Small Business Resources
Could you benefit from free business advice? SCORE, “Counselors to America’s Small Business,” provides free, confidential advice to anyone wanting to start their own business, and to existing small business owners who are experiencing difficulties, or who want to expand to the next level of success.
SCORE is a branch of the nationwide volunteer organization, founded by the U.S. Government Small Business Administration in 1964, with more than 11,000 trained counselors in nearly 400 chapters across America.
Score offers free face-to-face counseling. Available by appointment, just call 314-539-6602.
What is SCORE
SCORE volunteer counselors all have extensive real world experience, either as former business owners, or as senior executives in the business world. In addition to a comprehensive training program, counselors have access to a world class online business information network, and to the individual expertise of the thousands of fellow SCORE volunteers across the USA.
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Small Business Development
The Bonne Terre Chamber of Commerce connects member businesses to the University of Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for no-cost, confidential consulting services to Missouri’s small businesses.
In addition to the free consulting services, the SBDC office University of Missouri Extension Center offers periodic continuing education seminars and classes that cover a variety of topics important to starting and operating a successful small business. For more information click here