Jump Start Your Success with SCORE! SCORE! 50th Anniversary

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Greetings ,
Just as April showers bring May flowers, tending to your business now will reap a bountiful harvest down the road. We’ve got some ideas and suggestions in this month’s newsletter to help “fertilize” your mind and eventually have your business rolling in clover.


Our spring workshop schedule kicks off with How to Start Your Own Business and Human Resources for Small Business Owners, followed in May by Intellectual Property and a reprise of How to Start Your Own Business. Don’t forget, our SCORE Success Pass allows you to attend an unlimited number of workshops over a three-month period for only $50!
Click here to see the schedule and/or register.

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There’s still time to let us know that you wish to participate in our two 50th anniversary business competitions:
the Business Concept Competition for high school students in entrepreneurial classes, and
the Business Plan for “Next Steps” Competition for existing area small businesses seeking to grow.

With a total of $20,000 in prize money to be awarded, don’t miss out on this opportunity.

Click here for the business competition information, including the application and requirements.

Click here for the high school competition information, including the application and requirements.

The deadline for submitting an “Intent to Participate” application is April 30, 2017.

Meet the Mentor

As part of our 50th anniversary celebration, we recently sat down with Ron Weiss, a SCORE volunteer with our chapter for more than 20 years, to talk about the “old days” and his experiences as a SCORE mentor. Listen to what he had to say… Ron Weiss 50th Anniversary Comments | Merrimack Valley SCORE

Click here to view the full interview.

COMPASS Now Available Throughout Southern New Hampshire

Thanks to a generous grant from The Provident Bank, COMPASS, Merrimack Valley SCORE’s free Business Assessment Program, is now also available to small businesses in the Monadnock and Seacoast areas. Since its launch almost two years ago, COMPASS has helped countless small businesses identify their strengths and weaknesses. Using a quick, easy, comprehensive and, above all, effective, online questionnaire, COMPASS probes your General Management, Finance, Sales and Marketing, Resource Management and Operations, delivering a report that not only tells you what you’re doing well and where you need help, but also provides a solid foundation for a SCORE mentor team to assist you

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Our Sponsoring Partner Provident Bank

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Click here to learn about COMPASS and get your business moving to the next level of sales, profits and service.

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