Monique joined SCORE as a volunteer in July 2020. Monique is a veteran, having spent 22 years in the Navy (Thank You for your service!). Her motivation for joining SCORE was to give back to the community by sharing her knowledge in operating a business and helping others succeed. She first came in contact with us by attending and completing our Advanced SmartSTART series on starting a business.
Since retiring from the military, Monique owns and operates a franchise here in Colorado Springs, LaVida Massage. She can help prospective new business owners with the challenges of starting a business from the very beginning… market research, creating a business plan, financing, discovery day, buildout, marketing, and launch day. Because LaVida Massage is a franchise, Monique can also assist with the ‘ins and outs’ of franchising and what your expectations should be.
In addition to being a business owner of a franchise, she also is a defense contractor, recently obtained her real estate license, and is an agent with Coldwell Banker Realtor. In addition, Monique serves as a Board Member with Citizen Solder. (Monique - What do you do in your FREE time?) Monique and her husband, Glen, live in Monument, CO.