Small Business Mentor
Fox Valley SCORE Chapter 289 - Elgin Branch
Small Business Mentor
Join the Fox Valley Chapter of SCORE, and share your business experience and knowledge with entrepreneurs. You'll team up with colleagues to meet personally with small business owners and start-ups in your community. You'll help them create business plans, formulate marketing strategies, find financial resources, and much more.
In addition to face-to-face and online counseling, you will have the opportunity to develop workshops, assume a training role, provide committee leadership, and serve as an ambassador to the community. You will experience the personal rewards of helping others to succeed. And you'll enjoy getting to know others, like you, who seek personal growth through lifelong learning.
About Fox Valley SCORE Chapter 289 - Elgin Branch
Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Drive, University Bus. Center Rm. 107, Elgin, IL 60123, US
SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors with more than 10,000 volunteers in 300 chapters. As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964. Our approximately 100 chapter members share their business knowledge and experience by providing free counseling to anyone who is operating a small business or thinking about starting one. In addition, we provide free and low cost workshops and seminars on topics vital to non-profits and small businesses alike. While the Fox Valley SCORE chapter has counseling offices throughout the western suburbs of Chicago, covering the 8 counties of DuPage, Kane, Will, DeKalb, Kendall, McHenry, Winnebago and Boone, a meeting with a client can take place wherever coffee is served. Fox Valley SCORE operates throughout our territory.
Our chapter is seeking volunteers to fill the following roles: Mentor (works directly with chapter clients to help the client’s business succeed and prosper); Subject Matter Expert (provide knowledge and experience in a specific set of business skills which are called upon at time of client need, or in training clients or other volunteers, SMEs may co-mentor as appropriate); Workshop Presenters present workshops; and Volunteers work in support of the SCORE mission and vision by handling myriad of administrative and support tasks to operate the Chapter. Volunteers do not mentor clients. All of these positions allow volunteers to allocate as much of their time to SCORE as they wish. Unlike other volunteer organizations, your work with SCORE is area-specific rather than location specific, in that we meet with clients where it is mutually convenient, and a great number of our workshops and roundtables are conducted in community based locations (libraries, banks, chambers of commerce).