50-minute appointments with Tom Knight & Elik Porat
All appointments have been assigned. Check the calendar in a few weeks for a SCORE session in September.
On a monthly basis, SCORE (Service Corp for Retired Executives) sends two or four of their counselors with experience in the high tech industry to the SDForum Center. SCORE's experienced business experts provide general business advice on everything from how to write a business plan, to cash flow management, to developing a small business advisory board. Assistance for aspiring entrepreneurs may involve investigating the market potential for a product or service and assessing the capital needs to start a business. Counselors can provide insight into how to start a business, operate a business, buy a business or franchise and sell a business.
Tom worked 27 years for large corporations and also founded, obtained financing and operated his own small company for 13 years. This company evolved into one of the first three computer retailers here in Silicon Valley. He spent 20 years with GE as well as seven years with Fairchild and Fujitsu. His experience is concentrated in Sales, Marketing and General Management. He has a broad understanding of direct, distribution and retail sales.
Elik is a veteran of 23 years with Hewlett Packard where he retired as Senior Research & Development Manager for Software Applications & Artificial Intelligence. He is now active as VP Operations of Velo Trend (VeloTrend.com) and has been involved in other start-ups including Scopus Technologies which recently went public.
FREE to SDForum Members
111 West Saint John, Suite 200
San Jose, CA