Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM CST
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James E. Guinn Complex
1150 South Freeway
Fort Worth, TX 76104

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Jenny Day, SCORE Workshop Coordinator
Fort Worth - Chapter 120

Switching Gears from Employee to Entrepreneur

Do you have the Entrepreneur gene? How do you develop your business goals? What to look for in a business? How do you validate a business opportunity? What is involved in the Due Diligence process? What are the key drivers of success? Is it all worth it? 

This workshop will help you understand the challenges and opportunities of transitioning from being a team member in a corporate organization to taking the risk of starting your own business. What are your best options; developing your own idea, a business resale or a franchise?  You will learn what the key steps are, along with the emotional highs and lows you can expect.

Workshop Fee $25

Presented by Dave Sperry

Dave Sperry is a certified SCORE mentor and volunteer. His experience includes over 30 years in corporate America, followed by 13 years of business ownership.  After graduating from Oregon State University, Dave embarked on a successful 30-year career in the consumer-packaged goods industry. He worked for the Campbell Soup Co. where he served in numerous senior management positions including Western States Division Manager and VP of the National Customer Team. He moved on from Campbell Soup to become the President of Naked Juice, a division of Chiquita Brands, before a stint as the General Manager of Chiquita Fresh Cut, in Cincinnati Ohio.  Dave then transitioned to business ownership starting a Speedpro Imaging Studio franchise in Cincinnati, Ohio and a Speedpro Regional Development area that included SW Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.  Speedpro Imaging specializes in large format digital graphics and graphic design.

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Cancellation Policy:

If you need to cancel you must notify us via email 7 days prior to the workshop date. A confirmation of your cancellation will be sent once it is received. Calling the SCORE Fort Worth office is not acceptable for a cancellation notice. All no-shows or cancellations after 7 days will lose their paid workshop fees.

All workshop fees must be paid in advance prior to workshop date. For security purposes we will not be able to accept payment for workshops at the door unless workshop is being held at James E. Guinn complex in Fort Worth, TX.

CANCELLATION NOTICES MUST BE IN WRITING AND EMAILED to: Jenny Day at scorefw@gmail.com. Any other means of cancellation will not be accepted.

SCORE is a resource partner with the SBA

SCORE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for over fifty years. Because our work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to our network of 10,000 volunteers, we are able to deliver our services at no charge or at very low cost.