Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM PDT
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Video Conference Workshop 
Santa Clara, CA 95054

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SCORE Silicon Valley 

Be Your Own Boss 

A hands-on business exploration workshop - 04/08/2021

A free live video conference workshop

Learn how building wealth and equity through business ownership while keeping a full-time job/business is a viable option in today’s market.

In this workshop, serial entrepreneur, Katie Fagan, will share her experience as a former corporate executive and her transition into business ownership. She will discuss how building wealth and equity through business ownership while keeping a full-time job/business is a viable option in today’s market place.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to:
  • Enjoy Career Independence
  • Build Long-Term Equity
  • Be Your Own Boss
  • Understand Tax Benefits of Self-Employment
  • Launch a Recession-Resistant Business
  • Hear About Financing Options
  • Diversify your Investment Portfolio
  • Spectrum of Franchising & Small Biz Ownership
  • Explore Franchising Myths & Misconceptions
  • Learn the Different Ownership Options
Whether you are looking for a career change, an additional revenue stream or something full-time, owning your own business can provide you with flexibility, control and financial reward. Join us to see if becoming your own boss is an option for you.

What People Are Saying About This Class:

  • “This class has helped me understand what type of business is best for me”

  • “Good information and knowledgeable presenter”

  • “Great class, now I feel more prepared for the future”

About The Course Instructor:

Katie Fagan

Katie has over 15 years of experience in the world of small business.  In her corporate career she worked as the Vice President of Small Business Funding, focusing primarily on funding start-up franchises and businesses.   During her time there, she gained extensive knowledge on the ins-and-outs of franchising from the back-end forward.  Katie has helped over 600 small businesses open their doors, many of which were franchises, and has facilitated hundreds of SBA loans.  Katie also worked in business brokerage, as a co-founder of a boutique brokerage firm focusing on the resale of restaurants, nightclubs and franchises. Currently, Katie teaches Entrepreneurship at universities across the Bay Area, volunteers with the San Jose Chapter of SCORE as well as other local government and non-profit agencies educating people on the ins-and-outs of small business ownership. She has successfully helped over 1,000 people into business.  Katie holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Finance and a PhD in Mass Communications.

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Registration Information

If you have trouble registering, send an email to info@svscore.org  

You will receive the link to join with your registration confirmation.