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Introduction to Entrepreneurship – East Orange
This program is limited to East Orange residents and businesses
Starting a small business is a rewarding but risky proposition. Before you hang the “Open for Business” sign or get in too deep in your new venture, you should take an honest look at your preparedness to succeed.
This free workshop will guide you through the assessment process and introduce you to the tools you’ll need to start and grow your business. You’ll be better prepared to:
- Determine if you have the traits necessary to be a business owner
- Identify your strengths and weaknesses and how they fit with business ownership
- Assess the feasibility of your business idea within your targeted market
- Conduct market research, business planning, and financial projections
Learn from an expert
Ed has enjoyed many different types of professional opportunities throughout his career, but the common thread through all has been leadership management and service to others. With a strong foundation in both theory and practice, Ed brings a seasoned perspective to his clients’ business opportunities and challenges.
Following a 12-year stint in the Army as a Staff Sergeant stationed in Turkey, Ed began a 20-year career providing small business consulting and accounting services in New Jersey. He then spent six years as a faculty member and Dean of Student Affairs at a small college in Ohio, where he helped shepherd the institution through a successful national accreditation process.
Along the way, Ed earned Bachelors degrees in Management and Accounting, a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership, an Advanced Educational Specialist degree in Transformational Leadership, and is currently studying for a Doctorate in Business Administration.