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:
- a comprehensive definition of that specific business;
- managerial structure;
- employee requirements and benefits;
- guidelines for daily activities;
- customer base;
- location and hours of operation;
- lease options;
- budget and financial planning;
- inventory and supplies;
- daily expenses, maintenance and insurance;
- marketing and competition;
- net margin and growth projections;
- 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.