Do you own a local business or are thinking of starting one? Well, if you don’t already know about SCORE—you should! The SCORE Association, a resource partner of the Small Business Administration (SBA), is a national not-for-profit organization with 320+ chapters and 11,000+ volunteer mentors throughout the United States. SCORE volunteer mentors are successful current and former executives and business owners representing many skill areas and industries. They can help you with questions like: How do I start a business? Where can I obtain funding for my business? How can I grow my existing business? How can I manage my cash flow? How can I use social media in my marketing efforts?
SCORE mentors work with you one on one to help you with your business challenges, advising clients about options for loans and other types of business financing. SCORE and the SBA do not provide financing directly, but often they can help point you in the right direction in where to look.
Free mentoring is now available by appointment at Mount Prospect Public Library the first and third Wednesdays of every month. You can find more information and register for a mentoring session here at MPPL at https://chicago.score.org/content/find-mentor-224. Just search using the MP zip code 60056. Feel free to contact Business Reference Librarian Joe Collier with any questions!