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Does the UK need a SCORE? US and UK SME advisory services compared

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  • Ron Botham

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    Within the context of recent government proposals for the reform of small business advisory services, this article assesses whether an organisation such as the United States Service Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE) would be a desirable component of a future UK system for informing and advising would be business founders and SMEs. Following a review of SCORE, UK Government proposals and the transferability of the concept, it is concluded the idea of a ‘UK SCORE’ is worthy of further consideration.

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    Article provided by London South Bank University in its journal Local Economy: The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit.

    Volume (Year): 27 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 3 (May)
    Pages: 265-278

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    Handle: RePEc:sae:loceco:v:27:y:2012:i:3:p:265-278

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    Keywords: advice; SMEs; United Kingdom; United States;

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