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1 Mentors to America’s Small Business 1

2 Established in SCORE is: a nonprofit association dedicated to small business education focused small business success an all volunteer corps giving back 13,000 volunteers at 364 chapters nationwide provide individual mentoring is the Premier Source for Small Business Advice and Mentoring in America...

3 SCORE HAS ONE PURPOSE ONE AGENDA “HELP SMALL BUSINESSES SUCCEED” 3

4 We do that by... providing guidance helping solve practical problems helping mold the thought processes helping avoid mistakes We do that by... providing guidance helping solve practical problems helping mold the thought processes helping avoid mistakes 4

5 Number of Businesses MichiganOhio Small employers (500< employees) 173,284195,830 Large Employers (500+ employees) 3,0193,817 Non Employers632,618706,539 Total Business808, , 369 5

6 What SCORE offers clients... mentoring during the entire life cycle of their business Mentoring Workshops Seminars Mentoring Workshops Seminars building long term relationships 6

7 SCORE clients started a total of 38,630 new businesses in 2013 SCORE new businesses added 67,319 jobs to the economy in 2013 Businesses that received mentoring from SCORE grossed $ 19.4 billion in 2013 revenue At least 90.1% of SCORE’s “In Business” clients (those already in business in 2012 were still in business in 2013). SCORE volunteers donate more than 1.1 million hours per year Why Score….. 7

8 Our business is to help small business succeed! We possess the knowledge We have the practical experience We have the tools We help throughout the business life Mentoring is free, and as often needed 8

9 Take Away Points... All SCORE services are provided by volunteers! All SCORE services are confidential! All SCORE mentoring is free! All SCORE mentors have hands on business experience! All SCORE mentors are trained and certified! SCORE provides mentoring as often as the client requests 9

10 Who are we ? We are …

11 Tip-of-the-Mitt SCORE Chapter 0622 Established in 1988 Andy Hayes, Executive Director, Petoskey Chamber of Commerce – believed a SCORE chapter would be a helpful program to the Petoskey Chamber and the community. – joined forces with Bill Douglass, a Harbor Springs Kiwanian – they put the wheels in motion. 11

12 Tip-of-the-Mitt SCORE Harbor Springs Kiwanis Club provided the first 10 volunteers to become SCORE mentors. Bill Douglass attended Traverse City SCORE meetings for one year – Trained the 10 volunteers Bill served as chapter chair for 10 years 12

13 Tip-of-the-Mitt SCORE SCORE meetings Petoskey Chamber of Commerce Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Or when and where needed Service is provided in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. 13

14 Tip-of-the-Mitt SCORE Fourteen counselors: Five have MBAs One each: attorney, CPA, HR executive More: small business owners, engineers, banking, real estate, health care, construction, automotive, manufacturing On call: “Aces” for special needs – hospitality, website development, women in business 14

15 Areas of expertise Business plan development Marketing Accounting and finance Loan application Non-profit organizations Engineering Acquisitions Manufacturing Government contracts 15

16 Tip-of-the-Mitt SCORE Work with Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) Tom Erhart (NLEA) Regular member SCORE team SCORE and NLEA Conduct workshops 16

17 Tip-of-the-Mitt SCORE Success stories Regional air carrier Bakery Restaurant/catering business Custom yacht manufacturer Beauty salon Online sports retail Sailing school [501(c)3] 17

18 SCORE Michigan and Northwest Ohio Chapter Locations and Volunteers SCORE Michigan and Northwest Ohio Chapter Locations and Volunteers Toledo 39 18

19 We are better, We are SCORE We are the Service Corps of Real Experience Why SCORE 19


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