We’ve all seen in the first couple of episodes of Bar Rescue (airing Sundays at 10/9c) that running a small business is no small feat. Because of this, Spike TV has partnered with our friends at SCORE (AKA Service Corps of Retired Executives) to bring you help for your own budding bar or restaurant business in the form of an awesome toolkit.
Check out what SCORE has to say about it:
Every year thousands of Americans start the journey to pursue small business ownership. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, an estimated 552,600 new employer firms opened for business in 2009. Whether it’s a restaurant, a bar, an auto shop or a clothing store, some are successful immediately, some fail, and some just need a little guidance. Are you a small business owner looking for a “Jon Taffer” to rescue your business? Never fear, SCORE is here!
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to assisting entrepreneurs and small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide through free business advice from experienced volunteers. There is a lot of information for business owners to navigate and consider, like “how to use social media in your business effectively,” “what are the rules and regulations in this industry?” and “how can I better manage my employees?” As we’ve seen on Bar Rescue, sometimes making the wrong decisions in your business endeavors can hinder your success, or in some cases, survival. On the other hand, when you take the time to work with people who have experience and can give you the guidance and advice to that meet your specific needs, you’re giving your business a fair shot at success.
In 2010, businesses mentored by SCORE grossed $19.4 billion in revenue, with an average of $186,737 per business. To start and grow your business with expert help for FREE, check out the toolkit on Score.org.
For Bar Rescue episodes, video clips, photos and more, visit barrescue.spike.com.