What does SCORE mean? | Small Business Advice – Florida Trend

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Question: I know SCORE is an organization that provides advice to small businesses, but why the name SCORE?

A: We receive a lot of this question from our many clients, so let me clarify. Originally, SCORE was an acronym for “Service Corps of Retired Executives”.

Founded in 1964, SCORE is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides free and confidential business mentoring services to potential and established small business owners in the United States. Today, more than 13,000 active and retired business professionals donate their time and expertise.

SCORE’s core service offering is its Small Business Mentorship Program. Mentors work with their clients to solve problems and learn best practices related to starting and growing a business, including writing business plans, developing products, designing marketing strategies, and building a business. hiring of staff. Clients access their mentors through free and ongoing face-to-face mentoring sessions or through email or video mentoring services.

In addition to mentoring, SCORE also offers free and low cost educational workshops each year, both online and in person. SCORE is a resource partner of the US Small Business Association. It operates from 300 chapters across the United States, with a national headquarters in Herndon, Virginia.

SCORE Volunteers are real-world professionals with proven knowledge who donate thousands of hours to help small businesses succeed. his mentors have significant experience in owning, operating and / or managing small and large businesses as well as non-profit organizations, with expertise in accounting, finance, marketing, management, international, manufacturing and preparation business plans, to name a few. a few.

No one needs to go it alone when organizations like SCORE exist to guide you through the complexities of organizing, operating and growing a small business. Contact us to learn more about our services. Looking forward to serving you.

Gray Poehler is a volunteer with the Neapolitan chapter of SCORE.

A SCORE advisor since 2005, Gray Poehler owned and operated an independent insurance agency with 20 employees and two locations. He has obtained the Chartered Insurance Advisor designation and is familiar with personal and commercial property and casualty insurance. Areas of expertise include: corporate finance and accounting; Business strategy and planning; Commercial operations; Human resources and internal communications; Sales, marketing and public relations.

To learn more about small business management issues, contact your nearest SCORE office.

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