Cape Cod and the Islands SCORE - Benefits for your Business
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Our mentors share their thoughts on what it takes to start a successful small business
SCORE has more than 11,000 volunteers working out of 320 offices throughout the U.S., all dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses to start, grow and succeed. There are more than 50 members of Cape Cod & the Islands SCORE, all cerified business professionals offering:
► Free, Confidential Business Advice for:
• Entrepreneurs planning to start a new business
• Small Business Owners wanting to grow their enterprises
• Non-profits seeking assistance with their strategic planning
• Series of six week “Successful Small Business Management" training workshops to learn the skills of growing and managing a small business - see Schedules & Details
• Short Course Workshops
• On-line Workshops of every description - see Take a Workshop
► Valuable Templates, Tools and Resources to help you succeed.
A resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Funded [in part] through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. SCORE’s mission is to grow small businesses one business at a time. Since 1964, SCORE has assisted more than 9 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through mentoring and business workshops.
CC&I SCORE has a team of over 50 retired and active executives who have been involved in a wide range of successful business enterprises, serving as business owners, CEO's, managers, CPA's and business consultants. We have been where you are now. We have worked for ourselves and others. Now, we are here to help you to do the same. We take no salary or any other form of compensation to help our clients. Our satisfaction comes from helping you succeed. To learn about our expertise. read Meet our Mentors.
Make an appointment for Business Counseling and you get:
♦ Free, Confidential Mentoring for as long as your business requires.
♦ The Expertise of Two Mentors - “Two Heads are better than One.” to give you objective feed-back and guidance for your business.
♦ Face-to-Face Mentoring Sessions - organized for SCORE Mentors to learn about your business, your goals and your plans. The first session works best when you prepare an agenda and questions of what you want to discuss. Be sure to bring with you product samples, brochures, financial statements and any other information to enable SCORE Mentors to understand what you want to accomplish.
♦ Based on your needs, Mentors will guide you with the next steps to develop your business. You will gain confidence in your business decisions with each successive mentoring session.
♦ You have the opportunity to create a Long-Term Mentoring Relationship with your SCORE Mentors to continuously develop and grow your business.
♦ All information is held in strict confidence according to SCORE Code of Ethics.
For Cape Cod, the Islands mentoring is conducted, by appointment, at our Hyannis office Monday through Thursday, from 9am to 1pm, also once per month Tues 4:30pm & 5:30pm. To schedule counseling for your business, please go to Request Mentoring or call 508-775-4884 for an appointment.
Contact Cape Cod SCORE Directions to our office
If you are in business and are not able to come to Hyannis, special arrangements can be made to send a Mentors to your business.
On Martha’s Vineyard there are six mentors ready to assist you. Mentoring is conducted on a one-on-one basis. For Business Assistance, please go to Request Mentoring or call 508-775-4884 for an appointment.
For Nantucket, mentoring is now available. For Business Assistance, please go to Request Mentoring or call 508-775-4884 for an appointment.
CDP in Eastham once per month
Falmouth & Orleans by special appointment