How to build or even sustain a small business in an economy that is shrinking around you is a daunting task for any entrepreneur - just ask those who managed to survive through our own economic meltdown of 2008. But to also understand that an economic fix is not around the corner, and any improvement will take years to come to fruition can be a sobering experience.

Yet hope springs eternal for entrepreneurs - tomorrow is always a better day. Today's guests are entrepreneurs in Puerto Rico and they are instrumental in bringing the free mentoring services offered by SCORE to their island's small business community.

The third guest on the program is South Florida SCORE District Director, Jerry Steinberg, who was instrumental in convincing the National SCORE organization that providing assistance to this economically challenged Territory will pay significant dividends back to that island's economy and residents.

 

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FEATURED IN THIS EPISODE

Frederick Chardon

Frederick (Freddy) Chardon is a serial entrepreneur that has founded, managed and sold many businesses during his long entrepreneurial career. He is now the owner of VIP Cloud Puerto Rico - a company that provides secure cloud computing services to small businesses in Puerto Rico. VIP Cloud Puerto Rico - CONTACT BUSINESS LOGO + LINK - SCORE-ing YOUR BUSINESS EPISODE 65 with Frederick Chardon - TITLE IMAGE

Palm Beach SCORE

Palm Beach SCORE is a non-profit who's mission is helping local small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs grow and thrive by offering mentoring, workshops, business consulting and counseling services, networking opportunities, events and partnerships within the Palm Beach / South Florida business corridor.

SCORE-ing Your Business' host Penny Pompei serves as Chapter Chair for our local Palm Beach SCORE Chapter #224, located in beautiful downtown West Palm Beach. Palm Beach SCORE - CONTACT BUSINESS LOGO + LINK - SYB-66 with Host Penny Pompei

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About the Author(s)

Penny Pompei

Penny Pompei is a serial entrepreneur having launched three of her own businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area and several others in partnership with others throughout the country.  She has relocated to South Florida and is now a volunteer mentor with Palm Beach SCORE and serves as their Chapter Chair.

Chapter Chair and Mentor, Palm Beach SCORE
SYB Podcast Episode #65 Featured Image: Small Business in Puerto Rico Refuse To Give Up | San Juan Metro SCORE Logo over Aerial Photo of Island