Retail Trade

Nancy Chorpenning, SCORE Volunteer

Nancy Chorpenning

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Babcock Ranch, FL

Languages:English

How I can help you

I can help SCORE clients establish virtual businesses, leveraging online tools and resources. I have coached women entrepreneurs for the past 15 years across all aspects of planning, building, and growing their businesses, and I've supported thousands of women and underserved audiences across the US, individually and in groups.

In business school I majored in Marketing and Organization Behavior. In various roles over the years my experience has included recruiting, hiring, managing, and mentoring employees. My media experience was with high level medical professionals, and I prized my performance on my skills in relationship and expectation management.

My greatest strength is in strategy, business modeling and planning, as well as clarifying and achieving realistic goals after defining an achievable "Success Destination." I work with startups (new owners) and owners of mature businesses wishing to grow, as well as owners intending to exit in the foreseeable future who want to maximize their ROI. One of the hardest things for a business owner is to avoid getting caught in the weeds, and keeping a longterm vision for their business. 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Undergraduate: Liberal Arts, Denison University, Granville, OH

Graduate: Marketing & Org Behavior, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Nnorthwestern University, Evanston, IL

Certifications: Value Builder Advisor, Birkman Method Assessment Consultant

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How I can help you

I can help potential and current small business owners achieve successful business outcomes by providing guidance and subject matter expertise in business planning, organizational design, market feasibility and competitive analysis, site selection, government regulation, financial feasibility, branding and social media marketing, funding acquisition, and program/project management.

I have 35+ years of years of private, nonprofit, and public sector experience as a small business owner, consultant, non-profit executive, community  planner, and regulatory official. My private sector activities included multiple business start-ups and turnarounds. I have also served in executive leadership and board member positions for 25+ national, state, and local non-profit organizations.  During my career I have raised over $75 million in private investment capital and public grants.

 

 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Ph.D. Physical Geography (1984) – Indiana State University Concentrations: land use planning, site selection, geographic information systems M.A. Geography (1978) – Indiana State University Concentrations: urban planning, location theory, geographic information systems B.A. History (1973) – Franklin College of Indiana Concentration: architectural history

Professional Certifications

National Registry of Environmental Professionals 

Certified Lean Sensei, Villanova University

American Institute of Certified Planners 

Certified Federal Contractor, Defense Acquisition University

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John E Robinson Sr.

Available

Huntingtown, MD

Languages:English

How I can help you

As an executive in the public sector and a business owner, I bring a wealth of experience and knowledge from government contracting to business start-up and operations. I have experienced the pros and cons of transitioning from the public sector into entrepreneurship and opening a franchise using varying resources as funding engines. I have a great respect for the art of marketing and stress the importance of legal support at all phases of the start-up process. Best practices when starting the business ownership process, building and opening your doors, and creating sustainability are very important to the success of any business. I will use best practices combined with my experiences to ensure the healthy and productive maturation process of your business, whether it's a government contracting start-up or retail business selling a product or service. I can help you! 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

  • Master of Business Administration, American Intercontinental University
  • Master of Arts: Criminal Justice, American Military University 
  • Bachelor of Arts: Homeland Security, American Military University 
  • Agile Foundations – Project Management Institute 
  • Transitioning from Waterfall to Agile – Project Management Institute 
  • SES Leaders Mentoring Program – Federal Training Institute 
  • Program/Project Management: Senior Level/Level III – DAWIA FAI 
  • Executive Leadership Development: Federal Executive Institute – DOJ 
  • Federal Workforce Analysis & Planning: Graduate School USA 
  • Master Game Changer Diversity & Inclusion: Office of Personnel Management 

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How I can help you

I can help improve performance in sales, marketing and management for micro and small businesses as well as non-profits.

As a business banking officer, marketing, and advertising professional with experience in management and running a small business, I have helped thousands of small business owners in the Omaha area. In my professional career I have provided business owners with creative marketing ideas, strategic sales plans, sales training, financial and budget management support to grow their business while maintaining or saving costs.

In addition to my professional activities, I also serve on all the Omaha area Chambers of Commerce, the board of the National Association of Remodeling Industries, and Metro Omaha Women’s Business Association.  As a published poet and author in my spare time, I also serve on the Nebraska Writer’s Guild and am the Founder and President of the Nebraska Poetry Society.  These activities provide me with the working experience for creating, establishing, and building non-profit organizations.

 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

BFA from UNO

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Mary Ardapple Dierker

Mary Ardapple Dierker

Available

Peoria, IL

Chapter: SCORE Peoria

Languages:English

How I can help you

I am available to assist you in all aspects of small business organiztion, product development and marketing. As a retired small business owner of 33+ years, wife, mother, and community volunteer, I am passionate for individuals to start, grow and retire from thriving successful business enterprises.  

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

  • University of Northern Colorado - Business Management & Administration
  • Institue for Integrative Nutrition
  • Yogafit 200 hr certification
  • 33+ years of learning from experience on the job

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Larry Baab

Larry Baab

Available

Racine, WI

Languages:English

How I can help you

A strategy, growth, and P&L leader of consumer durable-goods companies, with a track record of improving values of companies by transforming cultures into customer and growth-driven teams providing greater strategic value, with significant operating and financial improvements. Leads with the highest levels of integrity, transparency, and teamwork.

Larry’s leadership experience was developed in world-class companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Stanley Black & Decker, and Lowe’s. He also has turnaround successes in private equity-owned portfolio businesses including Igloo and Ames. Experience areas include P&L, Strategy, Innovation Transformations, Brand Management, Digital Marketing, E-comm, Sales, Retail, Sourcing, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management. 

Currently, he is the global leader of two Johnson Outdoors companies and corporate executive committee member, reporting to the chairman/ceo. He is responsible for the division P&Ls, development and implementation of strategic growth plans, and leads all functions and operations (four sites) for both the Camping and Watercraft Recreation businesses.

See his LinkedIn profile for more information. linkedin.com/in/larrybaab

 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

MBA from the University of New Haven

BA in Business from Azusa Pacific University 

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Barbara O'Connor

Available

The Villages, FL

Languages:English

How I can help you

I can assist start up businesses with everything from developing and implementing a business plan to marketing and human resource management.  Established business owners can count on me to assist them with maximizing revenue and profits while minimizing loss through a detailed review of their current business/strategic plan and operational structure. I can work with existing teams to resolve conflict and build cohesiveness to become a results driven organization.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

B.A. Interpersonal Communication with a minor in Human Resource Management

University of Massachusetts, 1979

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Aakash Deshpande

Available

Providence, RI

Chapter: Rhode Island

Languages:English, Hindi

How I can help you

I am here as to improve and solve problems faced by business entities by providing systematic guidance at every stage of the business stucture, from planning to implementation and execution to operation phases.

As an Engineer, Product designer, Entrepreneure and a Mentor I have touched and experienced multiple stages of the product or idea and faced different magnitude of the problems associated at each stage.

Having worked in multi-billion dollor sensor manufacturing industry and interacting with individuals all across the world, I have the experience to handle various levels of problem a company faces. My MBA and MS Electrical Engineer skills have been put to good use in also providing solution to small restaurant industry on the popular Federal Hill, RI in improving their operations and supply chain by incorporating pull system strategy to manage inventorty.

I have developed pricing strategy and online marketing models to a Label print and packaging company and introduced Customer Relation Management(CRM) and finanace tools to handle their growing business and improve its operations.

As a metor at SCORE I hope to continue my support to entrepreneurship. 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

MBA from Johnson and Wales University

MS in Electrical Engineering from University of Texas, Arlington

BS in Electrinics and Communication Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University

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Start-up & Strategy Mentor

Carlos A. Robles PhD

Available

Chula Vista, CA

Chapter: SCORE San Diego

Languages:English, Spanish

How I can help you

I am a start-up and strategy mentor and I can help you shape your business plan with an attractive value proposition and a solid business model that will bring your business idea to life or make your existing business more prosperous. My extensive experience in research, mentoring and training with entrepreneurs, has a very effective impact on the way in which small business owners discover their optimal value proposition and business model necessary to achieve your goals. 

If you try to export to Latin America or manufacture your products in Mexico, I can help you find the most suitable ally for your plans.

 

 

Español

Soy un mentor de emprendimiento y estrategia y puedo ayudarte a moldear tu plan de negocio con una propuesta de valor atractiva y un modelo de negocio sólido que le den vida a tu idea de negocio o que hagan de tu negocio existente mucho mas próspero. Mi extensa experiencia en investigación, mentoría y formación con emprendedores, tiene un impacto muy efectivo en la forma en que propietarios de pequeñas empresas descubren su propuesta de valor óptima y modelo de negocio necesaria para alcanzar tus metas.

Si intentas exportar a Latinoamérica o fabricar tus productos en México, puedo ayudarte a encontrar el aliado más adecuado para tus planes.

 

Carlos A. Robles, PhD

SCORE San Diego Volunteer

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Doctor on Business Administration (PhD) University of Phoenix, AZ. Research areas: finance, SMEs and strategy

Master in Business Administration (MBA) IPADE Business School

Bachelor in Business Administration (BA) UIA

Español

Doctor en Administración de Empresas (DBA) University of Phoenix, AZ. Áreas de investigación: finanzas, PYMEs y estrategia

Maestría en Administración de Empresas (MBA) IPADE Business School

Licenciatura en Administración de Empresas (LAE) UIA

 

 

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