Small businesses in and around Cincinnati were hit hard by COVID-19, but we Ohioans are neither easily discouraged nor defeated. Our Midwestern values respect the hard work that goes into making an honest living. We enjoy the simple things, like family, friends, good food (especially beer, goetta, chili, and beer!), opening day with the Reds, football weekends, Graeter’s ice cream, and asking someone we meet where they went to (high) school.
We are a great city with an illustrious past and everything we need for a bright future. Being home to eight of the Fortune 500 companies makes Cincinnati a rich source of business know-how and experience. Some of these great business minds, both working and retired, volunteer to help local business owners to start a new business or make an existing business more efficient, productive, creative, and profitable. These business veterans serve as the backbone of an often-overlooked business resource in Cincinnati — SCORE.
SCORE is a partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources.
SCORE mentors typically meet their mentees one-on-one in person, but during these times of social distancing are meeting remotely. SCORE online offers advice on Coronavirus SBA Loans and other business assistance and can help you regain momentum with free online courses covering digital marketing, launching a website, and leveraging social media.
We expect the demand for this free mentoring to be higher than usual now and for the coming months, so don’t delay. If you can benefit from the wisdom of others that have gone before you, there’s no better time than now to sign up. Small business owners can get daily updates on the Cincinnati COVID-19 Dashboard.
Regarding small business accounting matters, we’re here to help you to plan now and for the future in order to avoid a cash crisis and keep your business strong. Call us (513) 322-1036.