SCORE Helps Experienced Entrepreneur Grab Hold Of A Great New Idea
Abbie Joan Sladick of Naples, Fla., has always been something of a trailblazer. Since launching her own business - Abbie Joan Enterprises, Inc. - in 1999, Abbie has broadened the market for her complete remodeling, design, and construction services from physicians' offices to high-end residential projects across Southwest Florida. But even a savvy, self-assured entrepreneur like Abbie sometimes needs help with evaluating a new businesses opportunity. SCORE Counselors Mort Klein and Al Covelli helped Abbie ask questions that she had never considered or encountered, and how to look for answers. For example, the costs involved with manufacturing are much different from those for a service business. You also have to work hard to find reputable suppliers, establish a reliable supply chain, and meet different cash-flow requirements.