Washington (PRESS RELEASE – February 17, 2011) – SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs, and Docstoc, Inc. announced a strategic alliance designed to help millions of entrepreneurs find the documentation they need to start, manage and grow their small business. The alliance combines SCORE’s deep knowledge and experience helping entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground with Docstoc’s expertise at curating the wide variety of documents and reference material needed to formulate, fund and execute their business visions.
Docstoc is teaming with SCORE to help expand its web site document gallery which includes templates, forms, guidelines and other material designed to provide entrepreneurs and small businesses with the documentation they need. Using Docstoc’s proprietary Document Viewer, material will be available for preview, printing and downloading in a variety of formats, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel and Adobe PDF.
“SCORE is committed to partnering with best-in-class companies to provide the services entrepreneurs need to start and understand their business,” said SCORE CEO Ken Yancey. “Docstoc will help us grow our collection of business documents and templates and allow us to provide an unparalleled combination of business advice and documentation to the leaders of tomorrow.”
Research by the American Bankers Association’s Economic Advisory Committee, a group of economists for large banks, anticipates that 2.1 million new jobs will be created in 2011, especially near year end. Such job growth, the research says, will be spurred by small business expansion, which they forecast to nearly double that of 2010, when 1.1 million jobs were added.
“With the expected explosion in small business growth, this alliance combines the strength of both SCORE and Docstoc to deliver a needed one-stop experience for entrepreneurs everywhere,” said Tucker Smith, vice president of business development at Docstoc. “By adding Docstoc’s vast library to SCORE’s current template offering, we’re making it even easier for people to understand what it takes to get a business idea off the ground and then manage it to success.”
Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 8.5 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE provides small business mentoring and workshops to more than 375,000 new and growing small businesses. More than 13,000 business experts volunteer as mentors in 364 chapters serving local communities with entrepreneur education to help grow 1 million small businesses.
More than 20 million people around the world turn to Docstoc every month to get the documents they need to start, manage and grow their business and professional life. The company curates a growing library of 25 million downloadable and customizable forms, agreements, templates and how-to guides covering every industry, business phase and life stage. Docstoc acts as a publisher and a distributor, selling documents through a subscription service and an online bookstore. Using the company’s proprietary document embedding tool, Docstoc’s content collection is syndicated to more than 5,000 outlets, including consumer and business web sites, blogs and offline channels. Docstoc is a venture-backed company founded in 2007. It is based in Santa Monica, California.