SCORE North Coast, a resource partner of the Small Business Administration, serves small businesses in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake and Humboldt counties. Our highly experienced business mentors provide FREE one-on-one business consulting, an extensive series of classes series, and a variety of programs to support your existing business … or guide you on starting a new one.
Our classes cover many key business topics and are conveniently offered on Saturday mornings. Our 2015 classes include:
Writing a Business Plan, Mastering QuickBooks, Marketing Basics and more...
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SCORE's consultants, comprised of active and retired business men and women, provide clients with free and confidential business consulting. Sessions can be conducted in Santa Rosa, Napa, Sebastopol, Petaluma, Sonoma and other locations in Lake and Napa counties as well as by telephone or via email.
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With access to a wide variety of documents, templates and tools to assist you in starting or growing your business, the information provided here covers a wide range of subjects including initial business planning, capital sources, government agencies, and much more.
Stephanie began working with SCORE in 2012 after hearing about the organization from the SBA. She had created a line of natural body products and was selling them at trade shows. "Initially, Tom from SCORE helped me to get more organized and how to be more effective in my booth at shows," she said.
Even though she had started selling some products at Whole Foods in Texas, she has pulled back her line offering it solely online. "I decided to first develop my website and online status, making sure it's solid - especially the packaging and product mix."
Stephanie added that SCORE helped her to streamline the product line. "It was great to be able to bounce ideas of them, and they gave me experienced feedback. They also helped with my business strategy and to make decisions," she said.
She added that she likes the counselor’s flexibility as she can email questions and meet them when she's available. "Because I work at nights, SCORE is great for my needs and schedule."
"It's a true mentoring relationship," she said. Stephanie said her next steps with SCORE will be to discuss how to get back into retail and how to handle adding staff.
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