What Should You Know to Start a Successful Business? C0255


Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM PST
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$35 Registrant (prepaid)

$45 Registrant & Guest (prepaid)

Walk-ins pay at door with check or credit card only (NO CASH) and will be charged an additional $5 per person. Admission subject to availability and not guaranteed. In the event of cancellation or postponement, only registered attendees will receive notification.



SCORE Small Business Resource Center 
516 Pennsfield Place
Suite 206
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

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SBA/SCORE Ventura County Chapter 
SCORE Ventura County Chapter 

If you are contemplating starting a business, this seminar is for you! We'll cover the myths and realities that surround a start up business and give you guidance on avoiding the pitfalls. 

Designed to help entrepreneurs understand the start-up process and start developing their financial, marketing, and business plans, this workshop will provide you with the basic steps needed to protect your intellectual property, get the necessary permits, and decide on an organizational structure, including legal structure and legal issues that arise.

Our SCORE expert business presenter will teach you about doing market research, choosing a name and an image, how much money you need and where to find it, hiring employees, and understanding your competitive advantage. 

What You Will Learn:

  • 4 Start Up Myths and Realities
  • The Start Up Process Roadmap
  • What to expect and what is success
  • How to turn a good idea into a good business 
  • How many hats will I wear
  • And MUCH MORE! 

Presented by:  Bill Gootnick

Bill Gootnick, Retired VP of Operations of Applause where he helped grow the company from $7 mil to $140 mil in B2C Sales. As a serial entrepreneur, Bill started, grew and sold 4 businesses, including one he started in his garage with his son that grew to 360 employees, 11,000 active B2B accounts and a 22% bottom line profit.