Job Descriptions for Interns
Thank you to Peter Fong, District Director in Central Valley California, for creating these intern job descriptions. If you decide to bring on an additional person to help with chapter needs, please keep in mind these two (2) schools of thought:
- Interns are unpaid and work for school credit(s) and they should be welcomed as any volunteer would be including going through the volunteer orientation process, and signing the SCORE Code of Ethics and Conduct.
- If Chapters are required to pay for interns’ time and services then the Chapter should work with an outside agency to place the intern.
If you are going to bring on an intern, please take a look at these job descriptions submitted by DD Peter Fong for ideas and descriptions.
50th Anniversary Celebration
Greater Rochester recently held their 50th Anniversary Celebration, and while there were many factors that accounted for their success, they have taken time to document the key secrets to their success. To find out what they did, read their Best Practice Summary.
Young Entrepreneurs Program
Worcester SCORE recently helped over 70 young entrepreneurs start up small businesses in their communities with the TREP$ program, boosting media coverage and doubling mentoring inquiries to the Chapter office. For more info, read the Best Practice Summary.
Veteran Business Grant
The Veteran Business Grant program administered by SCORE South Palm Beach, FL, assists post-9/11 veterans and/or their family members with starting and growing their own businesses, with grants available to purchase equipment and services necessary to the success of the business. For more info, check out the Chapter Tools and Templates (Zip) to try this in your chapter.
Chapter Anniversary Event/ Business Expo
Ventura County, CA SCORE held a Business Expo in May 2011 to celebrate 40 years of service to the local community. During this event, SCORE Ventura offered 5 free, one-hour seminars and networking booths featuring community organizations and vendors.
This event was a powerful example of building community partnerships and awareness, and helped boost mentoring sessions and workshop participation.
As a result of the program, they had 800 registrants, 500 attendees, 175 mentoring sessions, and several new and improved partnerships. When you hit a milestone or have a major event, try this in your chapter!
Cyber Security Workshops
SCORE Northshore #707 is offering a computer security workshop called Cyber Security is Good Business. This workshop will be offered at multiple dates and times during Small Business Week in May. They are working with multiple partners to offer the 4-hour workshop in a variety of locations across South Louisiana.
This workshop will provide much-needed information on cyber security for small business owners, and with multiple dates and times available will ensure maximum reach to build awareness of SCORE and partner services. For more info, read the Best Practice Summary.
Junior Apprentice Program
Grand Strand SCORE has created an innovative way to build awareness and attract prospects and clients. Their Junior Apprentice program is a 1-week business plan crash course for high school students. It follows the theme of The Apprentice TV show, having students create a business plan for an idea and present it to a local CEO in a friendly competition.
Over 250 students have participated in the program and those that participate have had a significantly lower high school drop-out rate than the rest of the school system. This program has not only made an impact on student success rate, but has also helped build awareness of SCORE in the community - with one of the winners even becoming a mentor! For more info, read the Best Practice Summary and download the Chapter Tools and Templates (Zip) to try this in your chapter.
Start a Business Scholarship Program
SCORE Ventura County's Business Scholarship Program is an offering of any 5 business workshops for new or existing small business entrepreneurs, with the help of local sponsors to offset the workshop registration costs.
The result is a broader network of local partners, and easier access to SCORE workshops and expertise for developing entrepreneurs. For more info, read the Best Practice Summary and download the Program Description.
Secure the Support of Local Leaders for a "SCORE Week"
Getting your community to help recognize SCORE is a great way to gain publicity for your local chapter while recognizing the significant contributions volunteers make to your success. And, all it usually takes is a letter to the mayor or other high-ranking local official. For more info, read the Best Practice Summary.