Alabama Chapters of SCORE develops new webinar


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Opelika Observer

The SCORE Alabama Chapters have partnered together to bring a free webinar series, A Circle of Mentors, to the small business community across the state of Alabama. The focus of this series is to bring the services SCORE offers to a broader population that includes minority-owned businesses, female-owned businesses and those small business owners looking for guidance and mentoring, but do not have budget allocated for mentoring and training.

Dates: Every Other Thursday | 10 a.m. Central Time

Locations: ZOOM webinar Registration:

Audiences: Entrepreneurs, Startups, Small Business Owners and those thinking about starting a business Event video:

SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals. Since 1964, SCORE has provided education and mentorship to more than 11 million entrepreneurs. SCORE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Thanks to this generous support from the SBA and because of the selfless contributions of our more than 10,000 dedicated volunteers, we are able to deliver most of our offerings at no cost. SCORE provides a wide range of services to established and budding business owners alike, including:

Mentoring, Webinars and Courses on Demand, online resources and local events.

SCORE’s mission is to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education.

The Circle of Mentor’s webinar series lasts about one hour including time for Q/A with the speaker and SCORE mentors who are always on the call. The Alabama District Director for SCORE, Dale Smith, along with Catherine Walton, regional vice president  for the SCORE SE Region, spearheaded the initiative to bring this series to Alabama. It is patterned after a similar series happening in the New Jersey area with the SCORE chapters in that region. The Alabama series, called Circle of Mentors, has had two very successful webinars to date. The first featured speaker was Ann Cooper of River Region United Way (RRUW) as vice president of community impact in Montgomery.

She delivered insightful content on grant writing for both nonprofit and for profit businesses. The second presenter in this series was North Alabama attorney, LeTonya F. Moore, JD. Moore is an attorney-entrepreneur with almost twenty years of experience building and helping build successful enterprises. She is the visionary behind 360° Brand Protection StrategiesTM. She discussed Intellectual Property protection for small businesses. The series is hosted by Vicki Morris, local ecosystem builder, program director for Regional Innovators Sustaining the Ecosystem, or RISE, and the founder of Face To Face Marketing, LLC, a full service marketing communications firm in Huntsville.

SCORE Alabama welcomes webinar participants from all industries, all stages of business development, and our non profit businesses. The group is always seeking interesting and relevant presenters. SCORE is also accepting mentors and those looking to be mentored, nationally, regional and of course in the state of Alabama. Visit the official website to sign up for mentoring or to become a qualified SCORE volunteer.


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