Organization Sees Double-Digit Growth in Clients Seeking Business Counseling
Verde Valley AZ (January 11, 2013) – For the second straight year, the Northern Arizona SCORE Chapter has won SCORE’s prestigious District Chapter of the Year Award. SCORE is a national non-profit volunteer organization that provides business counseling, workshops and community outreach programs for the benefit of small business owners and people wishing to start their own businesses.
SCORE’s mission is to provide education, counseling and training to help America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs succeed. The organization provides free business counseling and mentoring, a variety of free business tools and awareness of other business resources to help start or grow a small business. Northern Arizona SCORE also conducts a variety of low-cost business building workshops throughout the year and in multiple locations in Prescott, the Verde Valley and Flagstaff.
SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The Northern Arizona SCORE territory covers 3 counties, including Yavapai, Coconino and Mohave, with offices in Prescott, the Verde Valley and Flagstaff.
SCORE has 35 active volunteers in Northern Arizona who in 2012 provided total services in client counseling, business building workshops and community outreach programs reaching over 8,000 people. SCORE Counselors mentor clients in person at one of their regional offices, via telephone and email.
SCORE business building workshops in Northern Arizona during 2012 had a total attendance of 6,700 people. These figures put SCORE Northern Arizona at the 4th highest attended Chapter event amount in the country, including all of the 370 SCORE Chapters nationally. SCORE Northern Arizona counselors volunteered over 4,000 hours of their time to helping small businesses and entrepreneurs throughout the territory.
The Northern Arizona SCORE Chapter is now in the running for the SCORE National Chapter of the Year Award. These results will be announced by the national organization on March 15, 2013.
SCORE provides free business counseling to Northern Arizona business startups and existing enterprises through its offices and volunteer business counselors in Flagstaff, the Verde Valley and Prescott. Do you have your own SCORE Business Counselor yet? You can also help change lives by sharing your business knowledge, skills and experience. Get your own SCORE Counselor, become a SCORE volunteer or sign-up for a Northern Arizona SCORE Business Building workshop at http://northernarizona.score.org, or call Northern Arizona SCORE at 928-778-7438.