No matter where you are on your entrepreneurial journey, our SCORE mentors are ready to assist. Our mentors are highly successful and seasoned business professionals and entrepreneurs with the experience and knowledge to help you achieve your business goals.
Karen Foley's Triumph with the Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition
A 2019 DEI study examined the challenges that the LGBTQ+ community face worldwide despite recent advances in legal and cultural progress. The results reflected the dilemma that Karen Foley was facing as a member of the LGBTQ+ community in Lancaster. There was a vacuum with a critical need to fill, and Karen was ready to make a move to bridge that gap. One of the first steps that Karen took in this process was to reach out to SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon to request the assistance of a SCORE mentor.Learn more about Karen's Success
We believe that anyone can start and manage a successful small business. We also know that the road is harder for some than for others. Diverse backgrounds, different voices and unique needs may call for specialized resources and mentoring approaches. SCORE is listening, recognizes these diverse needs, and provides personalized support in a wholly-inclusive platform called SCORE for All.
Since 1964, SCORE has educated and mentored more than 11 million small business owners and entrepreneurs. We're looking for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences to serve in a variety of roles — from knowledgeable business mentors to local community advocates.
What is better than one very passionate, forward-thinking entrepreneur working to make a business highly successful? How about two very passionate, forward-thinking entrepreneurs working on your business ownership goals? That is what SCORE offers to all small business owners: mentors who work alongside entrepreneurs to realize their small business ownership dreams. See how our mentors have made a difference for other small business owners like you.
Our SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon volunteer mentors genuinely are the lifeblood of our organization. They make a significant commitment to giving back to their community through their work supporting our small business and nonprofit clients and guiding them on their journeys to success.
"Volunteers Do Not Necessarily Have The Time; They Just Have The Heart."
Meet SCORE mentor Ray Horan, a volunteer mentor with the Chapter since December 2021. Ray brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to assist the clients of SCORE Chapter 16. Ray earned his Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Penn
SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon and our volunteer certified mentors are committed to providing the best possible service to help business owners achieve their goals and entrepreneurs, or start-ups realize their dreams of launching a small business. In 2022 the 80 active mentors of our Chapter provided 3,203 mentoring sessions and donated 4,022 mentoring hours. We can offer that high level of services because of the dedication of our mentors and with the assistance of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), most still active in full-time, demanding careers, who offer their service in a specialized business area
Every day our SCORE volunteer mentors help small business owners, entrepreneurs, and start-ups achieve their dreams of success. This work would not be possible without a steady onboarding of new volunteers willing to impact their community and play a role in the Chapter's future. There is uncertainty about what the economy has in store for small businesses in 2023, but one trend is not in doubt, our clients will need SCORE mentors to navigate the ever-changing trends to adapt to the challenges that lie ahead.
Adding a Diverse and Widely Varied Background to the Conversation
An examination of the challenges that small business owners, especially solopreneurs, face as salespeople. It’s an eye-opening look at the deficiencies of modern-day selling and the blind spots that hold them back.
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