American Airlines looks to help out small businesses

American Airlines looks to help out small businesses

In the wake of the economic recession, many larger companies are looking to help smaller businesses out. American Airlines, which has a devoted business traveler following, is looking to mentor small businesses in order to bring out their fullest potential.

The airline has partnered with SCORE, an organization that is dedicated to training, counseling and mentoring small businesses across the country. American Airlines will sponsor some of the organization's education tools, including part of SCORE's website and eGuide.

SCORE has helped entrepreneurs and small businesses thrive into successful entities since 1964. According to a Gallup survey of SCORE's clients, those businesses under advisement started 68,452 new businesses and created more than 30,000 jobs in 2009.

"For years, American has focused on supporting small businesses and their unique needs," said Karen Buls, the airline's director . "Our partnership with SCORE further emphasizes our commitment to helping small businesses grow and succeed, especially in this particularly tough economic environment."

By Jason Faulkner

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