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Stephen Shope

Available

South Williamsport, PA

Languages:English

How I can help you

I can help SCORE clients interested in starting, managing and/or growing a business. I specialize in organizational, operational and staff development, profitability optimization, marketing and public relations. I have extensive leadership experience in business, non-profit and federal government and look forward to serving clients from all of these sectors. 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

n/a

Communication methods

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Sonal Patney

Available

Great Neck, NY

Languages:English, Hindi

How I can help you

I can help you form, launch, market, and exit, if you like, your business, and with any specific business management dilemmas that may arise along the way. My background includes corporate and invesment banking and early-stage companies advisory for companies across diverse industries. With a strong understanding of companies at various stages including, large corporations, mid-sized companies, and small companies (public and private), I offer financial advisory, accounting and projections evaluation, business-plan writing and analysis, government incentives strategies, negotiations, international markets, marketing, business development, capital raising, intellectual property for products, board development and business strategy mentoring. 

 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Columbia University (SIPA) Masters in Public Administration 2003

New York University (CAS) Bachelor of Arts in Political Scinence 1997

Communication methods

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Austin James Person

Unavailable

Nazareth, PA

Languages:English

How I can help you

I have years of experience in digital media and power networking. Im a Venture Capitalist by trade and own mulitple companies in various industries. I serve on a couple boards throughout the Lehigh Valley and am always looking to connect with other professionals. I love helping people and watching businesses grow and succeed. Small business is the lifeblood of our nation. I work very hard for my son and my family, adding value to my community where I can is a core value for me. 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

I hold my Pennsylvania State Teachers License.

Im a certified Facebook Communities Manager

Im a Certified Tourism Ambassador to the Lehigh Valley

I have multiple certifications in digital media, marketing and PR communications. 

Communication methods

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Ryan Patrick McClellan

Available

Grosse Pointe, MI

Chapter: SE Michigan

Languages:English

How I can help you

Let me guide you through the exciting, rewarding process of starting and growing your business.  As a jack of all trades entrepreneur, I enjoyed working in various roles.  I've recently retired and am looking to put my experience to work assisting you in achieving your goals. 

I founded, operated, evolved, and sold my company after 14 years in business. My early education was at CMU in their Entrepreneurship program.  However, the real lessons I learned were from the experience gained in product development, business operations, client relationships, and countless other capacities that presented themselves along the way.

Regardless of your business idea or expertise, I can help guide you along the path. If you have a new idea for a business or are looking to grow your existing business, I'd love to assist you with your business plan, strategy, and long-term goals. 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Central Michigan University (Entrepreneurship)

Communication methods

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Kristy Jackson

Available

St. Louis, MO

Chapter: SCORE St. Louis

Languages:English

How I can help you

My passion is to help new entrepreneurs start their business with a firm launch. Building a business plan, creating a marketing plan, and strategizing  business growth are my favorite ways to help. 

 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Ed.S. in Advanced Leadership 

MAT in Teaching

BA  Education

Communication methods

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Carmen Guinto - SCORE Volunteer and Mentor

Carmen Guinto

Available

Alpharetta, GA

Languages:English

How I can help you

Using my experience as a small business owner and entrepreneur I can help you succeed in your business venture.  I am high-energy, curious, and upbeat and will use these traits to offer focused, practical strategies to help you achieve your goals.

My areas of expertise include finance and cost management; accounting; strategic planning at several phases of the small-business lifecycle, including development, start-up, expansion and maturity; sales & marketing at a hyper-local level; and IT/software implementation.

I understand the importance of identifying the true cost of bringing a product or service to market. I can provide guidance on Product Cost Planning, from product development to plant cost and variance.

Here are some things we can we work on together..

  • Turning an Idea into a plan of action
  • Creating a Business Plan and Annual Strategic Plan
  • Analyzing a Franchise Disclosure Document
  • Setting Up QuickBooks (I use it every day)
  • Calculating Break-Even Point and Return on Investment
  • Understanding financial statements and ratios
  • Annual Budgeting and Periodic Forecasting
  • Creating an Employee Handbook
  • Figuring out the true cost of a product, or service, and how much you must sell it for to earn a profit given market conditions

Let's get started!

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

MBA - Finance - University of Georgia

Bachelor of Science - Accounting - Oswego State (NY)

Bachelor of Arts - Management Information Systems, Oswego St.

Certified Public Accountant

Certified SAP consultant in Finance, Controlling, Project Systems, Materials Management, and Production Planning

Communication methods

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Beverly Pamensky

Available

San Diego, CA

Chapter: SCORE San Diego

Languages:English

How I can help you

 

Bev has built three start up companies that have customers around the globe. Her experience from owning her own small business includes operations, sales, marketing, accounting and training presentations.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Travel and Tourism Certification

Communication methods

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Charles D Zvirman

Unavailable

EASTON, MD

Chapter: Mid-Shore SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

I co-founded New Perspective Productions - a marketing communications and media production company - and managed it as President for 27 years. Having grown a small business from scratch, I have been through it all.  I can assist clients with developing a business plan, preparing for meetings with financial institutions and overall management and operations. 

Additionally, with years of experience in marketing, and working with clients across a full array of industries, I can assist clients in developing their brand and brand message, advertising, public relations and communications strategies.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

I earned a BS in Food Service Management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  

Communication methods

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Alisha Harris

Available

Sacramento, CA

Chapter: Capital Corridor

Languages:English

How I can help you

SheShe Design
Marketing Consulting & Freelance Creative Design 
2019 - Current
2006 - 2017

Development, placement and management of marketing campaigns. Event and promotional and sponsorship management.

 

Composition and design of presentations, pitch decks, RFP submissions. Ad scripts, graphic design, video editing and website design.

 

Media Solutions
Creative & Production Manager 
2017 - 2019

Composition and design of presentations and RFP responses. Development of campaign concepts, creative flowcharts, production sheets, and creative elements.

 

Production and management of broadcast, digital and print assets and campaigns. Additional responsibilities include, new business development and buying support.

 

Entravision Communications
Local Sales Manager for KBMB-FM Radio
2003 - 2006

Local Sales Manager for KBMB-FM Radio. Responsible for increasing sales revenue, achieving station sales objectives, determining individual Account Executive sales goals and ensuring accountability.

 

Developing nontraditional revenue opportunities, managing inventory, pricing effectively, preparing monthly and quarterly sales and projection reports and maintaining excellent client relationships.

 

 

Clear Channel Broadcasting (iHear Media)
Account Executive KYHL-FM & Live Event Sales 
2001 - 2003

Contact and develop new direct and agency accounts to sell radio time and promotions. Responsible for sales proposals and budget.

 

Develop NTR (non-traditional revenue) business by selling concert and event promotions and sponsorships.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

n/a

Communication methods

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