he Miller Business Resource Center (MBRC) at Salt Lake Community College has formed a new partnership with SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow and succeed nationwide. SCORE will have offices at SLCC’s Miller Campus in Sandy and work alongside the MBRC to serve the state’s diverse business community at one location.
“We’re thrilled to have SCORE mentors and volunteers working on our campus,” said Beth Colosimo, Executive Director of Business Resource Development at SLCC’s MBRC. “They have an excellent reputation and their services complement the offerings we already have with our Business Resource Center, SBDC, our Global Business Center, and our Business Incubator and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.”
SCORE has been an important contributor and collaborator in the ecosystem of small business support and entrepreneurship in Utah, encouraging business owners to maintain a relationship with SCORE from the beginning and throughout the life of their businesses. The Salt Lake SCORE office is recognized nationally as one of the top performing small business mentoring organizations in the country.
“We are very proud of our Salt Lake SCORE office and are thrilled to be the guests of the MBRC,” said Ron Baron, President of the SCORE Salt Lake Chapter. “As volunteers, we get so excited to see the documentable impact that Salt Lake SCORE has on the local business community. SCORE earned the National “Client Education Award” in recognition of the meatiness, relevance, and expansion of education and workshop activities in the area.”
SCORE exceeded its goal of a 20 percent increase in the number of contacts for mentoring and workshop attendance over the past two years. They are a lead partner with Home Shopping Network (HSN) and have a breadth of diversity within their volunteer and subject matter expert base. SCORE is also a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration and has been mentoring small business owners for more than 50 years.
“Our goal at the SLCC Miller Campus is to provide a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs and small business owners to find the assistance, support, training and education needed to get started or to help grow an existing business. I can think of no better way than aligning with the best small business support partners who share our mission for creating jobs and opportunities for people with a passion for business,” Colosimo added.