CURRENT PARTNER INITIATIVES
The SCORE Foundation is working to build partnerships that will help us achieve our strategic goals. Our sponsors benefit you and your clients by providing educational content, local subject matter experts, workshop presenters, and promotional assistance to market SCORE and attract new clients. Below is more information about some of our current partner initiatives as they relate to SCORE Chapters and our clients.
Constant Contact provides a free account for all chapters and has local representatives to serve as subject matter experts to deliver workshops. Talk with your chapter leadership to access these accounts.
For educational content provided by Constant Contact, go to www.SCORE.org/constant-contact
Deluxe & SLATE 2.0. Deluxe, a long time National Partner, continues to support our volunteer education programs. Deluxe is the founding sponsor of SCORE mentor certification and counseling methodology – SLATE and the newly revised SLATE 2.0 platform. Deluxe also funded SCORE Training, a more in-depth volunteer learning management. For more information, go to Volunteer Center and click on the SCORE Training button.
Deluxe is also hosting a webinar series and has created educational content focused on marketing, finance and other small business needs. For educational content provided by Deluxe for SCORE clients, go to www.SCORE.org/deluxe
Additionally, Starting on March 11, 2019 Deluxe will launch their 2019 Small Business event series. The series will be held in the finalist 10 towns of the Small Business Revolution Main Street contest from mid-March through May. Each of these towns has an unbelievably strong commitment to their community and the success of local businesses. Each event will feature a full-day of education featuring topics like: developing a marketing strategy, getting your business online, staying connected with customers via social media and email marketing and budgeting & managing cash flow. For more information, CLICK HERE
FedEx Through the Small Business Grant Contest, FedEx is offering a chance for small businesses to win over $120,000 in cash and prizes. This is a great opportunity for national recognition of your client and SCORE. Learn more at fedex.com/grantcontest.
FranNet is comprised of an independent network of over 100 local consultants that help entrepreneurs mitigate their risk of business ownership through franchising. FranNet and SCORE have partnered together to make educational resources like SCORE counseling available to those interested in business ownership. FranNet consultants can be on hand to help with local workshops as well as supply our SCORE Road Map to Success Booklets to your chapter office. Contact FranNet for more information about what we can do for your local SCORE chapter by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For educational content provided by FranNet, including the SCORE Road Map to Success, go to https://www.score.org/frannet
Google Grow with Google connects individuals and small businesses with resources to help them grow. You’re already doing great work in your communities, and Grow with Google wants to help. Grow with Google helps people across the United States gain digital skills to grow their careers and businesses. Join Google as a local partner to gain access to presentation materials, resources and hands-on help from our team, all completely free of cost. For more information about partnering with Google on a local level, click here or apply today at, grow.google/partners
To view Google webinars and other content for clients, go to www.score.org/google
Intuit, Quickbooks is providing chapters a free license for QuickBooks and training materials to all chapters to host local workshops (via Tech Soup). To request a login ID and password, email email@example.com . Please include your contact information (phone number and email address) and your chapter’s name and URL (for example, http://score.org/) in your email. Use your login ID and password to login to https://www.techsoup.org/Login and access the free subscriptions at the special Intuit landing page listed here: http://www.techsoup.org/intuit-SCORE. Note: Be sure to add, “SCORE” to the end of this URL as shown. For more information, you can email Aaron Dowell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kimco Realty Corporation, a premier owner and operator of open-air shopping centers, has partnered with SCORE for more than three year, supporting educational content and the SCORE Awards. Kimco Realty has provided great educational resources to help small businesses with leasing, restaurant and retails questions. Additionally, Kimco tenants and prospective tenants are referred to SCORE mentors based on their individual needs and access to SCORE training, counseling and other services available through SCORE’s local chapters throughout the U.S.
To access educational content Kimco Realty provided for clients, go to www.score.org/kimcorealty
MassMutual will continue to support the weekly SCORE Biz Tips and take the lead on delivery of multi-cultural education for SCORE volunteers and small business owners. MassMutual has developed Simple Steps to Exiting Your Business, a workshop available to all chapters to help educate clients. The workshop materials can be found on the Workshop Programs page. To connect with your local MassMutual representative, please contact Brian Trzcinski BTrzcinski@MassMutual.com
For educational content provided by MassMutual, go to www.score.org/massmutual
Nav Nav's free resources can help SCORE Mentors help their clients make intelligent financing decisions, including a free app for SCORE Mentors available at Nav.com/score-app. For more resources available to SCORE Mentors, you can view this ten-minute webinar, covering;
- Who is Nav, and how does Nav help entrepreneurs find financing?
- How clients can get free business credit scores and why they matter
- The FICO SBSS score and how it is used by lenders
- How Nav's MatchFactor helps clients understand financing options
- How to use Nav's free web-based app for mentors
- Free financing-related educational resources
For client facing educational webinars and eguides provided by Nav, go to www.score.org/nav
OnDeck has collaborated with SCORE to launch to build a workshop in-a-box about alternative, e.g. non-bank, financing. Simple Steps to Choosing the Right Financing workshop in-a-box, provides a view into the world of online lending and helping to guide businesses to their best funding options. To help you implement this workshop in your community, we have created a Workshop in a Box that includes resources to prepare for, present, and market the workshop in your community. All materials can be found by clicking on Workshop Programs page. A $250 grant is available for a limited number of chapters offering this workshop. For more information, email Jessica.email@example.com.
OnDeck also has a course available in SCORE Training about online lending, Simple Steps to Choosing the Right Financing. For more information, go to the Workshop Programs page.
For client facing educational content provided by OnDeck, go to www.score.org/ondeck-business-loans
TrendMicro provides educational content for small business owners around internet security and digital safety, including their webinar What Small Businesses Need to Know About Cybersecurity. To access this content or for more information about TrendMicro, go to www.score.org/trend-micro. TrendMicro also has cyber safety workshop presenters in select areas. For more information, contact Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about any of our partner initiatives, you may contact Jessica.email@example.com.