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Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM AZ
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Tempe Public Library 
3500 S Rural Road
Tempe, AZ 85282

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SCORE Administration 
Greater Phoenix SCORE 
(602) 745-7250 

The ABC's of Starting a New Business 

Are you starting a new business or
thinking about it?

This session is an essential step in developing a business plan that will increase your chances of being successful.

  • Should you start now?
  • Where?
  • How?
  • What about money

Find out what it takes to get started on the best path for your business.

*** Free ***

Free parking.

This class was created by Roger S. Robinson PhD. (1927-2019), Dr. Robinson was a SCORE mentor, supporting the Phoenix entrepreneur ecosystem, for over 20 years.
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  • Steve Engelhardt, BBA, MBA, and Certified SCORE Mentor has worked with thousands of businesses to improve their operations and finances. His primary career was sales of very of high tech products and software to the banking and financial industry.  He also worked for two consulting firms specializing in increasing profits and controlling costs for clients.

    Mr. Engelhardt is skilled in teaching business owners and managers financial skills and how to "manage by the numbers." His particular specialties are: sales metrics and forecasting, hiring and developing successful employees, writing effective proposals, developing presentations and techniques for cost justification of major purchases.

    He is a former bank holding company director and currently serves on several boards, including a travel company, a semiconductor company and the East Valley Institute of Technology Banking School where he also teaches.

  • Gregory Gaines is a business coach and SCORE mentor.  Greg started his own small business, GKG Marketing in 2016, where he works with business owners, senior executives and marketing leaders to tackle revenue turnarounds, align marketing and sales teams, improve customer engagement and increase brand performance.Greg has held leadership positions in computer technology, wireless communications and semiconductor industries. His career spans work at corporations like Digital Equipment/Hewlett Packard and Intel; as well as smaller brands like Powerwave Technologies and Location Based Technologies.Gregory has served on the Board of Directors for the Marketing Executives Networking Group and most recently received his International Coaching Federation's credential for business and leadership coaching.In 2008, Greg co-founded Laguna Niguel Connectors, a business networking group in Southern California which today boasts nearly 4,000 members.