Tuesday, March 31, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT
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McFerran Law Building (classroom) - Tacoma 
3906 S 74th St
Tacoma, WA 98409

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Terry Snyder 
South Sound/Tacoma SCORE 0385 

Starting a Business: How to Reduce Risk and Find the Right Fit -C0385 

If you’ve thought about starting a business, this event is your first step to becoming your own boss. We will help you understand how to leverage your skills and experience and decide whether you should start your own business, buy an existing business, or buy a franchise to provide you the best chance for success.

Have you wanted more autonomy, independence, pride, or meaning in your work?

Business ownership is a great way to reignite your passion for the work that you do, but everyone knows that you can’t just dive in. There’s a lot of research and learning involved in launching a new business, and most people don’t know where to begin. Starting a new business on your own can be daunting—and you will most likely come away with more questions than answers.

The workshop will help you understand:

  • How to reduce risk (time and money)
  • Your best option: start a business from scratch, buy an existing business, or license a business
  • How to find a recession-resistant business
  • Funding options
  • How much a new business will cost
  • Examples of great businesses for our area and this economy?
  • No-cost resources to help with your search


Kevin Lucciola

Kevin is a business coach and franchise expert with FranNet. As a 4th generation entrepreneur, Kevin is passionate about helping others realize their dream of business ownership  Since transitioning from the U.S. Army in 2012, Kevin has worked with a wide range of small businesses and start-ups and he is an expert in franchising for Veterans. Kevin has a grounded look at the ups and downs of business ownership and provides a realistic look at the life of a small business owner.