May 2 - 6 is National Small Business Week!! Since our mission is to help small businesses succeed through our FREE mentoring and low-cost or no-cost educational workshops, this is a big week for us.
As a small business owner, there are many reasons for seeking mentoring during your company’s journey. They include:
- 70 percent of small businesses that received mentoring survived more than 5 years. That is double the survival rate of non-mentored businesses (UPS Survey)
- Since the pandemic began, one-third of businesses closed. 91% of businesses SCORE mentored have remained in business.
- Your chances of success are far better with a SCORE mentor than without one. The service is FREE so why not take advantage of this valuable resource?
Last Year, SCORE helped approximately 25,000 new businesses throughout the country get started. Mentoring played a critical role in this achievement. We look forward to helping your business continue to succeed.
The other element of our service to Small Business is our Educational programs. In an effort to help small businesses succeed, and grow and in support of the National Small Business Week, we are offering a couple of opportunities in our educational workshop area.
- Attend our very popular online live workshop Marketing Your Business and Driving Sales. Normally $25 is required to attend and we are offering for FREE with the discount code NSBWEEK to be used at the time of registration.
- Learn how to properly set up to sell to the Federal Government in our new, live online workshop Doing Business with the Federal Government. Simply signup by May 3 to receive a FREE registration.
- Join us May 2 - May 5 for the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit hosted by the US Small Business Administration and SCORE. Access critical federal resources, learn new business strategies, meet other business owners and chat with industry experts! This 4-day, action-packed event will include honoring small businesses around the country, educational sessions, online business resources, and exciting speakers. Registration is FREE!
Finally, I want to thank all of our Southern Colorado volunteers for their continued donation of time and effort in making all of this possible.
Until Next Month,
Brian E. Neth, Chapter Chair and Certified SCORE Mentor