Today I contacted SCORE, a resource for people starting or growing small businesses. I have requested a mentor who specializes in retail start-ups in the DC area. SCORE was recommended to me by one of the first boutique owners I met with, Greer Johnson. Greer owns Duo, located on the Corner in Charlottesville, Virginia. More about her in a future blog, but she is definitely one of my angels!
If you'd like to read more about SCORE and what they offer, their website is www.score.org. Not only do they provide mentors, but they will answer questions, help with marketing and business plans, and offer numerous webinars and workshops.
I'll let you know how my mentoring session turns out!