Are You Ready to Start Your Own Business?
This program is for entrepreneurs who are just starting out and looking to gather information about the work involved in establishing a new business. Focus is placed on understanding what it takes to start a business, and the advantages and disadvantages of owning your own business.
Topics also covered are the critical success factors in keeping a new business alive, consideration of buying an existing business or franchise versus starting one from scratch, and alternatives such as home-based and online businesses.
This program is a precursor to SCORE workshops and our one-on-one counseling. It is fast-paced and covers business plans, licensing and regulatory issues, finance, and marketing, among other topics. After the session, attendees have the opportunity to schedule follow-up counseling and/or sign up for future workshops.
Colonel (Retired) Alex Galenes is a SCORE mentor who offers clients his experience operating hospitals and other organizations within the military healthcare system. He’s experienced inn strategic planning; organizational design and analysis; and leadership and management development. Alex is also experienced in business brokerage – both from the perspective of buyers and sellers.
Ron Woodhill is a SCORE mentor whose expertise and specialties relate to all aspects of distribution, marketing and sales in the commercial food service industry. Ron has experience serving on various boards of directors, including the Bank of Rancho Bernardo, CA and the Food Equipment Distributors Association, IL.