SCOREWORKS

SCOREWORKS is an 10,5000-member volunteer association sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The association has matched volunteer business-management counselors with clients in need of expert advise. SCOREWORKS has experts in virtually every area of business management and maintains a national skill roster to help identify the best counselor for a particular client. Volunteer counselors, whose collective experience spans the full range of American enterprise, share their management and technical expertise with both present and prospective small business owners.

Most SCOREWORKS volunteers are retired business owners or managers, though some members are still actively employed. Volunteers work in or near their home communities to provide management counseling and training to first time entrepreneurs and current small business owners. They meet with clients at a SCOREWORKS chapter office, an SBA office or at the client's place of business.

Every effort is made to match a client's needs with a counselor who is experienced in a comparable line of business. All individual and team counseling is free; there may be a nominal fee for workshops and seminars.

Through in-depth counseling and training, SCOREWORKS volunteers help prospective and established small business owners and managers identify problems, determine the causes and find solutions.

Any small business can obtain help from SCOREWORKS. Whether you are considering starting your own business, have a business that is experiencing problems, are ready to expand, or need some other type of advice, SCOREWORKS can help.

The approach is confidential and personal. You don't have to be applying for or to have a SBA loan to participant in the program. In fact, an idea is all that is necessary; consultation and counseling before a business start-up is an important part of SCOREWORKS's service.SCOREWORKS, a nonprofit association, has dedicated 40 years to helping over 6.5 million small entrepreneurs succeed.

SCOREWORKS is always looking for small business consultants to help with our heavy counseling workload. SCOREWORKS counselors receive no compensation, but are reimbursed for mileage and out of pocket expenses. For further information and/or assistance contact the SCOREWORKS location nearest you or you can visit the SCOREWORKS website at: http://www.scoreworks.org/ or contact one of the following:

  • Cincinnati SCOREWORKS Chapter #34
  • Small Business Administration
  • 525 Vine Street
  • Room 1030
  • Cincinnati, OH 45202
  • (513) 684-2812
  • Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9: a.m. - 12 noon (24hr. recorded message)
  • Counties Served: (Ohio)-Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland and Warren, (Kentucky)-Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton and Pendleton. (Indiana)-Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio and Union Desk Counseling Locations: Blue Ash, Clermont, Hamilton, Lawrenceburg, Lebanon, Ft. Mitchell.

SCOREWORKS can also be found on the Internet at http://www.scoreworks.org/. SCOREWORKS presence on the Internet makes it possible to reach more small business clients than ever with mentoring, counseling and training services. The site logged nearly 35.5 million hits in 2003 by nearly 956,060 visitors. There were also nearly 120,000 counseling sessions conducted via e-mail.

Business owners are now turning to the technology of the web to fulfill their needs for information and advice. SCOREWORKS is primed to meet their requests for help by offering e-mail counseling, maps to local SCOREWORKS chapters, hotlinks to other business resources on the Internet and more at the click of a mouse. E-mail counseling is provided by the Cyberchapter, which now includes more than 1,200 online members. You can choose from almost 800 unique skills to find the cybercounselor who best suites your individual needs. Log on to SCOREWORK's Internet site to take advantage of the many services SCOREWORKS has to offer your business.