Wouldn’t it be great if there were free, local resources out there for your business? How about an accomplished mentor to answer your questions and help you with your plans?

Every year, as a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE volunteers help thousands of entrepreneurs start small businesses and achieve new levels of success in their existing businesses (for FREE!). Richard Adler, specializing in food startups, and Chuck Rogers, an expert in building a business with good financial controls, are two North Coast SCORE mentors who will be here to share this program with us, including:

  • An introduction to SCORE, its nationwide influence and its historic evolution as a support vehicle to America’s entrepreneurs.
  • A discussion of SCORE’s “mentoring” service and how it is PERSONALIZED and UNLIMITED and FREE!

The audiences is encouraged to pose questions that are both general and related to their individual situation, so bring your business challenges with you! 🙂


$10 at the door for Non WORK Members – help us keep the lights on and keep great programs coming your way! WORK Members FREE including Friends of WORK! (http://workpetaluma.com/friends-of-work/) (a special membership level for you regular attendees)

Bios: Richard Adler has been a member of SCORE since 2008 and has served in various roles including Workshop Presenter, Marketing Committee Chair, Membership Committee Chair and Chapter Chair. He has considerable entrepreneurial experience, having successfully started two commercial real estate companies as well as having been a franchisee of two National restaurant chains in St Louis, MO, Portland, OR and Los Angeles, CA. He currently mentors in food start-ups and various other areas.

Chuck Rogers has 50+ yrs in various business development, including high technology, commodities, consumer products and commercial distribution. His efforts have included business startups, creating new products and services, expanding organizations through acquisitions and organic growth. The positions he’s held include Director, New Product Development, VP, Corporate Development, Chief Executive, Managing Partner, International JV and Managing Director, Corporate Finance. Chuck has a BS in Engineering and an MA in Economics. His specialty is building a business with good financial controls.