Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST
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RIO Washingtonian Center
9841 Washingtonian Blvd #200
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

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SCORE Washington DC 

How to Start a Brick & Mortar Retail Business - 1/16/19 


For anyone considering a Retail Product or Retail Service Business. 

Starting a brick & mortar retail business can be an overwhelming experience. But understanding the important issues and the right process will enable you to mitigate the risk and place your business in a better position to reach its objectives. This step-by-step workshop will address key challenges every brick & mortar startup will face. 

  • Writing an Effective Business Plan
  • Selecting the Right Entity Formation
  • The Pros and Cons of a Partnership
  • Writing an Operating Agreement
  • Finding the Right Location
  • Negotiating the Best Commercial Lease
  • Finding a Contractor and Managing the Build-Out
  • Setup of Management & Inventory Systems, Recordkeeping                        
  • Purchasing Liability & Casualty Insurance
  • Creating a Marketing Strategy, Policies & Procedures
  • Hiring & Training Employees

Instructor’s Bios:

Richard Rose began his career in retail home furnishings. Over the course of 30 years he served as President and CEO of Town House Contemporary Furniture while opening 9 locations. From management and sales training to marketing and human resources, he’s gained hands-on experience in every aspect of a retail business. In addition, Richard has been a commercial landlord throughout most of his career.

Ira Wolpert has been a practicing attorney and partner in several area law firms for more than 50 years. He’s represented individuals and companies with a wide range of issues related to all forms of business. Additionally, Ira has served as a bankruptcy trustee and certified bankruptcy mediator with extensive experience advising failing businesses or individuals undergoing financial difficulties.