December 11, 2015

For Immediate Release

Source:  SCORE Chapter 308

               Fort Pierce FL

               772-489-0548

SCORE Association Has Significant Growth in Its 51st Year FY2015 – 10.8 Million Clients Served to Date

SCORE which began it second half century of service to the nation’s small business community October 2014, announced that it helped its clients over time exceeding 10.8 million since its founding in 1964 by offering business expertise and training to help small businesses succeed.  SCORE offers in-person and online counseling and chapter workshops and on-line workshops that help aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners plan and execute strategies resulting in the success of their companies.

Both start-up and existing businesses call on SCORE as a sounding board for information and advice.  In Fiscal Year 2015 ended September 30, 2015 SCORE provided 575,000 total services, including:

  • More than 219, 400 face-to-face counseling sessions or an increase of 8.9% over prior year.
  • More than 41,000 online counseling sessions.
  • More than 219,000 attendees at almost 11,600 local workshops held.
  • Almost 79,000 attendees participated in on-line workshops or an increase of 1.6% over prior year

In addition SCORE volunteers and mentors reported over 1,000,000 volunteer hours.

Our local SCORE mentors have direct experience in business start-ups, manufacturing, high technology, insurance, public relations, retail operations, textiles, pharmaceuticals, legal, banking, finance, tax, distribution, information technology, materials, engineering, sales & marketing, customer service, commercial leasing, electrical contracting, health & nutrition, human resources, specialty retailing, hospitality, acquisitions, turnarounds, divestitures, business valuations, public relations, turnarounds, promotional products, environmental and non-profits.

SCORE Chapter 308, has its main office in Ft. Pierce and also offers counseling in Hobe Sound, Jensen Beach, Palm City, White City, Port St. Lucie, Stuart, Vero Beach & Sebastian. 

In the fiscal year ended September 30, 2015, Treasure Coast SCORE Chapter 308 served 636 new clients face-to-face & 180 new clients through email counseling. Also we held 122 workshops with 1,382 attendees. Total services were 4,387 and our total services were up 42.9% year over year!

SCORE provides no-cost, confidential business counseling with expertise in a wealth of business and business-related areas.  SCORE Chapter 308 is a resource partner with the Small Business Administration and covers Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Glades and Okeechobee Counties on the Treasure Coast.

Please call the SCORE office at 772-489-0548 to set up an appointment to discuss your business opportunity with an experienced SCORE counselor. Also please feel free to contact the following chambers for an appointment with a SCORE counselor at their office: Indian River County Chamber (Vero Beach) at 772-567-3491; Sebastian River Area Chamber 772-589-5969; Jensen Beach Chamber 772-334-3444; Hobe Sound Chamber 772-546-4724, and St. Lucie County Chamber 772-595-9999.

Treasure Coast SCORE 308 – Professional Center, Suite 2, 3220 South US 1, Fort Pierce FL 34982

Tel. 772-489-0548 Email:  score308@bellsouth.net Web Site www.treasurecoast.score.org