SCORE Helps CNY Small Business Owners Through Mentorship & Education

Bridge Street

A non-profit association is helping Central New York business owners achieve their goals through mentorship and education.

SCORE has 300+ chapters around the USA, including one in Syracuse, and over 11,000 volunteers nationwide.

“All of us have some type of business background” says Jeff Shapiro, President of The Syracuse SCORE Chapter.  “We volunteer to help folks that want to start their own business, are looking to develop their business plans, try to define their vision, and we do that through one-on-one mentoring at no cost.  We also help businesses that are currently operating and we help them develop new approaches, new strategies to help grow their business more effectively.” 

Formerly known as The Service Corps of Retired Executives, their volunteers range from their late 20s to well into their 80s. The common ground for all the volunteers is that they desire to grow and achieve the goals of small businesses within their communities.

Shapiro retired after almost 40 years in the medical device industry. He says that he enjoys that SCORE helps him engage, network, stay active, and pay it forward.

“I feel like I make a difference” he says, “and you get to see people that have an idea but don’t know exactly what to do with it for the next step, and I’m part of that process that helps them figure out ‘how do i start moving ahead effectively?’

If you’d like to see how SCORE can help you, simply visit their website by clicking here.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Live Doppler 9 Map Center

CNY View

CNY View

CNY View

Oswego Area

Oswego Area

Syracuse Area

Syracuse Area

Ask The Expert

Do you have a question for one of our Bridge Street Experts?

Send them our way: BridgeStreet@LocalSYR.com

Just put "Expert" in the subject line and your questions could be part of our "Ask The Expert" segments.

We're highlighting advice from a financial advisor, a personal trainer, a doctor, a chef, a lawyer, and a nutritionist. Got a question? Share it with us.

Contests


When there's a call-in contest on Bridge Street, the number to call is 671-9990.

Occasionally, special contests will use a different phone number, so always double-check which number is given on-air.

For complete rules regarding call-in sweepstakes on WSYR-TV, please click here

Web Contests: Click here to see the current web contests on LocalSYR.com