Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST
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San Diego, CA 92123

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SCORE San Diego

Start-up Series: Business Basics of Starting a Business

This workshop is a must for new business owners and anyone getting ready to start a business!

Are you thinking about starting your own business? Have you already started a new business and need a little "tune-up"? If so, this workshop is just right for you. This comprehensive but easy-to-understand overview will help you get started on the right path toward a successful business. 

 Hear from experienced executives and entrepreneurs who will cover:

  • The business owner's role and the need to conduct a self-assessment
  • Should you purchase an existing business or start from scratch?
  • Franchising pros and cons
  • How to tell if you have a viable business concept
  • Licenses and permits you may need
  • Types of insurance coverage
  • The importance of having a business plan
  • Various legal structures of a business
  • The need for sound financial controls
  • Where to go and what is required to obtain capital for your new business
  • Marketing techniques to promote your business


Jack Philbin – 30 years of management experience where he served in a wide variety of positions in Engineering, Information Systems, Accounting and Material Management. He also served as a Consulting Manager and a Global Account Manager for a company specializing in software for a small business.

Lori Treadwell, owner/operator of a family owned wholesale optical laboratory for over 38 years. Knowledgeable in all aspects of running the business; able to work with and mentor many different employee personalities while focusing on production schedules and quality issues. In 2011, I sold the business and am now Chair of COLA (California Optical Laboratories Association) which is a non-profit organization which donates time and money to schools and other charities. I have been involved in all aspects of the wholesale optical business: production supervisor, purchasing, accounting, data entry, customer service, all lab work, and anything else that needed to be done including janitorial. In that time I developed strong personal relationships with my customers, I feel that in small business, this is the key to success.



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