How I can help you

I can help you start or manage a Brick & Mortar Retail Business or E-Commerce Store. 

As the owner of several Retail Stores, I've had hands-on experience in every aspect of the retail business. From developing Business Plans and Financial Projections to Merchandising, Marketing, Sales, and Human Resources, I've been able to guide numerous clients through the process of launching their own business.
 
And as a Commercial Landlord, I can assist with negotiating Leases, planning and completing Buildouts.
 
At SCORE, I've been a Certified Mentor for 12 years helping clients with a wide variety of businesses:
 
  • Cafes, Restaurants and Bars
  • Bakeries
  • Clothing Stores
  • Furniture Stores
  • Book and Record Stores 
  • Gift Stores
  • Electrical, Plumbing and other Construction Businesses
  • Spa, Hair, Nails and other Beauty Salons
  • Spinning, Pilates and  other Exercise Studios
  • Yoga Studios
  • Tutoring Businesses
  • Doctors and Dental Practices
  • Physical Therapy Businesses
  • Home Wellness Care Businesses
  • Pharmacies
  • Child Care Centers
  • E-Commerce Stores

Currently, I mentor by video using the Zoom platform. New clients should have access to a computer with a camera.

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"Richard Rose was an amazing help. He was prompt in getting back with us, gave us a suggested road map and steps to follow up on. He is a great asset to SCORE and small business."  Colby M.

"My mentor, Richard Rose, is spectacular.  He listens well, gives thoughtful answers, and truly tries to help." Donna H.

“Richard is very knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. And not intimidating, which is important to me, being new to retail.”   Laurie G.

“The last thing u need with a mentor is to walk away with a feeling that they tried to make u feel good...you want a knowledgeable person who forces u to think more comprehensively about your business ideas....but not one who does it in such a way that you are totally discouraged.  Richard was that person.”   Wilma G.

“Finding Richard was a stroke of good luck -- I could not have asked for a more perfect mentor to guide me through this.”   P. Ripley

 

 

Areas of Expertise
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Manufacturing & Product Development
  • Business Operations
  • Human Resources & Internal Communications
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience
  • Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  • Retail & Wholesale Trade

Education

B.S. University of Maryland


Richard Rose

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Video