Golden Belt Chapter 673 of SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) is proud to celebrate the achievements of its local board, along with the achievements of its organization at a national level. SCORE is a national service organization connecting retired business experts with small business owners and entrepreneurs. “Our chapter is here to help entrepreneurs grow their small businesses,” says Chapter president Brock McPherson. “We help entrepreneurs with creating a business plan, outlining an operating budget, learning how to manage employees, or anything that has to do with starting, managing, and growing a small business.”
During 2011, the national organization helped create over 70,000 jobs in over 58,000 businesses across the country at a cost of just $98 per job. Since the organization was founded in 1964, SCORE chapters all over America have helped over 9 million entrepreneurs and small business owners. There are over 350 SCORE chapters in the United States consisting of over 13,000 volunteers.
At a local level, the Golden Belt SCORE Chapter has provided assistance and mentoring to approximately 160 clients since it was founded in 2003. These clients are from the five counties served by the Golden Belt chapter, including Barton, Pawnee, Rush, Stafford, and Ellsworth counties. “Our services are free and confidential,” McPherson says. “Our board is made up of a nearly a dozen retired executives representing all aspects of the business sector. We are always taking on new clients.”
Any new or existing small businesses interested in taking advantage of the expansive expertise of the Golden Belt SCORE chapter’s growing board should visit golenbelt.score.org or call 620-793-3420.