| March 18, 2013
SCORE needs volunteers for its business counseling program
Banks chapter of SCORE needs volunteers – both working and retired
business owners and executives – to help in its programs that support
The group will have a free informational
luncheon on Thursday, March 28, to recruit volunteers and explain its
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated
to supporting small business nationwide. It is composed of
retired and working business owners and executives. The group is a
resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration and is
sponsored locally by the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce.
provides free, confidential counseling and inexpensive workshops for
the Outer Banks and Currituck communities. Both working and
retired business owners and executives donate their expertise and time
as business counselors. SCORE counselors provide three hours of
counseling monthly and attend a monthly business meeting. The
program gives counselors the opportunity to meet others who share their
commitment to service.
Every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the
Outer Banks SCORE Chapter 497 has counseling available by appointment
or walk-in at the chamber office in Kill Devil Hills. Counseling
is also available in Buxton by appointment. Call 252-441-8144 to
make an appointment to see a counselor at Kill Devil Hills or Buxton.
business counselors help small business owners as well as potential
business owners develop their business plans, review marketing
strategies, examine financial and tax statements and explore social
media opportunities. Counselors can also assist in long-range
plan options, which include selling or closing a business.
SCORE chapter counselors have diverse business backgrounds and can
address a wide range of challenges a new business owner will
encounter. These counselors can help the new business owner
understand how to operate a successful business in North Carolina.
is able to provide these valuable free services because of business
community support and the business volunteers who provide their time
and expertise. The group is very community oriented -- success
for its clients is success for the community.
If you are a
working or retired business executive or owner who would like an
opportunity to give back to your community, SCORE counseling may be
what you are looking for. You will also meet others who share your
spirit of generosity and giving.
The chapter’s March 28
informational luncheon will be at noon at the Western Sizzlin
Restaurant in Kill Devil Hills. Please call Ron Eckerle at
252-441-8144 for more information or to make your lunch reservation.
There is no charge to attend.
You can obtain additional information by visiting the website of the local SCORE chapter at www.score497.org and on Facebook: SCORE Business Counselors of the OBX.