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Existing Business Services

As a small business leader, you face greater challenges than ever before. Your competitors are relentless, customers are scarce and every day brings another wildfire that needs to be put out. Sometimes you feel like the proverbial gerbil furiously running on the wheel but getting nowhere. How can you, as a small business leader, rise above the daily firefighting and focus on the ‘big picture’ – the strategy that will move the business forward toward your vision. Would you value insightful help from current and former business owners in resolving “sticky” business issues?

If you are ready, as Michael Gerber calls it, to work “on” your business, not “in” your business, then SCORE’s existing business mentors and CEO roundtable are ready to assist you.

SCORE’s Northern Nevada Existing Business Section is one of the leading mentoring and counseling resources for existing businesses in our region. Our mentors have hundreds of years of combined experience in areas of finance, marketing and sales, manufacturing, human resource management and product development.

Our mentors support you in assessing where your business is currently and what your short and long term goals are. Then we work with you as a team, bringing in the mentoring expertise required to assist you in moving forward toward your goals.

One of our unique services is our CEO Roundtable. A small business roundtable provides business owners with an opportunity to discuss with their peers business matters of importance to them. They can bounce ideas off the others, get new ideas about solving old problems and share each other’s experiences in order to help each other become more successful in business. The whole idea is to allow each member to tap into the collective wisdom and experience of the group to help them prevent mistakes, solve tricky business situations and maximize their opportunities. Business roundtable members share camaraderie, a sense that “we’re all in this together”. A group of supportive peers helps you align your values, goals and strategies. The roundtable model works because of members’ commitment – both to each other and to the group.

Please contact us for more information or to begin working with a SCORE existing mentoring team

Non-profit Services

Establishing and running a successful non-profit starts with developing a comprehensive business plan to serve as a road map for your launch and initial operations. You are faced with choices, challenges and strategies from forming your non-profit corporation, selecting your board of directors and getting non-profit status from the IRS and importantly, figuring out how to get grants and other funding to support your operations and future growth.

Do you understand:

  • Role of the Board
  • Role of the Executive Director, staff and volunteers
  • Accounting for nonprofits
  • Legal considerations
  • Planning for non-profits.

Northern Nevada SCORE has mentors experienced in all aspects of starting, running and succeeding in the non-profit business arena. Click here to get in touch with the non-profit chair and start on your counseling/mentoring successful journey.