When an entrepreneur is on fire to ramp up business success, Greater Cincinnati SCORE’s mentors are ready to help in a One on One or Team format.
In addition to one on one mentoring, SCORE counselors team up once a week in Kenwood, West Chester and Northern Kentucky to address a business owners’ most pressing business concerns all in a 1.5 hour session with several SCORE mentors with various business backgrounds. Issues discussed may include business strategy, operations, marketing and finance. Team sessions can provide rapid problem solving and decision making, resulting in accelerated client growth. The team mentoring service is just one of SCORE’s free programs available to new and existing small business owners in greater Cincinnati. Team mentors have held about 2,300 client sessions totaling more than 10,000 counseling hours over the past five years.
“We research the needs of a client and select three experienced counselors who can help meet those needs,” said Rick Johnson, a retired P&G executive and the Kenwood team mentor chair. “We can address multiple issues in one meeting and periodic follow-up meetings to give the client productive assignments. The wealth of knowledge available and shared in a meeting when you put three experienced professionals together is invaluable to clients, whether they are in a start-up phase or taking their business to the next level.”
“We’ve created synergy between our experts and the entrepreneur that allows us to focus immediately on aspects of situations where one counselor may not be an expert,” said Dean Swomley, greater Cincinnati SCORE chairman. “Our clients keep coming back for more, and they come back with strategic plans, progress reports and success stories.” Request your expert mentor or team today!