I mentioned this organization in the previous post of gratitude to my coach, mentor, counselor, and friend that has helped get this business off the ground. I realized that SCORE deserved its own post.

Refresher: Originally the acronym for “Service Core of Retired Executives” is now “Counselors to America's Small Business”).  Any business that is just getting started or any business that would like to improve upon its current standings should look into this outreach program at http://seattle.score.org/

They do not receive a single dime (or penny) for their time.  Classes are offered at a modest fee.  For example, I recently attended a half day seminar on Financial Statement Analysis for only $40.  It was worth every cent and minute of my time.

If you have an existing business that you want to grow, SCORE is for you.  If you have a business that you want to launch, SCORE is for you.   There is a pay-it-forward mentality in their offices that can’t help but ignite and encourage the growth of ANY business.