Restaurants and Hospitality

Ask SCORE 
          I’m in the process of establishing a graphic design/web development business. 
Should I form a corporation? 

 

CHOOSING YOUR BUSINESS ENTITY
By Attorney Ruth-Ellen Post


The four most common forms of business structure are:

  • LLC (Limited Liability Company)
  • CORPORATION (Conventional and Subchapter S)
  • PROPRIETORSHIP
  • PARTNERSHIP

The following outlines provide very general information on some of the main
similarities and differences among these business structures in six key areas:

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. 

 

Victoria Turner

Victoria Turner

Victoria Turner

Current City: Lockbourne, OH
Chapter: Columbus SCORE

Victoria Turner joined SCORE in 2014 and is a SCORE Certified Mentor.  She is an entrepreneur starting her own company after retirement as a business executive with a diverse experience.  Her background extends across medical/chiropractic practice management, insurance and workers’ compensation, retail operations, wholesale operations, manufacturing,  safety & security, healthcare management, B2B, sales, marketing, human resources, quality and process improvement, audits, turning operations around, among many other business aspects.  Victoria holds many certifications: safety inspector, OSHA, medical coding, compliance and critical care.  “I find it very rewarding mentoring clients achieving their business dreams.  I hope to make it a smoother process for them by sharing my experiences.”  Victoria mentors SCORE clients in all areas of business with emphasis on risk management, operations, strategy and turning performance around.

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Education

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<strong>Franklin University </strong></p>

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<strong>Integrated Bachelor of Science of Business Administration,</strong></p>

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<strong>and Masters of Business Administration</strong></p>

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<u>Dual Majors</u>: Business Administration; Organizational Leadership</p>

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Accelerated program w President&rsquo;s List w GPA 3.6</p>

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<strong>Marion General/Tri-Rivers School of Paramedicine</strong></p>

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<strong>Paramedic, </strong>1986 w GPA 4.0</p>

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<strong>Ohio Fire Academy</strong></p>

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<strong>Professional Firefighter, </strong>1976</p>

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<strong>Congress on Research for Chiropractors</strong></p>

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<strong>Chiropractic Nurse, </strong>1979</p>

Nora Adler

Nora Adler

Current City: Miami, FL
Chapter: Miami Dade

 

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

1991-Present  State Manager, Wine Buyer, Store/Bar Manager, On/Off Premise Sales Representative, Product Educator, Staff Trainer, Wine Seminars, Writer of Wine Reviews and Food Pairings, Radio Co-Host/Owner of the Entertaining Business Show on 880AM, Event Coordinator-Sales-Curator for the House of Art in Wynwood

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Education

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EDUCATION</p>

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2005 Atlantic Technical/ Cosmetology Program (Licensed Cosmetologist, Permanent Make-Up Artist)</p>

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Broward, Fl</p>

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2000 Johnson and Wales US Sommelier Association Wine School,</p>

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Miami, Fl</p>

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1977-1980 Brooklyn College/New School of Liberal Arts</p>

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Brooklyn, N.Y.</p>

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1973-1977 Lafayette High School</p>

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Brooklyn, N.Y.</p>

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LANGUAGES/OTHER</p>

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Fluent Spanish / Spoken -Written</p>

Goosebumps Exotic Ices

Jean took Bill back to suburban Philly and introduced him to water ice. He only went back 6 times in 5 days. It was such an unique and delicious product. On the trip home, Jean asked the innocent question, "Why wouldn't something like water ice sell in North Central Florida?" BOOM!

Owner/Founder
Bill & Jean Thomas
My Location
8830 SE 167th Mayfield Pl
The Villages FL 32162
United States
Employees
2
Year Company Formed
2014
My Successes

1. Using pure ingredients, make a line of frozen desserts of highest quality, consistency and simplicity. 2. Using sound and austere business practices, minimize start-up and production costs without compromising standards. 3. Using up-beat and fun approaches, market the line of products to consumers in the Ocala/The Villages area. 4. Using careful planning and cautious practices, grow the business to be worthy of selling and/or franchising within 3 years.

Great article about Goosebumps Exotic Ices in the April 3rd, 2015, issue of The Villages Daily Sun newspaper including a photo.

What's Great About My Mentor?

Dedication: we grew to count on one or all of the mentoring group to attend any and all of our emails and meeting inquiries AND every one of our public endeavors (3 product beta-testing sites, the soft opening and the grand opening). Insight and perseverance: every dilemma, dead-end, frustration, what-if question was met with an accurate, but up-to-us answer. Resourcefulness: if they didn't have an answer themselves, they dug and researched until they found a suitable solution.

How SCORE Helped

Flat out, Goosebumps Exotic Ices would not exist without the Simple Steps to Starting Your Business workshops 2 through 5 or the entire mentoring staff and process. The workshops provided a treasure of insights and resources without being over-bearing or preach-y. The structure of the workshops took us from basic to complex in logical "go-or-no-go" steps. If I only had a dollar for every time a topic caused me to say, "Gee, I never thought of that." The workshops were the best money Goosebumps ever spent.

Petite Fleury Bakery Succeeds with SCORE Mentor

Laurie Williams-Fleury, a former executive in the fashion industry always had dreams of starting a new career as a bakery owner. Starting off as a "serious home baker" and then joining the Bread Bakers Guild of America, Laurie was ready to embark on her new career journey. Before she could begin, she knew she needed some resources to help her turn her dreams into a reality, so she turned to SCORE.

Owner/Founder
Laurie Williams-Fleury
My Location
Brooklyn NY
United States
What's Great About My Mentor?

"SCORE has been and continues to be an invaluable resource for me. Rita, my SCORE counselor is a wonderful advisor, mentor, motivator and has been as invested in me, my company and my future as any family member could be."

How SCORE Helped

"As I transitioned from a fashion industry executive to a small business owner, I knew it was important to use every available resource to guide me in making the best decisions for my new company." Rita Jackson, Laurie's mentor was able to help the new business owner construct a three year financial for Petite Fleury Bakery. Laurie also attended SCORE workshops that covered technology and the internet for small businesses. "Navigating a startup can be challenging, but with the assistance of SCORE it made the process less intimidating. Pairing the professional baking skills I obtained with the business skills from SCORE has been the greatest benefit for my startup bakery."

Larry Lynn

Larry Lynn

Current City: Holland, MI

Franchisee of International House of Pancakes for 25 years. At one time had four units in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Detroit, Michigan, and Michigan City Indiana. Experience is managing front and back of house, scheduling employees, purchasing product, hiring employers, advertising decisions, bookkeeping, tax preparation, et cetera.

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Education

Bachelor of Science Business Administration and Masters in American History.

Ask SCORE

            I own a small advertising agency, as well as being a wife and mother. I constantly read about women who “have it all” and would love to be one of them. How do they do it?

            “If only I had more time….”

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.

Susan Sheahan

Susan Sheahan

Current City: New Buffalo, MI

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Innovative and progressive club management expert within both large city and country club operations.  Able to address multiple strategic initiatives and to identify and implement key performance objectives. Specialization in project management and building profitable food & beverage operations. Experienced fiscal performer who can achieve high levels of membership satisfaction while providing a creative, enjoyable, and professional work atmosphere.

SCORE, Northwest Indiana Chapter, SBA ; 05/2014 - Chair
Certified Consultant; Advanced Business Mentor

C4C CONSULTING FOR CLUBS - Service Academy Trainer

* Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Director of Food & Beverage
Premier City Club in downtown Chicago with $26M in gross revenues
Oversee entire F&B operation at Chicago's most highly respected city club
Outperformed budget and exceeded revenue goals
Increased Revenues to $10.2 million as of 2013
Routinely assist General Manager throughout other areas of the club, especially in marketing, maintenance and facility repairs
Planned and implemented capital improvements including kitchen improvements, exterior repairs and window replacement, interior design and furniture replacement
Foster culinary creativity and service excellence with Chefs and Managers resulting in the increased utilization and improved service on a consistent basis
Cultivated menus to include innovative, seasonal and traditional favorites
Elevated training and implemented employee recognition and orientation programs
Updated computer systems: online F&B reservations, streamlined inventory, purchasing and catering modules
Developed monthly promotions and menus for catering, dining rooms and member events
Visualized and successfully implemented enhancements in space utilization, marketing & social media
Achieved recognition as the #1 City Club in the nation in 2009 -2012, currently #1 City Club in the Midwest.

*Orchard Lake Country Club;Orchard Lake, Michigan 05/ 2001- 01/2008 General Manager/COO
Prestigious Private Club with exclusive membership, renowned golf course and outstanding facilities.
Achieved “Platinum club status, and recognized as a Top 100 Country Club in the Nation (2003 -2009)
Successfully adhered to operating budget of $8.6 million and capital budget of $1.2 million annually
Led website improvements, online reservation capabilities and visual enhancements
Directed membership recruitment programs to maintain 400 Stock Members
Construction Manager for $4.6 million clubhouse renovation completed on time and on budget without debt
Developed and Implemented plans for the reconstruction of the pool, pool house and tennis facilities.
Project Manager of golf course renovation projects, including irrigation, tee restoration and restrooms
Directed annual maintenance program for six clay tennis courts and platform tennis facilities
Maintained fleet of 24 sailboats and implemented reconstruction of docks and deck
Negotiated union contracts with H.E.R.E. Local #1

* Pine Lake Country Club- Assistant General Manager
Historic private golf club began as the Automobile Club of America's driving destination for the Detroit motoring elite.
Managed clubhouse operations of prestigious 100 year old club with 620 members
Expanded from $1.9 to $2.6 million food & beverage revenues; consistently exceeding annual projections
Development of all menus, promotions and social events; providing comprehensive event planning for Holidays, Special Events, Golf Outings, Social Activities, Member Weddings and Events.
Training and Hiring Staff of 165 employees, with expanded recognition and service awards programs
Editor and Communications Manager for all club publications, website updates and informational brochures

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
Birmingham Athletic Club, Birmingham, Michigan General Manager / COO
Exclusive private athletic club with family-centric sports programs, and includes superior facilities for squash, tennis, swimming and platform tennis. Led capital improvements that expanded dining and banquet facilities.
The Village Club; Bloomfield Hills, Michigan -General Manager;
Private City Club with 1650 members, providing fine dining, educational programs and philanthropic opportunities through funding community and organizational programs.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Certification for Advanced Mentoring, Small Business Administration, SCORE Program 2014
Council Board Member for the Women's Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance 2014
Greater Chicago Club Managers Association: Scholarship Committee, National Student Conference 2010
Club Managers Association, Adviser and Program Instructor; Assistant Manager in Development Program 2007
Detroit Club Managers Association, President 2004-2005
Detroit Club Managers Association, Educational Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President &
Recipient of National Excellence in Club Management Award. 2004

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Education

Bachelor of Arts/ Literature, Sciences Arts, Cum Laude;University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
C.C.M., Club Managers Association of America, Certification: Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI;Recertified through 2015 ;
Business Management Institute IV
Cornell University, School of Hospitality
Business Management Institute V: Strategic Leadership;UNLV University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
Certified Chief Executive (CCE), Club Managers Association of America, April 2014

William W Speakman

William W Speakman

Current City: Boalsburg, PA
Chapter: Central PA SCORE

Retired, Currently own and operate a Bed and Breakfast and Chocolate Shop

  • 4 Years, Department Store Buyer
  • 7 Years, Pharmaceutical Sales and Sales Management
  • ​2 Years, Restaurant Managing Partner
  • ​9 Years, Advertising and Marketing Agency VP
  • 7 Years, Penn State Development Director, Interim CEO for Public Broadcasring
  • 14 Years, Non Profit Development, Management, Governance

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Education

Slippery Rock State College

The Pennsylvania State University

The New School, NY, NY

CFRE Designation by NSFRE

 

Richard Milon

Richard Milon

Current City: Prescott, AZ

Food and Beverage Director for hotel operations for 8 years

Regional Manager for restaurant company encompassed 8 restaurants for 8 years

District Manager for Aramark in Contract Services for 7 years

Vice President for Contract Services  company for 10 years

Consultant for food service operation-- contract services and restaurants

 

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Education

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2 year Culinary degree</p>

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BSBA&nbsp;degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management from the Univ of Denver</p>

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Completed Executive Leadership study @ Penn State with Aramark</p>

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