OPEN from American Express (NYSE:AXP)  has teamed up with SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business to launch a multi-city free seminar tour to encourage small-business growth.

The Small Business Speed Coaching Test Drive series offers small-business owners 30-minute one-on-one evaluation sessions with experienced business coaches from SCORE, and interactive workshops that focus on such topics as strategic business planning, effective marketing and business finances.

Speakers featured during the series will include SCORE assistant district director Skip Honigstein, Disney National Entrepreneur Center executive director Jerry Ross, and Jennifer Wybraniec from OPEN from American Express.