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Greater Phoenix Service Corps of Retired Executives
SCORE is the technical assistance arm of the SBA. The organization is outreach-focused and approaches small business owners using current technology, training, and technical assistance tools that are essential for success in today's challenging business environment.
The Greater Phoenix SCORE, one of three chapters in Arizona, is a dynamic organization that operates throughout Maricopa and Pinal counties.
The organization offers counseling and low- or no-cost workshops for prospective and existing small business owners on topics ranging from banking education to web-based marketing and social media solutions.
The organization partners with the Arizona Department of Education, local businesses and governments, financial institutions, and other business and education organizations to provide services to the small business community. Counselors and workshop trainers come from business and government in addition to the traditional retired executive pool.
In existence since 2008, Greater Phoenix SCORE offers services at more than 20 locations. The program is seeing increased enrollment, up 200 percent from 2009, a reflection of the current economic climate.
Banks can participate in the program in a variety of ways, including offering marketing or financial support, or providing space for counseling and workshops.
For more information, e-mail Maryanne Weiss, Chairman of the Greater Phoenix SCORE program.
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