3 Strikes and You're Out - Why I Gave Up on SCORE

by Pat Hammond on Wednesday, June 19, 2019

This content is from Queen City Buzz. Please follow the link below to see the full article explaining why I can no longer recommend SCORE Merrimack Valley as a business resource.

If you are an NH Business Guild member looking for help with a business question, please take a look at the member directory.  Guild members represent a large variety of professions and many are happy to grab a coffee and share their expertise with other members. Also, I am currently working on a resource directory that will connect you to member tips, tools, white papers, and webinars.  The directory will be a work in progress as members continue to submit information, but the first pages should be live within the next couple weeks. 

Pat Hammond

Director, NH Business Guild


I regret to say that I am no longer recommending SCORE as a resource for people looking for one-on-one mentoring to start or grow their business.

Between my own bad experiences, yes that is plural, and reports from many other people, I've come to the conclusion our local chapter, SCORE Merrimack Valley, is not a good fit as a business resource for most people. 

I don't know what the problem is. 

The national SCORE organization provides a large variety of useful information in the form of webinars, online classes, and downloads through their website, but somehow, the mentoring services offered through the local SCORE chapter are singularly lacking in usefulness. 

I know several individuals who work/volunteer with SCORE Merrimack Valley and they are friendly, knowledgeable people who genuinely want to help. But in spite of the available tools and their collective experience, the mentoring program continues to fall short.


Check out the full article, including why I have removed SCORE from my list of business resources 3 Strikes and You're Out - Why I Gave Up on SCORE