Agency - SCORE Houston


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SCORE Houston
Last updated on August 9, 2013

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SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners for more than forty-five years.

Description:
"SCORE" is an acronym for "Service Corps of Retired Executives", but in the past several years it has opened its ranks to non-retired persons in order to keep up with the demand for its services. SCORE is a valuable network of 13,000+ volunteers nationwide, over 70 in Houston, who offer small business entrepreneurs confidential business counseling services at no charge. SCORE volunteers have the knowledge and experience to help any small business owner get the help they need. Our dedicated volunteers represent over 270,000 years of experience across 62 industries.

SCORE also provides local workshops and events to connect small business owners with the people and information they need to start, grow, and maintain their businesses, as well as online workshops available 24/7. SCORE provides resources, templates and tools to assist entrepreneurs in navigating their way to small business success.

SCORE's Houston headquarters office is at 8701 S. Gessner, near the Southwest Freeway, and satellite offices are located at the Palm Center, West Houston, the 1960 area, and in Katy, Humble, The Woodlands, Tomball, and Pearland.

History:
Following World War II, the SBA was charged with helping returning veterans start their own businesses. Unfortunately, the SBA had a very high default rate on those loans, and an examination of the reasons therefore revealed that the entrepreneur borrowers lacked guidance in how to run their businesses. Retired business executives were recruited to provide that guidance, and SCORE was formed in 1964 as an all volunteer organization of business professionals. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia and Washington D.C., SCORE now has 364 chapters in the United States as well as in U.S territories.

Contact people:

 Richard Stanley, Volunteer Manager, (email)
Bob Presley, Volunteer Manager, (email)


Office fax number: (713) 773-6551

Address:

 8701 S. Gessner, Suite 1200
Houston, TX 77074
(See a map)

Web Site: http://www.scorehouston.org
Last updated on August 9, 2013

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