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Dayton SCORE Supports Small Businesses in the GEM City

Dayton SCORE leads the challenge of putting the "Gem" back into the "Gem City" one business at a time. Dayton businesses, area educators, government officials, business development agencies and support groups such as SCORE must work together to save jobs, create jobs and drive the local economy. Small and medium businesses have traditionally created more jobs, generated more income, and had the greatest economic impact on the American and Dayton landscape throughout the years. Poised to do it again, they just need vision, confidence, motivation and leadership.

April Luncheon

At the April Dayton SCORE luncheon, Bob Talty, Chapter Chair outlined our continued involvement within the Miami Valley in supporting both profit and non-profit organizations.  He provided the luncheon attendees with a review of several key programs planned for the coming months.  With the increased number of workshops and special events, he anticipates a greater request for mentoring services.  To support this increased workload, Dayton SCORE received six new members to become part of our more than 50 member mentoring team. In addition to the new mentors, the membership approved a slate of officers for the FY2015-2016 business year with Charles (Chuck) Anderson as the new Chapter Chair.

Our luncheon guest speaker was Pete Rife, a local Miami Valley attorney, www.peterife.com.  Pete provided a summary of his background and experience.   He stressed his particular interest in helping new businesses with their legal issues, including organizational structure tradeoffs, and dealing with the required government paperwork. Pete praised the work that SCORE provides to the local business community and is willng to work with our clients at a reduced rate. 


Another Busy Dayton SCORE Quarter

During the first quarter of 2015, Dayton SCORE responded to 113 new requests for face-to-face mentoring from SCORE National which is a 27% increase over the 4th quarter of 2014. These statistics do not included the many face-to-face sessions our mentors handled with their existing clients. In addition to the face-to-face mentoring session, Dayton SCORE handle 28 email mentoring requests and more than 40 mentoring sessions at both local libraries and chambers of commerce. The total number of mentoring hours equates to more than 300 volunteer hours. 


Hannah's Treasure Chest

hannahFounded in 2001, Hannah’s Treasure Chest is a non-profit organization which enriches the lives of children in need by providing clothing, furniture and toys through partner agencies in Butler, Greene, Montgomery and Warren Counties.  

Several volunteers from Hannah’s Treasure Chest have attended workshops presented as a part of the Dayton SCORE non-profit initiative.  Leslie Marsh, Community Relations & Marketing Coordinator, for the Hannah’s Treasure Chest stated that the Social Media Marketing for Nonprofits workshop was a valuable, basic overview of the platforms and methods to use in connecting with donors, sponsors and clients in online communities.

She appreciated the opportunity to share and hear from other nonprofits who are exploring this area of marketing, and to talk more in-depth with attendees about their issues and solutions. The guidelines and suggested resources offer a solid starting point for organizations who are just getting into, or who are improving their current social media marketing programs. 


National Small Business Week

With National Small Business Week in May, small business owners have a lot to celebrate.  From young entrepreneurs to seniors who start businesses instead of retiring, the 28 million small businesses in the U.S. created nearly 2 million of the roughly 3 million private-sector jobs generated in 2014. That′s a lot to be proud of!  What does your entrepreneurial future look like? Contact Dayton SCORE


Dayton SCORE Monthly Newsletter

Within our monthly newsletter, learn about Dayton SCORE′s outreach to the business community that is supported by our experienced counselors. These counselors provide FREE mentoring to existing and start-up business within the Dayton and surrounding communities.

This newsletter provides basic steps for business success, a local success story, and highlights our vision and mission.  You can stay involved with happenings at Dayton SCORE and the SCORE Advantage activities by receiving our newsletter and periodic workshop bulletins.

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We Care - Non-Profit Initiatives

The Dayton SCORE non-profit initiative is: “WE CARE about the Success of Non-Profit Organizations”.  Dayton SCORE has a committee of dedicated members to help small non-profit organizations increase their capacity and operate similar to a small business.

First, the committee investigated the needs of non-profit organizations.   Then they created a three part program starting with an Organizational Assessment for Staff members and Boards to review their current status.   The second step of the program is a series of five workshops which address basic organizational needs:  Strategic Planning, Board Development, Financial Management, Fundraising and Marketing – all directed to non-profit organizations.    The third step is specific mentoring for organizations at their request.

The non-profit community has embraced the Dayton SCORE workshop program with average attendance of 35 people at each session.   Twenty-five non-profit workshop sessions have been presented since its inception in 2012.  The total attendance during this three year period has exceeded 850 individuals.

The demand is continuing.  We expect another series of the workshops to be presented by Dayton SCORE in the Spring of 2015. The five workshops and links to several of our contributors can be found on our website (click here).  On-line Registration is required at our website and will be offered three weeks prior to each session.

Who supports The Dayton SCORE Non-Profit Initiative?    The Dayton Foundation, The Levin Family Foundation, United Way, Better Business Bureau, The Dayton Metro Library, and others.  


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