Victory State Bank: Consider a Government-Sponsored Business Mentor
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Good advice is invaluable when it contributes to the growth and success of a business.
A good way to gather advice is to align yourself with a mentor.
Victory State Bank found the following blog about mentors on the Web site of the U.S. Small Business Administration site. We hope you will find it beneficial:
Here is what marketing professional Caron Beesley has to say on the SBA site about government-sponsored mentor organizations:
You might be surprised, but the government offers a great deal of free resources, including Small Business Assistance and Training and Mentoring services to support small business owners, both online and locally.
One organization in particular' SCORE 'provides free and confidential counseling, mentoring and advice to small business owners nationwide via its network of more than 12,400 retired business executives, leaders and volunteers.
Sponsored by the SBA, SCORE volunteers share their expertise through in-person and online counseling. Be prepared to deal with several experts if you need end-to-end business advice. SCORE specialists are just that, they often have a specific area of expertise (HR, business planning, etc.) and while your primary counselor will be your main point of contact, they can help identify and introduce you to other specialists.
Other government-sponsored sources of counseling and mentoring include, Small Business Development Centers, Women's Business Centers, Veterans Business Outreach Centers, U.S. Export Assistance Centers, and Minority Business Development Centers.
To read more of Ms. Beesley’s tips, log onto http://community.sba.gov/community/blogs/community-blogs/small-business-matters/5-tips-finding-and-working-with-business-mentor.
About Victory State Bank:
VSB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSBN) is the one-bank holding company for Victory State Bank. As Staten Island, N.Y.’s only community-based commercial bank, Victory State Bank operates five full-service locations on the Island: The main office in the community of Great Kills, and branches in the communities of West Brighton, St. George, Dongan Hills and Rosebank. For additional information, Victory State Bank may be reached at 718-979-1100 or visited online http://www.victorystatebank.com .
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