Published May. 1, 2013
I have a business that sells equestrian supplies both retail and online. I’d like to begin
using social media as a marketing tool, but I’m clueless as to how to begin. How do I go about
developing a social media strategy?
Association of Proposal Management Professionals
City: Jefferson, MD
30 years of writing and managing proposals to DoD and the federal government. 20 years of systems engineering, software development, and engineering management. Member of Association of Proposal Management Professionals.
B.S.E.E. and B.S. Psychology
City: Endicott, NY
International, Government, & Regional Business Development
Insulating Coatings Corporation
March 2001 – Present; Binghamton, New York
Develop business relationships with contractors, distributors, facility managers and owners in select regions in the US and around the world, working with all levels of government and businesses.
Independent Manufacturer Sales Representative - Middle East Region
Firefree Coatings Inc.
June 2010 – November 2011; Kuwait City, Kuwait / Endicott, NY
Facilitating sales and contractor development throughout the Middle East in order to promote proven fire mitigation systems and products.
Managing Director, Owner
International Coatings & Construction Cooperative
March 2010 – November 2011; Endicott, New York
Handle day-to-day operations and oversight of the company programs.
Burgan One General Trade and Contracting
March 2010 – October 2011; Kuwait City, Kuwait
Develop marketing programs and advertising for promotion of construction products.
State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome
MBA, Marketing (not complete)
2009 – 2011
Binghamton University - School of Management
Bachelors of Science, Business Administration / Management of Information Systems
2006 – 2008;
Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Broome Community College
Associate in Science, International Business;
2004 – 2006
Activities and Societies: Member of Phi Theta Kappa & Alpha Beta Gamma
GSA Federal Acquisition Service / FAI : GSA MAS Contractor Team Arrangements, March 2013
FEMA / EMI : US Dept. Homeland Security - IS-923 Performance Management, Feb. 2013
FEMA / EMI : US Dept. Homeland Security - IS-100.b Incident Command System, An Introduction (ICS 100), Feb. 2013
FEMA / EMI : US Dept. Homeland Security - IS-42 Social Media in Emergency Management, Feb. 2013
FEMA / EMI : US Dept. Homeland Security - IS-454 Fundamentals of Risk Management, Feb. 2013
USIP - Negotiation and Conflict Management, Certificate Course, Aug. 2012
USIP - Interfaith Conflict Resolution, Certificate Course, April 2011
USIP - Conflict Analysis, Certificate Course, March 2011
Direct Marketing Association - Successful Direct Marketing, Aug. 2010
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) - Pathway to Success, Feb. 2010
Texas Tech University - Creating and Increasing International Sales and Profits, July 2008 - Jan. 2009
Empire State Development / Alliance for Manufacturing & Technology – Export NY, 2007 - 2008
Direct Marketing Association - Strategies to Successfully Expand Abroad, 2007
Published Apr. 21, 2013
Our four-year-old printing business is finally on solid footing. We’ve worked hard and
been very fortunate, and now we’d like to begin giving something back to the community. What
types of activities can you suggest?
Published Mar. 17, 2013
After working for more than 25 years in the publishing industry, the company I worked
for downsized and I accepted an attractive buyout package. Now I’d like to start my own
business. What do I do first?
City: Vero Beach, FL
45+ years of experience working in large corporations, federal government, and started and operated three small businesses. Worked in engineering and management positions with IBM, Harris and Digital Equipment Corp. Spent two years with Touche Ross as a management consultant. Started two manufacturing facilities producing printed circuit boards and wiring harnesses for commercial accounts and the Department of Defense. Started messenger delivery service. Former District Director with the Small Business Administration. Program Director for the Federal Aviation Administration.
Extensive experience dealing with government contracts and manufacturing processes.
BS - Manufacturing Engineering - University of Bridgeport
MS - Management - Rensselear Polytechnic Institute
Published Feb. 8, 2013
Q: What are limited liability companies (“LLCs”), and what should businesses know
A: LLCs are a new type of business entity that emerged in the early 1990s. They have many important legal and tax characteristics, but the key ones are these:
Liability shield. LLCs provide their owners (called “members”) with a statutory liability shield that is essentially identical to the corporate shield.
Published Feb. 7, 2013
I’ve recently taken my business plan for a new and innovative consumer product to several banks seeking funding, but have had no success. What are some other financing options that might be available to me?
My partner and I have been running our laser engraving business ourselves for the past two years. We’ve reached the point now where we’re both completely maxed out, so we’re considering hiring at least one employee. Where do we start Read more.....
Over the past 15 years, nearly two-thirds of new jobs have been generated by small businesses. Yours may be one of them. That’s good news for your local economy, for your customers whose expectations for quality service are higher than ever, and for you, as you can focus your energies on other priorities.
BS Engineering, USMA, West Point, NY
MS Civil Engineering, Construction, Stanford University
MBA, USIU, Mexico City Campus
MA Political Economy of Latin America, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City
Defense Language Institute, Spanish Language Course
Inter-American Defense College Strategic Planning Course