What’s the SCORE: Small Business Tips & Trends

Welcome to the new monthly column “What’s The SCORE” provided by Greater Cincinnati SCORE.  SCORE is an all-volunteer organization of career business professionals and executives dedicated to using our real-life skills and experiences to help you and your small business.

Greater Cincinnati SCORE, which includes greater Cincinnati, northern Kentucky and southeast Indiana, has more than 100 experienced executive volunteers who offer free mentoring in finance, operations and marketing and low-cost workshops for small business owners.  Mentoring is provided as individual, team mentoring and email mentoring to help startups, non-profits and existing businesses.

Individual mentoring is unlimited and confidential. Expertise that will put you on the right path toward business success.

Team mentoring – they say two heads are better than one. Sometimes three and four heads are better than two. Team mentoring provides SCORE clients with several mentors at one time, mentors with different backgrounds and areas of expertise.

In addition to mentoring, SCORE offers business seminars on the most critical issues facing small business today. Our introductory seminar is free.  There is a modest charge for other seminars. Some of the topics we cover include: So You Want to Start a Business, Starting a Non-Profit Financial Management and Financial Projections, Marketing and Sales Strategies, Using Social Media for Business Growth and Business Feasibility and Funding.

Once a month we will bring our experience to you in this column. If you have questions about the information we share, please follow us in social media and ask us your questions.

Next month we will share The Benefits of Using the Business Model Canvas.

Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 10 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE’s 10,000+ volunteer business experts provide 350,000+ small business mentoring sessions, workshops and educational services to clients in 300 chapters nationwide. For more information about SCORE call (513) 684-2812 or visit www.scoreworks.org.