How to Really Start Your Own Business

Experts from SCORE will share starting success secrets, including focusing your business idea and where to look for small business financing.

Presenters:  Steve Bloom, Business Mentor, SCORE Atlanta and Julie Brander, Business Mentor, SCORE New Haven
When: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 12:00PM – 1:00P
Location: Cornerstone at NovoLogic
Host: The Company Corporation


About Presenter Steve Bloom

Entrepreneur, Steve Bloom, started several business ventures in mortgage banking, real estate development and management, importing, sign manufacturing and business consulting. He graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in business and community analysis. He also completed graduate studies at Cleveland State University in business and economics. Steve has invested in several start-ups that provided opportunities in technology transfer, music videos and merchant banking. He has also been retained by entrepreneurs to assist with business turnaround and help with distressed real estate properties. He is currently the managing general partner for an apartment complex in Newark, N.J. and is a lecturer at Emory University’s Center for Life Long Learning. Steve is a frequent speaker for Chambers of Commerce, SCORE and the SBA and currently speaks numerous community groups on: “Crisis or Opportunity, Are You Ready.” He is also a blogger for the SCORE Ask an Expert blog.

About Presenter Julie Brander

Julie Brander has been a SCORE volunteer since 1997. She has 20 years of experience in business, starting a manufacturing, wholesale and retail jewelry company. After selling her business in 1996 she became a dedicated advocate for small business with vast experience and knowledge in helping entrepreneurs start and expand their business. As the chapter chair of SCORE New Haven, she facilitates and organizes the small business workshops, seminars and conferences. She has her MBA and teaches business basics to entrepreneurs on a college level. She founded a non-profit organization THIS CLOSE for Cancer Research with expertise in fund raising. She also has her Real Estate License and specializes in Investment and Commercial real estate. Listen to Julie’s podcast, Marketing Your Biz in a Weak Economy.