October 30, 2013


For Immediate Release


Source:  SCORE Chapter 308

               Fort Pierce FL



Treasure Coast SCORE Has Record Counseling Results


The local Chapter of SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” recently had a record year I its most recent Fiscal Year ended September 30, 2013.


  • Total services for the Chapter reached a new high in Total Services of 2,723 which was an increase of 1.2% over FY2012 which was also a record year.
  • Face-to-face counseling sessions totaled 991 & represented an increase of 9.0 over FY2012.
  • The Chapter held 86 Workshops, mostly free, and number of attendees was down 22.1% year over year.
  • Cyber (email) counseling sessions totaled 761 but were represented an increase of 34.2% from prior year.


Local SCORE counselors 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, and non-profits.


SCORE also offers free & low cost workshops in such areas as:  How to Start a Small Business, Cash Management, Financial Recordkeeping, Marketing, Florida Sales Tax, All About Non-Profits, Commercial Insurance, Business Law, Commercial Credit, Business Planning, Corporate & LLC Reporting & Recordkeeping, & Personal Credit/Identity Theft.


SCORE Chapter 308, has its main office in Ft. Pierce and branch locations in Hobe Sound, Jensen Beach, Palm City, Port St. Lucie, Stuart and Vero Beach.  In the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013, Treasure Coast SCORE Chapter 308 served 477 new clients face-to-face & 286 new clients through email counseling. Also we held 86 workshops with 882 attendees.


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 the Small Business Development Center at IRSC and covers Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Glades and Okeechobee Counties on the Treasure Coast.


Please phone the SCORE office at 772-489-0548 to set up an appointment to discuss your business opportunity with an experienced SCORE counselor.


Our website www.treasurecoast.score.org can be used to make an appointment at any of our seven (7) locations for face-to-face counseling or to register for any of our workshops.


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

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