Starting January 26, SCORE business counselors will be available at Redmond Public Library on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon for free small business counseling.
Small business owners can avoid costly mistakes by learning from someone who's "been there, done that."
"We are working and retired business professionals that are committed to helping their communities thrive by providing local small business owners with valuable guidance and insights for success," says Bruce Michalski, of SCORE. "Based on an entrepreneur's needs, business mentoring with SCORE can last just a few sessions or evolve into an ongoing mentoring relationship."
Individuals who operate or wish to start small businesses can discuss business planning, organization and start-up, finance, marketing and other critical business issues with SCORE volunteers in private, confidential sessions. No appointment is necessary.
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. They are a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and have been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years. For more information about Central Oregon SCORE please visit their web site at www.scorecentraloregon.org.