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Set up and Planning

  • Created a business plan
  • Tried to sell to customers
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Market Research

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Finances

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Sales

  • Confident
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Operations

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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) -School - Age Child Care Crdential (Two Semester Course) -Child Care Supplies

-We also have an Impaired Driver Program with the Department of Motor Vehichles (a seven week program) -We have a Alternative to Incarceration Program with NYC Courts (Alcohol/Drug Education-Mandatory Sessions) -We conduct a 50/50 split with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

  • I worked as a Supervisor at a few Substance Use/Abuse Programs.
  • I earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration.
  • We take business trainings. We wish to sustain, expand & grow.

Countries of operation: United States of America