Real Estate, Rental Services and Leasing

Ask SCORE

          I’m confused about the rules for paying employees overtime. Can you explain them to me? 

         Should you be paying overtime to your employees? The answer is: it depends.

          Under the U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers are required to pay overtime to most hourly employees who work more than 40 hours a week for businesses that take in more than $500,000 a year in revenue.

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. 

Workshop Poster 1st. qtr. 2015

Considerations When Using Independent Contractors slides presented by Katie Marble at SCORE's November 2014 meeting.

About the Author

Katie Kiernan Marble

Marble Law Firm, PLLC

80 Palomino Lane

Suite 201

Bedford, NH  03110

Ask SCORE

          My brother-in-law has approached me about going into business with him in a home cleaning franchise. I’ve always heard one should never go into business with relatives. Is that true? 

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. 

Ruoyu Loughry

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Cupertino, CA

Languages:English

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Colin Jeffries

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Cincinnati, OH

Languages:English

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As Marketing Director for Renewal by Andersen, I lay out our strategic road map and coordinate our advertising vehicles to ensure that we get there. This means managing graphic designers, web developers, social media specialists, direct mail teams, radio account executives, television salespeople, as well as other ad vehicles. As part of developing the strategy, I build the annual and monthly budgets: setting weekly, monthly, and quarterly benchmarks to ensure that each advertising vehicle is performing. I am also responsible for managing our brand image according to corporate standards, developing website content, e-blast messages, TV/radio scripts, etc.

As a Marketing and Financial Analyst for Miller-Valentine Group, I would develop and execute marketing strategies for newly built properties, run weekly pricing optimization calls (using a willingness to pay model to ensure maximum revenue and optimal lease expiration), create annual marketing budgets for 137 residential properties, create and manage social media marketing (including Miller-Valentine’s LinkedIn page), build analytical and/or predictive models in Microsoft Excel, manage Google AdWords campaigns, write and distribute press releases, and handle media personalities during grand opening events, among other responsibilities.

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Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati

Majors: Marketing and International Business

International studies include: Johannes Kepler Universitat in Linz, Austria | Goryeo Daehakgyo (Korea University) in Seoul, Republic of Korea | El Technologico de Monterrey in Queretero, Mexico

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Emmanuel Okwor

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Plantation, FL

Chapter: Broward SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

Grelite Corp., Plantation, Florida

President (Jan 2011 – Present) 

Skanska USA Building, Dania, Florida

Field/ Project Engineer (May 2013 – May 2014)

Fedtronix, LLC, Fedtronix.com

COO/ Business Manager (January 2010 – April 2012)

ONEL Associates, LLC, General Contractor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Project Manager (January 2009 – September 2012)

ONEL Associates, LLC, General Contractor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Intern/ Field engineer (May 2006 – January 2009)

Broward Meat and Fish, Lauderdale Lakes, Florida

Employee (January 2007 – January 2009)

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Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL

Master's degree in Real Estate Development

 

Florida International University, Miami, FL

Bachelor of Science in Construction Management (Magna cum Laude) Business administration (Minor), Honors College ARCH program

 

Broward College, Davie, FL

Associates of Arts degree in Civil Engineering (Honors)

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Charles Howze

Charles Howze

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Coral Springs, FL

Chapter: Broward SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

Over 30 years of executive retail experience. Accomplished executive with extensive experience in operations, P&L management, corporate leadership and large sales volume.  A results-oriented, decisive leader with proven success in start-ups, turnaround and growth organizations.  track record of increasing sales, market penetration and growing bottom line while spearheading operational improvements to drive productivity and reduce cost.  Excel in dynamic demanding environments while remaining pragmatic and focused.  Managed multi-unit organizations for several retail formats including  big box merchandise, specialty apparel and closeout.  Worked in several regions of the US including the Southeast and the West Coast.  Recently served as COO of a small closeout retail chain located in Canada. 

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Bachelor Degree__Miles College, Birmingham, Alabama</p>

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Professional Development__University of Miami Entrepreneurial Program, Blanchard Situational Leadership,</p>

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Gallup University Great Leader Program</p>

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Stephen Edward Pomeroy

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Marina Del Rey, CA

Languages:English

How I can help you

Senior Leader with proven success in P&L Management, operations, and marketing. Consistently delivers results to key stakeholders with an unwavering commitment to honesty, integrity and accountability.

Specialties: Organizational Leader, Profit Improvement, Strategic Planning, Merges & Acquisitions, Cost Reduction, Earnings Growth, Contract Negotiation, New Business Development, New Product Development

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Xavier University - BS, Marketing</p>

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Harvard University - Program on Negotiations</p>

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