SCORE Bucks County

Bucks County SCORE is recognized as the "Counselors to America's Small Business." We are dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth, and success of small businesses by providing free business mentoring services.

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Volunteering as a Pathway to Employment Report

 

Can volunteering be the difference-maker in your next interview? New, ground-breaking research from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) provides evidence of a relationship between volunteering and finding employment.

The economic downturn that has plagued the United States economy over the last half decade has increased the need for pathways to employment for the millions of Americans struggling to find work. Government leaders, nonprofits, and news media have long provided anecdotal evidence that volunteering can increase employment prospects by helping job seekers learn new skills, expand their networks, and take on leadership roles. Despite this, there has been little quantitative research to date that has established an association between volunteering and finding a job.

Our new research,“Volunteering as a Pathway to Employment,” provides the most compelling empirical research to date establishing an association between volunteering and employment in the United States.
 
 

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LIVE Webinar 8/28: How to Develop a Business Plan in Six Easy Steps

A business plan is an essential road map for business success, but few small businesses ever complete a plan due to over-complicated approaches that entail too much theory, writing and detail.

This webinar will give you pragmatic, straightforward tools for setting goals, developing action plans for achieving them, measuring how you are doing on an ongoing basis and adjusting accordingly.


   We offer one-on-one counseling with our certified small business mentors. You'll get free, impartial, practical advice:

o If you are planning to start a new business
o If you are the owner or manager of an existing business

 

   SCORE Bucks County offers low-cost workshops in conjunction with many local businesses that provide the knowledge and skills necessary to start a new business or to improve the efficiency and profitability of an existing business.

   A wide selection of documents, links, templates and tools are included in this resource library that will help you start and grow your business.
 
   Access to the Business Resource Library is free of charge.

On-Line Workshops and Videos

 

   SCORE offers on-line workshops and webinars created for a small business audience by experienced business professionals. 
 
   Subjects include: starting a business, buying a business, writing a business plan, finance and accounting, sales and marketing, operational management and administrative issues. 
 
   This on-line resource is available free of charge