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Nov 5, 201402:54 PMVan Lines

with Joe Vanden Plas

Entrepreneurs can SCORE one for business

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People going into business, people trying to grow a business, and now nonprofit organizations can benefit from free, twice-daily counseling sessions, usually in SCORE’s office at the MGE Innovation Center (University Research Park). These are ongoing relationships, not hastily arranged one-offs, and they cover a lot of territory, including the fundamentals of developing business plans. At the chamber dinner, Starr perked up when I mentioned what SCORE could do for him, and I trust that a mutually beneficial relationship is developing.

Wisconsin has comparatively few business startups, so it’s vitally important that the ones we do have become longstanding businesses. With SCORE, a vast reservoir of intellectual business capital is, thankfully, available at your fingertips. “People are so appreciative that somebody will sit down in a nonjudgmental way and listen to what they have to say,” Kroupa noted. “Keep in mind that all these mentors have been there and done that. They have seen it all.”

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