In case you haven't
heard of Score, it is an organization of volunteers that provides free
counseling and advice for small businesses. We went into much more
detail and even provided a link to their site in a posting we did in
December of last year in Communication With Your Customers. Now comes a new
article from the New York Times by Jay Golz that brings up Score again.
First a little background. On May 19th Jay posted an article providing a lot of very detailed description and the history of Score (it is much more complete than our previous post above). At the conclusion of the piece he asked for comments rating Score on several areas. Something that really impressed me was that he received 57 very long well written responses on experiences with Score.
Jay then did a follow up article on May 25th with the results in Score One for Score where he presents six conclusions based on the responses. He also includes a link to his May 19th posting as well if you have the time to read it. The points he makes in the last sixth one are probably the most important thing to take away from these three articles on Score. To summarize that sixth point, entrepreneurship can be very difficult and free helpful resources are rare so the volunteers that participate in are to be commended for their effort. More people should check out this valuable resource.