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SCORE Helps Small Businesses Succeed and Fuel America’s Economic Engine

EntrepreneursFebruary 1, 2011By

Ken YanceySCORE is an organization that mentors America’s small business owners and operators and can help people dreaming about starting their own small business or those looking to grow their businesses. SCORE is already making its mark as a catalyst for economic growth across the country.  

SCOREIn this episode, Ken Yancey, CEO of SCORE, joins Ivana Taylor for an in-depth discussion about the organization and particularly, how SCORE is helping small businesses to fuel America’s economic recovery. In 2009 alone, SCORE clients started more than 68,000 new businesses, which resulted in the creation of some 30,000 jobs.

Below are the questions we asked Ken:

  • (1:36) Ken, can you tell us a bit about yourself and your background and how you came to SCORE?
  • (3:46) What does SCORE stand for?
  • (5:04) How does SCORE make a direct impact on small business?
  • (6:32) When is a good time to visit SCORE if you’re a small business?  Are there some things you should be thinking about before you visit SCORE?
  • (8:10) That was a fantastic example. Do you have another one that’s and example of a success story?
  • (10:32) Can you talk a little bit about how important small business is to the economic recovery and how SCORE has helped with that?
  • (13:46) You mentioned that SCORE is working with the SBA.  Can you talk about where these organizations are similar or different and how you determine who to see, and for what?
  • (16:06) Can you talk a bit about how many businesses you’re helping and what the profile is for a successful business?
  • (18:19) Would you say that there are some businesses that tend to do better with SCORE than others?
  • (20:10) What are some things that might make me think, “I need to see SCORE, they can really help me.”
  • (22:15) What is the profile for an ideal volunteer?  Are you looking for volunteers? 
  • (25:58) Where can volunteers, small businesses and entrepreneurs go for more information?

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