Starting a Business

Three Ways To Hone Your Entrepreneurial Skills

Wed, 2014-03-26 09:00

If you ever took an entrepreneurship course in business school, chances are you’ve heard your professor ask, “Can entrepreneurship be learned, or is it something you are born with?”

Willamette SCORE Chapter #416 Seminars

Sun, 2014-03-23 13:00


The full day Seminar that was scheduled for Wednesday, May 14, 2014 has been canceled and will be rescheduled for in the "Fall". Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

This is a copy of the slides presented at a recent seminar.

           Seminar Agenda 

•What is SCORE Bucks County? 
•Preparing to start a business
 •Creating the company
 •Marketing & sales 
•Financial management

SCORE One for the Little Guys; Small-Business Owners Get Help from Volunteer Mentors

Sun, 2014-03-23 11:44

Small-business owners in Yuba-Sutter looking to improve their operations are in luck.

Thanks to mentors from Sacramento SCORE, a volunteer group of knowledgeable business leaders, about two-dozen locals are learning what it means to have a well-run business.

"We talk about principals and concepts that apply to any business," said Jack Mayfield, a SCORE volunteer who spoke for much of the first class.

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Leigh Reynolds: ‘Owning a Business Was as Natural as Breathing’

Fri, 2014-03-14 08:43

KENNEBUNKPORT - Leigh Reynolds was a mom with a sick daughter, and she knew she wasn’t alone. Using her decades of executive management experience – plus the scientific expertise of the very child who was ill – Reynolds decided to create a solution to the problem. The result? Gluten Free Therapeutics, a company that produces Celi·Vites, a line of scientifically formulated supplements designed specifically for individuals suffering from the debilitating effects of celiac disease or gluten intolerance.

Pamela Laskey: ‘I get Up and I’m Really Excited to Do What I Do’

Fri, 2014-03-14 08:38

When Pamela Laskey decided it was time for a “mid-life change of scenery,” she also decided she wanted to own a business. She just wasn’t sure what that business would be. Then a friend took her on an impromptu tour of his favorite eating spots in Portland and Laskey had her idea. Today, Laskey’s business, Maine Foodie Tours, operates culinary tours in Portland, Kennebunkport and Bar Harbor.

INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT Beware of Sharks in Coaches' Clothing

Fri, 2014-03-14 08:30

Parker Geiger hadn't come dressed in a shark cage. But as he openly conversed at a casual event hosted by a friend, the need to protect himself from a natural predator emerged.

A friend of the friend had begun studying Geiger, a well-established image- and brand-development coach and CEO of Atlanta-based CHUVA Group. Had Geiger realized how hungry the guy, also a business coach, was, he might have been less chummy.

Miguel Alban Shares Knowledge of Law, Banking and Business to Help Hispanics

Fri, 2014-03-14 02:47

For Hispanics living in Chester County, obtaining basic services can sometimes be a challenge.

Statistics from the Chester County Department of Community Development paint a sobering picture:

• More than 15 percent of Hispanics in Chester County are below 100 percent of the poverty level, and nearly 40 percent are below 200 percent of the poverty level.

• More than 32 percent of Hispanics in Chester County are uninsured.

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