Welcome to the SCORE Small Business Success Blog, where small business experts and mentors share tips, discuss trends, and provide advice on a wide range of topics affecting entrepreneurs in every industry.
COVID 19 Recovery Plan by Richard Milon, Chapter President, SCORE No Arizona Chapter - It is important that as business owners we have prepared our business and employees to promote a high degree of CONFIDENCE to the customer so they will feel welcome and safe from the virus
Just as rivers and oceans ebb and flow, businesses grow, recede and then expand again. And, as we devise and plan dams, control waterways and build aqueducts, businesses require planning, creative thinking and help as they develop.
Everyone needs a little advice now and again, a nudge in the right direction, someone to bounce ideas off or provide a helping hand. This is exactly what small businesses have had since 1984 through the mentors who volunteer for Northern Arizona SCORE – and best of all, it’s for free!
Crowdfunding is a collective online effort that can not only expand your professional network but introduce your business to potential customers. The Local has grown, has a steady clientele and is a successful business, with the start-up help from Kickstarter.
“SCORE,” she thought. “What’s that?” She clicked, filled out the request for a mentor and then began the journey to turn their dream into a reality.
I’ve been in business for a few years and now would like to expand what I offer. I’m not sure how best to do this and wonder what SCORE can provide toward this move and how much this will cost. Or, in other words, what can SCORE do for me?
But besides monetary contributions, what are some other ways that small businesses can give back to their communities? To unlock some unique ideas, we asked business leaders and small business owners about the ways their company gives back to the community.
What are the benefits business leaders personally receive by serving as a business mentor? To identify these benefits, we asked expert business mentors about their experiences in guiding entrepreneurs towards success.
It’s important to build mutually beneficial relationships with your network to help one another fuel your successes. But sometimes asking these professional references or acquaintances for a favor isn't easy. Use these rules to make it easier.