Smiley would like to start a SCORE program here in Lincoln.
SCORE volunteers help local business startups and provide guidance
to small businesses. They assist with developing a business plan, as
well as a budget. "The more successful the business plan is, the
greater the chance the business will survive," Smiley said.
SCORE provides counselors to area business. It is a nationally
known program that utilizes the talents and experience of retired
business executives. SCORE harnesses the knowledge of retired
professionals from the fields of business, accounting, marketing,
banking, engineering, law or other related fields that would help
local business owners.
On Sept. 10 at noon the chairman of the Springfield area SCORE
will be in Lincoln to meet with potential volunteers. Smiley said
that he would like to see the program here start with three to five
volunteers. The business executives would volunteer five to eight
hours of their time per month.
This program would affect Logan County and assist businesses in
Logan County only, Smiley said.
The establishment of the SCORE program is one of several
initiatives set forth in the recently adopted five-year strategic
plan of the Lincoln & Logan County Development Partnership.
[By JAN YOUNGQUIST]
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