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I have been applying for a job since I retired on 31 June 2017. However, as of today I have not been contacted. So, I have decided to look at others opportunities. Such as, starting my own small business. How do I get started with this process of starting a business?


Ronnie Patrick Evans, GA

I am looking at starting a deliver services

7 September 2019 5 replies Small Business



Joe Pierce Jonesboro, AR

Hi Ronnie,
Thanks for your service.
I am familiar with Evans and know that it is close to what was called Augusta State University but I think the name has changed.
In most Universities they provide help in developing a business plan through the Small Business Development centers on campus I suggest you contact the campus and find out what may be available to you, There is no fee
Good luck


William Smith Suffern, NY

Hi Ronnie,

For help starting a business contact your local SCORE office. This is an organization linked to the SBA.
They help small business owners and people starting a business. Check out their website Their services are free.

Good luck
Bill Smith


mike gordon

Ronnie, first off, thank you for your service. How many jobs have you applied for ? If the number isn't in the 100's that would be a place to start talking. When it comes to starting a business it's kind of a complicated, do you have an idea of a business to start, do you have the money needed to start a business, is your idea unique, do you know where to find resources in your area (Legal, Financial, Mentoring). I have run a business for over 30 years if you want email me at and we can kick around some ideas.

Mike Gordon


Steven Mathews Spring, TX

Your lack of responses is likely due to a blah resume. I have a proven process for transforming your current resume into a Top 1% Resume. Historically, people who diligently followed the process received calls to set up an interview within 24-72 hours after submitting their application and resume. The process includes an example resume of BEFORE and AFTER for a former officer who submitted his BEFORE resume over several months with no responses. He acquired a Corporate-level position in a Fortune 500 company 1 week after he submitted his application and AFTER resume. Same person, same skills, a better marketing approach.


Jim Rohrbach Evanston, IL

Hi Ronnie! Start by reading the first 4 chapters of Think and Grow Rich. Here's my article about this book:

When you finish that, get in touch and I'll help you take another step. Jim "Da Coach" Rohrbach Email:

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