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Do you have resources to expand small businesses?

Veteran

Kristy Williams Lake Elsinore, CA

I am looking to expand my barbershop and looking for direction in the real estate industry.

26 February 2019 5 replies Leadership & Management

Answers

Advisor

Jeremy Serwer Woodstock, CT

Hello Kristy,

I'm a Retail Real Estate Consultant and Broker. I've run retail stores and continue to operate in retail real estate in multiple states.

I'd be happy to connect with you. I'm reachable via the ACP website, or at 860-928-7660, or jeremy@theserwercompany.com.

Good luck!

JS

2 March 2019 Helpful answer

Advisor

ACP AdvisorNet Staff New York, NY

Hi Kristy,

Thanks for writing, and thank you for your service!

For information on expanding your small business, check out the below:

Expanding Your Business - https://www.foxbusiness.com/features/6-tips-for-expanding-your-business-regardless-of-the-economy

10 Ways to Grow Your Business - https://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/299772

The Nuts and Bolts of a Great Business Plan - https://www.acp-usa.org/sites/default/files/resources-files/NutsandBolts2014.pdf

SME Toolkit - http://www.smetoolkit.org/en

For more advice, feel free to check out our community page and search for Advisors with expertise in small business and real estate. They will be able to provide more direct, poignant advice on how best to approach your situation. When you find an Advisor with the background you're looking for, you are welcome to message them privately with your question.

I hope this is helpful!

All the best,
Caitlin

26 February 2019 Helpful answer

Advisor

Tim Feemster Dallas, TX

You should definitely connect with a local commercial real estate broker that specializes in retail to discuss your needs. Their fees are paid by the landlord but the broker representing you should not work for the same company as the landlord if possible and should indicate they do if that is the case due to a potential conflict.

Advisor

William Smith Suffern, NY

Hi Kristy

You should contact your local SCORE office. Score is affiliated with the SBA. Score is set up to help small buisness owners with various business issues. The services are free.

Best of luck
Bill Smith

Advisor

Paul Tusting Salt Lake City, UT

Here are some resources:

Office of Veterans Business Development
https://www.sba.gov/offices/headquarters/ovbd
https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/grow-your-business/veteran-owned-businesses

Small Business Development Centers - Small Business Administration
https://www.sba.gov/sbdc/

Service Corps of Retired Executives
https://www.score.org/

VA SMALL AND VETERAN BUSINESS PROGRAMS
https://www.va.gov/osdbu/programs/
https://www.va.gov/osdbu/faqs/entrepreneurs.asp

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