How I can help you

I can help you evaluate your business ideas, identify strategic and tactical plans to develop them, and provide you with the guidance and resources to help you start and/or grow your business. My training and experience provide necessary tools and methodology for strategy building, market analysis, business decision making, process optimization, and other related topics.
During my career, I held senior program management positions at biomedical research centers, biotech startups and led a Digital Technology startup in the Greater Boston Area. The focus of my work was primarily on process optimization with digital tools, reporting & communication systems, and establishing an infrastructure for newly founded sub-units/organizations. As CEO and President of a startup, I developed and executed on Business Plan including strategy & implementation, market analysis, marketing plan and projections. My work experience encompassed Millennium Inc, DFCI, BWH, and two startups. Continuous business education at IPM, AEA, eCornell, and HSPH provided me with necessary knowledge and background for achieving my professional growth goals. As an entrepreneur I was networking with professional women [NAPW(IAW), WEST, Boston Club, Innovation Women] and was a member of the MDL Partners. I am an advocate for digital transformation and see the need for its implementation in every industry, including visual art.
As a SCORE mentor since 2020, I have helped many clients assess their businesses and define next steps including business process review and optimization, preparing business for financing, mentoring medical device startup, offering marketing solutions for solo entrepreneurs, working on Capability Statement and decision-making path for federal contract services, and many others.
Initially elected as Grand Strand Chapter Co-Chair, I now lead a team of 30+ volunteers as Chapter Chair towards achieving annual goals aligned with National SCORE mission and vision. I love engaging with clients at virtual workshops that our Chapter is offering and continue taking new clients as time permits. I look forward to working with you on overcoming your small business challenges.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Plans / Startup Assistance
  • Non-Profit
  • Operations
  • Strategy & Planning
  • Technology

Industry Experience

  • Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation
  • Educational Services
  • Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services

Irina I Agoulnik

Communication Methods

  • Email
  • In Person
  • Phone
  • Video