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Business mentors needed for Small Business Resource Center

Business mentors needed for Small Business Resource Center

For a busy entrepreneur, time is money–so free or low-cost classes that enable you to make the most of your time and your schedule can mean the difference between struggling and achieving success.

Just ask Montrose business owner Sheree Wanner of Camelot Gardens, who took a course in Quickbooks accounting software through the Region 10 Small Business Resource Center (SBRC).

“I think the Region 10 Quickbooks classes have been invaluable,” Wanner said. “I bought Quickbooks, but I didn’t know anything about it, and now I have learned so much more—the course was wonderful! The tension and fear of not knowing what to do are gone.”

“Nothing can replace the guidance and perspective of those who have learned through real world experiences, especially for companies that are just starting out.” ~ Vince Fandel, Director, Small Business Resource Center

Whether you need marketing advice, industry-specific tools for budgeting or inventory management, want to learn more about cloud-based software options, or simply want to know how to choose the right point-of-sale system, Region 10 can help.  We offer industry-specific classes in everything from Accounting, Social Media and Facebook marketing to use of Excel spreadsheets.

And because we know that every industry has unique issues and challenges, we are always seeking those with experience in specific fields to serve as mentors through the Region 10 Small Business Resource Center.

“Nothing can replace the guidance and perspective of those who have learned through real world experiences,” Region 10 Small Business Development Center Director Vince Fandel said, “especially for companies that are just starting out.”

From cost-saving strategies, marketing tips and social media tools to pitfalls to avoid, Region 10’s experienced mentors can save small business owners time, money and aggravation. Mentors and counselors are now available not only through the Region 10 Small Business Resource Center, but through our partner, The Hive, in the North Fork Valley as well.

Share the knowledge you have gained with new business owners, and position yourself as an expert in your field! Retired executives, educators, entrepreneurs and others are encouraged to email Vince Fandel at Vince@region10.net. Businesses seeking mentors are encouraged to contact Vince as well.

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