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ENCORE SHOW: Give Back Through Mentoring
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Small business is the engine of our national economy through business formation, job creation and wealth building. Small businesses and their support are critical to vibrant communities in our society.

SCORE consists of volunteers, stakeholders and sponsors, who are willing to give back to their communities through Mentoring. Successful small business owners understand the importance of giving back to their communities. Volunteer business people helping small business people solve business problems. Volunteers give freely of their time, energy and knowledge to help others. SCORE volunteers donate over 1 million hours of their time each year to support their communities. Community Alliances are critical to the success. Diversity in mentoring is valuable and possesses great power by diversity of thought. The diversity of race, gender, ethnicity, geography, and experience is important and valuable in SCORE. Volunteers as lifelong learners remain relevant, achieve personal satisfaction and growth.

Small business needs knowledgeable, experienced business people to give back to their communities by volunteering their time as mentors. No matter what your particular industry, title or expertise, you have value to offer to potential entrepreneurs.

Your experience is vital and it truly matters. A volunteer’s relevant knowledge, wisdom and experience serve clients through mentorship and education. Mentors develop relationships and act with integrity, respect, honesty, purpose, and professionalism. They listen with an open mind, encourage and openly communicate with all people seeking help. Personal, long-term relationships are a driver of small business success.
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A Sharpe Outlook: Give Back Through Mentoring

Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 9 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE provides small business mentoring and workshops to more than 375,000 new and growing small businesses. More than 14,000 business experts volunteer as mentors in 370 chapters serving local communities with entrepreneur education to help grow 1 million small businesses. SCORE's VP Of Field Operations Steve Records joins the program to discuss why mentoring is so important.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Steve Records
Steve Records is responsible for managing the national operations of SCORE’s 320 chapters and 11,000 volunteers as well as overseeing the headquarters Human Resources, Recruitment, and Volunteer Services programs.

Prior to joining SCORE, Steve was a Managing Consultant for The Gallup Organization in Washington, DC and his previous experience includes multiple field sales, marketing, field management, and consulting positions within a multinational chemical and energy company. Steve is a graduate of Purdue University and completed an MBA at the University of Nevada.