SCORE Helps Novices Start, Improve Small Businesses - Jill Thurston

Giving a twist to the adage, "you can't teach an old dog new tricks," SCORE has as its motto: "We teach new dogs old tricks."

The "old tricks" come from seasoned business people, mainly retirees, who volunteer to offer their expertise to the next generation.

Ms. Runzo used SCORE services in the early 1990s and made a business plan for her forklift business, AMO Material Handling in New Stanton. "I consulted the plan all the time," she said. "Before I made a plan, it was almost like being in a ship on the ocean without a rudder."

 

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