A Small Business Community….from Uncle Sam: Brining Seasoned Executives Online with Free Advice

networkofpeople.jpgAs most of you should know, Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) is part of the SBA and is the government’s free program, offering advice from retired executives to small business owners.
I’ve used SCORE’s services for years and like them very much. The older men and women have years of experience, and have been through things most younger entrepreneurs have never dealt with. Although the advice is free, in this case, the saying “you get what you paid for” does not apply.
SCORE has launched a community that enables you to discuss, get answers, promote your business, and do more.
Like any community, whether Facebook, Intuit’s JumpUp, Business Weeks Exchange or any of the dozens of other communities from vendors or publishers you only get out of a community what you put into it.
To power this community, the SBA has decided to use the Deluxe corporation’s (they used to make custom check books) Partner Up community, which from what I can see is a service to create communities, such as SCORE has built.
If you have liked SCORE in the past and want a deeper way to interact with them online, check out Score Community. If you’ve never been to a local SCORE office, I highly encourage you to do so AND check out the online community.

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