Monday, November 18, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST
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St. Johns Public Library - Main Library 
1960 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd.
St. Augustine, FL 32084

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Sam Harding 
SCORE Jacksonville 

SCORE Workshop - Simple Steps for Starting Your Business 

Every small business starts with a dream. However, it takes more than ideas to achieve your goals! You need knowledge and resources to help your dream come to fruition. Join us for a free workshop and leave with a better understanding of a developing a business concept and plan, funding and cash management, organization, sales strategies and more.

Our  Presenter is David Botten:

My career was in scientific instrumentation, where I held positions in sales, marketing, product development and general management. After learning the business from the largest corporations, I led several startups - including my own company - to success. After retirement, I was able to broker the sale of small businesses and product lines. My wife and I also operated a retail craft store for over ten years.

My family and I came to the US from England in 1974, determined to fulfill my dream to start my own company. In 1983, I left the largest instrument company in the world - to start the smallest. We were at the forefront of applying the personal computer (Apple II) to laboratory applications. After selling that business, I managed divisions in a large company before leaving to lead a small, publicly owned computer company. From there, I took over a failing start-up - increasing sales, developing a new product and then selling the company. Repeating this with another start-up soon after.

I've learned how to prioritize and make the most of limited resources. How to inspire loyalty in staff and shepherd them through difficult times. The realities of developing a new product and it's launch. How to translate business success into personal gain.

My wife - the best salesperson I ever met - has the same entrepreneurial spirit and together we operated a retail craft store. She did all the hard work and I helped with inventory control, finance and marketing.