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Should I Start a Business?

So, you have an idea for a business. Now what? We can help you decide whether and how to proceed.

Designed by successful entrepreneurs who've been in your busy shoes, this mentor-supported program gives you the structure and support you need to set your sights on the future. Learn the fundamentals of what it means before you start your own business. And hear about the local resources available to entrepreneurs.

Key Topics:

• Personal assessment on major considerations and readiness
• Trade-offs between being an employee and owning your own business
• Options for your own business
• Intro to Business Plan basics

Please register here.


About the Speaker: Richard Koeltl

Mr. Koeltl has a BSEE degree from Manhattan College and studied for his MBA at Syracuse University. His experience covers more than 40 years in the Semiconductor and Optical industries in Executive Marketing, General Management, COO and President positions at both large and small public companies including General Electric, Fairchild, Raytheon, Advanced Micro Devices, Intersil, AT&T and PMC Sierra. Over the last 10 years, he has worked as a mentor, consultant and often times board member with several Silicon Valley based venture funded startup companies. Richard was the CEO of two of these startups, Semipower Systems and Optron-X, both of which were successfully acquired under his leadership.

This workshop is presented in conjunction with SCORE Silicon Valley and the Santa Clara City Library.

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