Retail Trade

How I can help you

I can help streamline business processes particularly those related to using software and technology.  I have run two different small businesses as well as being the technology manager for three others.  In addition, I have worked with hundreds of other business and government entities providing systems (hardware and software) for a variety of critical and non-critical business functions.  Specifically, I have designed and implemented hosted solutions, provided database (SQL Server, MS Access) and spreadsheet (Excel) expertise and implemented technologies such as barcoding, speech recognition, optical character recognition (OCR), and RF identification (RFID).  The applications I have been involved with cover accounting, inventory management, order entry, purchasing, and other areas.

I speak geek but I also speak the language of business and I believe I can assist business owners and managers to navigate what technology is available that can help their business as well as provide overall business advice.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Undergraduate degree in Physics (University of Illinois)

Masters degree in Computer Science (California State University, Fullerton)

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Mindy Paradise

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Chagrin Falls, OH

Chapter: Cleveland SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

Hi! I'm happy to assist any brick-and-mortar retailers in their incubation or infancy stage to better position them in the marketplace. I can help you to identify your customer and assess the competitive landscape, understand how to measure success by mentoring you through key performance indicators and retail financial literacy, while also creating assortment plans, pricing strategies, and line plans with successful margins in place. Creating a compelling store experience for your customer and a profitable business for you are my main goals. 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Bachelor of Science: Fashion Merchandising

Master of Education: Adult Learning and Development and Curriculum Design

Communication methods

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Brenda Wilson

Available

Tulsa, OK

Chapter: Tulsa SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

Over 25 years retail management experience, most recently 16 years as a store manager with Walgreens. Adjunct business instructor at Brown Mackie College for four years. Since 2011, started my own business concentrating on the creation of resumes and bios. I am also a professor at Oklahoma Wesleyan University teaching small business management.

I specialize in the discovery of the hidden talents of others and help them realize their potential. I have significant experience creating resumes for individuals seeking a career change. I also enjoy working with small businesses and the development of their employee relationships and best practices to maximize operational output and sales.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Pepperdine University:  Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership

Pepperdine School of Law: Certificate in Dispute Resolution

Oklahoma Christian University: MBA

Oklahoma State University: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Marketing

 

 

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How I can help you

My experience is in managing small to mid-size businesses in primarily in the outdoor sporting goods industry and have also sold into military and rental markets. I have extensive experience from strategy development to day-to-day execution. From a sales perspective, I have experience in establishing on-line brand stores, selling to major on-line and brick and mortar retailers, and selling to smalI specialty shops. Over the last 30 years, I have had to lead my marketing teams from traditional to digital marketing. Operationally, I have experience with businesses that manufactured products domestically, owned overseas manufacturing facilities or sourced product from third party manufacturers in Asia. I have led R&D teams and helped drive product innovation. Over the years, I have had to wear many hats and get involved in all functions of running a successful business.  

 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Pennsylvania State Unversity, B.S. Engineering

University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, MBA 

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Tiffany Wilson

Unavailable

Philadelphia, PA

Languages:English

How I can help you

I have a diverse background in the ever-evolving fashion industry with over 10 years of experience in fashion design, merchandising, retail management, retail pricing, sales, marketing, advertising, and other fashion merchandising and retail sectors. I am knowledgeable in understanding, predicting, and responding to consumer wants and behaviors to maximize business sales and revenue. I examine new ideas, technologies, skills, and knowledge to help create viable business models and market-driven innovation that can bring value-added innovation to manage a thriving fashion retail enterprise successfully.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

M.S. in Global Fashion Enterprise Philadelphia University B.A. in Service Management: Mass-Market Retail Enterprise Management Ashford University

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Priska Diaz, M.S.

Priska Diaz

Available

Eastchester, NY

Languages:English, Spanish

How I can help you

Priska Diaz has worked in the health and beauty industry for over a decade and has developed a remarkable acumen in product design and production, quality control, brand design, packaging, and in-store programs.

With the blissful event of her firstborn, Priska faced the typical challenges 80% of moms experience, such as breastfeeding difficulties which lead to the introduction of baby bottles causing immediate gas, colic, and premature weaning. Frustrated that nothing helped her baby out of pain, she tapped into her skills to create an innovative solution: 
Bare® Air-free feeding system by Bittylab.
In 2017, Bare® Air-free was clinically proven to significantly reduce GERD symptoms in 75% of babies, in the first two weeks. This breakthrough is leading Bare® to become an indispensable item in the Pediatric feeding category. With two-thirds of the infant population exhibiting severe symptoms of GERD, Bare® Air-free stands to be the only effective solution to this plague. http://bittylab.com

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Lindsay Mastrogiovanni

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Syracuse, NY

Chapter: Syracuse SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

As an experienced, creative, and innovative human resources professional and business consultant, I can help you in developing a people strategy that not only works, but strengthens your mission, vision, and goals as a business.  It is crucial that you're proactively working on strategies for a workforce that supports your mission, and I'm excited to help you build and expand on that dream.

When I'm not busy in business, I'm busy making everyday magic happen.  I'm Mom, wife, and dog mom, instagram and tiktok scroller, movie and TV binger.  I like a good joke, a good meal, and a good drink.  I also like to hike a mountain every once in a while.  When I'm not in Syracuse, I'm somewhere in the woods.

In a world with an increasingly blurry line between work and play, I have helped hundreds of business owners define their version of work-life balance and do it while encouraging complete personal authenticity.  Your happiness defines your success.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

  • SUNY Oswego - BS Business Administration; Human Resources Management
  • Buffalo State University - Graduate Certificate; Adult Education; Human Resource Development

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Jana Platina-Phipps

Unavailable

Cortlandt Manor, NY

Languages:English

How I can help you

With 30 years of experience growing small businesses, I can help fine tune your product/service, branding, messaging, and marketing efforts to allign with your unique core values and skills. We will brainstorm how you can address a painpoint or need in the marketplace as an innovator or competitor.  I have also coached over 500 entrepreneurs and solopreneurs to maximize their presence on Instagram, to engage with their ideal customer. I am a blogger and influencer with a weekly broadcast called TQ Creative Circle. For more info on how I can help you, see my work experience on LinkedIn - Jana Platina Phipps.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

University of California, Berkeley - BA in Social Science / Communications

Universtiy of Venice, Ca'Foscari

FIT Continuing Education

Parsons School of Design Continuing Education

NYU Continuing Education

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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

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