Our very own Mike Ockrim, founder and CEO of Chicago School Supply LLC, was featured this week in ChicagoBusiness.com . In Dee Gill’s article, A nickel’s worth of free advice can go far , Mike discusses the positive impact his mentors from Score Chicago, a partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, have had on his company.
The free mentoring program pairs an advisory group (frequently made of retired business owners) with small business owners to council and help find practical solutions to common challenges small business owners face. The goal is to help small businesses and entreprenuers grow and thrive:
With free advice from three Score mentors, Michael Ockrim, 30, built up Chicago School Supply LLC, which sells supplies, furniture and equipment to school districts. His barely three-year-old company posted more than $1 million in revenue in 2008, and he says he expects higher sales this year.
Photo Credit: ChicagoBusiness.com
Filed under: Company News and Highlights on October 12th, 2009