This seminar outlines the critical elements business owners must assess to reach a substantiated decision and reduce the risks associated with any startup or growth plans. We'll detail a structured planning process that methodically tests your business concept to create a solid "safety net" that will increase your odds, reduce frustration, prevent the loss of capital and maximize potential profitability.
You'll learn why any Business Plan should be 90% Planning and only 10% the Plan itself.
You'll also meet SCORE mentors who can later offer free one-on-one mentoring by appointment following the seminar.
The seminar fee is $45 ($25 for Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce members). To encourage active class participation, the class is limited to fifteen registrants.
Carlos Gonzalez will serve as your SCORE course leader for this workshop. A retired international executive of The Dow Chemical Company and a former general manager of a petrochemical company in Argentina, Carlos was also a former founder and owner of an international business consulting company. Carlos is a 15-year volunteer member of the SCORE Vancouver Chapter.
SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small business start, grow and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
SCORE is headquartered in Herndon, VA and Washington, DC and has over 300 chapters throughout the United States and its territories with 11,000 + volunteers nationwide. Both working and retired executives and business owners donate time and expertise as business counselors. Now celebrating its 53rd year, SCORE was founded in 1964.