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  BMNY » Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Network

Gregory Pereira Entrepreneur Mentor

Location
Bronx, New York, United States of America
Venture Industry
Education/Training
Languages spoken
  • English
Recent Activity

What I need help with

My background as an entrepreneur

My current challenges

Covid has greatly reduced class participation. Challenge 1 - Marketing Challenge 2 - Creating more marketable classes Challenge 3 - Using social media effectively Challenge 4 - Converting website visits to sales

Actions I’ve taken so far

Learning about Google Business, and attempting to use social media for marketing. Starting to network more. Currently conduct one type of zoom training.

My future goals

Add additional trainings to our services. Hire a receptionist, and a manager. Sell merchandise on line.

My motivations to work with a mentor

My motivations is to learn from someone more experienced tha myself. Seek suggestions to effectively and efficiently run my business. Additionally provide a quality service and build strong relationships and create exceptional experiences for our consumers.


About my venture

First Steps Urban Outreach, Inc. Started 2007

We are a Training & Certification Center -Child Care Provider Training (For Those that want to Open Their Own Home Day Care or Work In One -CPR/First Aid Training s (Required For Child Care Providers) -Child Care Supplies

We are well trained educators.

{translate}My Story:{/translate}

I worked as a Supervisor at a few Substance Use/Abuse Programs. I earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration. As management I learned & taught effective Outreach engagement. I met my wife at one of the organizations we both worked at. After some time we decided to try consulting to organizations that wished to increase participation to their programs & learn what it s like to like in the types of communities we were accustomed to serving. We were hired by NY Blood Center, NJ College of Medicine, & a number of other programs. Eventually the demand was no longer there. My wife s sister has a successful child care provider training business & asked to join her, I became a SUNY trainer, & became a CPR Instructor. We leased a storefront. I earned a contract with the DMV & became an Instructor for our DUI/DWI Program. We moved to the Bronx & have 2 locations. My wife is our Director, our daughter is a qualified trainer. We take business trainings. We wish to sustain, expand & grow.

Countries of operation: United States of America