What won’t a SCORE counselor do for a client? Sometimes an entrepreneur who comes to SCORE Chicago hits the jackpot. Take Twanda Mobley, who has patented and wanted to market an outside garbage can receptacle. She never expected her counselor Al Grossman would get so involved with her business launch.
Hosted Focus Group
Mobley never imagined that Grossman would host her focus group. While Mobley paid for the focus group to be conducted, and for participants to attend, Grossman both sat in and coordinated the venue, using the SCORE office, running the video camera to record the event and offering coffee.
Big Box Rep Connection
And what was the likelihood that Mobley’s counselor would get her a meeting with a rep to explain how she could approach “big box” retailers? Grossman did just that. He invited Charles S. Cordovano, President, National Distribution Sytems of West Columbia, SC to meet Mobley. Cordovano sells to Lowes and other major retailers. The meeting lasted two hours, and Mobley got invaluable advice on how volume selling to large stores works, how they view new products and how to pitch such retailers.
So when you see Mobleys Garden Gate Garbage Can for sale at a “big box” store, you’ll know that she has a secret weapon in a SCORE counselor.
Get your own secret weapon to help your business succeed. Set up an appointment with a SCORE counselor today.