Retail Trade

Linda Bailey

Available

Lafayette, CA

Chapter: East Bay SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

With 30 years of experience in a broad range of industries, I can help you work through the bookkeeping and accounting portion of start-up and ongoing day to day operations, by simplifying the process to its most basic fundamentals. 


My background is in the field of bookkeeping as a Controller for Hire and Money Manager for several small businesses at a time.  

Areas of Expertise
Business Finance and Accounting
Full Charge Bookkeeping
Quickbooks Professional Advisor

IRS and California Registered Tax Preparer

Industry Experience
Finance and accounting for service providers
Professional Business Services

Education
The University of South Dakota, Double Bachelors of Science
Western State College of Law
H & R Block Tax School
Pronto Tax School


Member:  American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers, National Association of Tax Professionals,
California Society of Tax Consultants

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, Double Bachelors of Science

Western State College of Law

H & R Block Tax School

Pronto Tax School

Member:  American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers, National Association of Tax Professionals, California Society of Tax Consultants

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Charlie Brown

Available

Alameda, CA

Chapter: East Bay SCORE

How I can help you

I am an experienced founder and professional with a demonstrated history of working in finance and operations. I can help you with the following:

  • Develop a business plan including strategy and financial projections
  • Ecommerce launch and operational managment
  • Identify capital sources and create presentations to help secure them
  • Business development including sales channel/market identification and targeting
  • Operational advice including customer service, distribution, shipping, supply chain management, and other best practice processes and controls

 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

BA/BS Finance, Economics, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

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Susan Carver

Available

Delray Beach, FL

Languages:English

How I can help you

I can help you in the areas of Sales & Sales Management (for both direct and indirect channels), Marketing & Business Development and enhancing Client Satisfaction. I am strong in analyzing gaps and making recommendations that contribute to improved sales results.  Retiring after 30+ years as an IBM executive, I also worked with Two dynamic smaller companies in recruiting and driving sales through business partners.

I am truly enthused to work with you and help you achieve your business goals!  

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

B.S. in Interdisciplinary Communications

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Art Berger

Available

Exton, PA

Languages:English

How I can help you


I'm well versed in all aspects of managing a robust (ecommerce and bricks and mortar) retail business that included accounting and finance, development of ecommerce platforms, selling on 3rd party platforms (Amazon), paid per click marketing, re-marketing ads, social media, merchandise buying and warehouse/inventory management. My experience comes from 20 years of previously owning a retail business. Increased revenue exponentially by implementing a ecommerce solution in 2007 that included changing platforms as the on-line business grew. 


I'm an avid cyclist that rode my bicycle unsupported cross country in 2012.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

State University College at Utica/Rome

Utica, NY

Bachelor of Science in Accounting                                                                                                         

 

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Sarah Hadjhamou

Unavailable

Beverly Hills, CA

Languages:English, French

How I can help you

 

Need help with a business plan? I have helped hundreds write their business plan and get it done! Need to form a new business? run a financial analysis on your business? I have launched several business ventures and wrote publications on Finance, Mergers and acquisitions and leadership.

I also have an Mba and a doctorate in Business with an emphasis in Finance. My entrepreneurial experience and work in Marketing and Finance, along with my personal investments in ventures offers a strong business perspective that will enhance your business plan, marketing plan, financial analysis or proposal.
 

You can check out my accomplishments in the link below

1.What are financial markets? How do they work?

https://www.amazon.com/What-financial-markets-they-work-ebook/dp/B08H4V5FQ2

2.How does culture integration fail in Mergers and Acquisition in CA?

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343022629_HOW_DOES_CULTURE_INTE...

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

  • Doctor of Business Administration – 4.0 GPA                                                                     

Emphasis in Business / Finance

January 2017 – January 2020   

Dissertation: How does culture integration fail in Mergers and Acquisitions in Southern California?

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343022629_HOW_DOES_CULTURE_INTE...

My research study implements a qualitative research method to determine how cultural integration fails in Mergers and Acquisitions.

The decision making od an acquisition encompasses many advantages such as enhancing profitability and lowering operating costs to achieve financial growth among other goals.

My dissertation illustrates how to create a proven framework to help the merger attain synergy and successful longevity.

 

 

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) - 3.8 GPA                                                                      

Emphasis in General Management

June 2013 – August 2015       

“Master thesis: Business plan for Instant Hot Meal”

Instant Hot Meal is a cutting edge food app committed to deliver healthy food at customer's doorstep.
The company unique selling point is its homemade food. The fresh and nutritious food is provided through easy order process, excellent customer service and a variety of of menu options at a reasonable price.

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Veronica Cockerham

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Kent, WA

Languages:English

How I can help you

I am a true believer in small business and look forward to helping you with business devlopment, strategic planning, financial accounting, sales and marketing.  I have been part of small business in one way or another my entire working career, reaching a point of experience that has put me into a position to help guide others into the entrepreneurial world.

During my college career and beyond for 15 years, I worked full time for my family businesses. There I learned how to manage and operate a mid-size and very successful company. I managed people for positive results, streamlined the day to day to operate at maximum efficiency and learned how to adapt and grow with changing times.  

In 2011 I launched a gourmet snack food manufacturing company and after perfecting some recipes and finding success on the weekends at local farmers markets we launched into a brick and motor retail location and started wholesaling to distributors and grocery chains.  We worked through and learned the complicated world of food manufacturing and distribution and had fun along the way. Fast forward to 2018 and our company was a profitable industry leader and I sold to move on to the next adventure.

Currently, I work part time at one of our family businesses that I sold in 2018 to help with accounting, payroll, business consulting and social media management.  

After selling all of the companies I decided that this is the perfect opportunity to take my experience and passion of small business and volunteer with SCORE to assist fellow entrepreneurs realize their dreams!

 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

I graduated with my BA from City University in 2007 in business management and have since taken additional graduate courses in financial accounting at UNA. I have become QuickBooks certified through their training program and certified through the association of small business consultants.

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Ed Riefenstahl

Available

Grapevine, TX

Chapter: Fort Worth SCORE

Languages:English, Spanish

How I can help you

Hello Small Business Owner -

I am best suited to assist small business owners who have been in business for at least 3 years, have employees, have more of a technical background than a business background, are intent on growing, know they have resources and knowledge/experience gaps, understand that the blocking and tackling of successful businesses is not limited to one's own industry, are open to expanding their thinking, and who have no or few plans and/or written processes.

My 40 years of business experience spans working with and leading start-ups to organizations with gross revenues in excess of $100 million annually are built on a track record of successes and lessons learned in:

     - Anything related to any form of planning (strategic, operational, marketing, and sales);

     - Anything related to developing and implementing systems that result in process, program, or business unit performance;

     - Developing high-functioning teams; 

     - Growing sales; and

     - Facilitating critical issues and business challenges.

I may be reached at 817-480-2516.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh, B.A. in Economics

Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Emory University's Goizueta School of Business

Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Dip-BA) from the University of Manchester's (U.K.) School of Business

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Desiree Musselman

Available

La Puente, CA

Languages:English

How I can help you

I am available to help both established businesses as well as start-ups with creating a customer-centric business strategy, assessing and aligning resources, setting up organizational and operational standards, building interviewing skills, as well as fundamental business concepts that will lead to success. I can also, provide information on useful personal growth strategies for entrepreneurs and business owners.

 

 

 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Coaching Certifications:

- Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) Professional Coach 2020

- iPEC Energy Leadership Master Practitioner 2020

- Integrative Wellness Academy Life Coach 2016

 

Adult Learning Certification

- Achieve Global Adult Learning Techniques

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Bud Heitman

Available

Prescott, AZ

Languages:English

How I can help you

Experienced in writing business plans, selecting retail locations, hiring right, merchandising stores, increasing the customer experience, analyzing P & L looking for opportunities to increase sales and profit while controlling costs, and help with vendor negotiations. I can assist in every stage of opening a business. 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

University of Southwestern Louisiana - Petroleum Technology

College of the Canyons - Business Administration 

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