Published Dec. 7, 2012
Running my commercial printing business is more than a full-time job, and I often feel like I’m out of touch with what’s happening outside the business. How can I keep current on business- and industry-related developments in an efficient manner? Read more.....
The competition for photography jobs has always been tough. Being deaf has always made it harder for Kevin Haggenjos to get hired. With the economic down turn the competition for those jobs has gotten even harder to land. Tenacious, creative and entrepreneurial, Haggenjos decided to launch Haggenjos Photography.
Working with Michiana SCORE, Haggenjos identified a market niche and has turned what many call a disability to strategic advantage.
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What's Great About My Mentor?
Dan Reinhardt would not give up until he got what was needed.
How SCORE Helped
My Score counselor helped me with a large need for financing to overcome a working capital shortage. He worked with me through 4 different organizations until he got what I needed and has not stopped!
Bruce Bohrmann's magic, after 50 years of honing, still flows from his fingertips. In the last two years, Bohrmann's hobby has exploded into a full-fledgled business.
When Bohrmann's commemorative knife took off, one local SCORE mentor, Skip Orem, was fascinated with Bohrmann's process. "I got so enthralled by what he was doing, I said, 'I think I'll take this guy,' " said Orem, 83, of Harpswell, a former submariner and executive of a marine propulsion company.
Published Nov. 24, 2012
When I began my civil engineering firm three years ago, I wrote a business plan to guide our growth. We’ve been somewhat successful to date, but the marketplace and a lot of our initial assumptions have changed, so it’s time to update our plan. Any tips you can offer? Read more.....
One of the things I learned early on was to not be afraid to ask for help or to ask for advice. We did a lot of that. -Jan Erickson
In June, Next Avenue noted that the Center for Productive Longevity in Boulder, Colo., had launched the Inspirational Life Stories contest and the Later-Life Entrepreneurship Success Stories contest for people 50 and older. The nonprofit, which showcases the value of the 55-plus crowd, just announced its contest winners. The Most Inspirational Life Story essay by Barbara M. Traynor of Slingerlands, N.Y. details her journey across the country to start a new career of giving back.
Published Oct. 17, 2012
This document details the requirements for forming a not-for-profit organization in Connecticut.
STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS IN CONNECTICUT
FORMING A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
Forming a not-for-profit organization is allowed under Section 501 (c) of the Internal Revenue code and must follow some strict guidelines. There are two general categories of not-for-profits:
Broward SCORE together with the SBA and supported by AARP held Entrepreneur Encore Mentor Day on October 2, 2012 at Nova Southeastern University. The event was targeted at assisting people over age 50 who were looking to start a second career as entrepreneurs with their own businesses.
The event consisted of a presentation about what services SCORE, the SBA & AARP could provide to aid entrepreneurs with either starting a business or growing one if they had already started.