First and foremost, Oxford Hills SCORE knows the business fundamentals, based on real world experience. Our mentors have experience in managing and leading companies both large and small. Our volunteers have been both business owners and employees. We share our wisdom and experience through free face-to-face mentoring sessions. A SCORE mentor can help you think through business challenges and opportunities, help you with financial analysis and projections, help you with marketing plans and help you in many more areas. We can be a sounding board for your new ideas.
Secondly, Oxford Hills SCORE provides business information through educational workshops on business fundamentals such as preparing a business plan, marketing, cash flow analysis and projections, financing, and other areas that emerge as important to local businesses. Workshops are available for business start-ups or for business in growth mode.
Finally, Oxford Hills SCORE in collaboration with area Chambers of Commerce is offering Business Roundtables. These facilitated business discussions are focused on current issues facing business owners. The topics are generally selected by the Roundtable participants at the start of each session. Sometimes, a topic is pre-selected and the session opens with a brief presentation by an expert followed by discussion among members of the group. This is a great way to hear how other businesses are dealing with contemporary issues.
We believe businesses can benefit from those that already have a specialized area of experience such as a lawyer, a CPA, a trusted friend in business or a SCORE mentor.