Special Thanks to the Exclusive Sponsor of Our 2021 Workshop Program!


Wednesday, January 20, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM MST
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Office Manager 
SCORE Albuquerque 
ABCs of Starting & Growing Your Business
Local Workshop with Vic Berniklau

Starting a small business can be a very complex and somewhat frightening experience. Boost your chances of success before spending any of your hard-earned money!

Material covered includes: 

  • How can I come up with a good business idea?
  • Will it be embraced by the marketplace?
  • Will it be profitable?
  • What are all the administrative arrangements I need to take care of?

Our "one-stop shop" workshop will teach you what you need to know to start your business and avoid the common pitfalls that take down 80% of startup businesses within the first five years.

This workshop is for those who are:

  • willing to make the time and resource commitment to create a successful business
  • willing to persist despite inevitable challenges 
  • thirsty for knowledge
  • willing to apply the concepts learned

Cost: $19.95 - Online via Zoom

Presenter Vladimir "Vic" Berniklau retired as a Senior Executive from the US Dept. of Energy after managing several organizational units in the local DOE office and initiating offices of Strategic Planning and Technology Transfer. With his wife and son, he started two tech-based businesses achieving a level of $2M in annual revenue and 30 employees before turning the businesses over to his son who continues their growth. For the past 12 years, Vic has been a Certified Mentor with SCORE. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA. He also taught at UNM at the graduate level.

   Thank You to our 2021 Facilities Sponsor! 


SCORE Albuquerque helps small businesses grow from start-up through maturity by providing lifelong learning opportunities for business owners.  Clients develop their own path to small business success by accessing one-on-one mentoring, workshops, Q&A sessions, Business Owners Councils, and a national network of resources -- all at no- or low-cost.  Our team of experienced entrepreneurs, business owners, corporate executives and managers are trained, certified mentors who help clients gain clarity to take the next step. SCORE is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. In New Mexico, SCORE also has chapters in Santa Fe and Las Cruces.