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FREE Recorded Webinar

View SCORE Broward's free Encore Entrepreneur Day 2021 Webinar sponsored by Comerica Bank.

This event is targeted at entrepreneurs who are seeking their next career, or next business.  "Encore entrepreneurs" will learn from successful business owners and community leaders who provide advice and assistance.




Event Description

SCORE, the SBA, Ascendus, and Prospera will provide information on the availability of training and mentoring services entrepreneurs can use to successfully start and grow businesses and create jobs. As a “workforce veteran”, you bring a great deal to the table: maturity, strong finances, and a wide network of professional contacts and associates. Whether you're interested in starting a side business right now or intend to wait, now is the time to explore the possibilities of starting a business, or buying a franchise.

Attendees will:

  • Learn about the support and resources available to them locally.
  • Hear from a successful Encore Entrepreneurs who will share their stories and experience with the audience.
  • Financing your dream will be discussed. Representatives from micro loan, traditional and non-traditional financial sources will describe those channels and be on hand to discuss specifics.

Does this sound like you or someone you know?

If so, then this online event can help you find fulfillment through your own small business opportunity.

Owning your own small business can be an exciting change of pace, as well as a terrific way to stay engaged and productive. Small business owners with long-term counselors see bigger sales, hire more workers and last longer.



Event Speakers

Robert Vasvary

Robert Vasvary

Hello, my name is Robert Vasvary. I am a senior Radio Frequency Engineer in the Telecommunications Industry. I am a Veteran of the US Navy, having served on the aircraft carrier, USS Forestall CV-59, up until it left Pensacola in 1993 to be decommissioned. I then went back to college and studied Electrical Engineering. I graduated in 1997 from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville at the age of 32, having proved it is never too late to achieve your dreams. 

Fabiana Estrada

Fabiana Estrada

Fabiana is the Director of Lending for the Southeast Region for Ascendus. She joined the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in 2010 and was quickly promoted from Loan Consultant to Manager. Before Covid 19, small businesses in our community received more than $3.6 million in capital which sustained over 600 jobs in our neighbors. In addition, Ascendus supported financial education minority racial/ethnic groups, immigrants and women entrepreneurs. 

Angel Leon

Angel Leon

Mr. Angel Leon earned his Business Administration degree from Saint Peter’s College in New Jersey. He has held various management positions within the finance industry. Angel’s experience expands over 29 years, from managing all areas of branch operations to founding two new retail service branches for Citigroup’s Auto Finance Division and managing multimillion dollar loan portfolios.


George Gremse

George Gremse

George Gremse is an experienced business manager and owner. He has worked for large Fortune 500 companies and has started his own successful businesses. He is on the Board of Directors of Metro Broward Economic Development Corporation and the Board of Advisors at Phoenix University South Florida.

Nancy Leve

Nancy Leve

Nancy Leve held marketing and research management positions in health care, media and non-profit companies for over 20 years. She has started four businesses and currently serves small business owners as an internet marketing consultant via her company, Virtual Fundamentals. This online marketing agency produces marketing plans, websites, email marketing campaigns and social media branding.

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Comerica Bank

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