I have worked in manufacturing, retail and over thirty-three years as a small business mentor in a vocational adult program for start up businesses and those already in business. In this program the businesses attended class twice a month and then we had one-on-one training at the business location covering all aspects of managing to become a more successful business.
Also, held many other training sessions open to the public for business related topics. Mentored many minority/women owned businesses and those who are wanting to go into a non-profit business. Main goal has been to help these people succeed in either starting or managing their own business to be successful. Also, have a few years experience with Quickbooks Pro software for small businesses.
Been married 47 years to the same great lady and have two great boys and four super good grandkids.
Have been a Score member now for 29 years and received Score's Certified Mentoring Certificate of Recognition in 2012. Currently local chapter chair and a Manta member have been for five years as owner of Ohio Business Institute a small business consulting firm,
A Linkedln member for five years.
When in education I was a chairperson of several committees working with the State of Ohio Adult educational organizations receiving several outstanding membership awards. Also received form Score several years ago their award for one of the top ten counselors in the state of Ohio. Former member of the Mansfield and Ashland local Chambers of Commerce’s but back with them now. Also a local business to business referral group for a couple of years.
Also a volunteer for AARP/Taxwise program that does personal income taxes for people nation wide in the are free and this will be my third season in 2015 of doing this.
Areas of Expertise
Graduated from a local high school, have a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with majors in Marketing and Management from Ashland University, Masters in Business Education from Bowling Green University in Ohio. Have been a SCORE member for 30 years. Rejoined four years ago to do online internet mentoring. Currently the chapter chair of our local Score and also still do online mentoring. I also was an active member of various state of Ohio Educational organizations and two local Chamber of Commerce's. Plus attending many workshops and seminars dealing with small businesses over the years and I still attend business related programs to keep up to date as much as possible when new ideas and concepts come up.</p>