SCORE, "Counselors To America's Small Business", is A Resource Partner With The United States Small Business Administration (SBA), helping individual business owners succeed. As a volunteer organization of retired and semi-retired executives, SCORE offers free, confidential one-on-one counseling to anyone opening a business or needing advice for solving problems in an existing business. Counselors initially work with clients from the first "idea" meeting through business start-up and then continue to advise or mentor whenever needed.

The SCORE counseling staff has expertise in a wide variety of career fields, enabling them to assist future entrepreneurs create a realistic, workable "Business Plan", which is the foundation of every business. The general guidelines used in formulating a precise "Business Plan" are:

  1. a comprehensive definition of that specific business;
  2. managerial structure;
  3. employee requirements and benefits;
  4. guidelines for daily activities;
  5. customer base;
  6. location and hours of operation;
  7. lease options;
  8. security;
  9. budget and financial planning;
  10. inventory and supplies;
  11. daily expenses, maintenance and insurance;
  12. marketing and competition;
  13. net margin and growth projections;
  14. loan requirements.

In addition to free, confidential one-on-one business counseling with experienced executives, SCORE conducts a monthly Workshop for a nominal fee. Through this intensive day long Workshop and on-going personal counseling, SCORE gives you the tools to help create your own successful entrepreneurial venture.

To help you succeed in Business, SCORE, A Resource Partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, offers free, confidential one-on-one business counseling with experienced executives plus a day long monthly Workshop for a nominal fee. For the location, phone number and counseling hours of the office nearest you, call our main Dallas SCORE Office at (214) 987-9491.

SCORE Helps You Succeed In Business