Saturday, May 17, 2008

Rotarians Learn How To Get Free Advice For Their Business Needs

Are you a small business owner? Do you need advice? You can't afford to hire a consultant? How about free advice! That is what a recent speaker at the MV Rotary is offering! Peter McGarry, of SCORE, represents a non profit organization consisting of retired business people who consult small business on all aspects of running their business.

SCORE is a national organization that has local chapters in many areas of the United States.

They offer
  • A face to face consultations with a business professional who can answer questions.

  • An on site evaluation at the place of business.

  • A team of SCORE counselors to provide specialized assistance in a wide range of business areas.
SCORE also offers more than 6,600 local business workshops each year across the United States. Peter is from the local chapter in Lowell Massachusetts and can be reached at 978-459-9899. To find a SCORE Counseling and Resource Office elsewhere in the United States, go to

On the SCORE site you can also Ask SCORE a question about your business and you will get an answer withing 48 hours. There are also dozens of online guides (available in both English and Spanish) with proven, practical tips on a variety of small business topics including templates for business plans, loan requests, and more. You can also reach SCORE by calling 1-800-634-0245.

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