Retail and Wholesale Trade

Barry Josephson

Barry Josephson

Current City: Osprey, FL
Chapter: Manasota SCORE

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.

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Education

BA in Political Science and Government, Old Dominion University

  •    Member of Student Government Association

  •    President of Alpha Epsilon Phi

  •    Member Golf Team

 

Gary Wooton

Gary Wooton

I have been fortunate to have a bunch of professions and along the way have started, developed, operated and sold three business.  I have a background in franchise operations, employee development, finance, manufacturing, sales and any other aspect of owning a  small business that you can imagine.  To see one of the businesses look up Croze.com.

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Education

University degrees in Humanities and education.  I have also accumulated a bunch of hours in Nutrition, History, winery technology and operations as well as business.

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. 

Steve R. Smith

Steve R. Smith

Current City: Westport, CT

40+ years with IBM in sales and sales management, marketing and product development

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Education

MS Business, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio  1971

MBA The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio  1972

International Business Management, Cal. Berkeley, 1986

Global Leadership Program, University of Michigan, 1990

 

Gregory Schwarz

Gregory Schwarz

Current City: Jamesville, NY
Chapter: Syracuse SCORE

Retail, wholesale, recreation/travel, manufacturing. Textiles, sewn goods manufacturing. Product design, manufacturing and distribution.

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Workshop Poster 1st. qtr. 2015

Considerations When Using Independent Contractors slides presented by Katie Marble at SCORE's November 2014 meeting.

About the Author

Katie Kiernan Marble

Marble Law Firm, PLLC

80 Palomino Lane

Suite 201

Bedford, NH  03110

Brian Dreckshage

Brian Dreckshage

Current City: Ballwin, MO
Chapter: St. Louis SCORE

Management Consulting - Manufacturing Operations and Materials Management (supply chain)

Staff level Supply Chain Manager - all aspects of SCM, from forecasting to distribution - Fred Jones Manufacturing - automotive remanufacturing for Ford and GM warranty programs

Logistics Consultant for UniGroup's 3PL - specializing in business development and logistics solutions development

Supply Chain Analyst and Program Manager for USTRANSCOM
 

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Education

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Double BS - Management and Marketing, Missouri State University</p>

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MBA - Oklahoma City University</p>

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MPS - Supply Chain Management, The Pennsylvania State University</p>

Ask SCORE

          My brother-in-law has approached me about going into business with him in a home cleaning franchise. I’ve always heard one should never go into business with relatives. Is that true? 

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. 

Charles Howze

Charles Howze

Charles Howze

Current City: Coral Springs, FL
Chapter: Broward SCORE

Over 30 years of executive retail experience. Accomplished executive with extensive experience in operations, P&L management, corporate leadership and large sales volume.  A results-oriented, decisive leader with proven success in start-ups, turnaround and growth organizations.  track record of increasing sales, market penetration and growing bottom line while spearheading operational improvements to drive productivity and reduce cost.  Excel in dynamic demanding environments while remaining pragmatic and focused.  Managed multi-unit organizations for several retail formats including  big box merchandise, specialty apparel and closeout.  Worked in several regions of the US including the Southeast and the West Coast.  Recently served as COO of a small closeout retail chain located in Canada. 

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Education

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Bachelor Degree__Miles College, Birmingham, Alabama</p>

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Professional Development__University of Miami Entrepreneurial Program, Blanchard Situational Leadership,</p>

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Gallup University Great Leader Program</p>

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