The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education.
We're local volunteers eager to provide free help to small businesses in the Panama City region of Florida.
Historically known as the Service Corps of Retired Executives, our chapter indeed consists mainly of senior managers with years of relevant, real-world experience. We are a so-called resource partner of the US Small Business Administration (SBA). We're not academics or just taken some training courses; we've actually lived it.
Whether you are trying to start a small business, expand an existing small business, or buy/sell an on-going small business, we can provide free face-to-face mentoring and counseling regarding the many issues that you may find daunting. Most often, we assist in the development of business plans for financing. We can also draw instantly upon our nationwide pool of over 11,500 mentors for specialized help.
Free workshops and seminars are also offered on a variety of topics regarding startup and operation of your small business, mostly in conjunction with our local libraries, chambers, and incubators, as well as online access to myriad free small business tools and templates to give you a head start to success.