Peter Ferrio had held a variety of corporate sales and marketing positions in the dot-com world.
After awhile, though, he
could find more success by becoming an entrepreneur.He
already had experience working for a few start-up companies selling technology and software and grew increasingly dissatisfied with the commission structure. His
information technology (IT) support skills helped him develop a customer base that became the foundation for starting his
attended a SCORE workshop on how to start a business, and decided to sign up for some face-to-face counseling."My counselors Ruth Kelley and Elliot Baritz said I had a great idea," Peter
"They've been phenomenal," Peter
says."I couldn't believe their advice was free and that they enjoyed helping people.It's been amazing to me that they would commit their time to me and offer personal guidance."Peter continues to come to SCORE, most recently on development of a partnership agreement, telemarketing scripts and offer letters for sales representatives.He
is so impressed with Fairfield County SCORE
regularly attends SCORE events to talk about his
experience and make presentations on how SCORE helped him succeed.
"I support SCORE
.Everything they advised me to do was business textbook 101; even simple things like write things down and keep your receipts," Peter