Supporting Small Business Growth and Development
-Facilitate small business creation, growth, and success.
-Reduce small business failure rate.
-Small Business Facts in MI
-857,000 small businesses employing 1.7 million workers.
-50% of the private workforce is employed in small business.
-Key driver of local economic development.
-Who We Are
-Retired or still-working volunteer professionals with business acumen in all aspects of business planning, management and operations.
-A direct partner of the Small Business Administration.
-Part of a nationwide network of 300 local chapters and over 11,000 volunteers.
-What We Do
-Mentor, coach, educate, train and advise entrepreneurs & small business.
-Provide ongoing support as businesses grow and move to advanced stages.
-Collaborate with SBA, SBDC, SPARK, local Chambers, WCC Entrepreneurial Ctr. & other area resources.
-Service Washtenaw, Lenawee, Livingston, Jackson, & Western Wayne.
-Mentoring is always free and confidential.
-Adhere to a strict code of ethics.
-AA SCORE Success Metrics (2015)
-831 mentoring sessions (38% considering a business; 29% just starting; 33% already in business).61 workshops with 1,556 participants (includes co-sponsored events).
-111 new businesses started; 175 jobs created
-94% of clients already in business increased revenue.
-64% female clients; 36% male
-91% Satisfaction: (2015 Client Survey Question “SCORE Helped Me”
Volunteer to become a SCORE mentor and/or teach workshops through SCORE in your area of expertise. Click on “Contact Us” from the SCORE website.