Published Feb. 8, 2013
Q: What are limited liability companies (“LLCs”), and what should businesses know
A: LLCs are a new type of business entity that emerged in the early 1990s. They have many important legal and tax characteristics, but the key ones are these:
Liability shield. LLCs provide their owners (called “members”) with a statutory liability shield that is essentially identical to the corporate shield.
Published Feb. 7, 2013
I’ve recently taken my business plan for a new and innovative consumer product to several banks seeking funding, but have had no success. What are some other financing options that might be available to me?
My partner and I have been running our laser engraving business ourselves for the past two years. We’ve reached the point now where we’re both completely maxed out, so we’re considering hiring at least one employee. Where do we start Read more.....
Over the past 15 years, nearly two-thirds of new jobs have been generated by small businesses. Yours may be one of them. That’s good news for your local economy, for your customers whose expectations for quality service are higher than ever, and for you, as you can focus your energies on other priorities.
City: Rockport, TX
35 years as a CPA, working for an international firm (7 years) and independently providing audit and tax services to medium sized companies. 5 years teaching accounting courses at California State University, Monterey Bay. Nonprofit experience includes CFO at Hospice of the Central Coast (7 years), accounting and taxation for various small nonprofit organizations. Rental manager for short-term rentals (7 years).
1977 BS-Accounting California State University, Sacramento
City: Lexington, SC
Expert in Real Estate. Very knowledgeable in building and developing property. Marketing Representative and first level manager with IBM for 11 years, Left to "Follow
the dream" as builder, developer, single family homes, COMMUNITIES in southern
NJ. As developer, purchased raw ground, and then built approx. 500 single family homes, with some commercial. Finished up with R. E./property management company until retirement.
1961: Joined IBM Corp as marketing rep.
, 1972: Started building/development company.
1984: Retired to Hilton Head, SC to using RE skills.
2000: Hung up the hammer, Charleston, SC.
2012: Moved Lexington, SC/joined SCORE for opportunity to "give
back" to others. Managed own retirement funds 1986- present.
Family: Married present and only wife in 1960,Three great kids and nine grand
children, all trying to beat "ME & GRAMPA.
Graduated BS Mathematics, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA.
University of Florida
Bachelor of Science - Major Accounting.
Published Aug. 11, 2012
Published Aug. 10, 2012
Following a number of years in the insurance industry, five years ago I left my job to have a child and be a stay-at-home mom. Now that my son is beginning school, rather than returning to work, I’m thinking about starting a business. What advice can you offer? Read more...
Experience in: Start up small business, marketing, growing and managing business in multiple locations in US, budgeting, strategic planning, hiring and managing staff off site, commercial real estate, reviewing leases, building and designing office spaces, analyzing financial statements from multiple locations, managing non profit organization. Extremely knowledgeably in business strategy and planning.
Served as a mentor in Austin, Texas as well as thru SCORE cyber mentoring. Before retiring as Executive Vice President of Operations and Center Development for BusinesSuites, Celia was responsible for center-level operations and the transitions of newly developed or acquired centers. Over fourteen years of experience in the development, integration and management of business centers. She successfully grew the business from 40 offices in one center in 1989 to 416 offices in five centers in 1997, including the integration of five acquired centers. Previous to her association with BusinesSuites, she was an officer at Bank One, Texas in Austin. She was also the executive director of two not for profit organizations in Chicago, Ill. She is a retired businesswoman and one time user of SCORE.
BS University of Texas, Graduate work at University of Arkansas, University of Texas, University of Illinois and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.