Bob Machado of Compass Rose Financial Planning recently tried something new in hopes of helping his business grow. He hesitated and procrastinated and even did some hemming and hawing until finally sitting down for a consultation meeting with SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business. He thought, “What can they tell me that I don’t already know? I’m the one with 30 years of business experience”. Then he took a second look at the price (free) and knew that fresh eyes, guidance and a good listener would certainly be welcome during what is a tough economic time for most.

My Successes: 

“We were in a bit of a business log jam. We have so many things going on in our business, so many facets, Ned and Dennis of SCORE helped to focus, prioritize, give guidance and structure. Specifically, they helped us to hone in on our target audience and we’re now starting a new marketing plan. They were excellent listeners and validated some concerns as well while keeping very organized in the meeting session. We’re definitely coming back. Feel free to contact me directly about the SCORE counselors and our meeting. No more shotgun approach to business, use SCORE instead."