SCORE your free personal business coach
Do you have an idea to start a business? Need someone to listen to your idea? Your Best Kept Secret is SCORE. SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, provide free, confidential guidance and mentorship. As Dave Verrill, President of Berks|Schuylkill SCORE shares in this interview, “We are a group of dedicated listeners who will mentor business owners and help them realize their dreams.”
SCORE started in the 50’s with a group of DuPont retirees, the Berks | Schuylkiill SCORE Chapter, formerly the Reading SCORE chapter was the 8th Chapter to be formed when it became officially recognized by the SBA in 1964. Today, SCORE is 11,000 members strong and, unlike its earlier years, one-third of the volunteers are not retired.
Why go to SCORE for guidance? Where can you go to receive help with any area of your business as often as you want for free. It’s like having your own business coaches. Yes, we can be your best kept secret. Need help securing a loan for your business? We can guide you in preparing your business plan. Having trouble marketing your business? Meet with us to bounce off ideas and energize your business. What about cash flow? We are there to guide and counsel you as your business grows.
The 50 mentors of the Berks|Schuylkill SCORE chapter are available by calling 610-376-3497 for mentoring in the Berks County area or 570-205-3985 for mentoring in the Schuylkill County area. Feel free to visit our website www.BerksSchuylkillSCORE.com to find mentors not only in your area but also across the United States.
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.