I spent twenty plus years building a Halloween business that was highly successful. You can make substantial money in your first year of business, but with profit comes high risk and extensive hard work. I find many companies and individuals choose not to take that route and instead elect to take a franchise. The franchise concept does not lead to the amount of profit you deserve for all the work that is required. I can help create a successful Halloween business for you and teach all that is needed. The magic is knowing the market, obtaining the right application of product, product mix, advertising, location, fixtures, display, inventory control, budget, insurance, accounting, leases, labor, employment agreements, training and the ability to be in the right place at the right time with the merchandise that the public desires. It is imperative to understand the market trends. You can minimize your risk factors with my expertise I sold my business for a substantial profit and now that I am semi-retired I would like to share the wealth of knowledge and information that I accumulated. If you would like to chat, please feel free to contact me at BruceZalmanesq@aol.com
BRUCE P. ZALMAN 1330 PARKSIDE CIRCLE SOUTH BOCA RATON, FLORIDA 33486 PHONE: 561.394.2900 FAX: 561.391.8781 E-MAIL
OBJECTIVE: To create and develop realistic solutions for problematic companies that will develop profitable results.
EDUCATION: 1966-1972 UNIVERSITY OF LOUSIVILLE, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY Juris Doctor: University of Louisville, SCHOOL OF LAW, May, l972 Bachelor of Science Commerce: Marketing & Accounting Majors
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 2010 to Present LEGAL AND BUSINESS CONSULTANT • Temporary assignments for various corporations and law firms • Client list includes: Angioscreen, Datamed, Ostrega Law Firm, Tyco, Cuda Boat Works and various private clients which will provide references on request
1992 to 2010 KING RICHARD’S HALLOWEEN INC., BOCA RATON, FLORIDA Chief Executive Officer • Responsible for nationwide marketing and global distribution • Established new points of sales and products in various markets • Engineered the creative and publicity aspects of official Internet Website • Negotiated and drafted all contracts including major leases • Created and developed a start up company into a multi million dollar Operation • Attended major trade shows and negotiated new product lines Prepared training manuals for sales personnel and managers • Negotiated purchases with all major vendors
1987 to 1992 SEARS TUXEDO, BOCA RATON, FLORIDA Chief Executive Officer • Negotiated and obtained rights from Sears to operate tuxedo concession stores • Developed product lines • Established tuxedo retail and rental business within Sears for Florida, Georgia, South Carolina • Created and developed various promotions and advertising programs • Developed inventory controls • Established and wrote training manuals for all sales personnel and managers • Negotiated purchases with all major vendors • Developed eighteen profitable concession outlets
1978 to 1986 LOU MARKS AND SON, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY Director of Legal and Administration • Established new methods of distribution and sales through general contractors nationwide • Focused on publicity aspects of merchandising product • Handled all legal matters including Human Resources
1972 to 1978 NATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INC., LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY Corporate Counsel for Fortune 500 Company • Handled all legal matters for corporation, including contract negotiation, contract drafting, SEC documents, license and franchise, copyright and trademarks, and all aspects of Human Resources and real estate. • Supervised all outside counsel and litigation. • Responsible for all acquisitions and divestitures.
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: 1996 to 2000 Children’s Museum of Boca Raton • Member of Board of Directors. • Promote cultural and educational programs for children in Palm Beach County.
Ft. Lauderdale/Miami Film Festivals • Assist in generating publicity for film festivals, with special interest in supporting the University of Miami’s Cane Film Festival.
HONORS RECEIVED: • Outstanding Senior Award- School of Law • American Marketing Association Award • Salutatorian Award – School of Business • Phi Kappa Phi Scholastic Honorary • President, Omicron Delta Kappa, Men’s National Honor Society
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: • Business law instructor, University of Louisville, 1973-1984 • Hearing officer State Board of Claims, Kentucky, 1978-1980 • Probate and Trial Commissioner, Jefferson County, KY 1973-1976 • Practiced before the following courts: Kentucky Circuit Court, Court of Appeals and Supreme Court Federal District Court Eastern District of Kentucky United States Court of Appeals, Sixth District United States Board of Claims Supreme Court of the United States