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Considering entrepreneurship


Charles Norris Vienna, MO

I’ve been working on a business plan off and on for quite a few years. I ‘d like to speak to a small business/entrepreneurial veteran, preferably someone in the food industry, to really get insider information. I’m looking for the information that doesn’t necessarily show up in all the articles/information online.

8 July 2019 4 replies Small Business



Edward Canada Orlando, FL

Hello Charles,

I do both small business consulting and strategy and own my own three man firm, and I've worked in and out of the restaurant/food world for the last 15 years or so on both sides. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you have!

9 July 2019 Helpful answer


Joseph Hawthorne Brooklyn, NY

Hi Charles,

Thanks for writing and thank you for your service! My first recommendation would be to check out ACP AdvisorNet’s community page. On that page, you can search for advisors in your particular industry of interest or geographic location. You are very welcome to send individual messages to advisors in order to connect and get some individualized, tailored advice for your business. So far, I see 11 veterans and 8 advisors from Missouri/Illinois in Small Business and the Service Industry.

You are welcome to reach out to them individually, and if you are currently in a mentorship, feel free to ask your point of contact for additional informational calls. There may be mentors in ACP's database who have not signed up on AdivsorNet yet.

I hope this helps!

All the best,

9 July 2019 Helpful answer


Ryan Brown Melbourne, FL

Hi Charles,

Great to see that you are pursuing entrepreneurship. This decision only makes the world a better place. If you have specific questions, please feel free to direct message me.


Tim Gaughran Jackson, MS

Hey Charles,

I was a restaurant owner for twenty years. I’m not currently in the industry but I’d be happy to answer any questions for you.
My phone is 601-214-6266. Call or text, leave a message if I am not available.


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