August 2020
August 2020
Summer is coming to a close but our online resources continue to grow. If you haven't done so already, please attend one of our webinars and request a virtual mentor session to get your business on the right track.

We're giving away a free business plan template, so be sure to download that. Thank you to all of our mentees and mentors who are collaborating and brainstorming throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We're all in this together! Have a wonderful August!
SCORE Southern Maryland
Chapter Activities
Bob Rotella Retiring - Thank You!
Bob joined SCORE Southern Maryland in 2011, following a career as a Business Law and Intellectual Property Attorney. In the course of that career Bob saw the law from multiple perspectives, having worked in the private sector, for a major law firm and for the Federal Government.

Bob became Chapter Chair in 2015, and held that position until stepping down in early 2020 to prepare for a family relocation. In reflecting on his time as Chair, Bob is particularly proud of the 2 Women’s Conferences that the Chapter held, as well as successful efforts to strengthen the Chapter’s Leadership Team. Bob and his wife will shortly be relocating to Greensboro, NC, where he plans on becoming active with the local SCORE chapter. He clearly has enjoyed mentoring clients, and plans to continue to do so.
Remote Mentoring Still Available Now
Business mentoring doesn't have to end with the coronavirus quarantine. Feel free to request a mentor and someone from our team will reach out and match you with a local mentor to help with your business remotely via email, phone, or Zoom meeting. Thank you!
Need COVID Support?
We're available to help answer any questions or point you in the right direction. Please continue to check our Coronavirus Small Business Resource Hub Website for the latest.
Local Workshops Turned into Webinar
Due to coronavirus, we have converted our lineup of in-person workshops into webinars for your convenience! We've also partnered with our sister SCORE chapters in Baltimore and Washington DC in promoting their webinars.
Sources of Loans and Grants: National, State, and Local
Tuesday August 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
Sister SCORE Events
Virtual Networking
Registration Fee: $25.00

Networking can be touch in normal times; during COVID-19 it can be even harder. Learn how to network effectively with mentor and leadership coach Elma Levy.
Small Business Automation
Registration Fee: $10.00

Is using more time saving technology a good option for your business? Have you considered adding more automation? In this webinar you'll learn the key business infrastructure elements needed to grow your company.
Local Maryland Success Stories
Crusaders for Change
Shay Cook is the Founder and CEO at Crusader for Change (C4C), which empowers and equips women, men and children with the tools (resources, knowledge, skills, etc.) needed to become financially free through financial counseling, coaching, classes and consulting.Mrs. Cook, who is an Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC®) and Financial Fitness Coach® (FFC®), has always had a passion for helping people, especially in the area of personal finances. She also has a bachelor's and a master's in Psychology. Read her recent highlight in The Capital Gazette here and be sure to check out her company's website.
Upcoming SCORE Webinars
How to Run Great Virtual Events

August 25
Lessons Learned about a Business Journey - The Story of a Minority Entrepreneur

September 8
Starting an Online Business for Next to No Money

September 10
Latest Blog Posts
11 Free Ways to Get Publicity for your Small Business
Understanding the Differences Between Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists
How Small Businesses Can Keep Employees Cool During COVID-19 Reopens
Inspiring Quote
"Believe you can, and you're half way there."
- Theodore Roosevelt
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