SCORE Services - Central Florida

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

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SCORE Services - Central Florida

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

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