SCORE is a great resource and depending upon the volunteers that staff your area, you could be matched with someone great in idea generation or someone with no experience.
My simple advice is to remember that when getting into business you should really look for a great deal (buy an existing company that you can turn around) rather than a great product or service.
Too often people are looking for the one magic product or service rather than going into business selling something people already buy and buy often. Think about dry cleaning, how many people already buy it and buy it often. That is generally much easier for someone who is brand new to business than to launch a product or service that is entirely new.
All the Best,
Question added to topic Starting a Business • October 1, 2007
How helpful would it be for me to contact a S.C.O.R.E. volunteer in order to help me brainstorm business concepts?
I am a 23 year old entreprenuer that is putting away every penny in order to form a start-up something. What other mediums are helpful for finding real live people (not just forums) to brainstorm with? I'm looking for people that are willing to help me identify a problem/need so that we may have open discussion in a manner that could lead to potential partnerships in order to implement a valid, sustainable, and profitable solution.