I am glad to see you were actually able to get an appt. with someone at SCORE. I have reached them a couple of times and nobody will call me back. When I was in Colorado one of the SCORE people called me back and seemed like she was in a hurry and was`nt willing spend much time with me. I have not been impressed with this organization at all, but maybe other people have had better experiences? Good Luck!
I`ve had pretty good results with them online. You can send them an email based on the topic, i.e., trademarks will connect you with an intellectual property expert.
Keep in mind that the advice is free, so you always want to use this as an additional resource, not a primary one.
I have to chime in here:
I went to SCORE.org and searched through many of the profiles for the available mentors in my area. After finally deciding, I sent off and e-mail.
From my experience (any maybe I lucked out) my SCORE mentor has offered invaluable advice, research,evaluation,valuation, commentary, questions, experieince, wisdom, pretty much everything I have thrown his way from spinach dip to California privacy law.
I am VERY impressed and better off because of his help. I hope to hear more stories like this one!
Good luck out there!
I`m glad to hear others have had a good experience. Here in Ann Arbor, my SCORE counselor didn`t have a clue as to how to councel me in my concierge business. He told me I seemed to be doing the right things, but had no real advice for me.
I don`t think I was ever linked up with a SCORE person that was right for my biz.