Clients provide us feedback in several ways
Soliciting and responding to client feedback is an essential management activity of any small business - we practice what we preach
- Mentoring clients receive an NPS Survey from our National Score HQ organization to provide feedback after their first mentoring session and later after several follow-on sessions
- Clients once a year receive a Client Engagement Survey from Price Waterhouse
- Our Client Engagement Index (CEI) improved 6.6% in 2020, our CEI ranks in the top third of over 250 chapters nationally.
- We provided 6,104 mentoring and educational services in fiscal 2020, up 105.87% over fiscal 2019
- Clients can submit their Success Story to our chapter or National website at https://www.score.org/submit-success-story
- A client Success Story can include their video, social media links, etc [organic SEO crosslinks, anyone? ;-} ]
- Clients can submit a review on our Google Small Business Profile (GMB) at Score Mentors Cleveland
Read About Local Client Success Stories - Northeast Ohio
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Client Comments in our NPS Surveys during 1Q 2021
Why would you like to see this mentor again?
- Jill has been AMAZING!!!!!!!! She is informative, intelligent and eager to help. I asked her to push me and she is opening my eyes to concepts I haven't thought of in 19 years of business. Without a doubt, she has already been an invaluable asset to me
- Chris is everything that I was looking for in a mentor: knowledgeable, friendly, flexible, relatable & encouraging
- I was able to get along with my mentor right away, and felt comfortable speaking with him even though I am very new in the business/entrepreneur world.
- Shelli is the best mentor I've ever had
- She was nice and very welcoming I got a very positive vibe from her. She took into consideration of my plans and gave me the best resources I need to start my business
- I absolutely loved the service I received. In fact I love it so much I'm already inspired to be a SCORE coach as well.
- I've made the best decisions I can for myself and my business during Covid. I don't feel comfortable going forward with 'business as usual' and understand that mentorship can help me reinvent to meet the changes 2021 is ushering in. I feel really comfortable with Greg because he's positive and a little out-of-the-box - which is the key to success in challenging times
- Feel confident with Sharonda and the resources she provided.
- I feel confident in Anita’s ability to help me ensure I am not going to miss any needed steps.
- It's good to give credit where its due...my mentor deserves it ...good job.
- My mentor helped me come up with next steps and we have a 2nd meeting set up for next week to follow up.
- They gave us great advise which we are acting on. We will then circle back and discuss what we have learned in our follow ups
- Because my mentor had my best interest in his heart and I appreciate his help he was truly sincere
- Rob’s perspective is helping to focus me on the details, which helps point to larger decisions moving forward
- SHE IS VERY HELPFUL!
- My mentor has been great help for me not giving up. and trying new things with my business encouraged me to take more risk
- The[y] listened to all our questions, made suggestions on ways to get them answered and had ideas we hadn't thought of.
- Was able to get on the same page and understand each other
- Steve is awesome!
- Obvious is skilled in the area I needed info on.
- My Mentor was very knowledgeable, helpful, and truly was concerned with how best to assist me.
- This is a long, complex process, and I can't imagine going through it without an expert of Richard's caliber
Why would you recommend SCORE to a friend or colleague?
- This has been the most meaningful and insightful help I have received as an entrepreneur.
- I am absolutely blown away by the amount of support I received. I was not anticipating that. Stephen listened to what I said, helped me feel confident and supported in my goals, and sincerely put a lot of effort into getting us started.
- My mentor was on top of everything before I even got in the meeting with her she already had done her research.
- The turn around to connect with someone was really quick and When I connected with Jill, she was amazing! She showed concern not only for my business for for me as a person as well.
- Because my score mentor has been very responsive and knowledgeable. She also provides template documents for what I need so I don’t have to use time searching for them myself.
- How I was sble to still get what I needed in the age of covid
- This is an amazing resource! Even for people who may have some business knowledge, and especially for those who don't.
- Sometimes as business owners, we know what needs to be done (or at least have a general idea) in order to grow or refine but, we don’t always make time because we’re caught up in the day to day activities. For me, having a SCORE mentor is a way to keep me accountable. Also having a network of successful business people with mass amounts of knowledge can never be a bad thing!!
- This is a fantastic service! So helpful for someone just starting out, or who is established. I enjoyed talking to my mentor (he's great!) and look forward to our next meeting.
- The ability to speak with someone who has actually walked the same road we are on is invaluable.
- Score has always been very helpful. This is my second time using them
- Mentors give me different perspective about business. That's has been working for me
- The mentor was very helpful and attentive. Superb!!!!
- Anita had answers to all my questions, great references and suggestions, and most importantly took the time to really listen and help me define my intentions
- Professional patient knowledgeable
- Great. Communication skills..appears genuine..very comfortable with Bob
- I have been utilizing SCORE for over 10 years and this organization provides valuable information and tools for current and upcoming business owners.
- Sharonda was kind, gentle and an incredible listener. She was supportive in her feedback.
- SCORE is a valuable resource that matches new entrepreneurs with seasoned ones that are further down the path and who are able to greatly assist with advise and strategy
- Each contact with a SCORE mentor challenges me to think outside my little box
- Greg W is kind, knowledgeable and warm. He has a great resume, community involvement and I feel he's invested in folks outcomes, especially very small businesses like mine.
What improvements could SCORE do to improve our service?
- More visability.
- Get rid of COVID :- ) Would have loved to have the meeting in person
- I not sure yet, with all this pandemic going around it’s just good that there’s someone you can talk to you when you need it
- Richard was amazing. I have a mentor who is experienced in my field of work. He was kind, patient, very knowledgeable and dead on with my expectations I'm very excited to work with this program.
- Make the search for a mentor function easier. I tried searching on my own and it was difficult to find someone. I eventually just had you select one for me.
- Cleveland SCORE: We totally agree! National SCORE will be moving us onto a new platform, ENGAGE, based on SalesForce for Non-Profits, this summer - to help improve client services
- Maybe allowing people in the program seeking the same goals To network with each other
- Cleveland SCORE: Great suggestion! We are considering doing such events via ZOOM similar to our sibling chapter in Akron
- We recently did our first pilot round table ZOOM - more to follow!
- I am happy
- Advertise more. Lots of people can use there service
- not sure yet
- Check list of recommended questions to ask. You don't know what don't know
- Cleveland SCORE: Great suggestion! - We've begun work on a Business Tune-up Checklist for Q&A
- When we have Zoo[m] presentations, it would be good if there is both video and audio components for attendees - it builds community, even if we are muted
- Cleveland SCORE: Great suggestion! - We've begun sending links to recording and presentation decks to live webinar attendees afterwards and will begin posting recorded webinars on our website
- Nothing, she is great! She is very punctual and very helpful!!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE MRS ANITA K !!!!
- Cleveland SCORE: Thank you! We love her too!