SCORE Honors Its More Than 10,500 Volunteer Counselors Who Support the Small Business Dreams of Millions of Entrepreneurs Nationwide
Washington, D.C.—SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” paid tribute to its more than 11,000 counselors during this year’s National Volunteer Week (April 17-23) for their donation of time and expertise to help America’s new and growing small businesses. SCORE recently helped the 7 millionth client in its history.
SCORE business counselors are working and retired business owners and executives who volunteer their time to provide business advice and training to entrepreneurs in all stages of business development.
In 2004, SCORE volunteers delivered 468,499 services to entrepreneurs through face-to-face and online counseling, workshops and seminars. SCORE counselors donated more than 1.3 million hours of their time to help entrepreneurs in their local communities.
SCORE CEO Ken Yancey says, “SCORE’s volunteers make a positive impact on small businesses in communities across the country each day.” Yancey adds, “They help entrepreneurs create business plans, meet the challenges of daily business operations and take advantage of opportunities to grow their business.”
Since 1964, SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” has assisted more than 7 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through counseling and business workshops. More than 11,000 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. Or, visit SCORE on the Web at www.score.org.