Transportation and Warehousing

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

Durga Panda

Durga Panda

Unavailable

White Bear Lake, MN

Chapter: St Paul SCORE

Languages:English, Hindi

How I can help you

  • Senior Vice President & COO and other prior positions at Image Sensing Systems, Inc.
  • Technical Director and other prior positions at Honeywell / Alliant Techsystems.

 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

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BS, MS, and PhD in Electrical Engineering</p>

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Gary Wooton

Unavailable

Languages:English

How I can help you

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.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

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University degrees in Humanities and education.&nbsp; I have also accumulated a bunch of hours in Nutrition, History, winery technology and operations as well as business.</p>

Communication methods

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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

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Westport, CT

Languages:English

How I can help you

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

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

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

 

Communication methods

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Workshop Poster 1st. qtr. 2015

Alverta Lopez

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Accokeek, MD

Languages:English

How I can help you

Alverta Lopez is the president of APL Solutions, LLC.  Her primary focus is on winning and maintaining contract awards in the areas of Management Consulting (as it relates to Administrative Management, Human Resource Consulting, Telecommunications Consulting, Staffing Services, Project Management and Contracts Management).  The company's primary focus is to help companies improve performance, comply with complex regulations, enhance infrastructure and stimulate growth.  Our responsibilities include all aspects of the day-to-day operations as well as providing consulting services to clients who are interested in getting into the Federal space. 

Prior to owning APL Solutions, LLC, Ms. Lopez served as the President of a full ground transportation company for over 6 years.  Her responsibilities included Managing Projects, administering the management of the corporation, its employees and consultants and providing leadership to the team.  She was the lead person responsible for the signature and audit of invoices, checks, releases, Billing, Accounts Receivables/Payables, and other documents in the name of the company.  I was also responsible for executing Teaming Agreements (NDA/Joint Venture's (JV) ); overseeing contracts and proposal preparation; as well as  hiring the right staff to support senior management as well as other  Government Officials. 

Before becoming president, Ms. Lopez served in a number of Billing, Finance and Contract support roles.  She managed support staff; developed processes and procedures, provided Process improvement plans and Training Guides to be used by all employees and worked on several Government Contracts with GSA, making sure we were in compliance with the FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation) from a billing perspective, managed Accounts Receivables/Payables/Collections .   Ms. Lopez has a track record of being able to reduce accounts receivables. Previous Federal/Government project work included services to the following agencies:  MCI/Verizon, AT&T, Winstar, and a Consultant to MODIS, Inc.

 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

<p> <strong>BS, Mathematics, </strong>Elizabeth City State University, NC, 1982.&nbsp; Computer Science - Minor.</p> <p> <strong>Certificate, Mathematics</strong>, Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA, 1981. Computer Science - Minor.</p>

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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

Unavailable

Ballwin, MO

Chapter: St. Louis SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

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
 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

<p>
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>

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