Treasure Coast SCORE Impact Statement Released; 356 New Businesses Started; 379 New Non-Owner Jobs Created 
 
FT. PIERCE, MAY 26, 2018.  In FY 2017 Treasure Coast SCORE helped entrepreneurs create 356 new businesses and 379 new non-owner jobs on the Treasure Coast according to a PriceWaterhouse-Coopers survey just released.  This survey found that 61% of Treasure Coast SCORE’s clients grew their business in FY2017. 
 
“We are pleased with these results, and importantly, sharing our experience, knowledge, and tools to help small businesses on the Treasure Coast. Entrepreneurs have a huge impact on the local economy” Says Ken Koziol Treasure Coast SCORE Chapter Chair.  “Nationwide, 99 of all businesses are small and medium sized businesses and they employ 48% of the workforce” 
 
SCORE offers free and confidential mentoring to local businesses in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River,  It operates from its main office in Ft. Pierce and other counseling locations in Ft. Pierce, Hobe Sound, Jensen Beach, Palm City, Port St. Lucie, Stuart, Vero Beach, and Sebastian.  SCORE is a resource partner of the US Small Business Administration, and its 35 local volunteers are active and retired small business owners and business executives.   
 
SCORE also offers free & low-cost workshops in such areas as:  Simple Steps for Starting Your Business (a 6-workshop series), Simple Steps for Growing Your Business (a 5-workshop series), eComerce (a 6-workshop series), Building a Memorable Brand, Learn to Read Your Business Financial Statements, Florida Taxes, and more. 
 
SCORE volunteers have direct experience in business start-ups, manufacturing, high technology, insurance, public relations, retail operations, plastics, pharmaceuticals, logistics, legal, banking, finance, tax, 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. 
 
PriceWaterhouse-Coopers, which conducted the survey, is one of the “Big 5” national accounting firms.   
 
Please phone SCORES office at 772-489-0548 to make an appointment to discuss your business opportunity with an experienced volunteer SCORE counselor mornings from 9:00 to noon.  

Our website www.treasurecoast.score.org can also be used to make an appointment at any of our seven (9) locations for face-to-face counseling and also to register for any of our workshops. 
 
Treasure Coast SCORE 308 – Professional Center, Suite 2, 3220 South US 1, Fort Pierce FL 34982 Tel 772-489-0548 Fax 772-489-9548 Email:  score308@bellsouth.net Web Site www.treasurecoast.score.org SCORE is a Resource Partner of the US Small Business Administration