Real Estate, Rental Services and Leasing

       I have a business that sells equestrian supplies both retail and online. I’d like to begin using social media as a marketing tool, but I’m clueless as to how to begin. How do I go about developing a social media strategy?

 

 

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.

Ask SCORE

       Our four-year-old printing business is finally on solid footing. We’ve worked hard and 
been very fortunate, and now we’d like to begin giving something back to the community. What 
types of activities 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.

Steve Koenig

Available

Boca Raton, FL

Languages:English

How I can help you

 

Recognized global industry leading executive/department head in technology and business. 30+ years with DEC, Compaq, HP. 15+ years in Aerospace and advanced technologies with Grumman, IDI. President/Advisor to organizations and private fundraising.  Extensive experience in engineering, contracts, account management, sales & marketing

 

http://www.scoresouthflorida.net/SteveKoenig.pdf

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

<p> &lt;p&gt; BS, MBA ++++&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; &amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; http://www.scoresouthflorida.net/SteveKoenig.pdf&lt;/p&gt;</p>

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Ed Davis

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San Jose, CA

Languages:English

How I can help you

I can help you with your intellectual property issues including patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets.  I can also help you with 

I spent 20 years managing the Intellectual Property Office of SRI International.  During this time, I was instrumental in developing patent portfolios in diverse technologies that were the bases for several successful start-ups.  I was a member of a team that prepared and negotiated agreements for protecting those rights and for commercialization of the technology —e.g., NDAs, license agreements, etc.  Since joining SCORE, I have helped clients in a variety of different businesses with more general business matters—e.g., preparation of business plans, market research, employee relations, etc.

If you have concerns about any aspect of intellectual property important to your business-- process, strategy, cost, licensing, etc. , contact me.

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Industry Experience

Education

JD: University of San Francisco, School of Law

MA and BA: California State University of San Francisco, School of Natural Sciences

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Barry M. Skalka

Available

Weston, CT

Languages:English

How I can help you

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.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

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

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Marc Abear

Unavailable

Meredith

Languages:English

How I can help you

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.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

AA Columbia basin College

BS Central Washington University

MBA Plymouth State University

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Ask SCORE

       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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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.    

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

Unavailable

San Diego, CA

Languages:English

How I can help you

10 years Marine Corps

30 years as attorney at law working with small businesses

 

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Industry Experience

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>

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