Orange County SCORE District Director Betty Otte Joins SCORE Women’s Success Blog

Washington, D.C.—SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” announces Betty Otte of Santa Ana, Calif., has joined the SCORE Women’s Success Blog at www.score.org. This is the first blog from SCORE at the national level. Betty will offer her insights and advice on a variety of small business topics, including management, franchise and marketing issues.

Betty volunteers her time as a SCORE district director for Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties in Southern California. She also serves as a SCORE counselor and mentor for Orange County SCORE, which provides free business mentoring and low-cost workshops to aspiring and existing small business owners in the Santa Ana area. Betty is a member of the national SCORE Advisory Council.

Betty is an entrepreneur with an executive Harvard MBA and 16 years of franchise experience. She ran her own marketing consulting company, and built a franchise network from one to 22 units. During her extensive career, she owned, operated, grew and sold numerous franchises. She is also a marketing and management expert.

SCORE CEO Ken Yancey says, “Betty continues to provide extraordinary leadership in SCORE. By sharing her lifetime of business experience and wisdom, she is helping support the success of entrepreneurs across the country.” Yancey adds, “Her tips and ideas can help small businesses become more successful, particularly those owned and started by women.”

Since 1964, SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” has helped 8 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through counseling and business workshops. More than 10,500 volunteer business counselors in 389 chapters serve their communities through entrepreneur education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses.

For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you. Visit SCORE on the Web at www.score.org.