The Young Professionals Group of the Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce recently donated winter items (hats, mittens, scarves, blankets) to Citizens for Citizens. The items were collected at the YPG Social Jan. 23 at Berkley Beer Company in Taunton. Pictured from left: Nelson Tavares, president/CEO of Taunton Federal Credit Union; Deborah Araujo, director, community resources, Citizens for Citizens; and Rashaud Garner, owner, Platinum City Gaming.
We sat down with Jon Geggatt, the SCORE Taunton branch manager, to learn more about the program and how businesses & members can benefit from their free business counseling services. A program of the Small Business Administration, SCORE mentors can provide the practical action plan, education and tools you need to open your doors and establish a customer base. Already own a business? Their volunteer mentors can help identify ways to increase profit, improve employee and customer satisfaction, and achieve work/ life balance. With SCORE, you can have the honest, confidential and sometimes tough conversations about raising money, motivating your team, marketing your business, and other topics.
Solving problems all over Southeastern Massachusetts since 1976, Jim Dorsey and Son, Inc., is a business with roots. Family-owned and managed, this Taunton-based company offers a wide range of services like air conditioning, heating, indoor air, plumbing, fire sprinkler installation, and bath remodeling.
But that list wasn’t as extensive when Jim Dorsey founded the company over 40 years ago. Like most entrepreneurs, his beginning was small.