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Ferguson

Two stories regarding Ferguson Missouri are in the news. The first is that a new Empowerment Center has opened which has promised job training and related services. The second story is that businesses along Florissant Avenue that were burned out as a result of the riots are still empty.  

There is only one conclusion. Things in Ferguson have not improved. What was a viable community has now deteriorated. Starting a job training program is a great idea. Unfortunately I have seen such efforts in inner city neighborhoods my whole life, usually without significant results. Do any of you know if people who want job training who have not been able to receive it.? The crowd who burned the stores in a Ferguson are not employable. We will not get anywhere unless we face facts.  Written by Paul Dribin

SCORE

I want to tell you a little bit about SCORE for which I am a volunteer. Our group is a national organization that was initially funded by the Small Business Administration. We are volunteers, often retired, who mentor people starting small businesses and also provide analysis for ongoing businesses who are looking to improve. In addition we provide a number of workshops in the region on important business topics.

Our mentoring services are free and the workshops are provided at minimal cost. We have volunteers from all area of business including accountants, attorney’s marketing experts, and tech people. Check us out at our website, SCORESt.Louis.com

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