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5/2/2017 Press Release
Local Business Community Learn About Local Resources for Small Business Needs

(Left to right): Rose Pickens, Attack Poverty; William (Bill) Klingberg, SCORE Houston; Jim Russ, EHRA Engineering

Local Business Community Learn About Local Resources for Small Business Needs

Did you know there is support right here in our local community that can aid small business owners through appropriate training and counseling; access to a library of business resources and templates; leadership and management techniques; and much more? Whether you are just starting a new business or just need advice on how to develop your current business, SCORE is a national group that fosters vibrate small business communities through mentoring and education. The Houston Chapter of SCORE has many locations throughout Houston and surrounding areas, including a resource-location in Rosenberg at the Central Fort Bend Chamber office.

At the Chamber’s Breakfast in the Bend, hosted at North Richmond Neighborhood Resource Center and powered by Attack Poverty, William (Bill) Klingberg, a certified mentor of SCORE Houston in the Fort Bend County area, presented on the benefits for partnering with SCORE Houston. “Seminars and workshops are available to help get answers to questions and grow your business with our expert speakers and SCORE mentors,” says Klingberg. He continues, “We offer small business owners with opportunities to learn about building business plans; where to find financing; how to use Quickbooks; marketing strategies; and so much more. We have training for just about anything you can imagine.”

To learn more about SCORE Houston, to find a mentor, or take a seminar, visit

The venue host of Breakfast in the Bend, Rose Pickens of Attack Poverty, gave attendees insight into what Attack Poverty is about. “We are a global organization that serves locally, adopting pockets of poverty and establishing long-term commitments to transform under-resourced communities,” explains Pickens. “These commitments require collaborative efforts from volunteers, local organizations, residents and other stakeholders to provide quality of life, education, and health aids for sustainability.”

To learn more about Attack Poverty or ways to get involved, visit

Breakfast in the Bend is Central Fort Bend Chamber’s monthly morning networking event for members to promote their businesses. The next Breakfast in the Bend will be hosted by Echelon on 99 Apartments on June 6th at 8:00 a.m. To register to attend, visit  


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