Meeting Preference: In Person, Video
I can help you start or manage a Brick and Mortar Retail Store or Service Business. As the owner of several Retail Stores, I've had hands-on experience in every aspect of the retail business, i.e. Sales, Management, Marketing, Buying, Human Resources and Operations. And as a Commercial Landlord, I can help you negotiate a Commercial Lease as well as planning for and completing your build-out.
Check out these videos from two of my clients:
Urban Dwell, Washington, D.C.
College Hunks Hauling Junk, Falls Church, VA
Here are the kinds of businesses I've helped during my 14 years at SCORE:
HOSPITALITY AND FOOD INDUSTRY:
Restaurants, Cafes, Bars, Coffee Shops, Bakery, Wine Stores,
Catering, Grocery & Convenience Stores, Bed & Breakfast
Toy Stores, Book Stores, Cosmetic Stores, Gift Store,
Sports and Game Stores, Arts & Crafts Stores, Flower Shop,
Record Stores, Bicycle Shop, Zero Waste Store
Clothing Stores, Ladies Boutique and Accessory Stores,
Shoe Stores, Jewelry Stores,
HOME FURNISHINGS INDUSTRY:
Furniture Stores, Home Decor Stores,
Staging Business, Interior Design Studios
Hair Salons, Brow and Nail Salons, Beauty Shops, Barber Shops,
HEALTH AND FITNESS:
Yoga Studios, Spinning Studios, Pilates Studios, Martial Arts Studios,
Health Clubs, Jujitsu Studio, Dance Studios, Floatation Spas
Pharmacy, Physical Therapy Office, Law Offices,
Doctor's and Dental Offices, Acupuncturist's Office
Pet Stores, Dog Grooming, Doggie Day Care, Cat or Dog Cafes
Franchises, Pop-Up Stores, Tutoring Business, Moving Company,
Child Care Centers, Home Health Care Business, Event Venue Business
Richard currently mentors by video using the Zoom platform. New clients must have access to a computer with a camera.
Richard Rose is a seasoned business owner with 30+ years of retail experience and commercial real estate ownership. He was able to quickly zero in on the issues, concerns, and stresses for new business owners ambitious to reach success. Jerome P.
Richard 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.
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
- Business Structure
- Cash Flow
- Customer Service
- Human Resources
- Management & Operations
- Real Estate
- Rental & Leasing