SCORE CEO Discusses Small Business Opportunities at Puerto Rico SCORE Chapter

San Juan, Puerto Rico—SCORE CEO Ken Yancey joins Puerto Rico SCORE office to present remarks about small business trends, resources and SCORE outreach. Yancey leads SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and Guam. Yancey will tour the Puerto Rico office and speak on October 15, 2004.

SCORE provides free and confidential small business advice, as well as low-cost small business workshops and seminars. SCORE helps entrepreneurs make the dream of small business ownership a reality, by providing business planning, loan application and problem-solving sessions to assist entrepreneurs.

This year, SCORE expects to provide more than 500,000 small business services through its face-to-face, phone and online counseling sessions and low-cost business workshops and seminars. SCORE Puerto Rico has both English- and Spanish-speaking counselors.

Yancey says, “I look forward to thanking each SCORE volunteer in Puerto Rico. These volunteers help entrepreneurs succeed in business. Yancey adds, “SCORE volunteers have the success experience to help today’s entrepreneurs succeed and achieve their dreams.” According to Yancey, “Puerto Rico SCORE is an excellent resource for entrepreneurs. I commend SCORE District Director Yohel Socarras-Cobian for his dedication to small business and leadership of Puerto Rico SCORE. And the service, commitment and enthusiasm of Chapter Chair Felicia Correa help make SCORE the great organization it is today.”

Over the past year, SCORE celebrated 40 years of excellence in business counseling and will assist its 7 millionth client in early 2005. SCORE received national recognition, including the first USA Freedom Corps Award for volunteer service. SCORE also won national honors for small business counseling with the Summit Award from the American Society of Association Executives.

More than 12,500 volunteer business counselors serve their communities through entrepreneur education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses. For information about starting or operating a small business, call

1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you. Or visit SCORE on the Web at www.score.org.