How I can help you

I can help you start or manage a Brick & Mortar Retail Business or e-Commerce Store.  

As a former CEO, Retail Owner and currently a Commercial Landlord, ​I've been able to guide numerous entrepreneurs through the process of launching their own business - from developing business plans and financial projections to negotiating leases, marketing and sales.

And as a Certified Mentor at SCORE for 12 years, I've worked with clients planning to start or manage a wide variety of businesses including the following:
  • Cafes, Restaurants and Bars
  • Bakeries
  • Clothing Stores
  • Furniture Stores
  • Book and Gift Stores
  • Hair, Nails and Beauty Salons
  • Spinning, Pilates and  other Exercise Studios
  • Yoga Studios
  • Tutoring Businesses
  • Pharmacies
  • Child Care Centers
  • e-Commerce Stores

Currently, I mentor by video using the Zoom platform. New clients must have access to a computer with a camera and microphone to meet with me.

"Richard Rose was an amazing help. He was prompt in getting back with us, gave us a suggested road map and steps to follow up on. He is a great asset to SCORE and small business."  Colby M.

"My mentor, Richard Rose, is spectacular.  He listens well, gives thoughtful answers, and truly tries to help." Donna H.

“Richard is very knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. And not intimidating, which is important to me, being new to retail.”   Laurie G.

“The last thing u need with a mentor is to walk away with a feeling that they tried to make u feel want a knowledgeable person who forces u to think more comprehensively about your business ideas....but not one who does it in such a way that you are totally discouraged.  Richard was that person.”   Wilma G.

“Finding Richard was a stroke of good luck -- I could not have asked for a more perfect mentor to guide me through this.”   P. Ripley



Areas of Expertise
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Manufacturing & Product Development
  • Business Operations
  • Human Resources & Internal Communications
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience
  • Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  • Transportation & Warehousing
  • Professional & Business Services
  • Retail & Wholesale Trade


B.S. University of Maryland

Richard Rose

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Video