To further help our members learn more about the business considerations when moving your invention forward, we will be inviting members of the entrepreneurial support organization (ESO) community to our meetings throughout the year. These speakers will also be able to share insights about local resources at your disposal and how to best utilize them.
This month's guest speaker, Dan Butler, has been a certified SCORE mentor since 2011. In this session, you'll learn:
the status of small business entities,
factors affecting small business success,
services offered by SCORE, and
how to engage with a SCORE mentor
Come prepared to learn and ask questions that will help you launch or further your business!
Speaker Bio: M. Daniel Butler helps companies find strategic growth through competitiveness assessment, value proposition, and mergers and acquisitions.
He co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of a high-tech start-up in Chicago and as a senior executive. He has over 34 years of experience leading organizations through changes in both their focus and operations. His experience is in the areas of business acquisition and redefined value proposition, sales and marketing, business development, and general management.
Dan has been a Certified SCORE mentor since 2011 and holds a BS in Mathematics from Pittsburg State University. He has also completed graduate work in both Mathematics and Business Administration. Dan lives with his wife of 53 years, Carol, and they have three grown children and seven grandchildren.
Location: The meeting will be at the GVSU Eberhard Center (301 Fulton W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504). Free parking is available at the Fulton Lot, located underneath the 131 overpass. If there is a parking lot attendant, let them know you're with GRIN. Here is a campus map. From the Fulton Lot, cross Fulton Street and the meeting space is on the second floor of the Eberhard Center. The meeting room is 215-A. There will be directional signage to the meeting room inside the building.