50+ Entrepreneurs

       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.....

About the Author

       This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration.
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Deaf Photographer Fights to Get Off Government Assistance - James Summers

Date
Thu, 2012-12-06 09:17

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.

Merit Enterprises

My Location
1628 NW 28 street
Miami FL
United States
Revenue
5 plus million
Employees
50
Year Company Formed
1986
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!

At 84, Mainer Gets Handle on Business of Knives

Date
Mon, 2012-11-26 13:03

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.

 

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.....

Janska's Erickson Breaks Mold for Older Entrepreneurs - The Street - Laurie Kulikowski

Date
Wed, 2012-10-24 16:39

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

Into the Wild: Driving to Alaska at 65 to Start a New Life - Barbara M. Traynor

Date
Thu, 2012-10-18 09:07

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.

 

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

BACKGROUND

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:

BrowardSCORE held Entrepreneur Encore Mentor Day

Date
Tue, 2012-10-02 04:23

 

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.

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