How I can help you

I can help you start or manage a Brick and 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, Ive 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
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
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. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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 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 Plans / Startup Assistance
  • Buying or Selling a Business
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
  • Operations

Industry Experience

  • Accommodation & Food Services
  • Real Estate & Rental & Leasing
  • Retail Trade
  • Wholesale Trade

Richard Rose

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Video