Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST
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San Diego, CA 92123

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Start-Up Series: How to Write a Business Plan

Discover what goes into a winning business plan. Learn how to put your vision on paper in a way that will convince investors, lenders, and yourself that you can succeed.


Art Northover – Forty Years of experience in the manufacturing industry with responsibility for marketing, sales, service, management, and distribution. He has managed high growth operations for multiple companies. Art earned his BA in Management from St. Mary’s College of California and his MBA from Pepperdine. In addition to volunteering with SCORE, Art has been a Crew Leader for Habitat for Humanity in Georgia as well as Tax-Aide for AARP in California.

Bryan Jones has a finance MBA and has worked for both Fortune 50 companies and small startups. He has written multiple business plans and pitched them at offshore investment summits. His areas of expertise include finance, marketing, software development, technology, and communication skills.

Laura Rau is a Career Transition Coach with The Entrepreneur’s Source, providing an educational experience for people to explore business and franchise ownership.  Laura volunteers as a SCORE mentor, at the Veterans Association of North County (VANC), and other career transition opportunities. Laura’s specialty is small business management, finance, and strategic planning, specializing in healthcare, technology, and public sectors. At Samahan Health Centers, revenue increased by 30% per year with Laura as Chief Financial Officer and strategic planning facilitator. While CFO and strategic facilitator at QualitySmith, revenue tripled in less than 3 years. Laura is now a Certified Franchise Coach who owns two franchises. Laura is also a Certified Public Funds Investment Manager, with an MBA specializing in Finance, Strategy, and Business Law.

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