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SCORE Nashville Chapter 72 


Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST

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Score Nashville 
2 International Plaza
1st Floor Conference Room
Nashville, TN 37217

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Am I Ready to Start a Business? - 2/1/20 (10AM to Noon) - C0072 

This free workshop is designed as the first step in the SCORE counseling process for clients who are planning to start a new business for the first time, but have not yet taken concrete steps to proceed.

Topics covered include discussion of the client’s motivation for starting a business, self-assessment of entrepreneurial qualities and a review of resources required. Other business considerations, such as starting a new business or buying an existing business, home-based versus outside location and sole ownership versus partnership are discussed.  After completing the workshop and when ready to proceed, clients will be assigned to a SCORE counselor to begin the one-on-one counseling process.

Instructor: Sandy DeWald

Sandy is an expert in bringing new products to market.  With 20 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, she has developed and launched hundreds of new products into multiple market segments.  Key areas of expertise involve the entire lifecycle of new product development including market research and idea validation; developing product specifications, features and benefits; and effectively launching new products into the market.  She loves collaborating with others on the “messy front end” to figure out if this is the right product, at the right price, for the right person.  She brings those skills and insights into the classroom as an instructor by helping attendees clarify, validate and define their business ideas.  As a lifelong learner, she has a BS in English/Biology from the University of South Carolina and an MBA from Union University and is excited to share what she’s learned in both the academic and real-world business settings to help new entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life. 

Walk-in attendees must check the workshop calendar after 6:00 Friday evening before the workshop to see if the workshop is cancelled.

Registered attendees will be notified of any changes or cancellations.

Feel free to bring your own beverage.

Park and Enter the building from the lower level.