Joe Hammond, Business Development Officer with Thompson VistBank, shared with us how he, personally, benefits from helping others through mentoring. Joe finds that through mentoring businesses and organizations it’s all about managing risks. The nice thing with being mentored by SCORE is that a business or organization can continue to mentor with their SCORE mentor or other mentors to fill the need they may have. For instance, maybe there is a need to discuss franchising. We can reach out to not only local mentors but also mentors throughout the United States. And, all of these mentoring session are free and confidential. Joe’s advice to businesses and organizations is to have the right team with you when starting a business. The Schuylkill SCORE chapter is very tailored to help not only start up businesses but also those businesses who are in business for quite some time and are looking for assistance. You can make us “Your Best Kept Secret.” Listen to more of our story on SCORE, the Best Kept Secret and learn about how we are impacting other small business owners through mentoring and training.