Recreation and Travel

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. 

Kenneth Merlin

Kenneth Merlin

Current City: Lincoln, NE
Chapter: Lincoln SCORE

Professional Experience: Newspaper reporter: small business owner (freelance photographer), currently owner/director Merlin Power & Sail, boat captain "River City Star" (Port of Omaha), corporations (tax/financial analyst): Experian, Conagra Foods, Oriental Trading. Military: Management Analysis Director, 16th Air Force (Spain). Combat helicopter pilot in Vietnam (Air/Sea Rescue Detachment Commander) and Desert Storm (Medevac pilot and 24th Med Air Ambulance Company training officer (AGR)). Major, USA (ret.)

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Education

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&lt;p&gt; BA Journalism - News-ed, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1974&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; MA Professional Accounting (MPA), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1997&lt;/p&gt;</p>

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          All the recent news stories about large companies having their data breached makes me wonder: What can a small business do to protect information stored in the cloud? 

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. 

Small Business Loans - Slides - Citizens Bank

Buying or Selling a Business Slides

Robbie Grady

Robbie Grady

Current City: Hooksett, NH

Strong background in non-profit management with additional expertise in marketing, training and development, and project management.  Certified Downtown manager with over 15 years of experience in design, economic development, and promotion for both individual businesses and communities. Trained in information and referral services, career counseling and relocation assistance, with MS in Human Resources and Development.  Additional expertise in retail management, customer service, business communication, and building consensus. 

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Education

 MS, Human Resources Development, University of Central Texas, formerly American Technological University, Killeen, TX, 1987. BA, Asian Studies, Wheaton College, 1976. Certified Main Street Manager, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2002

Workshop Poster Fall of 2014

Ask SCORE
          My beauty supply business has grown significantly in the short time we’ve been in 
business and I’m considering hiring an accountant. How do I find the right one?

          There are many responsibilities that come with being a small business owner, and everyone is critical to maintaining profitability and promoting growth. You can’t risk letting a deadline slip or overlook an administrative requirement, yet there are only so many hours in the
day to get things done.

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.

David Bricker

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David Bricker

Current City: Miami, FL
Chapter: Miami Dade

Dave Bricker is an award-winning designer and writer. He taught graphic and interactive design at a university level for almost 15 years. He writes a popular blog about writing, publishing, and book design, and created the PubML web-based eBook format.

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Education

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MFA, Graphic Design from Miami International University of Art &amp; Design</p>

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