Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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Check-in starts at 5:30 PM 


Building One Community 
75 Selleck Street
Stamford, CT 06902

Driving Directions 

Presenter: Mark Moeller

Mark Moeller is a nationally recognized food + restaurant consultant based in Westport. Embracing a hands-on consultancy philosophy and an entrepreneurial spirt, Mark is able to provide profitable & executable solutions to private equity, owners and operators alike. He specializes in launching new restaurants/bars along with turnarounds for struggling or financially distressed operations. Mark has been a partner in 4 restaurants. He is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI.

Presenter: Ken Roffe

Ken Roffe is a senior level executive with broad management, interim management, and consulting experience.  Known for strategy development and tactical business plan execution, Ken has worked in over 25 industries includingrestaurant management roles with Bob Evans Restaurants, Ponderosa Steakhouses, and The Ground Round. He has managed his own business development consulting company for 25 years, started three businesses, and volunteered as a SCORE Mentor for the past six years. 

Presenter: Steven Semaya

Steven Semaya is an entrepreneur and business consultant with experience in strategy, operations and business development. As Owner and GM, he developed restaurant concepts, business plans and design for Strada 18 and Boulevard 18 in Norwalk and New Canaan, respectively. He managed budget, administration, contract negotiations, infrastructure, operations and staff for both. He is currently Founder/Principal of Optimum Partners and an Entrepreneur-in Residence at the Ferguson Library in Stamford.


Fairfield County SCORE 
SCORE Fairfield County 

Running a Restaurant 

A free SCORE Small Business Workshop co-sponsored by Building One Community and United Rentals

Whether thinking about running a restaurant or deciding how to improve margins on a restaurant you currently own/manage, this workshop presents the detail about the beginning of operation, clarity of concept, and avoiding the pitfalls of failure. Listen, learn, and participate in restaurateurs’ business analytics and decisions.

You will learn:

  • Positioning your restaurant:  what you want to do and why?
  • The financials of starting a restaurant
  • The physical planning of a restaurant
  • Permits and licenses required 
  • Marketing
  • Operating a successful restaurant


Free Business Counseling To get free one-on-one business counseling or learn about other SCORE free workshops, please visit our website. SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association.