Wake County Library


Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST
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North Regional Library 
7009 Harps Mill Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615

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Ed Thum 
Raleigh SCORE #0096 

Are You Ready to Start a Business? For Up and Coming Entrepreneurs

If you’re considering becoming a small business owner, you’ll want to attend this seminar to learn what it takes, what challenges and pitfalls you can expect, and what proven steps you can take to greatly increase your chance of success. In this 2 hour seminar, you’ll explore how to test the feasibility of your idea to ensure it’s the RIGHT one.  Because it is important to do all you can to help improve your chances of business success from the beginning, a business plan helps you start off on the right track by providing a guide to where you see your business in the next few years. Learn the steps for writing a successful business plan.

Speaker Biography

Ed Thum  worked with IBM for over 35 years.  He held leadership roles roles in Marketing, Brand Management, Sales, Supply Chain Management, Operations and Finance.  He has held positions in both the Software and Hardware side of the business. Today he teaches Leadership/Management, Marketing, Product Management and Customer Service at Wake Technical Community College. He is a regular speaker in the graduate and undergraduate business programs at North Carolina State University. In addition to mentoring / coaching individuals he consults with small business and startups in the Raleigh area.