March 28, 2016

For Immediate Release

Source:  SCORE Chapter 308

               Fort Pierce FL


Annually the National SCORE Office (NSO) in Herndon VA via a Client Engagement Survey conducted by Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) gathers valuable information form actual SCORE clients who choose to voluntarily participate and which over the last five (5)  years has been participated in by over 65,000 SCORE clients.  

As a part of that survey SCORE has been able to accumulate meaningful statistics by chapter and chapter mentors which shows the number of business and non-profits started and jobs created during a Fiscal Year.

This data is based on actual reported data from our clients and is for the most recent Fiscal Year which ended September 2015.

Therefore, based on this conservative approach, Treasure Coast SCORE Chapter 308 is proud to have been recognized by NSO as having helped clients create at least 232 new businesses and created at least 296 new jobs not including independent contractors in FY2015.

Nationally for FY2015 SCORE helped create 53,377 new businesses resulting in 65,125 jobs being created and when independent contractors were included the number grows to almost 81,000 job equivalents.

As the client list for the survey comes directly from the actual client list entered by mentors in our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) System, the information regarding clients and the associated mentors is the most accurate information that we have and directly reflects the information volunteers enter.

Locally our 30 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, with its main office in Ft. Pierce also offers counseling at 7 other locations on the Treasure Coast. We also provide over 100 business workshops at multiple locations covering a host of business subjects from how to start a small business to managing an existing small business.

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 or 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;  Hobe Sound Chamber 772-546-4724, and St. Lucie County Chamber 772-595-9999.