Retail and Wholesale Trade

Jim Means

Unavailable

Waukesha, WI

Languages:English

How I can help you

Work experience includes consumer marketing, sales, retail and wholesale distribution, and general management with Ted Bates, Unilever, Exxon Mobil, Southland Corporation, and Colgate Palmolive companies. I also started, managed and sold my own business in 2001.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

BBA, Oklahoma University MBA, Northwestern University

Communication methods

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Dan Laemont

Available

Eustis, FL

Languages:English

How I can help you

My specialties are in helping you write:

  • Creative, Researched Marketing Plans (utilizing the Wharton "4 P's" process).
  • Concise Business Plans (utilizing simple, prepared templates).
  • Effective Hiring Plans (utilizing Xerox's "Selective Hiring Process" Techniques).

I apply an analytical approach to Business. If you choose, I will walk you through any of the above processes, step by step, using tried and true (and FREE) Templates.

I am a Navy Veteran trained as an Electronics Technician. I enjoyed a 32 year career in Industrial Electronics Parts Distribution. I served as a Technical Correspondent, Mail Room Supervisor, Employment Supervisor, Industrial Salesman, Sales Manager, General Manager and Senior Manager in the MW, SE and NE Regions of the US.

I want to help you. Let's get started!

 

 

 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

High School, USN Electronics, Sonar and Submarine Schools, numerous Strategic Planning, Personnel Management, Sales Management Seminars.

Online MBA Courses 2012-2014

  • U of VA: Grow to Greatness Parts I and II
  • U of MD: Innovative Ideas for new Companies
  • Princeton: Sociology
  • Stanford: Entrepreneurship
  • Wharton: Marketing
  • Wharton: Financial Accounting

Memberships:

1. Certified Florida Small Claims Court Mediator (Volunteer)

2. Certified Florida Master Money Mentor (Volunteer)

2. Sub-Vets Lifetime Member

3. Holland Club (Qualified in Submarines)

Communication methods

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Shortcuts for Starting an Online Retail Business

I just spoke with a newbie entrepreneur who’s a designer and wants to sell her fashion directly to consumers. At first she toyed with the idea of a retail store but realized that the cost of this was prohibitive (too expensive for her). She thought that creating an online store was the way to go because she could showcase her wares and have broader distribution and reach across the country. Welcome to the world of online retail! Good news!

An advisory board is an informal group. This is not a board of directors. It is a group of mentors. The group has no financial interest in your firm. This is a group of outside advisors who share their knowledge to help you be more competitive, think strategically and offer specific advice in key skill areas.

The benefits of an advisory board include: setting aside time to think strategically, obtain feedback and insights from outside the company, and gather information and expertise from peers who have knowledge in different areas than your own. In general, a three to five person board will likely meet your needs.

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Keith L Oakes

Unavailable

Collierville, TN

Chapter: SCORE Memphis

Languages:English

How I can help you

33 years in various management (line and staff) positions with Nationwide Insurance Company. Sales Management including training and development of agents, agency staff, field sales managers. Field sales management including management of field sales managers, sales management administration, awards and recognition programs, agency audits and compliance with corporate, state, and federal regulations. Agency acquisitions, marketing development including new product development.

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Industry Experience

Education

BS in Business Administration, The Citadel, Charleston, SC. Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, CPCU, Numerous marketing, management and training development courses.

Communication methods

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Leonard Van Regenmorter

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Beaverton, OR

Chapter: Portland SCORE

Languages:English, German

How I can help you

Worked on the Mercuy, Gemini, and Apollo space programs with Honeywell Aerospace. Program manager at Control Data Corporation. Director of Engineering at a super computer company. Consultant to high tech companies. Volunteer at SCORE since 1996 and author of a financial planning program that is widely used by chapter 11 clients.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Electronics engineering and business management.

Communication methods

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James Heath

James Heath

Available

Portland, OR

Chapter: Portland SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

Retailing and Ecommerce

30 years retail experience as Department Store Buyer, General Manager of bed and bath specialty store chain, Merchandising Manager for lease operation selling through warehouse clubs and ecommerce sites, Independent Business Owner selling custom window coverings.

Home Furnishings and Interior Design 

Experience in carpet, area rug, window covering, furniture, and home textile industries

Internet Marketing

Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media Marketing (SMM), Web design

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

  • BA International Relations,;
  • MBA General Management and Marketing

Communication methods

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