I’m excited today to share an educational opportunity with you, but first let me ask you a question: have you heard of SCORE? It doesn’t have anything to do with basketball or your credit, but it has everything to do with an often overlooked wealth of knowledge for small business owners.

SCORE was previously known as the Service Corps of Retired Executives, but is now recognized as SCORE, “Counselors to America’s Small Business”. They are one of the main reasons why I’m business today. Here’s my story of the crucial role three SCORE volunteers have played in my own business development.

Back in 2013 when I was a student at DU, I met Jim Skagen (blue shirt on the photo). His words of encouragement gave me confidence to start my own business.

When I met Ken Heller (wearing a white sweater on my left) two years later, he gave me a gentle shove to improve my elevator speech. It was exactly what I needed to clarify my brand. Since then he has proved to be a valuable mentor, and I still meet with him every other month.

Then Ken introduced me to Barbara Lewis (standing right behind me), who coordinates educational webinars that SCORE produces once a month. She helped me prepare and present a webinar focused on the benefits of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems for small business last November.

The photo above is from a recent meeting when I got to see all SCORE mentors together. I am truly grateful for the work of this organization and their support.

Are you curious about my CRM workshop? If you want to find out more, you can join me for a SCORE sponsored webinar on April 1. Here is a sneak peak:

Do you know how many quotes you’ve sent out this month?
How to track your sales team activities?
How to avoid having two sales representatives working on the same opportunity?
How much potential revenue is currently in your sales pipeline?

Would knowing the answer to any of these questions help you to manage your business better?

This workshop will highlight how a CRM system can be a great tool to track your sales process and interactions with your customers. I’ll review the ways CRM can help a small business owner like you answer these questions and more.

I hope you’ll join this webinar.The cost is only $25. Follow this link for more details and to register.

Do you know other small business owners who will benefit from learning about CRM systems? If you do, please share this information with them.