SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” Launches New Small Business Web Site with Business Advice & Resources for Entrepreneurs

Washington, D.C.—The SCORE Association announces the launch of its redesigned SCORE Small Business Web Site, www.score.org. The site features SCORE’s hallmark email counseling advice service. The updated Ask SCORE service features an intuitive search engine generates a list of matching counselors with their skills and biographies. Entrepreneurs can enter key words or a question to find a SCORE advisor. Ask SCORE offers entrepreneurs access to advisors, who bring more than 600 combined skills.

The new SCORE Small Business Web Site follows Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines and can be read by screen readers. The site features a Learning Center with nine content areas including: business columns, small business guides, tips and special features. The Learning Center provides a reading room with articles on more than 10 business topics. An all-new, Business Toolbox offers quizzes, Web power links, and a tip of the day. Six online workshops will be added in June on topics such as starting, financing and marketing a small business.

SCORE CEO Ken Yancey says, “SCORE takes a major step forward with the relaunch of SCORE.org. The SCORE Small Business Site provides entrepreneurs with a one-stop location for small business advice, information, articles and useful business tools.” Yancey adds, “The SCORE site meets small business owners’ needs by providing 24/7 access to email advice, as well as a wide range of online resources for both start-up and growing businesses.”

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, nearly half of the 22.5 million small businesses use the Web. SCORE’s focus on redeveloping the site brings more information, resources and enhanced customer service to entrepreneurs who seek information online. In addition to the Ask SCORE for business advice service, the site features the Find SCORE locator tool. Enter city and state or zip code to find the local SCORE chapter name, phone number, address and a location map. SCORE offers face-to-face business counseling and local workshops through its chapter offices.

The SCORE Association was formed in 1964 as a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. More than 10,500 volunteers provide one-to-one business counseling and workshops for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. SCORE has assisted more than 4.5 million Americans with small business counseling. Visit SCORE on the Web (www.score.org)

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