"There's not enough out there for when you have a business and it's established and you want to get to the next level. That, to me, is the important part about SCORE."
Elizabeth Lucero , Chartered Financial Consultant, came to SCORE Albuquerque in 2010 after realizing she needed expert guidance to help her move her established business to the next level. She started meeting one-on-one with Joe Cotruzzola each month -- a commitment they have kept up for the past eight years. This ongoing support has helped her keep her business on track during good times and bad -- even when her husband passed away.

Elizabeth is proud to point out that she has quadrupled her business thanks in large part to her involvement with SCORE. In addition to one-on-one mentoring, she also participates in a Business Owners Council facilitated by Jim Giannelli. This group has been together for years. Through this peer-to-peer learning experience, she learned that there is no quick fix to business challenges. Instead, you have to go and present your solution to the BOC and see if they feel it's a viable solution, if they can find holes in it, if it makes sense.

Why join a SCORE BOC?
"As an established business owner, we don't get a lot of help among our peers. What about us successful SMALL business owners? We need to have a good, safe environment to discuss things -- and the most important thing is to have the continuity of the people in your group."
Join a SCORE BOC today! As an owner, you will face challenges throughout the life of your business. Clarify your next step by working one-on-one with our trained facilitator. Test your business action plans in front of your peers with no consequence, no risk and no big investment.
At SCORE Albuquerque , we help small businesses grow from start-up through maturity by providing lifelong learning opportunities for business owners. Clients develop their own path to small business success by accessing one-on-one mentoring, workshops, Business Owners Councils and a national network of resources. Our team of experienced entrepreneurs, business owners, corporate executives and managers are trained mentors who help clients gain clarity to take the next step. SCORE is a resource partner of the Small Business Administration (SBA). In New Mexico, SCORE also has chapters in  Santa Fe  and  Las Cruces .