Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM EST
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Harvard Ed Portal 
224 Western Ave
Allston, MA 02134

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SCORE Boston 

Saturday Business Startup Bootcamp

The SCORE Boston Business Startup Bootcamp provides an overview of what you need to consider when you are planning to start a new business. It is designed to help you go from business concept to "opening the doors".

The day consists of two sessions:

The Morning Session is a 3 hour interactive presentation, given by experienced SCORE counselors in each of the areas discussed. This session will give youu a clearer understanding of what is necessary to run a business.
Key Topics include:

  • Entrepreneurship: is it for you? 
  • Is your business concept reasonable? 
  • What is a business plan? 
  • How to decide if you need one? 
  • What key items should you include? 
  • Building your financial plan and options for financing your business Key questions about finding customers - how you'll market your business to get sales What business structure should you select? 
  • What advisers do you need? 
  • Other resources available to you 

The Afternoon Sessions are small roundtable discussions with other entrepreneurs, led by SCORE counselors. In these sessions, you can get feedback on your "elevator pitch", talk about the issues you are facing, and get ideas for how to solve them.

Coffee and pastries will be offered in the morning and a light lunch at the break.

Kate Strauchon: Director of Sales, NCC Media (cable rep firm),General Manager, CNI (cable rep firm), National Sales Manager, TV station, SalesRep for both TV and radio stations 40+ years sales/sales management experiencein broadcast media

Dick Rossman: VP Sales and Marketing for regional commercialprinting companies and national software company, Sales Consultant acting as part-time sales manager for numerous smallbusinesses, Sales Coach and Trainer, working with individuals and sales teams in MA

Tina Astore:  North American Controller, Underwriters Laboratories, Global corporate integrationsStrategic leadership rolesIT IniativesDivision Controller - Consumer Products, Specialized Technology Resources (STR), , CFO Food Retail, , Co-Owner Food, Liquor, Wine Retail & Catering, , Tax Accountant, , Controller - multi location healthcare

Larry Heimlich:  30 years managing entrepreneurial companies and growing revenues and profits. He frequently succeeded as the underdog by creating value based product and service solutions that met the needs of the customer. Creative and disciplined approaches contributed to the development of two successful IPO’s and numerous awards.