The local SCORE chapter, a collaborative group of local business owners, will hold a Sounding Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at The Stonehouse Old Brewery located on the 100 block of Sacramento Street in Nevada City.
“Existing businesses, we sit around and if someone says ‘I’m having a problem with this,’ another one will stand up and say ‘I had that problem too, and here is how I fixed it,’” chapter volunteer Bob Gius said. “It’s merchants and business people helping one another.”
Hosted by the SCORE chapter in Sacramento, which was established in 1978 and currently helps over 5,000 clients each year via workshops, counseling, forums and seminars, the Sounding Board gives local merchants an opportunity to get together and share with others how to improve their businesses.
The meeting is open to any and all local business owners and affiliates that are willing to share specific challenges their business is facing. The meeting will include a free exchange of businesses discussing what works and what doesn’t, and will include a Q&A section for attendees.
SCORE volunteers will also participate by sharing successes and experiences and giving feedback to topics addressed by business owners at the meeting. Gius says he has invited key players from the local chambers, and other groups involved with helping businesses.
“What’s nice about this is SCORE has resource counselors who are employed,” Gius said. “If someone needs an attorney, we can refer them to an attorney, and what I’ve found from some of my clients is they’ve even gotten discounts.”
For more information go to www.sacramento.score.org, or call Gius at 530-205-9523.
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