Retail and Wholesale Trade

Business Technology Program - Overview Webinar (1 of 4)

Summary

This narrated PowerPoint video provides an overview of the benefits and features of using current technology to improve your small business.  It is the first in a four-part series originally developed to provide SCORE volunteers with an overview of current technologies in order to better guide their small business clients.  However, the perspective of the narration in these videos has been changed to be appropriate for viewing directly by small business owners and managers.

Susan McPartlan

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Portland, ME

Languages:English

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B.S. in Accounting from University of Southern NH</p>

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Rose Creek Anglers, Inc.

Problem: The typical fisherman’s tackle box will either have a foam pad or a compartment box to store jigs and lures. Foam pads tear easily and wear out quickly.  Compartment boxes allow jigs and lures to hit each other - chipping paint and dulling hooks. 

Challenge: Rose Creek Anglers set out to develop a way to organize and store the various items needed to improve the fishing experience and to help make the user a better fisherman.       

Solution: Design and manufacture jig, fly and jigging spoon boxes and other accessory products that keep each item in a specific place so that expensive jigs and lures stay organized, remain in good condition, keep hooks sharp, and allow lures to be retrieved more quickly because of reduced clutter.

Owner/Founder
Rich Femling
My Location
1946 Tatum Street
Roseville MN 55113
United States
My Successes

Business Description: Rose Creek Anglers sells several fishing-related products through specialty catalogs, retail stores and on their website. They do the basic design of each jig box which is offered in several sizes, colors and configurations. The polymer boxes and inserts are molded by a contract vendor. Stamping, assembly and custom configuration is done in-house. 

The Future:  Rich’s main effort is to continue to build the business for his existing products by expanding his dealer network and by getting his products known to a wider audience. He also plans to introduce a fly line holder that will better serve the purpose of a cumbersome stripping basket. This device is especially helpful to fly fishermen keeping their fly lines from being dragged downstream while fishing rivers.

Rose Creek Anglers:  www.rose-creek.com

What's Great About My Mentor?

“At the very first meeting, Wally Freier provided advice on how to create an effective product sales sheet. Tapping into his marketing knowledge has been very beneficial in communicating with potential customers and strengthening existing customer relations. We are now in the process of implementing a new marketing strategy.” - Rich Femling, Owner.

How SCORE Helped

SCORE’s Involvement:  Rich was aware that sales and marketing were areas that he had to improve if he were to build his business to the desired level. He decided to attend a SCORE outreach event at a 3M sponsored golf event in Blaine and met Wally Freier. As it worked out, Wally, who has a strong marketing background, was assigned as his mentor. Since then Rich and Wally have been focused on ways to increase sales.  Wally was able to help develop a marketing plan and worked with Rich on specific sales techniques to use in developing his dealer network. 

See the PDF file for this Success Story.

Patricia Calvo

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Miami, FL

Chapter: Miami Dade

Languages:English, Spanish

How I can help you

Applying in the best  interest of my employer my unique combination of professional training as a lawyer, tax specialist and MBA in areas such as: International Tax, tax planning including analysis of foreign tax credits and earned income exclusion, expatriation and dual –residency filing. Pre and post residency planning. Preparation of U.S. federal income, payroll and Estate taxes, foreign national residing in the U.S., pre     immigration and expatriation. Business valuations, mediations and Litigations support and marital dissolution services. Also notable paralegal training experiences under Employment/Family based petitions, WAVA and Political Asylum for Hispanics.  Small business advisory, risk management, business activity, quantitative and qualitative reasoning, management decisions, organizational performance and strategic planning.

 

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Education

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX, AZ (SOUTH FLORIDA CAMPUS)

2013  Masters in Business Administration

GPA 3.83

UNIVERSIDAD CENTRAL DE VENEZUELA, CARACAS, VENEZUELA

1999  Masters in Taxation

 

UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA ANDRES BELLO

1999  Masters in Public Law

 

UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA ANDRES BELLO

1994  Abogado (equivalent of a U.S. Juris Doctor degree)

            FIS Evaluation Report available

HONORS

Elected member of Delta Mu Delta Honor Society in Business Administration

Lambda Sigma Chapter

 

AFFILIATIONS

 NSHMBA National Society of Hispanic MBA’s

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Kenneth J. Fordik

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Miami, FL

Chapter: Miami Dade

Languages:English

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<p> Education</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; MBA&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Industrial Relations&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; California State University</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;BS&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Personnel Management&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; University of Montana</p> <p> Organizations</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Co-Chairman,Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Human Resource Committee</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Blue Ribbon Task Force Member, Secretary of Labor, State of Florida&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

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SCORE Mentor

Daniel Fischer

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Matthews, NC

Chapter: Charlotte SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

Retail Management and Operations expert. To include: merchandising, purchasing, marketing and advertising, sales and sales management, store layout and displays, bookkeeping and accounting, tax issues, human resources - hiring, firing, compensation, employee benefits, service department management, store maintenance, leasing - franchising.

Franchising expert. Start up and acquisition.

Small business start-up.

Commercial credit and collections.

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Education

University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business, College Park, MD

B.S.degree - General Business Administration, with a concentration in Management, Marketing, and Accounting

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