Retail Trade

Kevin James Dorsey

Unavailable

Valrico, FL

Languages:English

How I can help you

I can help you explore the creation of a business plan, sales, pricing, analysis, and evaluating franchise opportunities.  I have a Masters in Entrepreneurship from University of South Florida. 

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Industry Experience

Education

B.S., Marketing - Indiana University

Executive M.B.A. - Duke University

Masters of Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies - University of South Florida

Florida Realtor's License

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Anthony Rondinelli

Available

Feeding Hills, MA

Languages:English

How I can help you

I have 30 years + of professional business experience in the areas of accounting, finance, insurance, marketing, management, entrepreneurship & higher education. I want to use these experiences to give back to you, the small business owner within my community, by helping you to succeed in today’s challenging business world.                                                           

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Industry Experience

Education

Education:

*MBA – WNEU ‘01/’03 (‘Summa Cum Laude’/Accountancy & Management)       

*BS/Business – WSU ‘94 (‘Cum Laude’)

*AS/Business – STCC ‘92 (Recognized in 14th Annual Edition of The National Dean’s List for high academic achievement)

 

Professional Affiliations/Honors:

*Member: NSA, AICPA, MSCPA & Sigma Beta Delta Business Honor Society

*Notary Public, Commonwealth of MA

*Certified Intuit QB Professional Advisor

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startup, operations, project management

Anthony Castillo

Available

Tucson, AZ

Languages:English

How I can help you

As a current student pursuing my MBA – I attempt to help Score Southern Arizona by bringing a fresh perspective into the small business atmosphere. Helping small businesses identify potential areas of opportunity is what I am passionate about. I aim to help local businesses identify their strengths and how to leverage those competencies. I feel capable to aid in this pursuit as I have a curriculum background in product development and project management. I believe that any business, who is willing to adapt, has the potential to be competitive in today’s marketplace. My studies have given me valuable insight into organizational development, as well as, using Microsoft Office with data programs, within cross-functional teams, to achieve a common goal. My MBA has skilled me in online presentations; spotting employee administrative opportunities; effective online communication; in addition to, organizational support. My work experience, primarily with Enterprise Holdings, has provided me with the ability to manage customer relations diligently, calmly, and insightfully. Specifically, my current position as a Tri-Brand assistant has granted me experience in collecting information of new hires in order to explore new areas of opportunities based upon their strengths; while also enabling me to develop employees across National, Alamo, and Enterprise. I have been responsible for the reconciliation of lost business accounts; assessing the risks of each transactional contract; and information collection prior to sale. Data entry is also a daily part of my work experience.

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Education

Present:

Masters of Business Administration, Washington State University 

     Current GPA: 3.8

Prior:

Bachelor's Degree: Management Innovation and Change, Washington State University   

 

 

 

 

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I help entrepreneurs in ecommerce and software get their ideas off the ground.

Alex Welsh

Unavailable

Arlington, VA

Languages:English

How I can help you

I help entrepreneurs in ecommerce and software get their ideas off the ground by balancing strategic planning with day-to-day "get it done" action.

As a technical consultant and an executive at several software startup businesses, I have 15+ years of experience helping clients improve their business outcomes through technology and process automation. As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), I use a project management approach to breakdown big business challenges into workable chunks to achieve incremental improvement and measurable success.

As a founder and CEO of an ecommerce business, I helped build a company from scratch and scaled it to support hundreds of thousands of happy customers, learning what it takes through real-world experience.  From how to leverage technology, to building out financial and marketing plans, to hiring a team, our business has been through a lot, and I have a lot to share!

I'm excited to use my business experiences to provide guidance to entreprenuers who are just starting on their journey, or have an established business that is growing and facing new challenges.  Let's get started.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

  • B.S. Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, Project Management Institute

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Barry Brenner

Available

Camarillo, CA

Languages:English

How I can help you

My goal as a SCORE mentor is to teach the business owners I work with how to problem solve creatively and effectively for themselves versus continuously rely on other people to do it for them. My style is open and candid, not sugar coated. If your communication style is compatable we should be able to accomplish a lot working together. 

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Industry Experience

Education

Business degree with emphasis on Marketing and Economics. 

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Hilary Halstead Scott

Unavailable

Prescott, AZ

Languages:English, Spanish

How I can help you

I look forward to helping you build your business! These are my areas of expertise:

1. Marketing

My education is in Marketing and I have extensive experience in small business tactics including the following:

  • Identifying your target customer
  • Branding
  • Email Campaigns
  • SEO and Website Optimization
  • Content Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Public Relations (PR) for media coverage
  • Webinars and Public Speaking to build your business
  • Pay-per-Click and digital advertising
  • Influencer relationships

2. Ecommerce and Catalog Sales

We manage a website and printed catalog portfolio of 5,000 products. I have the following related skill sets:

  • Shopping cart platform selection
  • Creating product listings online
  • Product photography
  • Printed catalogs and direct mail

3. Building and Managing your Team

I directly manage the leadership team at our small business and take pride in coaching our department heads to become great leaders in their own right. I am good at developing systems for accountability and quality control. 

  • Recruiting, interviewing, and hiring
  • Onboarding and training
  • Managing for performance
  • Creating clear policies and an employee handbook
  • Creating work plans for underperforming employees
  • Documenting processes to create operating manuals (SOPs)

4. Inventory Management

Inventory-based businesses with physical merchandise face unique challenges in warehousing, quality control, and cash flow.

  • Product line management
  • Merchandising new products and culling bad products
  • Inventory turnover for steady cash flow
  • Liquidating inventory
  • Analyzing past usage to forecast future stock needs
  • Picking and shipping operations
  • Quality control programs

5. International Business

  • I run an import/export distribution business and worked abroad in Spain. I can help guide you in the following areas:

  • Cross-cultural business relationships
  • Dealing with shipping carriers
  • Understanding customs clearance
  • HTS codes and mapping your inventory
  • Using Department of Commerce resources 
  • International business travel 

6. American Craft industries

I am a second-generation business owner in the jewelry field. I work with metalsmiths and bench jewelers as clients and colleagues. I have extensive knowledge of different areas in the industry including trade shows, market segments, and the unique inventory issues associated with precious metals. Please note I cannot work with jewelry mentees due to SCORE ethics and conflict of interest policies. But my experience translates well for craftsmen working in other media to build careers as independent makers.  I especially enjoy working with talented artists who are learning about the business side of creative entrepreneurship. 

Areas of expertise

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Education

 

 

Masters of International Management MIM

Latin America & Europe/ International Marketing

Thunderbird School of Global Management

 

Masters of Business Administration MBA

Marketing

University of Arizona

 

Bachelor of Arts BA

Spanish and Communications

University of Arizona

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Michael Paul

Available

Fredericksburg, VA

Languages:English

How I can help you

With  experience in Sales, Sales and Marketing Management, Entrepreneurship, and General Management I will be a valuable resource in those areas of business.

I've also had experience in Strategic Planning and teaching High School Courses in Intro to Business, Marketing, and Personal Finance.

My friendly attitude and strong interpersonal skills help me to create excellent relationships.


 

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Education

High School degree from Massanutten Military Academy, Woodstock, VA

Bachelor of Science degree from University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Master of Business Administration degree from William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Teacher's Licensure Completion at University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA

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Patrice Pruitt

Available

Killeen, TX

Chapter: SCORE Austin

Languages:English

How I can help you

I can help you plan your business venture, enhance operational processes, and improve the possibility of your business survival rate. I can also help strengthen your business performance in administrative functions, financial management, and risk management.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Master of Business Administration - Touro University, Business Administration 

Graduate of Business Administration - Trident University

Certifications

  • Operations Support
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Retail Supply System
  • Warehouse Management

 

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Michael Kaplan

Available

Carmel, IN

Languages:English

How I can help you

I help business owners start and grow their businesses so that they experience less frustration and overwhelm. I help with business development and operations, sales, accountability, and marketing. 

I have owned and operated a business for 42+ years and have spent the last 12+ years coaching and mentoring business owners. I have been through 4 coaching training programs and love helping my clients gain control over their business so that it serves their lives, not consume it. 

I am a seasoned business owner with a skill for creating successful businesses, leadership transformations, and personal growth with owners and managers of mid- sized businesses. He has a passion for people development. I have more than 40 years of experience in sales, business coaching and entrepreneurship. My expertise includes training, coaching, strategic planning, and business management. With a passion for helping others, I help business owners and leadership teams get more of what they want from their business. My slogan is “Helping your business work harder, so you don’t have to.”

Business coaching is a perfect marriage of my skills and training. Prior to joining the family furniture business, I earned a BA from Earlham College and an MSW from Smith. My degree in counseling greatly enhances my abilities as a coach, mentor, and leader. The ability to listen well and to ask good questions is the hallmark of my style.

I trained at some of the country’s best coach training programs, including the Coaches Training Institute, Vistage International, EOS Worldwide, and EMyth International. In 2008 I opened my own coaching business, Strategic Solutions Coaching, and developed his business coaching system, GPS (Growth Producing Strategies) for Business™ that gives business leaders a new way to look at their businesses to accelerate growth. 

I was asked to judge business plan presentations at Purdue University and helped develop an entrepreneurial program at Ivy Tech. I teaches organizations how to get focused, engaged, share a common vision, be disciplined and accountable, executing well and advancing as a healthy, functional, cohesive team.

I believe that entrepreneurship is best as a team sport, not an individual activity. I enjoy being a mentor and coach for CEO’s, Presidents, and Business Owners who want to outperform the completion by gaining a true competitive advantage. My clients achieve financial independence, professional and personal growth, and achieve a better work/life balance. They get out of the overwhelm they are in.

Michael lives with his wife of 43 years and has two grown children, Kate and Josh. I enjoys fine dining, grilling on my Green Egg grill, theatre, and traveling the world.

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Education

MSW in Counseling

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