BizWorks is a not for profit 501(c)3 organization led by a volunteer Board of Directors, committed staff and dedicated advisors. Hover “or click” below for more information on our team.
What's a Biz Advisor?
Our Commitment, Your Passion
Our commitment to our members is to help them succeed in attaining their dream of owning a successful business. As you may know, most owners of start-up businesses already possess a strong vision for their companies. However, many of these businesses require additional operational means, management assistance and networking opportunities to help put their vision into action. Your passion and specialized business knowledge will help these entrepreneurs realize their dreams.
An experienced and dependable Member Advisory Team can mean the difference between failure and success for a start-up company. As an Advisory Panel member, you will have the opportunity to leverage your business knowledge and networks, teaching skills, integrity, and past successes to assist entrepreneurs in achieving their dreams. If you possess these skill sets and are willing to share your time, you may be a perfect match for our entrepreneurs at BizWorks!
Advisory members serve on a volunteer basis for a term to be determined by each member. Most teams meet on a quarterly basis.
Some fields represented on the Member Advisory Panel include: General Management, Financial/Accounting, Marketing/Advertising, Operations, Information Systems, Product Development, Sales, Human Resources, Legal, and Administration.
The Executive Director will initiate contact with all parties on the advisory panel and schedule meetings. During the actual advisory meetings, some regular topics include business strategies, marketing plans, human resource development, sales and financial growth. The Member Advisory Panel and Bizworks’ staff work together to help Members set goals and hold them accountable for their attainment.
Mary Ellin Arch, DBI
Shalandra Branch, First Citizens Bank
Joseph Brisby, Legacy Consulting
Doug Carleton, SCORE
Bill Conley, State Farm Insurance
Sondra Epley, SCORE
Bill Girvin, Retired
Tom Kozusko, CFO-CPA
Samuel Little, Samuel Little Graphic Design
Sheena Lyle, Coastal Impact
Joann Mayo, SFI
Patrick McFadden, Indispensable Marketing
Robert McRaney, Specialized Insurance
Wythe Michael, Goodman Allen & Fillett, PLC
Michelle Oliver, Oliver Consulting
Campbell Pendelton, Client First Insurance Group
Diana Perra, Leony's Consulting
R. Carter Scott, Durrette Crump, PLC
Andy Shulick, Metamorphosis Consulting
Michael Smith, Advicoach