Business Planning Office Hours with an Advisor
This webinar is a partnership between SF Public Library and SF Small Business Development Center.
Get feedback on your small business ideas from a business advisor from the Small Business Development Center. Advisors will host a virtual office hour to help assess your ideas, answer questions, as well as to provide advice on best practices to make your business ideas a reality. Information is also available about free resources for the practical skill-building parts needed to carry out your business plans. Office hours are group sessions and virtual.
· Structure your initial business ideas into a focused business plan.
· Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your business ideas.
· Gauge the market and industry outlook for your potential business.
· Understand the permits you may potentially need for the kind of business you are planning.
· Create a plan to finance your business and how to find funding resources.
About the Presenter:
Gwendolyn Wright is the Managing Consultant of The Wright Consultants. Her mission is to start and grow businesses, increase entrepreneurs’ access to capital and improve their financial acumen. She has extensive experience, from ecommerce, retail and wholesale to manufacturing and distribution, consulting and coaching small and medium size businesses for over twenty years. She has earned a reputation for having a contemporary management style, combining finance, marketing, and project management skills with entrepreneurial vision and discernment. She works well with companies in various stages of development from start-up to planned growth. She is excellent with creating sales and business development strategies. Sweet spots of focus include the food industry (restaurants and cafes, specialty retailers and small craft foods and beverages) and fashion industry (designers and tech, apparel, and accessories- especially jewelry).
Clients are located nationwide from San Francisco to New York City. International projects include Italy, Cambodia and Australia. Continuous market research and trend analysis has taken her around the globe to London, Hong Kong, Beijing, Panama, Johannesburg, Accra, Paris and Tokyo. She was awarded the Small Business Finance Advocate of the Year Award by the Small Business Administration and participated in a congressional trade mission to South Africa and Ghana with Congresswoman Barbara Lee. Education includes Bachelor of Arts, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, Graduate study, Business Administration, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, Commercial Lending Graduate School, Corporate Banking Division, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma. She is one of the best small business consultants and coaches in the industry!
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