Times are hard for many small businesses. Times are even harder for small businesses that are just trying to get off the ground.
Suppose there was somewhere that small businesses could go to get free, highly experienced, highly diversified mentoring? Suppose it was local and readily accessible? Suppose that it could accomodate quite a range of scheduling issues?
No need to suppose. The Springfield/Joplin chapter of SCORE (Counserlors to America's Small Business) provides free and confidential business counseling tailored to meet the needs and objectives of most any small business. Workshops are also offered for a modest fee for both start-up and functioning small businesses. SCORE's goals are meet through its volunteer membership, made up of real-world present and former business owners and professionals with expertise in accounting, finance, marketing, management, business plan preparation, insurance, and many other areas.
SCORE members donate thousands of hours to help small businesses succeed. If you have an underperforming small business, a small business that you're ready to take to the next level, or if you're wondering whether a small business could be part of your future, contact the local SCORE chapter. You've got nothing to lose and much to gain!
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