Meet Our Volunteers – Jim Martin
Salesperson. Manager. Executive. Consultant. When a SCORE Lancaster client needs a mentor who’s “been there, done that,” Jim Martin is there to help.
This Lancaster, Pennsylvania native got his start selling trucks, parts, and services for his family’s business, where he eventually earned the position of company president. After selling the business, Jim was a loan officer for a mortgage company and, later, became a licensed real estate agent. He’s also worked as a small business consultant. The result is a mentor who knows the challenges of running a business and has the people skills to help clients successfully navigate those challenges.
One of the newer members of SCORE’s team, Jim uses his expertise to assist entrepreneurs who are just starting out. “When people come to see us, most need basic help…how to make a business plan, how to go through the whole process,” he says.
Jim’s clients aren’t the only ones who benefit from their time with him. He says, “[Counseling] is a two-way street entirely. I get as much out of them as they get out of me.” The most rewarding part is “seeing someone come in with an idea or dream, and you help them make it happen.”
To request Jim – or any of the fifty SCORE Lancaster volunteers – to help your business, contact us at www.scorelancaster.org or at 717-397-3092, or visit us at Suite 231 Liberty Place, Lancaster, weekdays between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM.