Published Aug. 22, 2014
My beauty supply business has grown significantly in the short time we’ve been in
business and I’m considering hiring an accountant. How do I find the right one?
There are many responsibilities that come with being a small business owner, and everyone is critical to maintaining profitability and promoting growth. You can’t risk letting a deadline slip or overlook an administrative requirement, yet there are only so many hours in the
day to get things done.
Calvin Scott Sihilling
Current City: Eden Prairie, MN
Current City: Columbus, OH
Current City: Ponte Vedra, FL
Randall W. Biles
Current City: Colorado Springs, CO
1961 to 1970 Employed by Pacific Telephone & Telegraph in many technical positions in the area of communications equipment and specialized product applications offered by PT&T.
1970 to 1982 was with Motorola Communications & Electronics as Service manager, Comunication Control Center design consultant, account manager for communication equipment sales to the State of California, District Sales Manager for the state and local government sales team.
1982 to present, owned and operated Pikes Peak Traveland, Inc. a full service RV dealership in Colorado Springs, CO. In the RV industry have held many volunteer positions in the RV industry, President of the Colorado State Dealers Association, many board of director positions with the RV Dealers Association of America(RVDA) and was chairman of RVDA 1999/2000. Today hold a number RVDA committee positions as well as currently holding the position for the RV Safety and Education Foundation.
I do consulting to various investment firms on the RV Industry.
Graduated Arcadia High School, 1961</p>
Attended Pasadena City College, business, no degree</p>
Attended many industry related training programs.</p>
Current City: Lakeland, FL
25 years with Hewlett-Packard Co. Responsibilities for sales and sales management as a national account manager for hardware, software, services and infrastructure support / outsourcing. Dallas, TX & Tampa FL
2 years with an HP reseller in a startup office in Tampa Florida
2 years with Grainger as a sales manager representing thousands of industrial products as part of a new corporate program in central Florida.
2 years self employed consulting in the IT infrastructure marketplace for a local central Florida business.
<p> BS Degree</p>
Published Jul. 28, 2014
This booklet will help you develop a plan for your business.
Published Jul. 24, 2014
A few years ago, Pazit Ben-Ezri realized her second baby, Ronnie, had a hard time sleeping anywhere that wasn’t his bed at home. Like many mothers, Pazit found juggling the busy schedule of her 4 year-old and making sure her second baby was comfortable enough to sleep anywhere to be challenging.
One night, Pazit woke up with an idea to create something like Ronnie’s bed that was portable. She made a prototype. People saw it and loved it. Pazit wanted to help other moms. A friend told her about a SCORE workshop and they attended together. After meeting SCORE mentors at the workshop, Pazit called the next day to a schedule appointment and was matched with Santa Ana SCORE mentor Bob Godlasky. LulyBoo would soon be just the lullaby Pazit needed for small business success.
View her product at LulyBoo.com.
In 2010 Pazit won 1st place at the Irvine Forum Entrepreneurial Business Competition in which she was awarded a cash prize of $10,000.
“Working with my SCORE mentor Bob was when my business started to grow. When I talked to Bob about advertising, he helped me contact another SCORE mentor, Tom Patty. Tom and I sat together brainstorming ‘what’s really going to get attention?’ Tom helped me write script, find a musician, and find a videographer to create a video entry for a local contest with the Irvine Entrepreneur Forum. With SCORE’s help I won the $10,000 prize!”
LulyBoo became profitable in 2013. The company has also succeeded as a product supplier for many baby boutiques and the products can be found at over 300 Babies “R” Us stores and online, amazon.com, 100 buybuy BABY stores and 300+ Burlington Coat Factory Stores.
LulyBoo was also recognized by SCORE as the 2014 Outstanding Innovative Small Business.
What's Great About My Mentor?
Pazit says she feels she has the best SCORE mentor helping her with her growing business.
“(Bob) is one of the most amazing people. I could talk about him forever. You can see that he loves what he’s doing. He enjoys sharing info. He brings professionalism to all our conversations. I feel so comfortable asking any questions. It’s given me the desire to do the same thing and become a SCORE mentor.”
How SCORE Helped
Once the LulyBoo product was created, Pazit's mentor, Bob Godlasky helped the new business owner with: developing startup strategies, marketing, financing, accounting, insurance, sales pitches, operations, social media strategies and trademark/patent decisions.
“SCORE, I feel, has the best people in the industry. I feel like I have the best people for every category of my business - FOR FREE! They are all part of LulyBoo, my life and my business. I’m never alone. For every issue, I have someone there to support me give me advice. I never feel like they are too busy for me. When people ask me what’s the catch they don’t actually believe it exists, but it does!”
- Pazit Ben-Ezri
Founder and President, LulyBoo
Darryl A David
Current City: Saint Petersburg, FL
Darryl David has more than 30 years experience in dairy & non-dairy frozen desserts. Darryl's Ice Cream Factory in Ohio grew from a single location to a multi-state enterprise that manufactured, distributed and sold all natural products known for innovative flavors. Darryl is recognized for his talents in flavor design, product development and manufacturing operations including ingredients, equipment and packaging procurement, package design, and commodity contract negotiations. His experience includes franchise development and new dairy plant construction. Darryl resides in St Petersburg, Florida. He is CEO of Darryl's Ice Cream Solutions, a small business consultancy service helping individuals in dairy and non-dairy frozen product development, manufacturing, distribution and retail. Purpose "Helping Make Life Taste Better" firstname.lastname@example.org
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