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SCORE Services

  1. 1. SCORE Greater Cincinnati SCORE Services
  2. 2. SCORE Mission Statement SCORE provides professional guidance and information, accessible to all, to maximize the success of America's existing and emerging small businesses.
  3. 3. SCORE – The National Organization <ul><li>SCORE is a resource partner with the SBA </li></ul><ul><li>10,500 volunteer members nation-wide </li></ul><ul><li>389 Chapters throughout the country </li></ul><ul><li>Experienced business men and women </li></ul><ul><li>Objective professional advice </li></ul>
  4. 4. Cincinnati SCORE Services <ul><li>Services that we provide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free face-to-face counseling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On site visits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telephone counseling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online counseling available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speakers Bureau </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Mentoring <ul><li>Q: What can a mentor bring to the table? </li></ul><ul><li>A: Information, ideas and advice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wisdom gained from the “ school of hard knocks ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent, thoughtful advice specific to your business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perspective from years in the trenches of economic cycles </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. What SCORE Does <ul><li>We counsel and educate people who want to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Start their own business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expand their current business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purchase an existing business </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. SCORE Business Counselors <ul><li>Q: How can a SCORE business counselor help? </li></ul><ul><li>A: SCORE counselors give real-world advice that applies to your business. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Practical advice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business planning assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem-solving for business challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Growth strategies for business opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confidential sounding board for your ideas </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. SCORE Counselor Skills <ul><li>Typical SCORE Counselor experiences : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advertising, promotion and public relations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accounting, insurance and business structures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial Analysis and planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retail, Wholesale and Manufacturing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing, e-business and websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business, Marketing and Strategic Plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-profit organizations </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. SCORE Volunteers Needed <ul><li>Become a SCORE volunteer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Continue to use and expand your experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give something back to the community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gain satisfaction from those who need your help </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share the dreams and aspirations of entrepreneurs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continue to be active in the business world </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The pay is lousy but the rewards are great! </li></ul><ul><li>We will be waiting for your call - 513-684-2812 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Where to find SCORE <ul><li>525 Vine Street, Room 1030 </li></ul><ul><li>Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone: 513-684-2812 </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Website: www.scoreworks.org </li></ul><ul><li>There is no charge for SCORE’s counseling and mentoring services </li></ul>

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