“Our mission is to advise entrepreneurs in strategizing business ownership while leveraging their strengths, in alignment with their goals in Lifestyle, Income, Freedom and Equity, and to optimize their success for the life of their business.”
We help you OPEN FOR BUSINESS, anywhere in the United States:
- Research Business Models.
- Understand & Leverage your Strengths.
- Write a Business Plan.
- Find Business Funding.
- Mentor you as Leader of your Business.
- Expand your Business.
- Ready your Business to Sell.
Open For Business, LLC, is a consulting practice specializing in small to midsize business research, planning and growth. I am Patricia Bottero St-Jean, International Business Advisor and Speaker on Small and Midsize Business Ownership. I started the company as I have found that with most businesses that fail, many do because in the first place the owners/entrepreneurs picked or was sold the wrong business for them or they believed they could figure out everything on their own and didn’t team-up with expert help soon enough. When I began my entrepreneurial journey, over 30 years ago, I often wished that a blue print, a roadmap or “a someone”, could guide me through the exciting but often treacherous path that I had chosen: the path to self-sufficiency and empowerment via business ownership.
At Open For Business, our unique approach is to first take a high level view of various possible routes to business, and to guide aspiring entrepreneurs to objectively identify the most viable opportunities for them. Together we evaluate either a startup model from a new idea, turn-key franchise concepts, or established businesses that are for resale and match it with the entrepreneur’s role either as full time operator, or part-time or absentee investor who pursues other activities such as a career path. We work with individuals who are seeking to diligently explore business ownership before they jump in and spend time, money, and energy growing a business that may or may not be the best for them and that may not align with their strengths, their needs and their goals.
Open For Business creates an educational environment and resources aiming to optimize success in small business ownership to aspiring, new and established business owners. Through our consulting, presentations, publications, webinars, and workshops we raise awareness of the success opportunities in small to midsize business (SMB).
What business owners often don’t realize; success in business is not how you want to work, and it is not about an idea that you fell in love with, it is how you want your LIFE to be that should define the business you engage in and how you run it. In our philosophy business is a vehicle, and the right vehicle starts with YOU, who you are, who you want to be, where you want to go, how far you want to go, and how you want to craft your life. The next step is to objectively research and validate the business models in the sectors of industry that will best serve your life and your family’s. Finally, we help you plan, grow and refine your strategies to success in business and we continue supporting you through your entrepreneurial journey, so that you are never alone. If your needs fall outside of our expertise, we will refer someone who we trust can help you. We want you to think of us as your go-to resource for everything small to midsize business related.
I invite you to book a strategy call with me to discuss how business ownership might be a viable route to creating a life of your own design. If you already own a business, allow me to give you a perspective of how to take your business to where it serves your life.
Yours in Lifestyle, Income, Freedom, Equity (L.I.F.E.) Success,
Patricia Bottero St-Jean, MBA
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