What we're about

ONLINE MEETUP inviting aspiring business owners in the US and beyond to connect and research the right business venture for them.

SMALL BUSINESS INSTITUTE - Due Diligence Courses & Resources

SBI is a small business ownership meetup group that provides access to online courses, coaching and market resources to help first-time business owners and entrepreneurs make the right decisions in starting and launching a business.

This is for individuals who wish to:

- Break free from corporate and be their own boss by researching the right business match for them and taking the steps to start it.

- Explore career options in business ownership as a transition away from W2 employment in corporate, government or consultancy.

- Find funding for a small business, either for startup capital or for growth.

- Learn about setting up, marketing, building a great team, leadership, management and return on investment for a small business.

- Compare independent startups, developing turn key businesses, and acquiring existing businesses.

- Research absentee concepts as a way to mitigate the risks of unexpected layoffs from full-time job and to create additional revenue streams for financial security.

- Optimize and grow an existing small business.

- Find resources to overcome roadblocks or challenges in an existing business.

- Define a sound exit strategy in preparing a business for an eventual sale with optimal R.O.I. and for their last act of ownership.

- Source small business professional services.

- Network with other aspiring business owners and entrepreneurs.

Our business ownership lab is an educational environment to optimize success in small business ownership.

I look forward to growing with you!

Cheers to building a life we love!

Your Organizer,
Patricia

Patricia Bottero St-Jean, MBA
Founder of OPEN FOR BUSINESS
408-230-9613
pb@openforbusinesslab.com

Upcoming events (4+)

Online: How to Avoid the Top 3 Mistakes When Starting or Buying a Business

****************REGISTER HERE TO GET THE ZOOM LINK****************

https://www.startabusinessclub.com/Top-3-Mistakes

In this masterclass, you'll learn 3️⃣ simple steps 📈 to triple your chances of success when starting or buying a business and to build a life with the income and freedom 🌎 that work for you.

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HOW TO AVOID THE TOPS 3 MISTAKES
even Savvy Entrepreneurs Make
when Starting or Buying a Business

During this one-hour class, followed by Q&A, we'll discuss the behind the scene planning you'll need to accelerate your successful transition to a new career as an entrepreneur. Our objective is to show you how to minimize risks while maximizing your success. Find out how you can have a successful business that gives you the freedom to build a life you love.

The class reveals:

1- The top causes of small business failure according to the SBA.

2- How to avoid them when starting a business from scratch, or when buying a business or a franchise.

3- How to pick the right business as the right vehicle to your most ideal lifestyle and income.

4- Your next steps to launch your business on a solid foundation so that you get to profit as fast as possible.

5- Attend the live event and receive at the end of the class, a free roadmap to start your business on a solid foundation. The recording will be sent to all registrants.

Learn how you can have a successful business that gives you the freedom to build a life you love.

****************REGISTER HERE TO GET THE ZOOM LINK****************

https://www.startabusinessclub.com/Top-3-Mistakes

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ABOUT SATURDAY MORN' BREW & CHATS
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The Saturday Morn' Brew & Chats are sponsored by OPEN FOR BUSINESS and Founder Patricia Bottero St-Jean. OPEN FOR BUSINESS is a Start-a-Business Lab and Coaching Agency that specializes in guiding career shifters and entrepreneurs exercise due diligence in the early-stage research, vetting, planning, and up to the launch of the right business for them. Among other activities, OPEN FOR BUSINESS shares market resources by inviting subject matter experts on various topics to support you in:

- Starting a new business or new idea or a side-gig.
- Buying a for-sale business.
- Shifting career or seeking new opportunities.
- Improving your life in general.

Our virtual meetings are casual, via Zoom, where you can see and hear us and we can't see you. As always, you are invited to participate and ask your questions hence the value of joining us.
Dress Code: PJs or cozy outfit.
BYO favorite morning brew.

On Zoom: click the link sent to you after registration to watch, listen, and ask your questions.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, or if you'd like to suggest a topic, or to recommend a guest speaker, or if you would like to apply to be a guest speaker!

Your host,
Patricia

Patricia Bottero St-Jean
Start-a-business Coach
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
[masked]

Steps to Quit a Job you Hate to Start a Business you Love

Online event

****************REGISTER HERE TO GET THE ZOOM LINK****************

link coming soon

****************************************************************************

What if... there could be more to your life and career than working for someone else's company?

If working for a company no longer works for you, you have the choice to own your livelihood with a business. But before you quit your job, let's make sure you are prepared and that you are strategic about it. This class shows you what you need to do to start a business with confidence in its success and before you quit any job or start looking for a new one.

During this one-hour class, followed by Q&A, we'll discuss the behind the scene planning you'll need to accelerate your successful transition to a new career as an entrepreneur. Our objective is to show you how to minimize risks while maximizing your success. Find out how you can have a successful business that gives you the freedom to build a life you love. The class reveals:

1- The right sequence of actions to start any business before you exit your job.

2- Picking the right business path for you by optimizing your career capital.

3- Finding funding for your business.

4- Mistakes to avoid to get to profits faster.

5- The next steps to launch your business on a solid foundation to get to profit as fast as possible.

Who says you can't have it all? You can! By starting the right business for you while prioritizing who is most important and what matters the most to you, you can live a life you love. That's a life well-lived and without regrets.

****************REGISTER HERE TO GET THE ZOOM LINK****************

link coming soon

****************************************************************************

======================================================================
ABOUT SATURDAY MORN' BREW & CHATS
======================================================================

The Saturday Morn' Brew & Chats are sponsored by OPEN FOR BUSINESS and Founder Patricia Bottero St-Jean. OPEN FOR BUSINESS is a Start-a-Business Lab and Coaching Agency that specializes in guiding career shifters and entrepreneurs exercise due diligence in the early-stage research, vetting, planning, and up to the launch of the right business for them. Among other activities, OPEN FOR BUSINESS shares market resources by inviting subject matter experts on various topics to support you in:

- Starting a new business or new idea or a side-gig.
- Buying a for-sale business.
- Shifting career or seeking new opportunities.
- Improving your life in general.

Our virtual meetings are casual, via Zoom, where you can see and hear us and we can't see you. As always, you are invited to participate and ask your questions hence the value of joining us.
Dress Code: PJs or cozy outfit.
BYO favorite morning brew.

On Zoom: click the link sent to you after registration to watch, listen, and ask your questions.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, or if you'd like to suggest a topic, or to recommend a guest speaker, or if you would like to apply to be a guest speaker!

Your host,
Patricia

Patricia Bottero St-Jean
Start-a-business Coach
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
[masked]

Online: How to Avoid the Top 3 Mistakes When Starting or Buying a Business

****************REGISTER HERE TO GET THE ZOOM LINK****************

https://www.startabusinessclub.com/Top-3-Mistakes

In this masterclass, you'll learn 3️⃣ simple steps 📈 to triple your chances of success when starting or buying a business and to build a life with the income and freedom 🌎 that work for you.

****************************************************************************

HOW TO AVOID THE TOPS 3 MISTAKES
even Savvy Entrepreneurs Make
when Starting or Buying a Business

During this one-hour class, followed by Q&A, we'll discuss the behind the scene planning you'll need to accelerate your successful transition to a new career as an entrepreneur. Our objective is to show you how to minimize risks while maximizing your success. Find out how you can have a successful business that gives you the freedom to build a life you love.

The class reveals:

1- The top causes of small business failure according to the SBA.

2- How to avoid them when starting a business from scratch, or when buying a business or a franchise.

3- How to pick the right business as the right vehicle to your most ideal lifestyle and income.

4- Your next steps to launch your business on a solid foundation so that you get to profit as fast as possible.

5- Attend the live event and receive at the end of the class, a free roadmap to start your business on a solid foundation. The recording will be sent to all registrants.

Learn how you can have a successful business that gives you the freedom to build a life you love.

****************REGISTER HERE TO GET THE ZOOM LINK****************

https://www.startabusinessclub.com/Top-3-Mistakes

****************************************************************************

======================================================================
ABOUT SATURDAY MORN' BREW & CHATS
======================================================================

The Saturday Morn' Brew & Chats are sponsored by OPEN FOR BUSINESS and Founder Patricia Bottero St-Jean. OPEN FOR BUSINESS is a Start-a-Business Lab and Coaching Agency that specializes in guiding career shifters and entrepreneurs exercise due diligence in the early-stage research, vetting, planning, and up to the launch of the right business for them. Among other activities, OPEN FOR BUSINESS shares market resources by inviting subject matter experts on various topics to support you in:

- Starting a new business or new idea or a side-gig.
- Buying a for-sale business.
- Shifting career or seeking new opportunities.
- Improving your life in general.

Our virtual meetings are casual, via Zoom, where you can see and hear us and we can't see you. As always, you are invited to participate and ask your questions hence the value of joining us.
Dress Code: PJs or cozy outfit.
BYO favorite morning brew.

On Zoom: click the link sent to you after registration to watch, listen, and ask your questions.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, or if you'd like to suggest a topic, or to recommend a guest speaker, or if you would like to apply to be a guest speaker!

Your host,
Patricia

Patricia Bottero St-Jean
Start-a-business Coach
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
[masked]

Steps to Quit a Job you Hate to Start a Business you Love

Online event

****************REGISTER HERE TO GET THE ZOOM LINK****************

link coming soon

****************************************************************************

What if... there could be more to your life and career than working for someone else's company?

If working for a company no longer works for you, you have the choice to own your livelihood with a business. But before you quit your job, let's make sure you are prepared and that you are strategic about it. This class shows you what you need to do to start a business with confidence in its success and before you quit any job or start looking for a new one.

During this one-hour class, followed by Q&A, we'll discuss the behind the scene planning you'll need to accelerate your successful transition to a new career as an entrepreneur. Our objective is to show you how to minimize risks while maximizing your success. Find out how you can have a successful business that gives you the freedom to build a life you love. The class reveals:

1- The right sequence of actions to start any business before you exit your job.

2- Picking the right business path for you by optimizing your career capital.

3- Finding funding for your business.

4- Mistakes to avoid to get to profits faster.

5- The next steps to launch your business on a solid foundation to get to profit as fast as possible.

Who says you can't have it all? You can! By starting the right business for you while prioritizing who is most important and what matters the most to you, you can live a life you love. That's a life well-lived and without regrets.

****************REGISTER HERE TO GET THE ZOOM LINK****************

link coming soon

****************************************************************************

======================================================================
ABOUT SATURDAY MORN' BREW & CHATS
======================================================================

The Saturday Morn' Brew & Chats are sponsored by OPEN FOR BUSINESS and Founder Patricia Bottero St-Jean. OPEN FOR BUSINESS is a Start-a-Business Lab and Coaching Agency that specializes in guiding career shifters and entrepreneurs exercise due diligence in the early-stage research, vetting, planning, and up to the launch of the right business for them. Among other activities, OPEN FOR BUSINESS shares market resources by inviting subject matter experts on various topics to support you in:

- Starting a new business or new idea or a side-gig.
- Buying a for-sale business.
- Shifting career or seeking new opportunities.
- Improving your life in general.

Our virtual meetings are casual, via Zoom, where you can see and hear us and we can't see you. As always, you are invited to participate and ask your questions hence the value of joining us.
Dress Code: PJs or cozy outfit.
BYO favorite morning brew.

On Zoom: click the link sent to you after registration to watch, listen, and ask your questions.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, or if you'd like to suggest a topic, or to recommend a guest speaker, or if you would like to apply to be a guest speaker!

Your host,
Patricia

Patricia Bottero St-Jean
Start-a-business Coach
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
[masked]

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