Al Torpie 
Savannah SCORE Chapter 0070 


Thursday March 8, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM EST

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Savannah Morning News Auditorium 
1375 Chatham Parkway
Savannah, GA 31405

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 Speed  Mentoring Workshop for Small Business      

Register Now!                               Register early and be elgible to win Amazon Fire.

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Sponsored by SCORE, Savannah Morning News and The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center of Savannah, Georgia. This workshop is designed to help both start-ups and established businesses answer questions about everyday business problems. 

Lunch included with featured speaker on the subject of Entrepreneurship        

What is It?

Speed Mentoring is a networking event at which participants can ask experienced professionals those "everything-you've-always-wanted-to-know-but-didn't-know-whom-to-ask" questions. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with up to five mentors during the course of the event. Mentors, many of whom are experienced business executives, are knowledgeable and high profile professionals with decades of experience in the small business world.

How does it work? 

Participants will sign up in advance (see selection ) indicating the topic areas on which they would like to focus. Participants may select as many topics as they want, but must choose at least five. We will make every effort to pair mentors and participates based on these common areas of interest, but we cannot guarantee that everyone will receive their top choice(s).
When you arrive at the event, you will receive your table assignment(s).  Participants will move from table to table at 25 minute intervals meeting with up to five different mentors. SCORE staff and volunteers will facilitate the process letting participants know when it is time to move to the next table.  There will be several participants at each table, which will encourage interaction and discussion.

. Topics to be covered

  •        Business Plans
  •        Finding the Money
  •       The Power of Social Media
  •        Finding Your Niche
  •        When to Outsource
  •        HR Headaches
  •        Cash Flow –Business Lifeblood
  •        Pricing for Profit
  •        Understanding Financial Reports
  •        Preparing a Budget
  •        Customer Service Dos and Don’ts
  •       Tips for Advertising

     Plus you can add subjects that are of interest to you when you register.


 Cost is $ 19.95 per person, ($9.95 for additional parties from same organization), which includes luncheon with featured speaker on topic of interest to all attendees. Registration starting at 8:00 with coffee and refreshments

Featured speaker

Dr MesconDr. Timothy Mescon serves as president of Columbus State and is a recognized authority in the field of small business management.  Dr. Mescon earned his PH. D from the University of Georgia and has authored more than 200 articles and four books covering small business management related subjects.

In addition to Mescon’s duties as dean, he serves as a faculty member at the Stonier School of Banking and on the Advisory Board of the Kingston University School of Business and Law in the United Kingdom. He has served on the faculties of Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, and the University of Miami. Mescon was the inaugural dean of the Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University, in Salisbury, Maryland. Additionally, Mescon has served as a visiting lecturer at the University of Aston in Birmingham, England, and Nanjing University in China, and as a visiting fellow at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Mescon received his Ph.D. in Strategic Management/Entrepreneurship from the University of Georgia (1979), an MBA from Southern Methodist University (1976) and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Tulane University (1975).


     First fifty registrants will be elgible to win an Amazon Fire at a drawing during the luncheon. So register early !!!!Register Now!