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Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT
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Tammy Jo Covert
SCORE Dallas

I have over 20 years of experience as a franchise owner. I also help people decide if franchise ownership is good for them and help them find the perfect fit.

I can help anyone looking to open a small business or a franchise opportunity.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Business Strategy & Planning

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE: Professional & Business Services

EDUCATION: BA History - Washington and Lee University, MBA - SMU

  INSTRUCTOR:  Frank Oshodi, Vice President, Treasury Client Support Manager, Independent Financial

Summary: A leader with a proven track record of consistently balancing the competing needs of the client and shareholder.  Specific areas of expertise: Treasury Management Consultative Sales & Client Satisfaction

Professional Experience:

Independent Financial, McKinney, Texas                  2019-Present

Treasury Client Support Manager: Leads a team of bank associates who provide support to small and middle market bank customers.  The team provides ongoing training, first level technical support and helps customers resolve issues with their online banking and cash management applications. 

 Sinevant Corporation Frisco, TX Texas                     2016 - 2019

Lead Investor - SineAgro Cashew Sokone, Senegal: Sinevant is an Import / Export firm specializing in dried food processing for export to Europe and the United States.  In partnership with USDA Food Security Program, Sinevant invested in the development of mechanized fruit and powdered organic food processing in Ghana and Senegal under the MegaPantry brands.  

 Relevant Technologies Richardson, Texas               2007– 2016

SVP, Finance & Administration: Responsible for the overall financial and administrative wellbeing of the family held industrial automation company.  Relevant Technologies is an online retail channel focused on solutions to defense, energy and healthcare industries in 92 countries.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree, University of North Texas, Denton Texas

Community Involvement: Hearts and Hammers, Habitat for Huma


Essential Steps For Starting a Business


Building Your Banking Relationships



An introductory Workshop/Webinar that is designed for the entrepreneur and small business owner to learn what’s really needed of them to start and run a successful business.

However, there's a number of factors to keep in mind before starting your own business. We'll introduce you to key business considerations, like the myths and realities of entrepreneurship, different business options to pursue, the components of business ownership, legal & financial considerations, and business plan basics.

 Discussions will include:

  • the need for personal skills
  • products/services
  • legality
  • financing & planning 
  • learn how committed you need to be to make the business successful


Our Representative from Independent Financial will discuss the importance of building effective banking relatoinships and what the benefits are for you and YOUR business!

Funded [in part] through a Cooperative Agreement with the

U.S. Small Business Administration


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