Published May. 1, 2013
I have a business that sells equestrian supplies both retail and online. I’d like to begin
using social media as a marketing tool, but I’m clueless as to how to begin. How do I go about
developing a social media strategy?
Published Apr. 21, 2013
Our four-year-old printing business is finally on solid footing. We’ve worked hard and
been very fortunate, and now we’d like to begin giving something back to the community. What
types of activities can you suggest?
BS Communication : University of Kentucky
City: Portsmouth, NH
Principal of Iron Horse Management, LLC – founded the firm in 1998 and recently (April 2011) Michael P. Scott returned to his roots in the consulting industry. The consulting practice focuses on two specific areas of business acumen. The first is a highly specialized area of the retirement industry
known as alternative assets. We will provide the integration of a self-directed IRA model into a financial institution, financial advisors, or investment sponsors existing business model.
The second is working with small to medium sized businesses in all aspects of business development, strategic development, and investment banking issues.
Successful business founder / owner of four different businesses over 17 years
Author / Contributing writer in a variety of business publications
Speaker / Presenter to professionals on effective utilization of IRC laws on Self-Directed IRAs
Founder of Iron Horse Management, LLC a successful business consulting firm specializing in areas involving strategic development, business development and turn-around situations.
Designed and implemented a national retail division roll out for an International Manufacturer
Global experiences involved manufacturer representation in development of distribution channels throughout Europe, South America, South Africa, and USA through Import / Export brokerage.
Created market segmentation, educational program development, and subsequent training programs.
Working with a national network of legal, financial, and accounting professionals Iron Horse Management can accomplish positive results for clients either on a national or an international landscape.
A sampling of the client base for Iron Horse Management is made up of Small & Medium sized businesses, Banks, Financial Services Firms, International Chocolate manufacture, RIA Firms, and Investment issuers.
NH College – Majored in Accounting / Business Law - Portsmouth, NH MacIntosh College – Majored in Business Administration - Dover, NH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IRA Online Institute Ascensus Fall Forum seminars – Boston, MA Investment Banking Institute – Boston, MA
MBA in Leadership and Marketing
Published Mar. 17, 2013
After working for more than 25 years in the publishing industry, the company I worked
for downsized and I accepted an attractive buyout package. Now I’d like to start my own
business. What do I do first?
Lafayette College - BA Chemistry with a minor in Computer Science
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.