Is your small business trying to grow and can't figure out the way? I can be of service. I own the local office of the Entrepreneur's Source, a business coaching firm with a focus on franchising. Before that, I built up years of experience in small businesses, holding key positions including CFO and COO. My specialty is helping companies grow and achieve maximum value. I am also a past chapter chair of SCORE Memphis.
Overwhelmed but passionate about starting a business? I can help! We can create a great plan that walks you through the necessary steps toward success. I worked for many years in the cable industry-leading people toward achievable goals. My mentor specialties include leadership, operations management, and human relations (hiring, training, and development) with an emphasis on customer service, policy, and procedures. My passion is living life to the fullest with my husband, family, and friends in the healthiest, most active way possible. I head the new-volunteer training program and was state Mentor of the Year for 2020.
My education and experience can help SCORE clients in a lot of ways. I’ve worked as a freelance bookkeeper since 1996 and am the founder and president of the Home-based Business Chamber of Commerce. I am also the founder/director of the Entrepreneur Training Institute. I received a Masters's degree in Human Resources and am pursuing a doctorate in Management and Organizational Leadership. I primarily serve those in the first five years of business. I can help you with basic business bookkeeping and more. I serve as the chapter’s vice chair.
As an enthusiastic and resourceful finance and technology entrepreneur, I love sharing my blended experience in business planning and development, financial planning and insurance, and tech startups and digital cryptocurrency. I launched a tech startup business right out of college and have been self-employed since, getting great help from coaches and mentors. I always look to help others toward business ownership and financial freedom and achieving personalized goals. As a SCORE volunteer, I am honored to be able to guide small business owners in the right direction when starting their entrepreneurial journey.
With more than 20 years in SCORE, I am a highly regarded business expert, speaker, and advocate for entrepreneurs. I have an MBA had have taught business on a college level. I started a manufacturing, retail and nonprofit business and got a real estate license specializing in commercial real estate and investment properties. I retired at the age of 41 and became a volunteer for SCORE as a business mentor, and workshop presenter, and have created networking groups both locally and nationally for SCORE as well as part of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative.
Jiljuana J. Coleman
I am a subject matter expert with cross-functional industry experience in leadership strategy, project management, operational integration, process and procedure improvement, business continuity planning and response, and generalized business compliance. In addition to my business as the owner of a strategic consulting firm and my work for SCORE, I serve as a Disaster Team member for the Red Cross and I am a Certified Instructor and Reservist for FEMA’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) with the City of Memphis’ Office of Emergency Management. Let me help you get ready for the unexpected.
I am a Subject Matter Expert in the area of Human Resources. During my HR career, I spent time working in the following areas: hiring and staffing; instructional design and training; performance management and improvement; team building; leadership skills; and HRIS. I worked in the retail bank, and tech sectors as well as in my consulting firm. Whatever stage your business is in, if you need guidance in Human Resources, I’m ready to assist.
I started Davis Professional Accounting Services on the first day of the new millennium in New Orleans. And while the first tax season went well, it became apparent small business owners had so much to learn about accounting systems too. That’s true to this day, so even after Hurricane Katrina forced a move to Memphis, the business has grown. I can help you learn what you need to know about small-business accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, and taxes. Need some assistance in preparing financial statements? I can help you with that, too.
I've done many things in my career, from banking to college instructor, from real estate to small business owner. I can help you build a business plan, a marketing plan, and much more. If you're about to start a non-profit, I can help you there too. I spent 16 years teaching small business management at Portland Community College's Small Business Development Center. During my time there I developed a management program for small business owners. My years in the banking industry with First Interstate Bank gave me great knowledge of what financial institutions want to see from customers looking for loans.
Welcome to SCORE! I am an accomplished Sales Team Leader/Marketing Manager. I have spent the past 40 years working in various roles across Fortune 500 companies. My strengths are strong organizational skills, working as part of a team, or directly with big retail customers such as Target, Walmart, and Dollar General. I have extensive consumer product experience achieving consistent sales growth within consumer products categories. I'm adept at analyzing data, and consumer insights, and driving results for growth. Let me use my skills to help your business grow!
I became a SCORE mentor after a 40-year career in financial management with Scripps Howard Broadcasting Company. If you're an entrepreneur interested in forming a business, SCORE and I can help with a business concept analysis or developing a business plan. If you have an established business, we can assist with developing plans, strategies, and tactics to improve performance. I've also worked with several non-profits over the past three years. I serve on the board at Theatre Memphis.
I have more than 45 years of professional experience in the fields of information systems, banking, finance, and administration, in addition to more than 40 years of experience in governance of non-profit organizations through membership on their boards of directors. I am retired (15+ years at First Horizon / First Tennessee Bank), and I would be eager to show you how SCORE can help your small business get off the ground, grow, and thrive. Let me help you get started on a long-lasting, beneficial journey at no cost to you.
I have a strong passion for building our community. We need active small businesses to help our communities grow. I am extending my experience and knowledge to others for our future and yours. I have more than a decade of experience working in logistics, inventory management, operations, and material handling. In 2020 I opened a small business. I continue to hold a full-time job and operate a small business. I can understand the unique challenges of a small business and assist with your personal and professional development.
I have spent my life creating technology products and digital marketing strategies. Whether you need guidance in branding and marketing or building a strong online presence, I can help you! I’ve been fortunate to advise both Fortune 500 companies and Startup companies during my career, and I’d love to share my experience and learning with you in building your dream business. Let’s work together!
Ramkrishna “Ram” Kasargod
Based on a successful track record in investment research/banking, demonstrated problem-solving skills in engineering research, and with the the deep resources provided by The SCORE Association and the SBA, I can assist emerging entrepreneurs and small businesses navigate the intricacies of starting a business, access funding and growing their business in a planned and controlled manner.
If you're looking to improve in sales, marketing and public relations, business planning and strategy, and technology, I can assist you. In my 25-year career working with Fortune 500 companies, my focus was driving revenue growth using the latest tools in CRM and digital technology in online and offline marketing. Now, as a consultant and digital strategist, I can help you come up with marketing ideas that will help your business. Let's figure out how to get the most bang for your marketing buck. I also serve as chair of the chapter's Marketing Committee.
Much of my 35 years in management at FedEx involved project management and that’s a skill I can help you develop. If you’re just starting, planning is crucial. I can assist there too, as well as with accounting, cash flow analysis, budgeting, quality processes, forecasting, and more. I have a Bachelor’s in mechanical engineering and a Master’s in industrial engineering. I am also chairman of the chapter's Workshop Committee and was named state Volunteer of the Year for 2019. Let’s talk about how I can help your business!
I can help you get your business operations organized and stay organized. Together, we can develop efficient processes that will support your operations and protect your business. Let’s analyze your current business practices to determine if you need to implement computer systems to make them more timely, safe, and efficient. My strong background in project management can help with a detailed planning of work to meet the needs of your business. I can help you determine the resources and amount of time a business change will take. I serve as the Memphis SCORE secretary.
I own a specialty commercial insurance agency serving businesses in the Mid-South after more than 20 years in management at Dun & Bradstreet. Let me help you with business finance, insurance, and accounting questions, as well as strategy and planning, and sales, marketing, and public relations. I have an MBA and am a former U.S. Army Artillery officer. We can work together to make your business better!
Are you interested in starting a business but don't know exactly where to start? Are you a small business owner struggling to grow your company? I am a veteran tech entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience who successfully grew my company to the level of being included on the prestigious INC magazine list of fastest-growing companies in the U.S. seven times in 11 years. I am also a published author, having written three books about the ups and downs of starting and growing my business. I look forward to helping aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners achieve the kind of success they dream of!