Business owners need not leave the office to benefit from SCORE services or PodCamp City Online
No matter how big the payoff might be, many small business owners have little time for off-site training or business counseling. That’s why two innovative resources are worth mentioning: SCORE House Calls and PodCamp City Online.
SCORE House Calls: As Chuck Auerbach describes in “Westchester SCORE expands services,” SCORE Westchester’s House Calls program is a new form of client outreach. Instead of requiring clients to steal away from work to attend workshops or business counseling sessions, House Calls permits clients to receive valuable business counseling at their places of business. Other SCORE services clients can receive at work (or at home) include: online training, and email and telephone counseling.
PodCamp City Online: Virtual conferencing – via teleconferences, talk- and text-based chat rooms, distance learning sessions, or all three combined – is the newest form of New Media meet-up. Consequently, it is not surprising that podcamps – self-described “unconferences” about everything podcasting – would morph from gatherings at tangible brick and mortar conference facilities and shipboards, to convenings held wholly online. Posts by SCORE Counselor Lisa Tolliver, whose online seminar at PodCamp City Online was entitled: “The Power of Podcasting for Performers, Artists, Talk Radio Hosts, and Entrepreneurs,” describe the first virtual podcamp and its benefits.