分数 remains dedicated to 我们的 mission of fostering vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education. These past few months have taken a toll on many of the small businesses and communities we serve. 分数的10个网络,000 volunteer men and women stands ready to support the small business owners we serve. Entrepreneurs are, by nature, c我们的ageous and resilient.
Small businesses can and will rebuild, and 分数 is here to help when you need it most.
在这些动荡的时期, 分数的石板指导方法, which all 分数 mentors must know prior to providing services to 我们的 clients, provides continued guidance on how we do business and interact with the business owners we serve:
- 评估 & 分析
- 测试思想 & 教与工具
- 预期设置 & 鼓励梦想
We at 分数 remain committed to applying SLATE in all aspects of how we operate. We will continue to stop and suspend judgment and to listen and learn. One of 我们的 core 价值s is, “Diversity Matters.” This means that 分数 believes in the importance, 价值, and power of diversity – diversity of people and diversity of thought – and 我们的 Code of Ethics prohibits 分数 from discriminating against any person.
In 2018, 分数 created a volunteer-led Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee. That committee has delivered diversity training to 分数 volunteers across the country and continues to provide guidance to 分数 Headquarters and chapters on how we can improve 我们的 diversity and inclusion efforts. That committee’s responsibilities remain to:
- Monitor and evaluate the progress of 分数 in creating conditions that advance diversity and inclusion that will best support its mission to foster vibrant small business communities.
- Lead efforts to evaluate and promote a healthy organizational climate, one that reflects the diverse nature of 分数’s small business clients.
- Offer solutions to assist in the resolution of diversity and inclusion issues.
And we know there are always improvements to be made. One way we achieve this is through open communication. Y我们的 perspectives are critical to informing us as we assess and analyze, test and teach. With y我们的 feedback, we can look to 分数’s future with a renewed focus on inclusion. We will be better equipped to enc我们的age entrepreneurial dreams, so that 分数 can continue to grow and support all business owners.
Now, more than ever, we need y我们的 voice to be heard. I invite anyone to share y我们的 thoughts and perspectives on how we move forward into the future as One 分数.
请分享你的评论 这种形式, and we will use this information to make continuous improvements on how we serve all small businesses.
分数’s mission is to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education.
We aim to give every person the support they need to thrive as a small business owner.
我们客户的成功是 我们的 成功. The quality of their experience at 分数 is the truest measure of 我们的 成功 as an organization.
Small business drives 我们的 national economy through business formation, 创造就业和财富. Small businesses are critical to vibrant communities in 我们的 society.
We are proud to enable volunteers, stakeholders and sponsors to give back to their communities.
志愿者无偿奉献他们的时间, energy and knowledge to help others – and they are pivotal to the continued 成功 of 分数’s mission. 分数志愿者捐赠4个以上.9 million h我们的s of service in 2019 to support their communities. In return, we aim to make their time at 分数 engaging and satisfying.
A volunteer’s experience matters; their relevant knowledge, wisdom and experience serve 我们的 clients through mentorship and education.
In relationships, we act with integrity, respect, honesty, purpose and professionalism. 我们以开放的心态倾听, enc我们的age and openly communicate with all people seeking business help from 分数. 个人, long-term relationships – including those between mentors and business owners – are a driver of small business 成功.
我们相信它的重要性, 价值 and power of diversity – diversity of people and diversity of thought. 种族的多样性, 性别, 种族, geography and experience among 分数 volunteers, 员工, board members and clients enables 分数 to effectively execute its mission of helping all small business owners.
We believe that small business owners who are lifetime learners adapt to change more readily and are more 成功ful. 志愿者s as lifelong learners remain relevant and achieve personal satisfaction and growth.