SCORE volunteers are experts, successful professionals, and former business owners that give back to the local business community. Julie Snyder is a SCORE volunteer who shares her knowledge of international business with clients in the Asheville area, donating her time and helping them grow their businesses.
Q. What are your favorite places to visit in and around Asheville?
A. Because I love nature, gardens, and walking with my dog Chester, I often visit the Biltmore Estate and the Arboretum for our hikes.
Q. What are your areas of business expertise?
A. Counseling all types of businesses on how to enter and expand in international markets and developing strategic plans for exporting.
Q. Over the course of your career path what has been your #1 strength? What personality trait, skill, or ability was integral to your professional success?
A. Strong written and verbal communication skills–for negotiations, speeches, position papers, market reports, project planning, business counseling, and supervising teams. Integral to success—creating a vision or plan with implementation through collaboration.
Q. Why do you volunteer for Asheville SCORE?
A. Throughout my career, I was a business counselor and “international matchmaker”. I enjoy helping people grow their businesses.
Q. If you could give a new or existing business owner one piece of advice what would it be?
A. Take time for networking and business workshops/seminars/meetups—all can bring you valuable contacts, insights, and opportunities!