Expertise and Experience
Sam and Michelle Shifrin have founded and successfully run multiple enterprises covering a broad range of disciplines, and are the owners of the Kirby Mill. Businesses they have founded and operated include; Engineering R&D, manufacturing, automation, real estate, energy and others. Being in business for more than 30 years, they have aquired vast experience in all facets of business start up through exit, down to the most minute details, and are anxious to use this to assist others.
For the past 17 years, their businesses have been primarily based at the Kirby Mill. From the simplest items (staplers) and processes to highly complex machines and software (CNC Mills, 3D parametric design, etc. ), The Kirby Mill is fully equipped with just about anything you could imagine needing to start and or run your business. The Shifrins feel that these could be of great advantage to others, thus the plan to invite other businesses, start up to fully operational, to use this well equipped facility.
The availablilty of the Shifrin's expertise along with use of the facilties provides an unprecedented opportunity to launch, incubate or accelerate your business in a spectacularly beautiful location and building that is operated from on site produced renewable energy!
Sam possesses a strong and proven blend of business acumen and engineering prowess. Over a 31 year period he has founded and developed multiple successful business ventures. His passion for meeting business and technical goals has allowed him to attract talent and build and motivate excellent teams. His experience and depth of knowledge in business development covers the full rang of disciplines necessary to assure success including; Finance, Contracts, Marketing, Sales, Engineering, Operations, Personnel, Quality Control and others. Sam is the inventor or co-inventor of several U.S. and Foreign Patents.
SPECIFIC AREAS WHERE SAM MIGHT BE HELPFUL TO YOU:
Design and Engineering
Creative Thinking and Invention
Technical Problem Solving
Proposal Writing / development
Technical Specifications and Documentation
3D Design (Solidoworks)
Design for Manufacturability
Fabrication and Machining Assistance
Hiring / Interviewing
And Many others!
Michelle is highly experienced in the financial management of entrepreneurial companies. Although her focus throughout her more than 30 years of experience has been the meticulous control of finances, her experience includes a broad and proven range of disciplines at both a detailed knowledge and management level. Her areas of expertise include: accounting, contracts, customer interface, human resources, purchasing, inside sales, manufacturing operations and a variety of other managerial disciplines.
SPECIFIC AREAS WHERE MICHELLE MIGHT BE HELPFUL TO YOU:
Establishing Bookeeping methods
Accountant recommendations and Sourcing
Banking Recommendations & Practices
State and Federal tax ID's and registrations
State and Federal reporting requirements
Collections and invoicing methods / approach
Accounts payable management methods
Cash flow management methods
Sourcing of Materials, Parts and Supplies
Purchasing methods and practices
Patent Attorney sourcing
Business Attorney sourcing
Packing and Shipping methods
Inventory control methods
And Many Others!