Introduction to SCORE


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Introduction to SCORE

  1. 1. Introduction to SCORE A Presentation for Use by SCORE Counselors (513) 684-2812
  2. 2. Purpose of this Presentation <ul><li>For SCORE Chapter 34 Counselors/Mentors: </li></ul><ul><li>The following slides are intended for a general audience </li></ul><ul><li>They should take less than 30 minutes to present </li></ul><ul><li>These slides are provided by the Marketing Committee, any questions just ask </li></ul><ul><li>If you prefer a prepared speech (no slides) there is one available </li></ul>(513) 684-2812
  3. 3. Introduction to SCORE Chapter 34 Greater Cincinnati (513) 684-2812
  4. 4. SCORE Topics to be Considered <ul><li>Services Offered </li></ul><ul><li>SCORE National and Local </li></ul><ul><li>Typical Volunteer Mentor </li></ul><ul><li>Who SCORE Helps </li></ul><ul><li>Useful Links </li></ul>(513) 684-2812
  5. 5. SCORE Counselors Are: <ul><li>Over 13,000 Volunteers, Nationwide </li></ul><ul><li>Seasoned Business Professionals </li></ul><ul><li>47 Year Tradition of Excellence </li></ul><ul><li>Providing Trusted and Timely Advice </li></ul><ul><li>To Anyone, For Free </li></ul>(513) 684-2812
  6. 6. Greater Cincinnati Chapter 34 <ul><li>One of the original charter locations </li></ul><ul><li>Over 80 local mentors who have successfully owned and managed businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Serving 19 counties in OH-IN-KY </li></ul><ul><li>Assisting in the formation and growth of small business </li></ul>(513) 684-2812
  7. 7. Services Offered <ul><li>Mentoring to anyone wanting to start or is already operating a small business </li></ul><ul><li>Mentors are volunteers so there is no cost to a client </li></ul><ul><li>Typically a mentor and client meet one to one in a convenient location </li></ul><ul><li>Counseling teams comprising multi-skill sets also offered </li></ul>(513) 684-2812
  8. 8. SCORE National <ul><li>Formed as a national non-profit in 1964 </li></ul><ul><li>Resource partner with SBA, includes nominal funding </li></ul><ul><li>9 million+ Small Business people have been mentored since inception </li></ul><ul><li>106,000+ received e-mail counseling in 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Each member commits to code of ethics </li></ul>(513) 684-2812
  9. 9. SCORE Chapter 34 <ul><li>Locally over 2,000 clients served annually </li></ul><ul><li>Over 800 seminar attendees each year </li></ul><ul><li>SCORE is sustained by generous contributions of local individuals and businesses along with a stipend from SCORE national </li></ul><ul><li>Join us or learn more about helping others at , or call at 513-684-2812 </li></ul>(513) 684-2812
  10. 10. Volunteer Mentors <ul><li>Seasoned business professionals who has successfully owned or managed a business </li></ul><ul><li>Both working and retired women and men </li></ul><ul><li>Over 600 different skill sets represented </li></ul><ul><li>Trained to listen and learn to individual client needs and to communicate helpful advice </li></ul>(513) 684-2812
  11. 11. Who SCORE Helps Nationally <ul><li>Annually, 450,000+ American men and women ask SCORE for small business advice </li></ul><ul><li>Nationally, over 550,000 small businesses open each year with many relying on SCORE for start-up guidance </li></ul>(513) 684-2812
  12. 12. Who SCORE Helps Locally <ul><li>30%+ of SCORE clients are women </li></ul><ul><li>30%+ of clients are classified as minorities </li></ul><ul><li>10%+ are veterans </li></ul><ul><li>SCORE provides meaningful small business advice to anyone, at no charge </li></ul><ul><li>Members care about the local community and the success of its small businesses </li></ul>(513) 684-2812
  13. 13. Useful Links <ul><li>Greater Cincinnati: </li></ul><ul><li>Nationally: </li></ul><ul><li>SBA: </li></ul><ul><li>Minority Business Programs: </li></ul><ul><li>Local Women’s Business Council: </li></ul>(513) 684-2812
  14. 14. Thank You (513) 684-2812