Douglas Lee first met SCORE in 2007, when he wanted to set up an online business website. He was struggling to gather the financial resources to hire a web-development company to build his site.
Lee’s business, E-Business Experts, helps small businesses, entrepreneurs, and professionals succeed online. Alongside one-on-one consulting, he conducts training workshops and seminars to help small business owners more effectively utilize their businesses.
During his sessions with volunteer mentor Judith Edwards, who recommended a company called SiteSell, which offered training for building a successful website for an online business. “Not only did my wife and I go on to build two successful websites,” Lee says. “I went on to become a top affiliate sales rep with SiteSell, which eventually led to me working for this company full time.”
“Her recommendation was some of the best advice I have ever received,” Lee says, “And due to that one recommendation I’ve been able to start my own business.” His latest entrepreneurial venture is My One Page Site, a service that helps entrepreneurs and professionals bridge the gap between traditional and untraditional website design services. “If I didn’t meet with SCORE 10 years ago, I may have never acquired the skills I now have regarding websites and online businesses,” he says.