Nonprofit Scores with Small Businesses in Need of Mentors
After being laid off in 2008 and caring for her father as his health declined, Minda Cutcher decided to start a business helping seniors. She credits SCORE with helping her grow her company, Minda Cutcher, MBA Inc. Financial Advocate for Seniors, which was incorporated in 2009, from the ground up.
“The SCORE mentors are invaluable,” said Susanne Waher, who launched her company, CASA Manager, in 2007. “Not only would I have not had the courage if I hadn’t had someone behind me, but you need someone who knows the ropes. Who you can bounce ideas off of and who has the answers. I have friends and family who are supportive, but none of them want to talk about my business as much as my SCORE mentor wants to talk about my business.”