Below are the most frequently asked questions about the ESP program. If your question is not answered below, please feel free to contact us.
A: The ESP program is over 50 hours of audio recorded instruction broken down into 33 sessions.
Q: Do I get immediate access to all sessions?
A: Each lesson builds on the other in order for you to get the most out of the class. Therefore, yes, you get access to all lessons. This ensures that you go at your own pace. The original course was taught over a 10 week period, twice per week.
Q: What is the main purpose of the ESP Program?
A: The main purpose is to help you create a successful business plan in order to create a successful business. Whether you are starting a business, or need to grow your business, the ESP program will help you succeed. The business plan is completed whether you need funding or not. Your plan will help guide you to business success as long as you implement it correctly. This course also goes beyond the business plan. You learn the A-Z of running a successful business.
Q: Do I get a degree or CE credits with this course?
A: Although you get a certificate at the completion of the course, you do not get a degree or qualify for CE credits.
Q: Am I guaranteed funds to start my business at the end of the program?
A: There are no guarantees. However, we’ve designed this program to help you create a business plan that increases your chances of getting your loan approved if you are seeking funding. Students who complete the entire program will have a better chance at being approved than other individuals.
Q: I am not seeking funding for my business. Do I still need to complete a business plan?
A: Yes. Although it is not mandatory for you to complete a business plan in this course, we highly encourage it because business owners that create a business plan, have a much higher success rate than those who do not.
Q: Is this course only offered online?
A: Yes. This is a recorded version of an actual class full of students. You’ll listen to all recordings as if you were part of the class. When you have questions, you can reach out to your local SCORE Chapter mentor at no charge. This is truly the best of both worlds. Online education with offline face-to-face instruction by a living human being.
Q: Are the facilities where the classes held differently-abled accessible?
A: Yes. It’s online, so you attend at the comfort of your own home or office. If you need to see a SCORE mentor, and can’t physically make it to the Chapter’s office, there are plenty of SCORE volunteers that will help through video conference, email, or phone consultation. Click here for the Chapter closest to you.
Q: What does the tuition cover?
A: Tuition covers your audio education, handouts, classroom material, online private resource area, and certificate at the end of the course. All you need is willingness to learn and implement.
Q: What type of support do I get after the ESP course?
A: In addition to the online course, you will also receive ongoing business mentoring through the volunteers at SCORE.
Q: Who can get access to the ESP online course?
A: The program is specifically designed for start up entrepreneurs, and existing small business owners.
Q. How do I get started?
A: Click here to enroll now. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and PayPal for tuition payment.