SCORE – The Free Small Business Resource Many Never Heard Of!
In today’s modern world of social media, Google search, and YouTube videos, there are plenty of digital ways for small business owners to find answers to questions. It’s convenient (24/7), but it’s voluminous, overwhelming and at times contradictory.
- Do you need a business bank account for your online business? Have a look at our review of the five best bank accounts for sellers, some of which are free with no minimum balance or deposits.
- Boost your social media engagement with Publer. Learn how you can save time writing engaging content faster with AI. [sponsored]
- eBay to compete with sellers now!
- New stamp prices and fee increases are coming from USPS on July 9.
- SMALL BUSINESS WEEK SPECIAL: Three tips for SMB ecommerce success in 2023.
Since 1964, SCORE, a non-profit organization funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration and private donations, but more importantly supported by thousands of active and retired volunteer business owners and executives, has been helping small business owners to manage and grow their businesses.
SCORE, which originally stood for “Service Corps of Retired Executives,” but no longer uses that phrase, has over 300 chapters nationwide and provides most of its services for free, including confidential one-on-one mentoring.
Most volunteers have decades of business experience from retail to wholesale, distribution to export, direct sales to consumer marketing, accounting to banking, you name it.
Besides mentoring, SCORE offers live workshops and an online library of up-to-date articles on current business topics to help small businesses succeed.
Coronavirus Mentoring and Resources
During the coronavirus crisis, SCORE is still offering one-on-one mentoring services through remote mentoring sessions.
While mentors typically meet with business owners directly, the remote sessions preserve the health and safety of all participants through social distancing.
With so much uncertainty during the economic fallout from the health emergency, being able to talk with a seasoned business expert can provide valuable insight and tips from an experienced manager or executive, especially to younger business owners and entrepreneurs.
SCORE has also opened a coronavirus crisis web portal to provide up-to-date information and resources for small business owners.
As part of its effort to help small business owners navigate through these challenging times, the organization has several coronavirus related webinars scheduled this month.
Since its inception, SCORE has helped over 11 million small business owners, and it currently boasts over 10,000 volunteers in over 1,500 communities. If there is ever a time to seek outside help that is objective and not influenced by commercial interests, it is now.
To learn more about SCORE, check out their website at score.org.
READ MORE: AICPA Provides Recommendations to Small Businesses on Information Required For SBA Paycheck Protection Program Loans
Subscribe to Our Newsletter
We do not sell your information.
You can unsubscribe at any time.
Head over to our Facebook Group for Small Business Marketplace Sellers and interact with us and other small business owners. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn to stay up to date with relevant news and business insights for your online business.
Richard is co-founder of eSeller365. He has over 17 years of experience on eBay which includes tens of thousands of sales to buyers in over 100 countries and even has experience with eBay’s VeRO program enforcing intellectual property rights for a former employer. And for about two years Richard sold products on Amazon using Amazon FBA in the US.
To “relax” from the daily business grind, for a few weekends a year, he also works for IMSA as a professional race official.