SCORE provides professional guidance and information, accessible to all, to maximize the success of America's existing and emerging small businesses. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration. It's organizational values include client focus, delivering quality, ethical conduct, professionalism, and contributing to the community.
SCORE provides face-to-face counseling and e-mail counseling as well as workshops. Counseling is free. Workshops carry a minimal charge for workshop materials. As part of the Survive and Thrive! initiative, SCORE developed the "Accelerate Your Success" program with emphasis for existing businesses and clients. SCORE is also developing new workshops.
6302 Fairview Road, Suite 300, Charlotte, NC 28210
Main Phone: 704-344-6576
SCORE Getting Started workshops for small businesses begin at 12:45 PM with registration, the program at 1:00 and wrap-up at 4:00.
6302 Fairview Road, Suite 300; $25 each or $35 per couple, includes materials; attendance is limited
For information or reservations, call (704) 344-6576, visit online:
www.charlottescore.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next Scheduled Dates:
April 20, 2010
April 27, 2010
May 4, 2010
May 18, 2010
May 25, 2010
While we will still offer Getting Started workshops SCORE is about to offer the opportunity to continue with four follow up workshops! This will be for clients who feel they need it and are ready. These workshops will have an assigned counselor/mentor (one for every 5 clients) designed to develop their plan sufficiently to decide if they are ready to start their business.
Ultimately, the changes are designed to allow clients to get to a "go/no go" decision efficiently. Each session takes place a week apart with work assignments in between sessions. The assigned counselor will be made available to assist through the entire process. Successful completion and continued effort provide the client with a knowledgeable counselor (or team) and the counselor with a highly qualified client to continue toward success.
More information will be provided, but in the mean time, these are the planned dates.
June 15, 2010 QuickSTART #1 Business Concept Development
June 22, 2010 QuickSTART #2 The Marketing Plan
June 29, 2010 QuickSTART #3 Financial Projections
July 13, 2010 QuickSTART #4 Funding Sources and Next Steps
If you have any questions or need any additional information do not hesitate to call SCORE.
"GETTING STARTED" is a three hour seminar, held monthly, devoted to helping evaluate whether starting a business is feasible and to provide guidelines for the development of a Marketing/Business plan. The objectives of "GETTING STARTED" are basic. Anyone interested in knowing the contents of a Marketing Plan, a Business Plan, and identifying funding sources should attend this session.