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       I’m currently in the planning stage for a new retail bakery. I’m going to need some funding for equipment, but my personal credit history is a bit spotty. How much is that going to hurt me, and how can I combat it?

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.

       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.

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       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.

CPA

Eric Ho

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Chapter: Vancouver SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

Finance/Accounting professional, who is a CPA, with operational experience.  Also, has a background in taxes, cost accounting, financial reporting, finance, internal controls, cash flow and profitability.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

B.B.A. in finance - University of Hawaii

M.B.A. in Accounting/Finance - Willamette University

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Howard Braun

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Clearwater, FL

Languages:English

How I can help you

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Communication methods

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Dr.

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Languages:English

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Industry Experience

Education

n/a

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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.

Areas of expertise

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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       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.    

Darrell Roberts

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Parkdale Mt. Hood, OR

Chapter: Portland SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

For most of my working career I was self employed as the owner of two retail service businesses in the recreation industry. I have also been employed as a Finance & Operations Manager for a multi business enterprise that was owned by Native Americans. Most recently I was a Small Business Development counselor at Columbia Gorge Community College. During this time I created and taught a Small Business Management (SBM) course for business owners  The SBM course focused on teaching business owners financial management techniques to help them manage their businesses more efficiently and to help them get additional financing. I have also helped many people buy and sell small businesses including valuing an existing business. As a SCORE adviser at the Portland SCORE office I am also helping entrepreneurs get their business ready for seeking equity financing in the local Angel Investment market.  

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

BA in Business from Western Washington University

Communication methods

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