So You Want to Start a Business?


June 05, 2019 to June 05, 2019
05:30 PM until 07:30 PM


This workshop will help you make an informed decision about whether you should start a business today or in the future.  It will take you through the personal and professional attributes needed to start a business.  This workshop will also address what you need to do to start a business, from idea to structure and financing.

Attendees at this seminar will leave with:

  • A basic understanding of what it takes to start a business

  • Knowledge about critical success factors you need to consider

  • Information to help you succeed

  • Tips to find resources to evaluate your business plan

  • An organized approach to preparing a business plan


Jim Bolinger

Jim Bolinger’s career has spanned nearly 40 years working in finance, organizational strategy, business planning and as a small business owner. He began his career with Coopers & Lybrand in the Audit Services Division. In 1980, he transitioned to industry where he served as a Corporate Controller and as the Chief Financial Officer in a large not-for-profit. In 1987, Jim transitioned his career into consulting on organizational strategy development. In 1992, he co-founded the national consulting firm Arista Associates with offices in Washington, DC and Chicago; concurrently, Jim was selected as the Managing Partner. Mr. Bolinger has also served on the Adjunct Faculty of two nationally-recognized universities.

Mr. Bolinger holds an MBA with Honors from the University Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University.Registration


For registration and to make payment: go to, or call 239 430 0081.


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3510 Kraft Rd, Suite 200,
Naples, 34105, FL , US

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239 430 0081


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