In an effort to boost awareness of SCORE Bucks County and its no-cost business mentoring services, volunteers with the local chapter of the national nonprofit organization are seeking opportunities to speak to like-minded business organizations.
Tony Moore, the chapter’s community outreach committee chair, has spoken to several area rotary clubs, business associations and chamber of commerce groups as part of a campaign to drive greater awareness. He is available to speak with other groups throughout Bucks and eastern Montgomery counties, as well.
“I or another SCORE mentor can talk about virtually anything,” said Moore, a SCORE mentor of more than five years. “I want to make sure SCORE is top of mind as far as helping people out.”
In addition to sharing insight on SCORE and the mentoring services the group of former and current business leaders provide to entrepreneurs, Moore often speaks in general terms about how to start a business, as well as other business topics of interest relevant to the group or organization.
Like the chapter’s other 70 mentors, he has decades of business experience under his belt. Before joining SCORE, Moore worked in sales and marketing roles for more than 35 years with Kraft, Sara Lee, Kellogg’s and Keebler.
Moore views the speaking engagements — and the drive for greater awareness of SCORE — as a win-win for all. Entrepreneurs and new business owners often find a SCORE mentor who can help with various aspects of starting and running a business. And the chapter connects with experts interested in giving back through mentoring or serving as a subject matter expert for the chapter’s webinars.
“There’s a volunteer group that’s going to offer you free support,” Moore said. “These are all former entrepreneurs or executives that have a ton of experience that they want to share with you.”
Moore will speak at an event for the Newtown Business Association on Dec. 9 and hopes to add additional speaking engagements to his calendar.
If interested in having SCORE Bucks County mentor Moore speak to your group, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. If interested in becoming a SCORE volunteer mentor, visit buckscounty.score.org/volunteer or email email@example.com.