How I can help you

I can help you start or manage a Brick and Mortar Retail or Service Business. As the owner of several Retail Stores, I've had hands-on experience in every aspect of the retail business. From developing Business Plans 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 help you with negotiating Leases as well as planning and completing build-outs. Check out these videos about two of my clients:

Urban Dwell, Washington, D.C.

College Hunks Hauling Junk, Falls Church, VA

Richard Rose has been a Certified Mentor at SCORE for more then 14 years helping clients with a wide variety of retail and service businesses:

* Cafes, Restaurants and Bars
* Bakeries, Caterers, Grocery Stores
* Clothing Stores
* Furniture Stores
* Book and Record Stores
* Gift Stores
* Barber Shops
* Spa, Hair, Nails and other Beauty Salons
* Spinning, Pilates and other Exercise Studios
* Yoga Studios
* Tutoring Businesses
* Doctor and Dental Practices
* Physical Therapy Businesses
* Home Wellness Care Businesses
* Pharmacies
* Child Care Centers

Richard currently mentors by video using the Zoom platform. New clients should have access to a computer with a camera.


Richard Rose is a seasoned business owner with 30+ years of commercial real estate ownership and success who was able to quickly zero in on the issues, concerns, and stressors for new business owners ambitious to reach success. Jerome P.

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.

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 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 Plan
  • Franchising
  • Human Resources
  • Management & Operations
  • Marketing

Industry Experience

  • Food & Beverage
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Wholesale

Richard Rose

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Video