Restaurants and Hospitality

Lisa Bedard Dupee

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Plattsburgh, NY

Languages:English

How I can help you

Currently a licensed insurance broker specializing in health insurance benefits. I have a very strong sales background and have owned two small businesses. I have also worked as a bookkeeper with an emphasis on Quickbooks.  

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

BS International Business - SUNY Plattsburgh

1 Year Legal Secretarial Certificate - Our Lady of Victory Secretarial School

Several training courses and certificates in sales and marketing.

Communication methods

Have you found success with mentoring from Lisa Bedard Dupee? Share your story.

Workshop Poster 2nd. qtr. 2015

Whisk Culinary Services LLC

I have wanted to start my own business for many years; I have a culinary arts degree and have worked in several aspects of the food industry over the course of 20 years. In 2013 the circumstances seemed opportune as well as the fact that I no longer feared failure. I enjoy many aspects of food preparation, and am marketing myself as a culinary services provider so that I can stay in touch with the spectrum of food preparation that I enjoy, such as catering and instruction, but I am open-ended to involve myself with anything related to food!

Owner/Founder
Laura Cochran
My Location
York PA
United States
Year Company Formed
2013
My Successes

While I am still an emerging business, I feel that the past 18 months have been successful every time a customer provides positive feedback. This reinforces my measure of success. It makes me happy to have met and generally exceed a customer's expectations. I put my heart into every meal I plan and prepare; into every class I instruct. There have been moments where an experience was not as ideal as planned; however, I would not say that was a failure, but rather a learning opportunity. I have high hopes for the future, with several projects in the works and with new customers reaching out to me regularly.

What's Great About My Mentor?

My mentor, Kellie, has always responded quickly and kindly to all of my questions. If she is not able to be of direct assistance she can generally provide me with someone's contact information who can better address the topic at hand. We are not in the same line of business, but she is a fellow female business owner, so there is a camaraderie in that respect.

How SCORE Helped

Through SCORE, I have had the opportunity to meet and network with business persons with a diversity of interests and levels of experience. On the whole, mentors and others I've met through SCORE are always happy to help and offer guidance unselfishly. I think we all just want to see each other succeed!

Ask SCORE

            I recently opened a sports memorabilia shop and now want to add an online component to sell my merchandise via the Internet. I plan to hire someone to design my website, but am looking for advice to provide that person with guidance and direction

           Nearly every small business has a website today…and no wonder. A 2011 Pew Internet study found that nearly half of all searches for local businesses are conducted online (newspapers finished a distant second). And usually, a company’s website is the first place prospective customers go when those search engine results come up.

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

Ask SCORE

            I’ve operated a local convenience store for almost seven years, never taking off more than an occasional weekend or holiday. Every time I plan a vacation, something comes up. How do I break this pattern before I burn out?

Ask SCORE

            I’ve operated a local convenience store for almost seven years, never taking off more than an occasional weekend or holiday. Every time I plan a vacation, something comes up. How do I break this pattern before I burn out?

 

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.

This document walks you thru the steps for starting a for profit business in Southwest Michigan.  It includes URL's for the various websites you will want to visit. While a few of the the items are specific to Berrien County, most of the  information applies to any part of Michigan

Barry Josephson

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Osprey, FL

Chapter: Manasota SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

Over 30 years in sales and management in the technology industry. Primary focus has been in helping businesses focus on improving and growing revenue though customer acquisition and renention and better managing inventory/assests through the proper use of innovation business technology processes. I also owned and operation 3 restaurants and managed all aspects of the business for 7 years. I have extensive knowledge in creation of business plans and effective use of capital.  I am also a principal in an LLC that owns and operates several retail properties in the east.Over 30 years in sales and management in the technology industry. Primary focus has been in helping businesses, generally retailers, focus on improving and growing revenue though customer acquisition and renention and better managing inventory/assests through the proper use of innovation business technology processes. I also owned and operation 3 restaurants and managed all aspects of the business for 7 years. I have extensive knowledge in creation of business plans and effective use of capital.  I am also a principal in an LLC that owns and operates several retail properties in the east.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

BA in Political Science and Government, Old Dominion University

  •    Member of Student Government Association

  •    President of Alpha Epsilon Phi

  •    Member Golf Team

 

Communication methods

Have you found success with mentoring from Barry Josephson? Share your story.

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

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