Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation

Tom Sims

Thomas B Sims

Available

Clovis, CA

Languages:English

How I can help you

I have experience with non-profit boards and management and can consult with board members and executive directors.

I can coach and mentor businesspeople and professionals with skills needed for oral and verbal communication, public speaking, writing, social media marketing, and blogging as well as developing an online strategy.

I am also willing to coach people and teach workshops on these subjects as well as personal and professional development.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Associates and Bachelor's degrees in Behavioral Science and Philosophy from Bluefield College

Master of Divinity degree from Gateway Seminary

Communication methods

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David Craver

Available

Oakwood, GA

Languages:English

How I can help you

I am a serial-entrepreneur with a passion for new ideas. I love to 'spin-up' ideas with others. I am also a professional performing, solo-acoustic, musician with a very good understanding of the music industry. I run the Open Mic Network. We promote 1,200-music open mics via 85-sites, 40-Facebook pages, and an email list of 170k. I spent 8-years as a bartender and I founded the National Barteners Association in 1986.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

I have two-years of college education and 40-years of real-world experience.

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Renee Miller

Available

Savannah, GA

Chapter: Savannah SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

Since entrepreneurship is the key to America's economic growth and income equality, I aim to provide you with the resources and information you will need to get your idea off the ground. Additional specialties include but not limited to: LLC formation, Information gathering, team building and managment, resume writing, proof-reading, contract evaluation, underwriting guideline explanations, academic research, return on investment evaluation, timelines, project management, presentation building, event planning, song/hook writing, publishing company formation, ASCAP navigation, and more. 

 

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Industry Experience

Education

John F. Kennedy University (Formerly Patten University) ​– Oakland, CA

●  MBA, Strategic Management

●  Focus on Global Economics; dissertation: The Role of the IMF (International Monetary Fund) in Nigeria

University of Michigan ​– Dearborn, MI

●  Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Psychology, double major

●  Focus on economics of the Middle East

●  One year internship with Edward Jones investment firm

Project Management Institute (PMI)

●  Completed all education and experience to sit for PMP exam. Exam date TBD

National Association of Mortgage Underwriting

●  Certified Mortgage Underwriter

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Steven R. Olson

Steven Randall Olson

Unavailable

Downingtown, PA

Languages:English

How I can help you

I’ve been fortunate to work with some exceptional people in great companies, large (Kodak, Xerox) and small. I’ve learned so much about what it takes to successfully deliver products and services. I’m a creative problem solver who has had roles as President, CTO, COO, VP, Director, Engineer…and janitor. I’m anxious to help others who are just starting their business or who are trying to move to a new level. If I can’t help you directly, I will try my best to get you connected to those who can.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, MBA, - Major: Computers and Information Systems

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN, BS Electrical Engineering, - Magna Cum Laude, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu (VP).

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Sal Cataldi

Sal Cataldi

Available

Saugerties, NY

Chapter: Ulster SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

My main area of expertise and utility is public relations -- helping to help you generate coverage in print, broadcast and online media for a new business launch and /or new developments and offerings for an existing business.  

As head of my own PR agency from 1988, I worked with leading names in entertainment, consumer products, services, tech and not-for-profits executing on-going programs and projects, including specials events, award-winning guerilla and viral marketing campaigns and the like.  

I am most interested in providing targeted guidance in this area to a broadbase of businesses in need of assistance.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

St. John University, B.S. Communications

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Julie Wasserman

Available

Alameda, CA

Chapter: East Bay SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

I help enthusiastic entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground and hard-working small business owners make their businesses more profitable and have more fun while doing it.  As the owner of a small chain of child care centers with six locations and over 200 employees, I learned what it takes to run a profitable small business.  I had to do it all, just like you - marketing, branding, human resources, finance, payroll, operations, social media, leadership, technology and customer service. . . and fix the overflowing toilet occasionally too.

If we work together through SCORE, you can expect me to ask good questions, help you solidify your goals, and assist you in finding the tools you need to get there.  With over 25 years experience in businesses large and small and specific expertise in child care, retail and the restaurant industry, my personal passions include leadership development, diversity & inclusion work, non-profit leadership and helping others succeed.

Owner & CEO, Prime Time Early Learning Centers, 2015 - 2019

Owner and CEO of a small chain of six child care centers serving over 800 children and families with a staff of over 200 and annual revenue of $8mm.   Spent five years upgrading and improving all aspects of operations and sold the business in 2019.  

Regional Retail Director, Recreational Equipment, Inc (REI), 2000 – 2015

Led all operations for 16 retail stores with staff of over 1000 and annual revenue of over $250mm. 
 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

MS, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
BS, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

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Jeremy Elmas

Unavailable

Rancho Cordova, CA

Chapter: Capital Corridor

Languages:English

How I can help you

I help businesses reach their goals by focusing on finance, operations and strategic planning.  Through my roles in business development, consulting, operations and finance, I have helped organizations grow and streamline their businesses, creating millions of dollars of revenue and savings.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Masters of Business Administration (Finance Concentration) - California State University Sacramento

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - California State University Sacramento

Certified Management Accountant

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Laurence Wohl

Available

Encino, CA

Languages:English

How I can help you

I am retired attorney and retired law professor.  I have assisted clients and instructed students in areas of business formation and operation, taxation and business succession planning.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Bachelor of Science from the University of California - Berkeley

Juris Doctor from the University of Califonria - Davis

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Donald Swanson

Unavailable

Coronado, CA

Chapter: SCORE San Diego

Languages:English

How I can help you

Over forty years experience with writing, editing, publishing and distribution of written material.  Retail rental agreements, operations, purchasing, and marketing.  Experienced with franchise agreements, new and renewals.  Hiring, training, and retaining employees.   How to work with advertising agencies, public relations firms, or generate your own publicity.

 

 

 

 

 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Graduate Gemologist, Gemological Institute of America, and student of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain.

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