Group gives free help to small business owners

(WTNH)– Are you a small business owner? Are you thinking about starting a business? Are you an entrepreneur, are you thinking about opening a restaurant? Do yourself a favor and get a hold of the folks at SCORE.

The group is filled with hugely successful men and women, volunteers ready to help you for free. Yes, free! You can’t afford not to get to know these folks.

Bob Potter came on Nyberg to talk about SCORE, from the Southeastern Chapter. There are chapters all over the state, the country who will monitor you.

Bob Potter
Bob Potter

Potter once wrote “my goal is to make sure that we are not always looking in the mirror, but we are looking out the window.” He explained what that means.

“Well, you know it’s interesting, I think that when people come in with their ideas of starting up a business, or if they’re in business, and we really like working with both, sometimes you’re so invested. You’re so engaged, you know you’re in business very well, that’s the looking in the mirror part. But to really step back and really start to understand some other dynamics, some other issues, some other areas that you really need to have a handle on, you’re go to need to look out the window. You’re going to to need to reach out and talk to some people, build an advisory team around you, look in the tool box. Either you’re starting up, there’s some tools we can talk about that we recommend. But if you’re in business, some of those tools change, and so I think it’s kind of openness and you can tell very quickly when people come in. Once we learn about what their business is, and we start the dialogues, ‘well tell me what’s keeping you awake at night, what are you worrying about.’ When you go in the office, talk to us. Because you may not have a group around you that you can do that with. You may not have the luxury of stepping back and doing it. This is an opportunity to really talk to us and say here’s what I’m worried about. What would you advise?”

Potter says SCORE is celebrating its 50th anniversary and their doors are open all over the state to help you, all you have to do is walk in.

For more information, go to www.score.org.

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