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SCORE Services - Central Florida

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Introduction to "SCORE" services in central Florida. By Dr. Paul N. Smith.

Introduction to "SCORE" services in central Florida. By Dr. Paul N. Smith.

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  • 1. 4/23/2009 SCORE Chapter 414 SCORE is a Resource Partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
  • 2. SCORE Organization
    • Under the Small Business Administration
    • Organization is 43 years young
    • Consists of over 10,000 experienced volunteer counselors, 389 chapters, and 73 districts
    • The Lake Sumter Chapter 414 is part of the Northern Florida District 491
    4/23/2009 SCORE Chapter 414
  • 3. Chapter 414
    • Types of service – Face to Face, Email, and Workshops
    • 34 experienced volunteer counselors
    • Clients served in 2007 = 1240 and in 2008 = 2405
    • Client types: 13% New Business, 20% In Business, and 67% Follow-on
    • 2006 District Chapter of the Year
    • 2007 South Lake Chamber Award
    • 2007 31 st Anniversary
    • 2008 Performance Excellence Award
    4/23/2009 SCORE Chapter 414
  • 4. What do we do?
    • Coaching and mentoring for business success
    • Confidential sounding-board for exploring ideas
    • Turning growth strategies into business opportunities
    • Problem-solving for business challenges
    • Business planning assistance
    • Practical business advice
    4/23/2009 SCORE Chapter 414
  • 5. Counseling Locations
    • Lake Sumter Community College –
      • South Lake Campus – Wednesdays
      • Sumterville Campus – Wednesdays
      • Business Resource Center – Tuesdays and Wednesdays
    • Lake Technical Center – Thursdays
    • Colonial Bank in The Villages – Mondays
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  • 6. Score Appointments
    • Call Tracy Hoff at the LSCC Business Resource Center
      • Phone: 352-365-3579
    • Any of our locations
    • One hour sessions
    • Usually two counselors
    • Unlimited appointments
    4/23/2009 SCORE Chapter 414
  • 7. Workshops
    • Partner with the LSCC Business Resource Center and local Chambers of Commerce
    • Working with Lake Technical Center and other Schools on request
    • Provide workshops to other organizations on request
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  • 8. Email counseling
    • Go to SCORE’s website at: www.score.org
    • See the box entitled “Business Mentoring Online”
    • Enter keywords or questions about your business need
    • Select from National data base of online counselors
    • Counselor provides email advice until you are satisfied
    • Or … contact your local SCORE chapter at:
      • www.score414.org
      • (352) 589-2250 Ext. 149
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  • 9. www.score.org 4/23/2009 SCORE Chapter 414
  • 10. www.score414.org 4/23/2009 SCORE Chapter 414
  • 11. Score Code of Ethics and Conduct
    • SERVICE IS FREE
    • Discussions are confidential
    • Counselors can not invest in your business
    4/23/2009 SCORE Chapter 414
  • 12. OUR GOAL IS TO HELP YOU MAKE YOUR BUSINESS SUCCESSFUL!
    • QUESTIONS?
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