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Heads Up! Quickly Advance Career the Right Tools

Advancing your career with the right tools doesn’t have to be challenging. There is help for you out there.

Dear reader,

Do you remember junior high?  Your parents gave you the dreaded speech about preparing for college? “It’s time to start thinking of what you will do after high school.” They know after you graduate high school, it will be the first day of the rest of your life.

Okay. So you have made it through high school. Then you pick a university of your choice. While in college, you choose a subject that you feel will advance your career.

Congratulations! You’ve made it through university. Now it’s time to find a job. You’re anxious to find work so that you can put what you’ve learned to good use. Unfortunately, no one will hire you because you don’t have the experience. “Sound familiar?”

Is this a dead-end job?

You’re forced to take an entry level job to learn the ropes. After working at your job for more than three years, you feel that it’s time to move up the corporate ladder. You schedule a meeting with your boss to discuss a promotion. Your boss promises you that she will revisit the topic after your year-end review.

After the review, a few months have passed, and your boss hasn’t said anything to you. You remind your boss, and she tells you that she will revisit the topic after a coworker has retired.

Your colleague retired, and your boss still has not approached you. After repeated attempts, your boss comes up with more excuses. You’ve reached the realization that you are stuck in a dead-end job.

Time for career advancement

You stay at the job to see if your boss will promote you, or you look for work elsewhere. You’re afraid your boss will fire you if she hears you’re thinking of leaving. Ten years pass. You tell yourself, “I didn’t spend four years of college to waste my time at a job that won’t advance my career.”

You’re unsure what to do, so you ask a friend for advice. Your friend sees that you are good at what you do. Your friend asks you how you feel about starting your own business. The thought of starting a business had never crossed your mind.  Now that your friend has mentioned it, you feel that it’s something you want to do.

How do you go about starting your business?

The idea of starting a business is new to you. Your friend introduces you to an organization.  She feels it will teach you how to advance your career with the right tools. The name of it is SCORE. It’s a nonprofit organization with volunteers who counsel people how to start a business.

SCORE partners with the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) to offer career guidance. SCORE has mentored small business owners for over 40 years. They will teach you how to start a business.

You can take online workshops. Or, you can have face-to-face meetings with a mentor of your choosing. The workshops give you a step-by-step guide on how to start and improve your business.

What types of advice do you get?

  • Business Ideas

SCORE will teach you how to organize a focus group. The people from your target market will gauge the ideas for your business. They will teach you how clients will react to your product or ideas.

Additionally, the focus group will let you know if a market exists for your product or ideas.  Plus, the group will let you know if your customers are willing to pay for it.

  • Simple Steps to Start your Business

You will know how to plan your business and how much money you will need to start. SCORE will teach you how to market your product or ideas. Additionally, you will learn how to identify many strategies to reach your customers.

  • Business Planning

SCORE will give you a step-by-step guide on how to set up a plan for your new company. They have templates you can follow. If you need one-on-one guidance, you can schedule an appointment with a mentor.

  • Financial Planning for Startup

You’ll have an idea how much funding you’ll need to start your business. You’ll get tips on how to manage your cash flow.

  • Feasibility Plan Draft

SCORE will give you the necessary tools for a business idea. You’ll learn about your competitive advantage and who your target market is. You will get this and  other advice from SCORE.

Benefits of SCORE Mentoring Program

When you work with mentors, you will gain industry knowledge and skills to aid you in your career. Mentors have years of experience, and some of them own successful businesses.

The National Education Association (NEA) did a research study on mentoring. The study discovered that teachers had learned valuable professional development from mentoring programs. Additionally, mentoring has lowered turnover rates.

Charlotte Danielson (1999) found that mentoring helps novice teachers face their new challenges; through reflective activities and professional conversations, they improve their teaching practices as they assume full responsibility for a class.”

A Gallup Survey states that SCORE is a useful tool for clients seeking business advice. Customers have gained valuable knowledge to launch their new businesses.  Also, maintain ongoing ventures.

The mentors are knowledgeable. They know how to communicate well with their clients. Most of all, they listen to what their customers have to say. They will answer whatever questions you have to the best of their abilities.

Other benefits of mentoring include:

  • Knowing how to plan business strategy
  • Increased productivity
  • Improved professional development
  • Gaining valuable tools to improve business plans
  • Gaining knowledge based on years of experience from the mentor
  • Knowing how to network to grow your business
  • Learning more about how your business works
  • Helps you solve problems when you run into conflicts

 Success Stories

“Mr. Suri has taken the time to break down the concept of the steps involved in starting a business and is helping me understand the importance of each one. From simple ideas like the importance of dressing professionally to the more complex aspects of writing a business plan to the importance of knowing your market and competitors, his knowledge, encouragement and guidance has been invaluable….” –Trudi Barks

Dear SCORE,

I am writing to express my gratitude for being introduced to SCORE from my neighbor Wil Lamarre. My company Payment 1 Financial Group is a state licensed regulated lender in both Texas and New Mexico. I never realized that SCORE had such qualified people able to assist companies of all sizes….” –Matthew Gaddy

I signed up to work with Coach Crystal right as I was opening my business. I am SO thankful that I did. I have been through so many ups and downs with this process, if I didn’t have the amazing support of Coach Crystal and Sunshine, I probably would have folded pretty quickly. With her guidance, I have gone from renting a room in the back of an acupuncturist’s office and taking x-rays at another office to my own 800 Sq. Ft. space in San Francisco, fully built out with my own x-ray machine – all in 3 months…”  –Lila B.

Don’t miss out

What makes SCORE unique is you don’t have to pay any out of pocket expense.  You will only pay for transportation to get to a location of your choosing. That’s right! SCORE is FREE of charge. You learn how to start a business, and you don’t have to pay a penny out of your pocket.

You’ll learn the basic knowledge of running a business. Plus, you will get to advance your career with the right tools. You’ll learn about the financial pitfalls of starting a business and how to avoid them. It doesn’t matter what size your business will be. SCORE will give you the right advice to guide your business to success.

Act now

To advance your career with the right tools, contact SCORE today. SCORE will help you get your business off the ground. They will give you all the financial advice that you need to make your business successful.

If you want to learn about target markets and how to beat out your competition, contact SCORE right away. They will teach you how to discover the features and benefits of your product or business idea. You will also learn how to put together a business model.

If you’re thinking about franchising, SCORE has the right tools for you to get you started. If you would like to buy a small business, SCORE will teach you how to do that too.

Remember, SCORE mentoring is FREE of charge. Schedule a meeting with a SCORE Mentor today. Your counselor will walk you through the basics of setting up a business. She or he will show you how to understand your competition.  You will know if your opposition is a threat to your business. Plus, you will know what products, services, or features your competitor offers.

Working with SCORE mentors

SCORE Mentors will teach you how to draft a business plan. You’ll know how to come up with a business idea and plan your next strategy. You will get all the financial advice that you need. Furthermore, you’ll learn how to stay ahead of your competition.

You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars for someone else to counsel you. SCORE Mentors will give you valuable information FREE of charge. Contact SCORE today. You are getting FREE advice to launch your new business venture.

Take advantage of this opportunity now. Contact SCORE today.

It doesn’t matter if you are running your business from home or elsewhere. SCORE will guide you through the process. The mentors will even teach you how to incorporate your business. SCORE mentors will help you advance your career  with the right tools. Contact SCORE now to get the skills you need to start your business.

Sincerely,

Name of SCORE top Exec goes here

P.S. Do you want to advance your career  with the right tools? Get the advice and direction you need from a SCORE Mentor. You will get the necessary tools to start a new business. You will know how to come up with a business idea and devise a business plan. All the financial tips you need will be available to you. You will learn how to beat the competition. SCORE will help you stay in business.

SCORE has a five star rating on YELP. Contact SCORE now to get your business off the ground.

 

6 thoughts on “Heads Up! Quickly Advance Career the Right Tools

  1. I like the helpful information you provide in your articles.
    I will bookmark your blog and check again here frequently.

    I’m quite certain I will learn many new stuff right here!
    Good luck for the next!

  2. Dear Anne,
    I too found your article focusing on SCORE to be helpfully informative. Overall the article was Well Done. One or two criticisms, with ALL Good Intentions: I would Eliminate or Change One of the Bold type subheadings about, a dead end job. They seem redundant to me, and I think the First one makes the least sense,( to me). At the end of that paragraph, the ‘s’ needs to be dropped from, “Sound familiar?” Then perhaps in a stand alone sentence you could say, “You’re forced to take an entry level position to ‘learn the ropes’.”, Then ask, “Will this be a dead end job?” Additionally, under the sub-heading : “How do you go about starting your business? – drop the ‘s’ from counsel, insert ‘on how’ to start a business”. Then in the 3rd paragraph under the same sub-heading, “you can take ‘Free’ online workshops…” I found myself not catching the part about “non-profit”, and not seeing the All Powerful word ‘Free’ until nearly the end of your article. Then Lastly…Remember, “the bar-stool test”….
    Yes Anne, Well Done! Thank you for the information! I took note.
    Regards,
    Mara

    1. Thanks again, Mara, for your honest feedback.

      As soon as I’m finished with my current deadline, I will revisit this post and take your suggestions in consideration.

      Thanks again,

      Anne El Bey.

    2. Hi Mara,

      I finally got around to editing the “SCORE” sales letter. I removed the question about the dead-end job at the beginning, but I had to leave the one with the sub-head. I would have to come up with a new sub-head, but I like that one. The texts that follow support the sub-head. I made some other corrections too.

      Thanks again for your honest feedback.

      P.S. Even though organizations are non-profit, not all their services are free. I used to work for a non-profit org, and I got paid. They sold services too. I’m sure they met the qualifications to be a not for profit when they set up the business.

      Anne

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