SCORE Helps New Business Owners Soar - Philip Franchine
Nancy Lambert felt the urge to put her fashion skills to work a few years ago, but the former paralegal and alterations entrepreneur needed encouragement as well as business advice, so she turned to non-profit business consultants SCORE.
That move paid off for Lambert and the Green Valley community, as SCORE helped her start making wine coasters from home and selling them at farmers markets. When she decided to try for her real dream, making clothing, Lambert went back to her SCORE mentor, who asked her the right questions to clarify her goals and the steps she needed to take.
Another SCORE client, the owners of Parcel Plus, took over an existing business and have doubled its sales volume in less than three years, despite the recession, by adapting to changing conditions and tapping into a market its previous owner had neglected.