Meet with a small business mentor

December 7, 2011 by  

The Butler County Chamber of Commerce sponsors a monthly meeting with a representative from Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) for those either starting or who currently own a small business.

This meeting, held on the 3rd Monday of each month, is a one-hour mentoring session in which the SCORE representative answers any questions that those attending might have about running a small business; the next meeting will take place on December 19 at the Butler County Chamber of Commerce.

It is important that those starting a small business or those who might be struggling with a new business seek out a mentor. This can help them avoid some of the mistakes new business owners often make. A mentor can point you in the right direction from the beginning, can let you know about all the permits needed and can show by example the type of mistakes to avoid. It will also be a good chance for those attending from Butler to meet with their peers, to share their own information and to make contacts with potential partners or suppliers. Arranging for a business card printing order in advance of attending such meetings is always recommended. You never know when someone will be looking for the product or service you provide.

Small businesses make up the largest percentage of all businesses in the United States. They are necessary for the economic survival of most cities and towns; they create jobs, they use local suppliers and they benefit the stores and services in those cities and towns.