Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
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Indian River State College, Chastain Campus 
2400 SE Salerno Rd.
Bldg. C, Room 102
Stuart, FL, FL 34997

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Contact Information

For more information contact: Howard Kostoris, SCORE Treasure Coast, 772-489-0548 .

SCORE Treasure Coast Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. 

Sorry, no children allowed in class. 

Presenter: David Christopher


David Christopher has more than 40 years experience as a marketing, sales and operations executive in the travel business. He has broad experience in airlines, cruise lines, travel agents and tour operations with small and large companies from four to several hundred employees. David has BBA degrees in Marketing and Management and graduate studies in Business from the University of Miami. He has been an adjunct Professor of Management in the Hospitality College at Johnson & Wales University, Miami, Florida.  David as been a SCORE volunteer since 2017 and has assisted many clients with business start-up issues, including defining the business customer, developing strategies to reach that customer base, and developing start-up business plans.




Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

Martin County 

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Thinking of Owning Your Own Business? . .
Join us for an introduction to what it takes to start and run a successful small business.

Do you dream of starting a business? Do you know what it takes to turn that dream into a reality? It takes courage but it also requires knowledge.  Let us help you acquire the knowledge to make your dreams of business ownership come true.

Treasure Coast SCORE'S 'Simple Steps' for Starting a Business program helps you prepare a blueprint for achieving your dreams for business ownership. Simple Steps Start is a series of four modules that will give you the necessary tools to start a business.  It is a program designed to give busy, aspiring entrepreneurs the skills to create and validate a business idea and to create a business plan to implement that idea.

Introductory Module # 1 is an interactive two-hour seminar that will deal with the key information you need to consider as you move forward. Topics include:

  • Risks, benefits and myths of Entrepreneurship - The truth about business ownership.
  • What does it take to establish a successful business? - Assessing your skills & experience.
  • Know your options: Different types of businesses - A closer look at various ways of starting a business.
  • The nuts & bolts of launching a new business.
  • Business plan basics - Why you need a business plan.

This introductory module is a stand alone, solid first step. It will help you understand what is involved in starting and running a business and your stage of readiness. You will find this is time well spent. You will walk away with a head full of ideas for your next steps.

There is no fee for this Introductory Module. 

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Learn if owning your own business makes sense for you.

If you chose to continue with the balance of the Simple Steps Start program:

  • You will attend three additional modules that cover validating the business idea, creating a marketing and sales plan, and creating a financial and capital plan.
  • There is a fee of $80 for these three modules. You will also be given the opportunity to work with an experienced Score mentor, at no additional cost, to help you build a comprehensive business plan that will turn your idea into reality.
  • If you are interested in attending the additional modules, please see our website – look for “Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, Modules 2 through 4. You will find information on the module schedules, cost, and topics covered. 

About SCORE:

SCORE is a non-profit resource partner of the Small Business Administration. The Treasure Coast SCORE Chapter has been helping entrepreneurs and business men and women for almost 50 years to start, develop, and expand their businesses. For more information about how we can assist you visit us at treasurecoast.score.org