Patricia Bottero St-Jean, MBA
International Business Advisor & Speaker
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Patricia Bottero St-Jean in an International Business Advisor, Speaker and Writer with over 30 years of experience in the realm of small to mid size business ownership. Her expertise is to advise individuals across all US states and worldwide in exploring if and how business ownership, in the United States, aligns with their goals in lifestyle, income, freedom, and equity. She provides her clients with resources to strategize a successful enterprise as owner/investor in the US.
Bottero is founder of OPEN FOR BUSINESS, LLC, a business ownership advisory that provides consulting services, business plans, workshops, webinars and resources for individuals who are exploring business ownership and for those who are already in business and seek help in improving, expanding, or exiting their business while maximizing equity. Her clientele includes aspiring entrepreneurs, across all US States, who are considering a transition to business ownership from corporate, veterans returning from service, new retirees, and mom’preneurs (and dads). Bottero also provides business research and plans for international investors who seek legal entry to the US and wish to optimize their chance of approval for an E2 or EB5 visa from the US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS.)
She began her entrepreneurial journey in her early 20s. A new immigrant to the US from Europe she bootstrapped a spa business from the ground up to a multi-million dollars enterprise, 4000 square foot facility, employing 50 US workers. Her professional passion is business ownership as she mentors and consults with entrepreneurs through all business stages from startup to exit. Her educational background includes a BA in Political Economy – International Area Studies from the University of California – Berkeley, and a MBA on Global Innovation from the California State University – East Bay.
“Business ownership gave me everything! Citizenship to a country I love, freedom to do what I enjoy, flexibility to be a fully available mom, tremendous personal growth, education from great universities, and the income to support it all. I am very fortunate. I get to be on this fascinating entrepreneurial journey and share my hard-earned knowledge with my clients .”- Patricia Bottero St-Jean.