Volunteer Opportunities in Business - Your Answer on What to Do After Retirement
Are you looking for volunteer opportunities to help you decide what to do after retirement? It is always helpful to find our what others did to become successful. Here are some suggestions on how to use your skills and knowledge to help small businesses grow.
Since being formed in 1964, SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" has helped 7.5 million small-business owners by providing counseling, training, and advice on a volunteer basis. It is America’s premier source of free and confidential small-business advice for entrepreneurs.
It provides many “how-to” articles and business templates on its website. By volunteering, you could help a small-business owner develop a business plan, increase his cash flow, improve marketing or many other aspects of business.
You can provide face-to-face counseling through one of SCORE’s local chapters or you can offer advice online. Many counselors provide guidance by email.
If you prefer a different approach, you can locate a small-business incubator, which is designed to specifically help start-up firms. The incubators are usually associated with colleges or universities. Some of the items they provide are:
- Fee-based business support services, such as, telephone answering, bookkeeping, fax and copy machines, etc.
- Group rates for health, life and other insurance plans.
- Flexible space and leasing.
- Business and technical advice.
- Assistance in obtaining funding.
- Networking with other entrepreneurs.
One incubator that has been helpful to entrepreneurs for many years is
the Louisiana Business & Technology Center
, an integral part of the E. J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University. It endeavors to enhance economic development in Louisiana through the support of existing small businesses and the development of new businesses. Take a look to see the services they provide.
Satisfaction and continued use of your skills to help others grow their lives through their businesses are great reasons to volunteer. Take advantage of all of the opportunities that you can find to increase your level of happiness.
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