“So You Think You Want to Start A Business”
Is your dream to start your own business? This workshop will provide you with the basics that you need to know to start a business. It will also will tell you how to find the resources to evaluate your business idea and bring it to reality.
Topics covered in this seminar are:
1. Critical Success Factors.
2. Approaches to a New Business.
3. Funding and Financing.
4. Market Assessment & Evaluation.
5. Marketing & Sales.
6. Financial Projections.
7. Business Plan Basics
About Speaker Jim Bolinger:
Jim Bolinger’s career has spanned nearly 40 years working in finance, organizational strategy, business planning and as a small business owner. He began his career with Coopers & Lybrand in the Audit Services Division. In 1980, he transitioned to industry. He was selected to organize the Corporate Internal Audit Services in a multi-location, national not-for-profit. Subsequently, he was promoted to Corporate Controller. He has also served as a Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in a large not-for-profit.
In 1987, Jim transitioned his career into consulting on organizational strategy development. He served as a Partner in National Health Advisors focusing on strategy, feasibility studies, business valuations, mergers/acquisitions and Board Retreats. In 1992, he co-founded the national consulting firm Arista Associates with offices in Washington, DC and Chicago; concurrently, Jim was selected as the Managing Partner.
Mr. Bolinger was co-founder of The Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors 1981. This association has grown to more than 1,000 members and includes international representation. Jim also purchased for turn-around and investment a boutique retail business in 2000. He co-founded a group purchasing organization in a specialty retail industry in 2003.
He has been an Executive Fellow in the American Academy of Medical Management, a Fellow in the American Association of Healthcare Consultants, a Fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association, a Fellow-designate in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a CPA. Mr. Bolinger has also served on the Adjunct Faculty of two nationally-recognized universities.
Mr. Bolinger holds an MBA with Honors from the University Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University.