There are people with amazing knowledge right there and free…
- Youngsong Martin, Founder, Wildflower Linen

Know the SCORE!

Did you know?

SCORE mentored and trained 457,352 aspiring and existing small business owners in 2013. SCORE is a professional association with over 320 offices nationwide and over 11,000 experienced business volunteers committed to cultivating and developing entrepreneurial talent. SCORE, in partnership with the SBA, offers free consulting services, workshops and mentors to help entrepreneurs start and grow their business. Because the U.S. economy is so dependent on entrepreneurs and their new companies to create jobs, it is critical that students understand the entrepreneurial process and the resources available to would-be entrepreneurs. Whether students want to become entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs, every student should know the SCORE.

Try this…

  • Ask them…
    What is an entrepreneur?
    Can you tell us about an entrepreneur you know?

    Have you ever heard of the professional association SCORE?
  • View video.
  • Distribute Student Activity, review directions and complete. (Now available as an electronic, fillable pdf allowing students to download, complete and return to you via email.)
  • Identify obstacles that keep would-be entrepreneurs from starting a business.
  • Explore the SCORE mentoring options.

Add an Experience!

According to the 2013 Gallup-Hope Index, nearly 50% of students have entrepreneurial aspirations. Find out the level of entrepreneurial interest in your class and suggest students attend a local SCORE event or an online SCORE workshop to learn more about entrepreneurial possibilities.