Café Vendôme got started thanks to Score support. I was a 2 years project. It is a new concept based on authenticity, elegance, and French Saveur. 401k and own saving fully funded. After 10 weeks of business, the business steady and appreciated by surrounding neighborhoods, French life style lovers, and many Americans and international customers.
My mentor Jeff Dykes is a wise experienced man, he was a valuable support during the entire life cycle of Café Vendôme project. Jeff was dedicated, available, patient, good listener, thoughtful, and friendly during many project phases such as 2 partnership negotiations (tough, long and painful), and during the financial forecast build out, business model development, competition analysis and lease contract negotiation. Jeff was resourceful and reassuring during many special moments where I needed outside the box ideas, new negotiation strategy, wisdom, a whistle blower, a wise motivator and a supporter. Thank you very much dear Jeff ! you remain a great asset for me and for the community.
Score provided a great support to lunch Café Vendôme, an Authentic French Bakery Pastry Café in Atlanta (North of Buckhead/Sandy Springs). Jeff Dykes, a wise experienced SCORE volunteer, was a great support during the life cycle of the project. He was very patient, thoughtful, and valuable during the partnership negotiations (long and hard), and during the financial forecast build out, and business model development. Jeff was resourceful and reassuring during many special moments where I need outside the box ideas, new negotiation strategy, some wisdom, or a whistle blower, or motivator and supporter. Now Jeff is a good customer and friend I value very much. Thank you SCORE and Thank you Jeff