, primarily in NYC and Fairfield County, CT.

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Education

Queens College of the CUNY, BA Accounting with honors. CPA, New York

Samuel Tak-Shum Kwan

Samuel Tak-Shum Kwan

Current City: Chicago, IL
Chapter: Chicago SCORE

Board of Directors-Chinese bank, Board of Directors-non-profit org., Process Improvement, Quality Black Belt, Regional Credit Manager-Asia Pacific, Global Risk Management, Senior Product Credit Manager, Vice President-Asset Management, Risk Review Specialist, Senior Marketing Support Manager, Sales Representative, Leasing Officer, Bank Holding Company Examiner, Youth Director.

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Education

CPA, Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate, SCORE 6 Core Workshops, Budgeting, Business Plan, Financing, Accounting, Operations, Training, AMA's Mergers and Acquisitions Course, Auditing in the Leasing Environment, Banking Schools I, II and III of the Federal Reserve Banks, Real Estate, Bankruptcy Principles, Commercial Credit Scoring, NACVA's Valuation Course

Marc Abear

Marc Abear

Current City: Meredith

24 years experience with UPS (5 accounting, 7 industrial engineer, 12 operations). My experience included turn arounds of help needed operations. I have also made a living operating small businesses: selling real estate, catering, a retail furniture business, a contracting business, selling consulting, startup testing for the Hanford Engineering Development Lab at FFTF, grievance work for organized labor and State of NH.

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Education

AA Columbia basin College

BS Central Washington University

MBA Plymouth State University

Paul A Mondello

Paul A Mondello

Current City: Londonderry, NH

Owned, founded, merged and acquired many businesses in my career with total fiscal responsibility using and placing personal monies at risk. Strong background in financial printing with mutual funds and several Wall St. underwriting firms. Currently engaged in alternative financing for companies in the area of commercial real estate, merger & acquisition financing. We currently have international energy, coffee and tea joint ventures in six African nations with role outs in hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Education

Medford High School, Medford MA Class 1959 Suffolk Universtity, BS in Business Administration Class 1963 Boston University, MBA Program 1965

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       After working for more than 25 years in the publishing industry, the company I worked 
for downsized and I accepted an attractive buyout package. Now I’d like to start my own 
business. What do I do first?
 

 

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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.
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Choosing Among Sole Proprietorships, Single-Shareholder Corporations And Single-Member LLCs For New Businesses

Choosing Among Sole Proprietorships, Single-Shareholder Corporations And Single-Member LLCs For New Businesses

Q: I’m starting a new business in New Hampshire. I will be its only owner. Should my business be a sole proprietorship, a single-shareholder corporation or a single-member LLC?

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.

Jim Fitzsimmons

Jim Fitzsimmons

Current City: San Diego, CA

10 years Marine Corps

30 years as attorney at law working with small businesses

 

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Education

<p> iPEC Professional Coaching Institute; Western State University School of Law - Juris Doctorate; University of Maryland; Hastings School of Law - Trial Advocacy College; Pepperdine University - Institute for Dispute Resolution;</p>

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.

 

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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.

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