Washington, D.C. — SCORE, mentors to America’s small business, a non-profit association and premier resource for free and confidential small business advice, and Spike TV, home of the new Sunday night series (10pm ET/PT) “Bar Rescue” which gives failing nightlife establishments a second chance, have partnered to create a customized tool kit to aid small businesses. The announcement was made by Ken Yancey, SCORE CEO and Todd Ames, Vice President, Marketing, Spike TV.


SCORE is committed to growing small businesses across the country. As our tagline reads, SCORE is here “for the life of your business,” Mr. Yancey said.  “This partnership with Spike TV highlights the situations SCORE mentors can help clients with who are in the restaurant and bar industry. It is our hope that viewers of this show will reach out to use SCORE’s free resources and mentoring capabilities.”

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 21% of all small businesses started in 2008 were restaurants and bars. In Spike TV’s new series, “Bar Rescue,” Jon Taffer, one of the country’s top restaurant and bar consultants, gives renewed life to businesses on the brink of closure. The show delves into every business facet of running a bar, from creating a profitable drink/food menu to crowd management to music selection to managing disgruntled employees.

SCORE joins in this effort to provide people who have an interest in starting, saving or growing a restaurant or bar, with free and confidential business advice. Much like the 13,000 SCORE mentors across America offering guidance to new and existing businesses in all industries, Taffer draws on his lengthy, successful track record to revitalize these establishments on “Bar Rescue.”

The SPIKE TV/SCORE “Toolbox for Success” provides free and confidential mentoring by industry experts. In addition, templates, trends and workshops are available with the click of a button. This toolbox is available at http://www.score.org/restaurants/spike-tv-serve-up-success and will be available to viewers via SPIKE TV’s website at http://www.spike.com/shows/bar-rescue.