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?
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?
Background includes the following;
Display & Merchandising
University of Tennessee
Instructor, School of Business
University of Baltimore
City: Santa Barbara, CA
Engineer, GE, Fast Breeder Reactor Dept, 3 years
VP Int'l Ops, Windsurfing International, 8 years
Co-Founder, CEO, Windsurfing Hawaii, 8 years
Co-Founder, EVP, Balance Bar Co. 8 years
Co-Founder, CEO, FRS Company, 4 years
BS, MS, Cornell University Mechanical/Thermal Engineering
Bettis Atomic Power Labs, Reactor Engineering School
Various business, law, and accounting courses
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?
City: Palm Desert, CA
30 years experience at all levels of light and heavy manufacturing management.
Expertise: Manufacturing/Assembly Management, Start Up, Business Planning, Leadership, Quality Control, Budgeting, Logistics and Manufacturing/Plant Engineering.
Skilled and accomplished at all levels of manufacturing manage from floor level supervisor to plant manager. Developed business plans and successfully launched several new products. With 30 years experience in manufacturing I am well grounded in start up, quality control, budgeting, planning, supply management and manufacturing/plant engineering.
I have a Business Administration Degree and Associates Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Currently reside in Palm Desert California, am a member of the Detroit SCORE Chapter and have been counseling since 1998.
Will phone and site counsel as required.
Have been counseling since 1998.
Bachelors Degree in Business Administration University of Michigan
Associates Degree Industrial Engineering University of Michigan
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.