Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Each year, SCORE mentors touch thousands of lives, generously sharing their knowledge and experience so that entrepreneurs can realize their dreams of business success. Men and women, retired and working, with significant business experience donate their time and talent to assist America's entrepreneurs by providing confidential one-to-one and team business mentoring and free workshops and seminars. Mentors come from a variety of occupations and backgrounds. Many volunteer mentors owned small businesses for years, others have worked for major firms, and others have had significant careers in government or not-for-profits.
Mentors share a belief that small business owners are more likely to succeed if they have a business coach or mentor to guide them. If you want to share your business expertise and give back to your community, consider becoming a SCORE mentor and: * Help small businesses that otherwise cannot afford expert level business mentoring. * Coach others to help them achieve personal and financial success * Learn by co-mentoring and involvement with fellow SCORE members * Attend social events that provide opportunities for friendship with fellow SCORE members
SCORE will provide you with the required training to become an effective mentor to small businesses.