VALDOSTA, GA, August 4, 2016–The SCORE Association, a not-for-profit organization composed of volunteers who provide free mentoring and free or low cost training to entrepreneurs who wish to start a new small business or grow a business, has opened a new branch in Valdosta, according to Arthur L. Slotkin, the Georgia District Director of the SCORE Association, a resource partner of the US Small Business Administration.
As part of the larger SCORE organization, the Valdosta branch will conduct a series of three training sessions in October, November and December of this year (2016) for local entrepreneurs focusing on business basics, business plan development, marketing, finances and sources of funding for small businesses. This program is called “Simple Steps to Starting Your Business.” The Simple Steps program will be offered at no cost and participation is being funded by the SCORE Association and the SCORE Foundation. Further information about this training program will be forthcoming.
Ms. Erica Hill will lead the Valdosta branch. Ms. Hill founded and ran the “Entrepreneurs of Valdosta,” a group composed of volunteers who engaged in many of the services that the SCORE Association provides at its more than 300 chapters around the United States. According to Slotkin, the affiliation of the Entrepreneurs of Valdosta with SCORE provides infrastructure, training and resources to the local branch which will help further the aims of SCORE in Valdosta.
SCORE is America’s premier source of free and confidential small business mentoring and advice service. Nearly half a million entrepreneurs count on SCORE each year for help with fulfilling their dream of starting a business, as well as helping existing enterprises grow and become more successful.
SCORE’s more than 10,000 working and retired business professionals are committed to helping their communities thrive by providing local small business owners with valuable guidance and insights for success. Each of the SCORE chapters across the country provide services and programs tailored to the local community’s specific business needs and challenges.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Ms. Erica Hill at 229-630-1190 or email at Erica.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other SCORE Chapters in Georgia:
Ph: (404) 331-0121
Ph: (706) 596-8331
Ph: (478) 621-2000
Ph: (678) 506-0718
Ph: (770) 538-2522
Ph: (912) 652-4335