Manasota SCORE 0116
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Manasota SCORE 0116 Newsletter
 
Purpose + Passion + Enthusiasm 
= SUCCESS!
April, 2013
You're in business for yourself but not by yourself.

  Small Business Mentoring  *  Small Business Education  *  On-Line Resources

In This Issue...
Notable Quotes
Client of the Month -- Dr. Patricia Campbell, Westbridge Veterinary Clinic
Save The Date! Copyrights and Trade Secrets Workshop on April 11
SCORE Workshops for April and May
SCORE CEO Interview
The Lighter Side...
Memorable Events -- Happy Birthday!
Closing Thought...
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From the Editor
Richard Randolph (3)
Richard Randolph Community Outreach  Team Leader

"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.
 
"Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now." (attributed to Johann von Goethe)

 

Burn The Ships

 

On April 21,1519, Hernando Cortez landed near the site of

Burn The Ships
Cortez burned
the ships!

Veracruz, Mexico with one objective... 

to seize the great treasures known to 

be there. His small army faced overwhelming enemy forces and the very real possibility of failure. To prevent all thought of retreat, he ordered all the ships to be burned. The army now had only two choices: Victory or death. That, my friend, is commitment!

 

Commitment to your Purpose, plus your unique Passion for your idea, combined with demonstrated Enthusiasm are elements required to persevere and prevail in this challenging world. 

 

Nobody ever promised it would be easy! Entrepreneurship is no game for the faint-hearted. When you make that decision to "pull the trigger" and launch your new venture, know in advance that it will take all of your courage, energy, ingenuity and inner resources to make it happen.

 

After many years working with Small Business Owners, I consistently hear two things from those who have succeeded over the years:

 

First: "This was the hardest thing I have ever done! In fact, if I had known how hard it was going to be, I would never have started!"

 

Second: "This was the best, most fulfilling, most satisfying and most personally rewarding thing I have ever done! I wouldn't have missed it for anything!"

 

So from Manasota SCORE, we pass along these words from Blaise Pascal:

 

"I bring you the gift of these four words: I believe in you."


Trust in our motto:
You're in business for yourself, but not by yourself!

Very best wishes for a successful journey!  

//Richard
Passion and Enthusiasm

So many of our dreams 
at first seem impossible, 
then they seem improbable, 
and then, when we summon the will, 
they soon become inevitable.
~ Christopher Reeve


Nothing is impossible. Impossible is nothing!

Notable Quotes
Martin Luther King
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. ~ Martin Luther King 


You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. ~ Joe Sabah


Decision is the spark that ignites action. Until a decision is made nothing happens. ~ Wilfred A. Peterson


Dreams get you started; discipline keeps you going.  ~ Jim Rohn


Purpose creates an opportunity for value creation. Passion follows purpose. Passion creates energy, money is attracted to energy. ~ Garrett Gunderson


He can make me love something just by showing me the energy with which he loves it. 

~ Heather Armstrong


 




Attitude
Matters!
 
 
Stonemason 2

 A man came across three masons working at chipping chunks of granite from large blocks. The first seemed unhappy at his job, chipping away and frequently looking at his watch. When the man asked what it was that he was doing, the first mason responded, rather curtly, "I'm hammering this stupid rock, and I can't wait 'till 5:00 when I can go home."

 

A second mason, seemingly more interested in his work, was hammering diligently, and when asked what it was that he was doing answered, "Well, I'm molding this block of rock so that it can be used with others to construct a wall. It's not bad work, but I'll sure be glad when it's done."

 

A third mason was hammering at his block fervently, occasionally taking time to stand back and admire his work. He chipped off small pieces until he was satisfied that it was the best he could do. When he was questioned about his work he stopped, gazed skyward and proudly proclaimed, "I... am building a cathedral."

 

Three men, three different attitudes, all doing the same job.

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Robert F Kennedy

Some men see things as they are 
and say 'why'?
I dream things that never were and say 'why not'?
~ Attributed to Robert F. Kennedy
(Actually paraphrased from
a line in George Bernard Shaw's play
"Back To Methuselah")

Manasota SCORE Client of the Month

 

Dr. Patricia Campbell

Dr Pat Happy Dog 

Westbridge Veterinary Clinic 

Mobile veterinary services 

 

Dr Pat Happy Kitten
Dr. Patricia Campbell comforts
a happy patient

 

Patricia Campbell, DVM, CVA, MBA was not happy with the traditional style of Veterinary practice. So with the assistance of SCORE Mentor Jon Stuart, she opened her own mobile practice. But her journey was neither straight nor direct.

 

"I did not take the straight path to veterinary school. In fact, my path may hold more curves than most. I am not one of those people who knew as a child that they would become a veterinarian. My mother used to tell the story that I wanted to be several things growing up...including a nun and a secret agent," says Dr. Pat.

 

Following graduation from Brandeis University she worked for a bank and enjoyed a successful career in financial services. To support her advancement, she earned an MBA from Bentley College. However, over time her professional success no longer translated into personal satisfaction. To fill this void, she volunteered for local humane societies and became intrigued by veterinary medicine and animal health. It was then that she decided to become a veterinarian.

 

After graduation from Veterinary School, she has been a respected associate at practices in Massachusetts and Florida. As a practicing veterinarian she worked as an associate for two local practices after moving to Florida in 2004. 

 

In addition to conventional therapies, she wanted to offer holistic, acupuncture, herbal and homeopathy treatments. Dr. Pat is an accomplished veterinary acupuncturist, completing certification through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) in 2001. She is trained in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and certified by IVAS. These therapies by themselves or in combination with conventional therapies can be very effective in treating certain types of problems. And she wanted longer appointments so she didn't always feel rushed.

 

Jon Stuart
Jon Stuart
SCORE Mentor

To practice medicine way she wanted to required her to launch her own practice. "I found Manasota SCORE after searching the internet for local resources. I attended SCORE Workshops and Jon Stuart became my mentor. Jon gave me guidance regarding my business plan, advised me how to structure my plan and develop my business case so I was a strong candidate for a loan," says Dr. Campbell.

 

"Jon also had contacts with local banks who were interested in my business. 
I received a loan from the SBA, but after doing research on mobile veterinary services I changed my plans. I purchased a 26-foot specialty-built mobile practice that I drive to my client's residence. I became a mobile veterinarian 
-- Westbridge Veterinary Clinic." 

   Dr Pat's Van

 

"Unfortunately, the SBA does not support mobile businesses. After more searching, I was able 

to secure another loan to launch the business. I am now practicing the way I want, providing concierge service to my clients." She now has two employees to help the growing practice.

 

Westbridge Veterinary Clinic is a full service state-of-the-art mobile animal hospital based in Palmetto, Florida and serves all of Manatee county and parts of Sarasota and Pinellas counties. Their commitment is to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet. Services are designed to assist in routine wellness care for young, healthy pets; early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages; and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime 

 

     Happy Kitten

 

"My mobile clinic has all the equipment I need to practice including a surgery, digital x-ray, a clinical lab and more. It's everything I wanted. My clients love the service and their pets are treated in a low stress environment."

 

Margaret the Pig
Margaret is feeling better after her LASER treatments.
(Dr. Pat is the one in the blue sweater.)

 

Dr. Campbell's business was featured in an article published on August 11, 2012 in the Bradenton Herald. To view a copy of that article, see:  http://goo.gl/lq84A

 

Contact Information:

Dr. Campbell can be reached at 941-920-4010

View her website at  www.westbridgeveterinaryclinic.com

See her Facebook page at  

https://www.facebook.com/WestbridgeVeterinaryClinic?fref=ts

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Jon Stuart -- Joined Manasota SCORE in July 2005. Jon is a retired Assistant Professor, School of Business, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia where he taught from 1975-2005. He was a member of the Management and Marketing Department where he taught undergraduate marketing courses. In Sarasota, Jon taught Marketing for Ringling College of Art+Design and currently teaches at the University of Southern Florida (USF) Sarasota-Manatee Campus. Jon is a Past Manasota SCORE Counselor of the Year and respected Member of the Manasota All Stars top award winners.

 

BizSuccess Tips
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SAVE THE DATE! 

Upcoming Events You Want To Attend

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April 11         

Protect Your Intellectual Property: 
Copyrights and Trade Secrets
 
Selby Auditorium, USF Sarasota/Manatee Campus
USF Sarasota-Manatee
Cosponsored by USF Sarasota-Manatee College of Business
 
Cost: This is a FREE program -- no cost to register and attend
Doors open / Hospitality / Registration at 9:00 am
Program begins at 9:30 am
Program concludes at 11:30 am
 
AGENDA
  • Copyrights and Trade Secrets explained
  • Common fatal assumptions and risks, and how to avoid them
  • How to gain protection under both common law and federal copyright law
  • Best practices for safeguarding Trade Secrets
  • Ownership issues, including employees and independent contractor issues
  • What is "fair use" -- what you can and cannot use of others' work
  • Internet, Social Media, and software issues
  • What you can do on your own, and when you should hire an attorney 
Seating capacity is limited -- Early Registration is strongly encouraged!
 
For Program Details, Presenters, and to register, visit 
 

To download the full descriptive brochure, including the Agenda, Presenters' Credentials 
and more, visit


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May 20 - 24       

National Small Business Week
Details next month!

 

 

"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor 

and attended to with diligence." ~ Abigail Adams

 

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Manasota SCORE offers Workshops for new and existing businesses to assist entrepreneurs in starting and successfully growing your small businesses by discussing many key concepts and tools you'll need for your business to be successful.

 

>> Click on the colored titles to go directly to the description or registration page.<<

 

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

 

Startup Basics -- FREE!

Saturday, April 6, 9:00--Noon at ComCenter

 

Note:  These two "Startup Basics" workshops offer the same content. 

Only attend one of the two offerings.

 

Startup Basics -- FREE!

Saturday, April 20, 9:00--Noon at ComCenter 

 

Your Business Concept

Saturday, April 27, 9:00--Noon at ComCenter  

 

Marketing Plan

Saturday, May 04, 9:00--Noon at ComCenter

 

Financial Projections

Saturday, May 11, 9:00--Noon at ComCenter

 

Funding Sources

Saturday, May 18, 9:00--Noon at ComCenter 

 

 
Grow Your Business! (for existing businesses)

  

Marketing Essentials to Attract More Customers

Monday, April 8, 5:30pm--8:30pm at Argosy University

 

Find Ways to Improve Cash Flow and Profits

Monday, May 20, 5:30pm--8:30pm at Argosy University 

 

 
Monday, April 15, 5:30pm--8:30pm at Argosy University 
 
Monday, April 29, 5:30pm--8:30pm at Argosy University 
 
Monday, May 13, 5:30pm--8:30pm at Argosy University 
 
 
Manasota SCORE Mentor Doug Barber instructs a Simple Steps Workshop

To read course descriptions and register, see our web page:


To download a pdf version of the entire year of Manasota Workshops, including description, schedule and locations, click 

 Manasota Score Business Education Workshops for 2013

  

Workshop Tuition

Startup Basics is FREE! 

All other workshops are $25.00, payable by credit card when you register or by check at the workshop. 

  

SBDC Workshop -- Put Your Face on Facebook
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FREE Small Business Marketing Workshops 
          sponsored by Comerica Bank
 
April 17 -- Put your Face on Facebook
Learn how to create a page and promote your business. 
Faciliated by Tami Patzer, Total Audience Market Immersion TAMI, LLC. 
 
Location: Robert L. Taylor Community Complex 
1845 34st Street, Sarasota FL  
(light lunch provided).  
Call 941-408-1412 to Register

 

 

"What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity. 

In the end there are no certain answers."  ~ Martina Horner

 

SCORE Association CEO 
W.
Kenneth
Yancey 
Interviewed 
at Annual Awards Luncheon
Ken Yancey at SCORE Lunch
SCORE Association CEO
W. Kenneth Yancey
 
SCORE Association CEO W. Kenneth Yancey spoke at the Manasota SCORE Annual Awards Luncheon in Sarasota that honored local small business owners and SCORE volunteers.
 
Many in the nationwide network of SCORE Association volunteers, over 12,000 retired and active business leaders, like to boast about the long history of companies they helped start and jobs they helped create. 
 

That success doesn't only stem from helping would-be entrepreneurs with what to do. The group's volunteers, says CEO W. Kenneth Yancey, also excel at helping clients with what not to do.

 

Read the entire article from the Business Observer at http://www.review.net/section/detail/rise-above/

 

The Lighter Side...

    Business Plan Found In Dumpster

Dancing Balls
Memorable Events This Month
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!  Enjoy your next trip around the sun!!!

Jim Repp Headshot
Jim Repp, CPA
Manasota SCORE Mentor Jim Repp -- April 9

Jim received a BBA in Accounting in 1971 and has been a Wisconsin Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 1977. Jim was a tax accountant from 1969-1976 and was a manager of emerging business at Coopers & Lybrand's, Milwaukee office from 1977-1979. 

In 1979 Jim co-founded Winter, Kloman, Moter & Repp, SC., a WI CPA firm, where he was a partner for 32 years. Jim's specialties included business startups, income tax planning, business sales and acquisitions, assurance services, financial statement preparations and personal financial planning. Jim has served clients in the manufacturing, professional services and distribution industries. 

Jim and his wife Linda retired to Sarasota, FL in 2011.
Closing Thought...

It's the same each time with progress.  Success blue

First they ignore you, 

then they say you're mad, 

then dangerous, 

then there's a pause 

and then you can't find anyone who disagrees with you.

 

~ Tony Benn 
Contact Manasota SCORE

If you're interested in boosting your firm's performance results, why not talk it over with a Manasota SCORE Mentor? With years of successful business experience, they might give you just the tips you're looking for! Visit us on line at

 

Your Manasota SCORE Team

You're in business for yourself but not by yourself.

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