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“Savannah SCORE Receives National Business Education Award”
At SCORE's National Leadership Conference in Jacksonville, FL, Savannah SCORE received the "Outstanding Client Education Program" award for 2018. This award recognizes the growth of Savannah SCORE's business education programs during FY2018 and the positive impact these programs have had on aspiring local entrepreneurs, small business owners, active members of the U.S. military, veterans, and students at both the College and High School level. Michael Siegel, Savannah SCORE's Chapter Chair said, "This award is a tribute to the teamwork, commitment and dedication of Savannah SCORE's Volunteer Mentors to support Savannah's vibrant small business community."
SCORE is the largest provider of free business mentoring and business education programs in the nation. Over the last two years, Savannah SCORE, rated in the top 10% of SCORE's 320 chapters nationwide, has helped establish 299 new businesses and create nearly 500 new non-owner jobs in the Savannah area. On September 7 at 4:00 PM, Savannah SCORE is presenting the "BizPitch Savannah™" entrepreneurial competition at the Bull Street Labs at 2222 Bull Street, Savannah, GA. Applications to win $10,000 in cash and prizes to help launch new businesses are available at http://bizpitchsavannah.com.
For more information about Savannah SCORE or to schedule a free business mentoring session, go to https://savannah.score.org or call 912-652-4335.
"On behalf of the Savannah Chapter of SCORE, Savannah Business Mentor Tom Norris, left, accepts SCORE's 2018 "Outstanding Client Education Program" award from SCORE National President Ken Yancey, right".
A New Service for Savannah’s Busy Business Community
Savannah SCORE Expands Our Free Mentoring Hours
To better serve the needs of aspiring entrepreneurs and owners of existing businesses in our community, Savannah SCORE has expanded its free business mentoring hours. In addition to SCORE’s M-F 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM schedule, identical services are also available Thursdays from 4:00 to 6:00PM, Fridays at 8:00 AM and Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The new hours are for scheduled appointments in the SCORE office at 111 E. Liberty St, and are effective immediately. SCORE is the largest provider of free small business services in the United States. In 2017, SCORE helped establish 166 new businesses, and create 213 new non-owner jobs. To schedule a free meeting with a SCORE certified mentor, go to https://savannah.score.org/find-mentor-305 or call Savannah SCORE at (912)-652-4335.
Savannah SCORE is proud to be a sponsor of Savannah's "2017 State of Small Business" event that took place on Friday, December 1, 2017. At this livestreaming event, eleven of Savannah's top business leaders presented their assessment of the current and future environment for small businesses in our community. View the presentations and benefit from the invaluable perspectives of the presenters.
State of Small Business Video on YouTube
SCORE's mentors, comprised of active and retired business men and women, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling. Counseling can be conducted at the client's place of business, at our chapter headquarters, by telephone or via email
SCORE mentors and representatives from the local business community conduct a variety of regularly scheduled, low-cost educational workshops that provide valuable information and techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful business.
With access to a wide variety of documents, templates and tools to assist you in starting or growing your business, the information provided here covers a wide range of subjects including initial business planning, capital sources, government agencies, and much more.
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Help Make Dreams Come True - Become a SCORE Volunteer
Every year, SCORE volunteers help thousands of entrepreneurs start small businesses and achieve new levels of success in their existing businesses. Volunteering at SCORE is a way for you to give back to your community, connect with fellow business owners, and pass on your knowledge and expertise to the next generation of entrepreneurs in your community.Become A Volunteer